Champ Lui Pio explains why they chose intimate gigs to mark Hale reunion

Hale’s vocalist Champ Lui Pio (middle) explained to PEP why they are not keen on performing in huge locations. “We wanna make it very personal, that's why we chose doing bar gigs instead of a big venue."


February will be a busy month for the reunited band Hale, led by Champ Lui Pio. He and his bandmates Sheldon Gellada (bass), Roll Martinez (lead guitarist), and Paolo Santiago (drummer) kicked things off with an out of town gig during the last week of January at Aurora Park, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Fresh from the release of their new single “See You,” Hale is slated to appear in a series of radio shows this month, culminating with Mellow Touch 94.7’s Mellow Stage 1 (February 18).

Fans can also catch them at university campuses as they rock DLSU on February 13.

Couples and singles alike can listen to them on Valentine’s Day at Robinson’s Magnolia Grounds at 4 pm, and watch their special gig at 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, Makati City on the evening of February 14.

The band will also have gigs at Mc Kinley Hill at Bonifacio Global City on February 15 and at 19 East, Taguig City on February 28.

While the band is still finishing their single’s music video, they are focused on doing intimate gigs and appearances.

“We wanna start on the grassroots level,” Hale’s vocalist Champ Lui Pio told PEP. “We wanna make it very personal, that's why we chose doing bar gigs instead of a big venue. We're just thrilled to be able to jumpstart everything right now. We're looking forward to more guestings, more gigs. Five years is a long time, we have a lot of catching up to do.”


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