Event: @TJMusicMonterde releases his debut album, "Ikaw At Ako" at Bloggers Acoustic-oke Party PolyEast Records
The soulful and heartwarming voice @TJMusicMonterde is perfect anytime of the day when you need a breath of fresh air after that stressful day. It was TJ Monterde's first time being interviewed by the bloggers and although he had no idea what we may ask him, he confidently took the stage and started singing. After the first song from his self-titled debut album "Ikaw At Ako" by Galaxy Records distributed by PolyEast Records, TJ shared to us how he started singing since he was young from the brood of musicians in the family. Shy at first and not believing in his talent, he kept singing and uploaded his own original compositions on YouTube.
Soon the hits started coming in and a collaboration with Marcelo Santos III paved the way for more online users to be captivated by TJ's voice. From Cagayan De Oro's ABS-CBN regional show, he is now a recognized recording artist and songwriter. The carrier single "Ikaw At Ako" continues to reap more attention on YouTube garnering more than 40, 000 views after its two week release charted on #4 at Pinoy MYX Countdown.
Like all the ordinary lads falling in and out of love, he shared to us how the rains actually inspired him to write his own original songs. This 24 year-old handsome DJ from ABS-CBN CDO radio show will soon be the voice we'll hear on other forms of media. From the album are covers from favorite songs he loves to sing inspired by his father's radio show when he was young; "Cold Summer Nights" (Francis Magalona), "Hindi Mo Ba Minamahal" (Dingdong Avanzado), "Iyong Iyo" (Big Thing), "Mabuti Pa Sila"(Gary Granada), "Mahal Na Mahal" (Archie D), "Pangako"(Kindred Garden) and "Wag Na Lang Kaya" (True Faith).
When I asked him what song should I give to a friend visiting from another country, he did not hesitate to sing "Forevermore" and made us all sing along with him. You have reasons to love a TJ Monterde. With his limitless potentials and soulful voice, I will not be surprised that he'll also be asked to be an actor someday. Lots of reasons to get TJ Monterde's "Ikaw At Ako" album because you want to feel that romantic mood and you want to reminisce those sweet moments all over again. I am very grateful to this promising singer/songwriter who did not hesitate to share his talent, sang along with all of us and shared stories like we've already known each other for a long time. "Ikaw At Ako" album is now available at all record stores released by Galaxy Records distributed by PolyEast Records. Thank you TJ and your band!!! Sponsors during the event were Hairshaft Salon (Podium Mall) and Red Box (Eastwood Mall). For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/PolyEast-Records follow also @PolyEastRecords on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. You must not miss following TJ Monterde on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/titusjohn24 , on Twitter @TJMusicMonterde and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/tjdmonterde.