Billy Crawford, Kris Lawrence and Gaudencio “Jay R” Sillona III are set to have a concert titled “Soul Brothers” on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. at the KIA Theatre in Quezon City, Metro Manila. The three musicians who are very close friends are expected to showcase their R&B music, which they are all known for.
To stay true to the title of the concert, the guest performers at the concert are all male. Here are four musicians confirmed to be confirming with Crawford, Lawrence and Jay R at the “Soul Brothers” concert:
1. Daryl Ong
From 2014 to 2015, Ong joined the ABS-CBN reality talent competition show “The Voice of the Philippines” Season 2. He was under Team apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas.
Ong was eliminated in Week 5 after losing to Alisah Bonaobra, who went on to become the first runner-up. Still, Ong went on to become one of the most successful alums of “The Voice of the Philippines.”
2. Sam Concepcion
In 2006, Concepcion won the Big Division of the ABS-CBN reality talent competition show “Little Big Star” Season 1. “Pyramid” singer Charice Pempengco, who now goes by the name Jake Zyrus, finished third in the same competition.
In 2008, Dreamworks chose Concepcion to sing “Kung Fu Fighting,” the theme song of “Kung Fu Panda.” Directed by John Stevenson and Mark Osborne, the animated film featured the voices of Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Black and Randall Duk Kim.
3. Jay Durias
A multitalented musician from Davao, Durias is a singer, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. He has been the keyboardist and one of the vocalists of the pop and R&B band South Border since 1993.
Born Aristotle Pollisco, Gloc-9 is one of the most successful Filipino rappers. One of his hit songs is “Lando,” a collaboration song with the late Filipino rapper, host and actor Francis Magalona.
Crawford, Lawrence and Jay R are all under Arnold Vegafria’s management outfit called ALV Talent Circuit. Here is a video of the three R&B singers giving an impromptu acapella trio performance during the press conference on Aug. 24 at Full Belly Kraft Kitchen in Quezon City: