Thank you to Warner Music Philippines for inviting me to an opportunity to interview one of the young bands out there that is surely rocking the music scene with their hit songs.
I was fortunate to be able to chat with EJ Pichay, Eunice Jorge and Jazz Jorge - the three remaining members of Gracenote, and got a copy of their latest album called "Transparent."
It was almost an hour of video interview with these group of young artists that were all eager to answer all my inquiries while laughing every now and then to their teases and jokes especially to Jazz who seems to be in love nowadays as implied by her sister Eunice, the pretty vocalist of the group. Eunice also does most of the writing so that probably makes her the most creative among the three.
Though Eunice said all their success was a collaboration among supportive minds, and the encouragement of their manager, Darwin Hernandez who also manages other popular OPM artists like 6CycleMind, Callalily, Banda Ni Kelly, Chicosci, Imago, Moonstar 88, Pedicab and Sandwich, under the Soupstar Entertainment company.
The album was four years of blood and sweat in the making and had a grand launch at 19 East Paranaque. Star studded guests came to support Gracenote including their sisters and brothers in the industry who came to give an outstanding performance Callalily, Moonstar88, and 6cyclemind. Guest artist such as Yeng constantino, Alexa Ilacad and Tutti Caringal also jammed with Gracenote.
Below is the full video interview wiith Gracenote:
On their social media accounts, Gracenote personally thanked their fans who joined them in their 2nd album, “Transparent” launched.
Eunice Jorge: “Dreams do come true! Big thanks to our team @soupstarent, @warnermusicph our sibling bands @callalilyband @moonstar886cycle @6cyclemindband. Our special guests, @yengconstantino @alexailacad @tarantutti @chynsortaleza, our producer @rye6cycle, our manager @bbsofficial for supporting us all the way! To Kuya @tatsiballs and @bernscuevas who are always there to play the guitar for us. Shoutout to Sir Wowee of @19eastbar!
And to everyone who came, THANKS!!! My heart is full of gratitude I think it’s gonna explode any minute now. “
EJ Pichay: “Maraming salamat sa mga nakibahagi sa gabing hindi namin malilimutan! Abot langit ang pasasalamat at sa dami niyo, hindi na magkakasya dito kaya hindi ko na kayo iisa-isahin pa. Kilala niyo na kung sino kayo! Hindi magiging posible ang lahat ng ito kung hindi dahil sa inyo! Muli, MARAMING SALAMAT!”
Jazz Jorge: “Grabe hindi ko alam pano sisimulan ang post na to. Pero gusto ko lang talaga…. magpasalamat sa lahat ng nagpunta, nakikanta, nakijam, nakisaya. Ang sarap lang talaga sa feeling na kumonekta. Isang malaking hakbang ito para samin, salamat at sinamahan niyo kami. Masaya kami ng sobra! Di ko ma-contain ang saya! Sobrang overwhelmed pa kami sa lahat ng nangyari. Di kami makapaniwala na ito na talaga yun! Apat na taong dugo’t pawis! Sobrang thankful kami unang una kay God sa pagbigay samin ng mga taong tulad ni sir Darwin Hernandez na Manager namin at sa pasensiyoso naming Producer na si Rye Sarmiento ng 6cyclemind, Warner music family thank you, at syempre sa family kong all-out ang suporta! Ang galing! Ang daming kwento, ang daming pinagdaanan.. totoo nga talagang good things come to those who wait. Sana magustuhan niyo ang munting handog namin. Para sa inyo to.”
|Gracenote signed album|
|Transparent album of Gracenote|
The graphic artists who designed the album cover is Nina, a freelancer working for Warner Music Philippines, among many others. I heard she's planning to go to Korea soon so that would be a big loss for Warner Music Philippines. But wait, she could always collaborate online. Why stop something great when the world is now connected via the Internet?
The Warner Music Philippines office is totally cool with lots of colorful designs all over. They have personnel tables that's pretty impressive, and even has a lot of decorative furniture that was customized with a music theme such as the drum side tables at the living room area, and the rectangular table inside the conference room that looks like a DJ table. I did not noticed them at first since I was starstruck with the band.
|Pizza and fried chicken dinner with Gracenote, Darwin Hernandez, and Nina and Donna of Warner Music Philippines|
|Selfie with Eunice, EJ and Jazz of Gracenote|
Below are more videos with Gracenote:
More photos at the Wazzup Pilipinas official Facebook page at http://Facebook.com/www.wazzuppilipinas
More videos at our official YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/user/wazzuppilipinas