Thursday, November 18, 2010

HENNESSY ARTISTRY in Manila Tonight!


When the best cognac in the world blends with the world’s best mu­sical talent - it is not only an event but a unique experience not to be missed. For the fifth year running, Moet Hennessy Asia Pacific is delighted to announce the launch of its musical platform Hennessy Artistry in Manila, a unique platform entirely dedicated to Mixability that characterizes the Hennessy universe.

For the occasion, Hennessy will be welcoming international superstar DJs Rasmus Faber and Lauren Pope, alternative group Pupil, rock band Kjwan and pop group True Faith. These vastly dif­ferent artists will come together for an exceptional, once in a lifetime event, which will take place on November 19 2010 in The Fort’s NBC Tent. Hennessy offers this unique opportunity to see talented musicians from radically different worlds sharing the pleasure of performing their music together, just as Hennessy elaborates its cognacs, combining the best eaux-de-vie from its cellars.

This private event is part of our global series mounted for Hennessy appreciators. At these Hennessy artistry events held throughout the world, our invited guests will experience the universe of Hennessy’s mixed drinks based on four basic flavors that mix perfectly with Hennessy Cognac. Hennessy berry, citrus, ginger, and apple are the perfect additional to the world’s best co¬gnac. At the event, these Hennessy Long Drinks will be free flowing all night, giving a chance for Hennessy fans as well as the uninitiated to enjoy Hennessy Cognac in these delicious variations.

Hosting this milestone event will be Channel V VJs Alvey and Solenn while the internationally awarded Philippine All Stars will be opening the night with their fresh hip hop moves and inspired break dancing.

For its much anticipated Manila debut, the Hennessy Artistry Halo event will be headlined by acclaimed Swedish DJ Rasmus Faber, spinning everything from house to jazz to soul to pop, while injecting it with his signature live piano.  English DJ and glamour model Lauren Pope will keep the crowd in a frenzy playing her sexy style of electro, progressive house as well as hip hop and R&B.  Also performing will be local acts from diverse genres.  Pupil, headed by Philippine music scene stalwart, Ely Buendia, brings a post punk edge to the evening.  Acclaimed rock band Kjwan’s hard-driving riffs will raise the intensity to next level. While True Faith, a mainstay in OPM for almost twenty years, will have the crowd dancing to nostalgic tunes.  One of the evening’s many surprises will be seeing established artists seamlessly mix various gen­res of music together live on stage making it a true Hennessy experience.

Hennessy Artistry Manila - ARTISTS


In 2007, Pope made the jump into the world as a DJ. Already a recognized face on the London club scene, she quickly established herself as one of West London's top DJs. In 2008, she managed to land weekly residencies in both Ibiza and Majorca, as well as Dolce in London.

Since joining the club circuit, Pope has played high-profile events and clubs all over the world, including Exeter, Dubai, Moscow, Ibiza, Magaluf, Kavos, Shanghai, Rome, Croatia, Spain and most recently Miami for the Winter Music Conference as she attempts to crack the US market


Global trotting dj, trained pianist, producer and songwriter, record label owner and remixer to the stars. Sweden's Rasmus Faber is a name many of you will have come across in the last 8 years and one look through his biography is like reading a who´s who and where´s where of the electronic music scene.

Undeniably one of the most energetic and captivating entertainers of the House Music scene, Rasmus sets himself apart from his industry counterparts by incorporating not just three CDJ’s and an ever busy mix of key matched tracks but also flawless live piano playing which add a whole live element that leaves crowds and critics amazed and dance floors in shambles.


True Faith started in 1992, and since then, has become one of the Philippines' most popular and accomplished bands.

At first, True Faith mined mid-'80s new wave sounds for its breezy pop formula, but the group eventually ventured further into the Philippine mainstream, firmly embracing middle of the road radio.

Presently, this Viva Records label band has 13 best-selling albums under its belt . Its music is best described as a blend of jazz, folk, pop and rock music.


The band won Favorite Indie Artist in the local music channel MYX’s music awards night. Their video “Pintura” nabbed “Favorite Guest Appearance” with the help of a seasoned actress, Chin-Chin Gutierrez. They enjoyed a month long feature as Yahoo Southeast Asia’s band of the month and another month long feature as “Celebrity VJs” in MYX for the whole month of April 2006. They also got nominated in 6 categories in the 2007 NU Rock Awards for Artist of the Year, Best Live Act, Album of the Year, Producer of the Year (with Angee Rozul), Vocalist of the Year (Marc Abaya) and Guitarist of the Year (Boogie Romero).

At this time, the band also had the chance to show what Philippine rock is made of to various countries abroad. They headlined HK-Live, in Central, HK last October 2007. HK-Live is a monthly showcase of the Hottest Acts around asia in HK’s Fringe Club. They were also part of the Annual Baybeats Music Festival in Singapore.


Formed in Mid-2005 by Ely Buendia ( Vocals, Guitars) Yan Yuszon (Guitars) and Dok Sergio (Bass), they were joined by the veteran drummer Wendell Garcia in 2007. The Band’s big break came also in 2005 with the release of their debut album “Beautiful Machines” which included the singles “Nasaan ka?” “Dianetic” and “Dulo ng Dila.” The second album “Wildlife” was names 2008 album of the year at the NU Rock awards which also honored them as artist of the year, best producer of the year and won the best music video (Monobloc).


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