Individually, they have captured the hearts of local viewers with their cuteness and smartness. Now, Makisig Morales, Jairus Aquino, Robert Villar, Kyle Balili, and Rhap Salazar are ready to become the next hottest singing group. The only kiddie singing group to storm the music scene is now known as Mak & The Dudes.
Mak & The Dudes has come up with a special musical package, Oldies But Kiddies, released under Star Records. As the CD title implies, it is comprised of tunes from yesteryears revived by Mak and his newly formed gang of the Kapamilya network’s famous child stars. What makes the album unique is the concept of having young kids singing songs that became popular in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
Parents would love Oldies But Kiddies for it brings back memories of their youth while the children would find it fun to dance and sing along with. And who wouldn’t be fond of this bunch of kids who have mastered some of yesteryear’s top hits as well as popular nursery rhymes? It’s definitely sweeter to walk down memory lane with the lovable Mak & The Dudes, as you listen to their versions of "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Diana," "Oh Carol," and "Runaway."
As bonus tracks in the CD, Mak and The Dudes also recorded their version of ABS-CBN’s Summer Station ID entitled, "Araw Natin ‘To," and the theme song of Star Cinema’s latest blockbuster, "Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo."
Minus-one versions of all the selections are also included in the CD for sing-along fun!
Long before joining the group, each member endeared himself to fans with a role in ABS-CBN’s telenovelas. Makisig, or Mak for short, is best associated by primetime viewers as Budong in the fantaserye Super Inggo.
Jairus made his mark on television as Pareng Jomar in Super Inggo and as a cast member in the tele-epiko Rounin.
Robert, the Grand Champion of Little Big Star Season 2, played a role in Calla Lilly.
Kyle, a finalist in Little Big Star Season 1, was in the cast of Sana Maulit Muli.
Lastly, Rhap, the Grand Prize winner in Little Big Star Season 1, landed a role in the Piolo Pascual-Regine Velasquez movie Paano Kita Iibigin?.Catch Mak & The Dudes perform live the special tracks in their debut album, Oldies But Kiddies, at the following shopping malls: SM Marilao on June 24, Marikina Riverbanks on July 1, Ever Commonwealth on July 7, SM Cubao on July 14 and Ever Grand CENTRAL on August 18.