Richard Poon stages his first major solo concert on May 1-2


Richard Poon's first major solo concert titled I'll Take Care of You will take place at the Music Museum on May 1 and 2.


Crooner-balladeer Richard Poon, son of Taiwanese pop star Eva Poon, is making his presence felt in the local music scene. Although he does not have a drop of Filipino blood in him, Richard speaks fluent Tagalog and considers the Philippines as his home.

As a newbie working alongside veterans of the music industry, he faces quite a challenge, especially since there are a lot of expectations to live up to. "Sometimes I feel pressured because since I'm new in the industry, I don't know what to do," says the Cantonese-Taiwanese singer. "But I'm so overwhelmed with Sir Deo's [Endrinal] support for me. Everyone—they're all so supportive and so nice."

Richard is seen regularly every Sunday on the variety show ASAP '08, where he performs in his own segment titled "Serenading." Now, he goes full-blast with his first major solo concert titled Richard Poon: I'll Take Care of You scheduled this May. Produced by ASAP Live and directed by Georcelle Dapat, this show has a lot of surprise guests—one of them is matinee idol Sam Milby.

Unknown to many, Richard used to work as a cook for his father's restaurant called Mr. Poon before he exchanged his chef's hat for a microphone.


Aside from serenading the public with his cool voice and cooking Chinese and Filipino cuisine, Richard also dabbles in songwriting. When writing songs, he always makes it a point to think outside the box and to come up with the most creative ideas. He also feels honored that ballad legend Jose Mari Chan encourages and supports him in his endeavors.

After writing songs for Piolo Pascual, Richard dreams of collaborating with a variety of artists from different genres, such as rock icon Bamboo, rappers Gloc 9, Andrew E, and Salbakuta, fellow balladeer Christian Bautista, and his idol Regine Velasquez.

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Watch Richard Poon's concert I'll Take Care of You on May 1 and 2 at the Music Museum. Tickets are available at P800, P1,500 and P2,000 each. For reservations, please contact Ticketworld at 891-9999.


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