'Every show is like a celebration'

AS ONE of Philippine music’s premiere pop-rock bands, 6cyclemind is often invited to perform, literally — and to quote from a popular Beatles song — “here, there and everywhere”. Since releasing their debut album in 2003,

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

Published: Wed 7 Nov 2007, 11:05 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:32 AM

Ney Dimaculangan, Chuck Isidro, Rye Sarmiento, Bob Canamo and Tutti Caringal have been to a lot of places to perform.

And everywhere they’ve gone, they’ve noticed one thing. “A lot of the concerts we’ve done were either part of a town’s fiesta or some important celebration for the people,” says Rye, who plays rhythm guitar for the band. “[Even now, no matter where we go], we always feel that festive atmosphere and the excitement of the people. Every show is like a celebration.”

That provided the inspiration for the group’s new album, appropriately titled Fiesta, under Sony-BMG Music Entertainment. Fiesta is their follow-up to their covers album Home, which produced the number-one singles Prinsesa, Upside Down and Dinamayan. The album’s carrier single is the energetic Magsasaya, which expresses what the band is about: happy, upbeat tunes that keep listeners rocking till dawn.

Lead guitarist Chuck says fans can expect the song to be popping up a lot in their future shows. It’s the perfect song to kick off a performance and get the audience into the right mood. “Every time we have a show, we look for a song that we’ll get to play first in the line up, a song that would tell the audience what to expect from our show — and Magsasaya is the perfect song because it talks about having a good time.”

In terms of sound and all other aspects, Fiesta is different from the band’s previous albums Permission to Shine and Panorama. It was something they did on purpose. “The recording process was more rigorous, the songwriting and arrangements featured new influences, and there was an introduction of instruments we don’t normally use,” shares frontman Ney Dimaculangan.

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