Music lovers will be in for a wonderful and entertaining treat from two of the biggest names in adult contemporary music when Melissa Manchester and David Pomeranz visit Manila to do a back-to-back concert on April 6 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
Dubbed “Melissa Manchester, David Pomeranz Live,” the twinbill from Ovation Productions shall also feature balladeer “Asia’s Mr. Crooner” Arthur Manuntag as special guest in what is considered as one of the biggest concert events in this summer’s musical calendar.
Melissa Manchester is one of the most enduring artists in popular American music. Her albums served to establish her as one of the most compelling singers/songwriters in contemporary music, including “Home to Myself,” “Bright Eyes,” “Melissa,” “Lovers After All,” “Whenever I Call You Friend,” and many more. Her hit singles include “Midnight Blue”, “Dont Cry Out Loud”, “Through the Eyes Of Love”, “Walk On By”, “I’ll Never Say Goodbye (Theme from The Promise), “Come In From the Rain”, “La Vie En Rose”, “Whenever I Call You Friend”.
She won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Female Performance in 1982 for “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” after being nominated twice in the same category in 1978 and 1979. In 1980, she became the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in the same year: “Ice Castles” and “The Promise.”
David Pomeranz, on the other hand, is one of the most successful and prolific songwriters and performing artists on the scene today. His songs and recordings, such as “On This Day,” “King And Queen Of Hearts,” “Born For You,” “Got To Believe In Magic” and “The Old Songs,” have sold over 40 million copies worldwide, earning him a total of 18 Golds and 20 Platinum records, while his live concerts have delighted and entertained millions all over the world.
Born in New York and raised in Long Island, David began honing his extraordinary talent as a performer as “opening act” in the 1970s for Randy Newman, Stevie Martin, Steely Dan, Three Dog Night, George Benson and Laura Nyros until his exquisite songs and singing style caught the attention of major label Recording Artists.
Pomeranz was nominated for an Emmy Award for his song work on Television (penning the lyrics to Fred Karlin’s music for the CBS movie, “Homeward Bound”). His latest CD, “You’re The Inspiration,” which contains his versions of some of the most beloved Pop songs of all time, was released in February, 2015.
“Melissa Manchester and David Pomeranz Live” is presented by Ovation Productions. Tickets are available at Ticketnet outlets and at www.ticketnet.com.ph. Media partners are Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, BusinessWorld, Retro 105.9 DCGFM, Wish 107.5, 96.3 Easy Rock.