MUSIC fans can mark their calendars for June 22, 2023, as The Exchange: The Filipino And Thai Concert Experience happens at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
This musical spectacle promises to be an epic event that assembles an amazing sampling of the best artists from the Philippines and Thailand.
The lineup of performers for the event is nothing short of impressive. The participating artists are led by two superstars: Filipino actor-singer Donny Pangilinan and Thai actor Mario Maurer.
Pangilinan first made his mark in the industry as a VJ for MYX Philippines in 2016. Since then, he has gained popularity with his performances in the digital series He’s Into Her, as well as the Star Cinema movies Love Is Color Blind and An Inconvenient Love.
In addition to acting and hosting, Pangilinan is also into music. He signed with Universal Records in June 2017 and debuted with “Did You?” two months later. Pangilinan’s latest solo track “Wings” has over 3.4 million streams on Spotify, where he has 159,699 monthly listeners. Its official music video has over a million views on YouTube. He has described his music as “a mix of EDM, house, and R&B.” He’ll be bringing that sound to the World Trade Center stage for The Exchange: The Filipino And Thai Concert Experience.
Maurer, on the other hand, expressed his excitement to return to the Philippines, calling it a “very beautiful country.” He also praised the hospitality of the Filipino people and expressed his desire to work on more projects in the country. Fans of Maurer, who is best known for his roles in Thai movies such as Love Of Siam and Crazy Little Thing Called Love can look forward to seeing the actor perform live in Manila.
Maurer will be joined by Thai artists Davika Hoorne, Mike Angelo, and the boy group PERSES, all of whom have gained massive followings in their home country and beyond.
Davika Hoorne, aka Mai, is a Thai-Belgian actress and model. She’s best known for her performance opposite Maurer in Pee Mak – the highest-grossing Thai film of all time. She got her start in the Thai drama Ngao Kammathep, and has also appeared in the films Heart Attack and Suddenly Twenty. She is referred to as the “Queen of Presenters” in Thailand.
Mike Angelo, born Mike Pirat Nitipaisalkul, is a Thai-Chinese singer, actor, and model. He was part of the music duo Golf-Mike with his brother from 2005 to 2010. He began his acting career in 2008 and has since appeared in Chinese and Thai dramas. In 2021, Mike participated in the US film The Misfits.
PERSES is a rising Thai music group formed under G’Nest, a subsidiary of GMM, the largest media and events company in Thailand. The group made debuted with the single “My Time” on September 28, followed by “Touchdown” on November 23. Known for their exceptional vocals and synchronized dance moves, PERSES has drawn comparisons to K-pop groups. The group has even worked with the renowned South Korean production team Jam Factory, who has produced hits for K-pop sensations GOT7, ITZY, and NCT.
Meanwhile, Filipino performers will also take the stage at The Exchange: The Filipino And Thai Concert Experience, with P-Pop boy group BGYO, and multi-talented performer AC Bonifacio set to dazzle the audience. BGYO has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most promising P-Pop acts in the country, while Bonifacio has impressed audiences with her dancing skills and multi-faceted talent.
This event will be directed by Paolo Valenciano, a Filipino director and performer known for his work in the entertainment industry. He started his career as a musician and performer, but later focused on directing live events and music videos. He has worked with some big names in the Philippine music scene, including Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, and Sarah Geronimo. Valenciano helmed some of 2022’s most well-attended events, including the much-talked about Eraserheads reunion concert in December 2022.
His magic touch will make The Exchange: The Filipino And Thai Concert Experience an exciting event as it will be hosted by Kantapong Bumrungrak and is co-organized by the Asian Television Awards and Eventsquad Inc. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. and the show will start at 7:30 pm.
“We are thrilled to bring together a diverse and talented lineup of performers for The Exchange: The Filipino And Thai Concert Experience,” says Eventsquad Inc.’s creative director Manuel “El” V. Buenaflor. “This event is a celebration of music and culture, and we are proud to showcase the best of what the Philippines and Thailand have to offer. We can’t wait to see what these incredible performers have in store for our audience.”
Tickets for The Exchange: The Filipino And Thai Concert Experience are now available at https://app.xperto.ph/event/the-exchange-thailand. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this must-see event, featuring some of the best artists from the Philippines and Thailand!