What could be better than celebrating Valentine's Day by listening to good old-fashioned music and watching a concert with your loved ones?
Filipinos have the chance to do that by watching The Love Playlist of Carpenters and Platters at the Midas Tent (Midas Hotel & Casino) on February 14 and at KIA Theatre, Araneta Center on February 15, 8 P.M.
The Love Playlist of Carpenters and Platters features Laurie Briggs as Karen Carpenter with the world-renowned The Fabulous Sounds of The Platters, headed by Donne Ray Radford, a fourth generation member of The Platters.
The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. Producing a distinctively soft musical style, they became among the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 100 million records sold.
Laurie has been touring the world for over a decade now as Karen Carpenter and as part of the tribute act called The Karpenters. Her fascination with Karen's voice and music started when she was eight years old.
"It [Karen's music] moved me and I started to emulate the sound I heard," she was quoted as saying in a press release.
Laurie's show incorporates all the wonderful hits of the Carpenters as it takes you on a nostalgic journey through the life and times of the Carpenters, performing all the hits including "Close to You", "Masquerade", "Top of the World", "Sing", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Superstar" and "Please Mr. Postman" to name but a few. The unmistakable sound and costumes which includes authentic Californian dresses from the 1970's, make this the most authentic and accurate Carpenter's experience the world has ever seen.
Before the Carpenters, there was The Platters in the '50s and '60s. They were one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre. The Platters were one of the first African American groups to be accepted as a major chart group and were one of the most successful vocal groups in the world.
The Fabulous Sounds of The Platters with Donne Ray Radford continues the legacy of the first and succeeding generations of The Platters. Over the years and countless shows across the world, The Fabulous Sounds of The Platters wowed their audiences by staying faithful to the distinctiveness of the music and style of the iconic vocal group.
When you watch The Fabulous Sounds of The Platters, get ready to be enthralled all over again by classics such as "Only You," "The Great Pretender," "Twilight Time," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "Harbor Lights," and more hits of The Platters.
This is the second time that the group will be in Manila. Their Valentine show in 2015 was a success and they've been recieving so many requests to come back to do more shows here in the Philippines.
Expect a double treat when you watch The Love Playlist of Carpenters and Platters featuring Laurie Briggs and The Fabulous Sounds of The Platters.
Tickets for the February 15 show are available at Ticketnet (Tel. No. 911-5555). For the show at Midas Tent on February 14, tickets are available at SM Tickets (Tel. No. 472-2222), Ticketworld (Tel. No. 891-9999) and Ticketnet (Tel. No. 911-5555). Interested parties may use BDO (Banco De Oro) debit/credit card to purchase tickets and get a 20% discount.
For more info and sponsorships, call Royale Chimes Concerts and Events Inc. at (0918) 4972121 or (0906) 4180786.
The Love Playlist of Carpenters and Platters Manila concert to take place on February 14 and 15
by Patricia Dauz posted on January 25, 2016