Jeepney Joyride 

Fans say that Jeepney Joyride combines the comic and lively performance of Parokya ni Edgar, the hip and upbeat music of Put3ska, and the energy, vibe and spunk of Kamikazee in a fresh and totally unique way.

Jeepney Joyride, a staple in the present Philippine alternative music scene, was formed in 1999 and is based in Quezon City. They have just released their first full length album entitled “Let’s Get Party” under Sony-BMG which features a mix of Pop, Rock, Ska and Reggae served up with a contemporary Pinoy twist.
 

 

Composed of Norman Bernardo on vocals, Jerwine Dumalag on keyboard, Mark Bambico on drums, Jet Gozar on guitar, Gian Caluag on bass, Melvin Cabañero on trumpet, Chris Sison on tenor sax, and Diamond Manuel on trombone, the band started out doing covers from US based Ska bands. Eventually, the nagging desire to express their emotions and ideas compelled the members to play their original compositions.

Part of the band’s modest achievements include winning the Red Horse Muziklaban 1999; third-place finish in the 2000 Yamaha Band Alert; 2004 NU107 Rock Awards Best Album Cover nominee for their EP “God Knows Hudas not Pay”, and Best Video nomination for “Kape” from the same EP in 2003 NU107 Rock Awards.  The band is also part of a compilation album released in Japan by the Asian Ska Foundation in 2003.  They were also National finalist in the 2005 Global Battle of the bands (GBOB).  Jeepney Joyride has also had its share of TV appearances in ASAP and Masayang Tanghali Bayan (MTB) of ABS-CBN and Chowtime of IBC 13.  The band played for 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Fete de la Musique and 2005 edition of the highly regarded rock event, Pulp Summer Slam. They are also active members of RodckEd and Dakila supporting the various advocacies of both groups and has sent them playing in Cabanatuan for “Gawad Kalinga” and as far as Bicol for “Habitat for Humanity”.
 

Apart from the band’s seeming longevity, they also boast of an energetic live performance which includes unorthodox dance routines and maybe even body contortions that sends their audience laughing and begging for more. This may be the reason the band has been nominated for “Best Live Act” at the 2007 NU107 Rock Awards.

The music for their album Let’s Get Party was recorded at Sonic State Studio under the teamwork of Jonathan Ong (producer for 2007 Awit Awards Best Novelty song “Kring song” by Jose and Wally) and Robert Javier (producer for 2007 Awit Awards Best Selling Album of the Year “KaminAPO Muna”). They are also the same guys who produced Orange ‘N Lemons’ second and third albums.
 

The band’s repertoire includes renditions of songs from various artists (which are also some of the band’s influences): The Beatles, Tom Jones, George Michael, The Cure, The Dawn and even megastar Sharon Cuneta.  They sing about a wide array of Filipino emotions and experiences that people from all walks of life can relate to.  Their songs speak of love, friendship, and change. They are currently working on the video for their latest single, “We Don’t Want to be Famous”, a song that speaks about the experiences and hardships of being in a band.

 


Jeepney Joyride is as Filipino as the proud jeepney plying our crowded streets – colorful, crazy, loud and merry.  Watch them, see them, hear them and let this band take you for a JOYRIDE.

They will be performing at the Mystic Shore Beach Party on October 27, 2012 at Coco Beach Island Resort.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 1:37:00 PM
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Project Aware worldwide underwater and coastal clean-up day 

 

Project Aware

Today is the Project Aware worldwide underwater and coastal clean-up day. This project aims to clean-up not only our beaches but also our underwater areas. Also, this project educates people that trash should not be thrown in the seashore or even in the sea. Ccoco Beach and Coco Divers is an active participants of this project. Lets all help out to preserve the beauty of our marine environment.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 1:16:00 PM
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Couple Garth and Megan  

 

  

Garth and Megan

Garth and Megan Seneque from Australia are in Coco Beach Resort for one week vacation. After breakfast the couple joined the free boat tour to Haligi Beach where they enjoyed swimming and snorkeling.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 1:00:00 PM
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Collie Herb 

Conceived in 2004, Collie Herb (Black Slate’s song about herbal meditation) is a group of young musicians composed of 9 talented individuals coming from different places and with different influences… yet grouped as ONE because of their exuberance to spread message of Peace, Love and Positive Vibration through Reggae Music.

 

Collie Herb

Collie Herb’s repertoire caters to all social classes and age range.  Their music, a fusion of  rhythmic Lovers Rock, Roots, Dancehall and Island Reggae had never failed its listeners to feel sexy and groove their feet on the ground.  Though inspired by many foreign artists like Bob Marley & the Wailers, Black Slate, Long Beach Dub All Star, Three Plus & more, this young reggae generals managed to create its own sound, “a light and sassy reggae that is foreign inspired but serve on a platter of authentic Pinoy musicality & adaptation”.,

Collie Herb had performed hundreds of gigs, anywhere from garage gigs and fiestas to upscale yuppie hung-outs, parties and corporate events.  The band appeared and performed on a numbers Television and Radio Stations as well. The highlight of their profession is when they are being selected as one of Philippine bet, together with 4 more Filipino bands and solo singers in an Asian-wide talent competition.  The SUTASI, Search for Unsigned Talents in Asia- whose goal is to discover Asian Talents to market on global stage. In addition to this collie herb is also selected to be part of “Asian Reggae All Stars” a CD compilation of different bands from ASIA.

Groove and swing your hips under Collie Herb’s infectious music assault!

They will be performing at the Mystic Shore Beach Party on October 27, 2012 at Coco Beach Island Resort.
 

Friday, September 14, 2012 1:23:00 PM
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Best of Friends Yoo Hanna, Ahn Young & Na-Jun at Coco Beach 

 

Yoo Hana, Ahn Young Soon & Na Jun-young

Best friends Yoo Hana, Ahn Young Soon and Na Jun-young visited Coco Beach Resort for the first time. They are studying in the same University in Korea. These three ladies had so much fun and easily get along well with the staffs. Just before leaving they promise to come back and bring more friends here.

Friday, September 14, 2012 12:20:00 PM
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