'ASAP Sessionistas' in big concert

Posted at 08/14/09 1:42 PM

MANILA - The ASAP'09 Sessionistas are all set for a grand concert this coming August 28 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Fans and supporters of the Sessionistas will have the time of their lives as their idols, in one force, perform their favorite songs from different genres.

Set to star in the event are "Soul  Siren" Nina, acoustic band MYMP, RnB master Duncan Ramos, Fil-Chinese crooner Richard Poon, bossa nova queen Sitti Navarro and Asia's acoustic sensation Aiza Seguerra.

Nina said audiences can expect the best live performances, just like on the hit TV show. "Kung ano ang nakikita nila sa  TV, kung ano ang best of the best ng Sessionistas sa TV ay gagawin din po namin 'yon at marami pang iba," she said.

Navarro revealed that the concert will also include a Madonna and Ricky Martin song medley. Poon, meanwhile, bared that the singers will try something new - dancing.

Band of friends

The Sessionistas represent a mix of music genres from RnB to acoustic, bossa nova to soul, as well as pop and ballads. In the process, they not only started a famed singing group, but a band of friends.

Seguerra said during their performances for ASAP'09, the group grew close.

"Alam mo 'yan, kapag papasok ka sa isang bagong grupo may ilangan factor. Pero dahil kaming nagkasasama kami sa ASAP dressing room, sobrang tambay to death hanggang sa nanoonod na kami ng gigs ng isa't-isa. 'Yon naging close na," Seguerra said.

Poon, the seeming leader of the Sessionistas, shot down notions that the singers were competing with each other. "For us kasi, we believe that we should help each other rather than out-power each other," Poon said.

The "ASAP Sessionistas" concept, launched just this year, aims to bring together into one jamming segment an all -star lineup of the hottest and most in-demand performers.

Produced by ASAP Live and MJM Productions, the "ASAP Sessionistas" concert gives a chance for all music lovers to witness fine singers live onstage.

Watch the best of the best in the music arena as the "ASAP Sessionistas" set off to their biggest gig at the Big Dome on August 28. Photos from ABS-CBN.com.