FANDO & LIS / HANNAH & GABI / HEC GLORIA
June 2, Wednesday / bar opens at 6pm / gig starts at 9pm
(No)bleedding Hearts Club brings together a dubious cast in Let’s (Not) Get Married on a Wednesday. As teary-eyed lovers dream of walking the aisle this June, Kate Moss is honed no less by Mikhail Baryshnikov to be a ballet dancer in time to shoot a short film with him in Marseille in July. Not the first time for Moss to do film. She appeared in the hot-at-the-moment video of Jimi Hendrix’s Bleeding Hearts. Directed by Julien Temple (who also did Sex Pistols’ The Filth and the Fury), the video tells about the Glastonbury Festival in the UK where Jimi Hendrix was to perform but never got to as he died the night before the first ever festival in 1970. In this recreation, Jimi Hendrix gets to play while Moss is seen watching from the side of the Pyramid Stage.
No sibling rivalry here. Fando & Lis is a Manila-based indie-folk duo formed by pianist- singer-songwriter Khavn De La Cruz and vocalist Ledh De La Cruz. Khavn of course is also a celebrated and award-winning film maker and the enfant terrible of Philippine digital cinema not counting the many hats he is wearing.
Hannah & Gabi is Mikey Amistoso’s first solo project named after the Lemonheads song. Aside from fronting and playing bass for Ciudad, Mikey who is also part of Blast Ople and the now defunct Bitter Pill is an aranger and composer for radio and TV commercials under Liquid Post Studio. He co-wrote Coca-Cola’s smash hit Ang Sarap Dito with Raimund Marasigan (Sandwich/Pedicab) and Jazz Nicolas (Itchyworms). You can also watch him in the short film Dugo directed by Mario Cornejo.
Both Mikey Amistoso and Hec Gloria’s debut in Green Papaya Art Projects’ new platform (No)bleeding Hearts Club is not totally unexpected. As the music of Hec Gloria pulls the heartstrings it also underpins a season characterized by personal upheavals enough to cancel any wedding plan on a Wednesday. A product of an old school and the gizmo savvy generation, he delivers the standards with contemporary grit and spice, a mix he developed while on board a pioneering new media company Audiowab which provided your local MRT line its in-house radio.
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GREEN PAPAYA ART PROJECTS PARTIAL REPORT ON ITS PARTICIPATION IN THE RECENT NSFS FESTIVAL AT TATE MODERN