Howie Day makes his First-Ever Manila Stop this September 11 for his Filipino Fans
This September 11 is a red-letter day for both musicians and music fans who have been waiting patiently for one of the world’s most acclaimed singer/songwriters, as Bangor, Maine USA native HOWIE DAY is set to captivate and inspire in an intimate, limited-seating show at the AMBER Ultralounge, located at the Fort Strip in Bonifacio Global City.
Produced by the country’s premier online music portal PINOYTUNER – the same group that brought music fans excellent, sold-out shows like the recent Sungha Jung: Live in Manila and Cebu, Moonpools and Caterpillars (also in Manila Cebu) and last year’s Dave Elkins: Live In Manila – the show also features performances by proudly homegrown artists EBE DANCEL and the up-and-coming KETTLE MATA, both hailed to be among the finest independent musicians the Philippines has to offer when it comes to superb songwriting and musicianship. Indeed, this is a show no serious music fan would want to miss.
Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.
Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.” During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft.
After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: “She Says” and the platinum single “Collide.” After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Day’s journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. It’s lead single, “Be There,” became a staple at modern AC radio.
After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. New songs began to emerge and evolve at shows across North America and Australia. Day is currently immersed in the recording process of his fourth studio album, which he is crafting with the help of longtime friend and producer Mike Denneen. “There is a sense of inherent creativity and imagination to these sessions,” Day says. “Everything seems to be in perfect balance, and I want to capture that energy as it’s happening. Nothing is over or under thought, it’s just in the moment.”
The show’s tickets are at an affordable Php 1,200.00 each, and comes with a free drink… For ticket reservations, log on to pinoytuner.com, and for more information, check out facebook.com/pinoytuner.