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‘Muses’ of Rey, Louie, and Ogie


‘MUSES’ – Asked Rey Valera, Louie Ocampo, and Ogie Alcasid who are their “Muses.”

Rey is identified with Sharon Cuneta, but then his current “Muse” is Vina Morales for reviving “Pangako Sa ’Yo” and “Kung Kailangan Mo Ako.”

Louie names Martin Nievera as his, no not “Muse,” but more of all-time favorite for popularizing “Kahit Isang Saglit,” “You Are My Song,” and “Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin.”

Ogie’s forever “Muse” is, of course, Regine Velasquez. Think “Kailangan Kita.”

All three “Muses” will be special guests at the Dec. 2 concert of Rey, Louie, and Ogie, billed “Kanta Ko, Panahon N’yo.”

THREE OF – Viva Live is behind the casting coup of sorts, three of the greatest songwriters in one concert at the Kia Theater in Arneta Center in Cubao, QC on Dec. 2.

OGIE was a young singer-songwriter back in the ’80s, who later went to become a popular comedian in films and television. Despite this success, he never gave up on his music and like Valera and Ocampo, has since then composed a big number of songs, many of which have also become movie or teleserye themes. He recorded and popularized many of his works.

Among these are: “Pangarap Ko ang Ibigin Ka,” “Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang,” “Kailangan Kita,” “Hanggang Ngayon,” “Ikaw ang Aking Pangarap,” “Magpakailanman,” “Pangako,” “Ikaw Sana,” “Kung Mawawala Ka,” “Nandito Ako,” “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw,” “Mahal Kita Walang Iba,” “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala,” “Peksman.”

LOUIE was a teen-aged organ prodigy when he started writing songs. Like Valera he also started out with Vicor in the ’70s. Later training at the Berkley College of Music in the United States opened opportunities for him as an arranger and musical director. He is now one of the most in-demand MDs in the business. Alongside this he has also collected a body of successful, very popular works.

Among these are: “Ikaw,” “Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin,” “Kahit Isang Saglit,” “You Are My Song,” “So Many Questions,” “Ewan,” “Hagkan,” “Maghihintay Ako sa ‘Yo,” “Say That You Love Me,” “Babalik Ka Rin,” “Tell Me,” “Aida, Lorna o si Fe,” “I Can,” “Point of No Return,” “Closer You and I,” “I’ll Be There for You,” “Selos,” “To Love You Once Again,” “Shadow of Time.”

REY has been in the music business for 40 years. He started out composing songs for the artists of Vicor Music back in the ’70s like Sharon Cuneta and Rico Puno but later became a big selling recording artist himself. He remains active in concerts and television. His works remain popular and are often used as movie or teleserye theme songs.

Among these are: “Mr. DJ,” “Malayo Pa ang Umaga,” “Maging Sino Ka Man,” “Pangako Sa ‘Yo,” “Tayong Dalawa,” “Naaalala Ka,” “Sorry Pwede Ba,” “Malayo Pa ang Umaga,” “Kahit Maputi Na ang Buhok Ko,” “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo,” “Walang Kapalit,” “Sinasamba Kita,” “Kahit Wala Ka Na,” “Kung Kailangan Mo Ako,” “Ako si Superman,” “Kung Sakaling Iibig Muli,” “Sa Kabila ng Lahat.”

Presented by Viva Live, “Kanta Ko, Panahon N’yo” is directed by GB Sampedro with Louie Ocampo as musical director.

Tickets are picked at VIP P4,000*; Orchestra P3,500*; Loge P2,750*; and Balcony P1,800* (*exclusive of ticket charges).