Flaws has been included in highly recommended Spotify playlists that you can download and save. Amazing independent artists to choose from and I’m very delighted to be in it. Also, thanks to VEVO Channel for releasing my official video. Don’t forget to follow me on Spotify to keep you updated on my latest song releases.
Happy holidays everybody and I hope you’re having a lovely season with your close friends and families. Smoke has covered most of NSW so make sure you take precautions to take care of yourself.
This Friday, 6th of December, in Django at Camelot Lounge Marrickville, join me as we groove and party like it’s the 80s all over again. Plus, let’s include a bit of funk and drinks and we are all settled!
Catch Carl De Villa at one of his Bruno Mars gigs, together with Sera Rose and David Sharp. The Bruno Mars Experience is a night you won’t forget as they cover unforgettable songs from Bruno Mars. Check out where to buy your tickets right here!
Prince, or the artist formerly known as Prince was an incredible musician, not only creating his own signature hits, but writing them for many other singers as well.
Featuring Linda Knight and Carl De Villa on lead vocals, the Prince Experience with the Purple Doves Band is one not to be missed.
Carl performs (and costume-changes) through huge songs like 1999, Cream and Purple Rain. Come along, bring your friends and party with the band in style. Check out where to buy your tickets right here!
So yes, you’ve seen me on The Voice Australia belting my voice out as well as dancing like a crazy (but not drunk) person.
People have been asking me, was it fun? Definitely it was fun and I enjoyed every single moment of it. Was it fair? Based on that vocal, I would say yes and I’m satisfied with the coaches’ reactions. Will I really sing at Guy Sebastian‘s birthday? I’m just waiting for him to get in touch to organise it. *wink *wink! Did I give it my all? I did that and more, some people think it was too much and they’re entitled to their opinion but I’m happy with what I delivered. Will I do it again? If given another chance, why not!? It’s a perfect opportunity to go nuts! What am I doing lately? I’m working and collaborating with great individuals for an album and I can’t wait to release it by the end of this year.
Check out my first song, Walk Away, to get a taste of what’s to come! What am I doing for now? Check out my gig guide and have a fabulous party with me!
Yes! The Purple Doves Band is coming to Juniors Kingsford this Friday night, 17th of May, 2019 and I’m very excited for this big production. Come and check us out! Tickets are almost gone so get yours now!
The Purple Doves Band will be performing all of Prince’s hits live at Ettamogah Hotel! We’ll bring you back to the past to relive his music and make you dance til midnight. It’s the perfect opportunity to see the production of the show so invite your friends and families! This will be so much fun!
And I totally forgot to post about my upcoming gigs for the month of April. Catch me with the amazing group Purple Doves Band at St George Leagues Club as we perform hit songs from the legendary Prince. Come one, come all.
This Saturday, 12th of January, I will be at the Juniors to shake off my love handles from eating so much in December. Come and watch me sing and dance your favourite songs like Livin’ La Vida Loca, Rio De Janeiro, Sway and Copacabana. So get your tickets now!
The last episode before the grand finals and thank you Channel 7 for giving Australia a very astounding episode for All Together Now. It was a roller coaster of emotions.
First stop is, Caitlin Min Fa. Opening an episode is always hard but tonight, you split the judges in half, which is quite surprising. For me, the song Firework by Katy Perry didn’t spark for me. But I salute you for showcasing your talent to us. It’s a pleasure seeing you on stage.
Anton Aktila, the singing librarian, was the next contender and his rendition for Versace on the Floor by Bruno Mars was sexy and contagious. On a side note, that neck tie is gold! Tell me where you got it from, Anton?
Meanwhile, Didy, I believe a lot of performers know your struggle and I feel for you. I’ve been there but we just need to keep on going. I didn’t stand up when you sang, The Climb by Miley Cyrus, coz it didn’t move me. Or maybe I’m just a cold-hearted performer. I hope not. Strive for the best, Didy.
Sabrina Davis, gorgeous hair dresser and Pink impersonator from Western Australia. I was captivated, and I stood up late for her coz my eyes were stuck on you, babe! Brilliant performance! You have a very welcoming smile.
Tarryn Stokes’ This is Me from The Greatest Showman left me speechless and crying. It’s a very inspirational song that helps people break the barriers and strive forward. You never know what the future brings and shouldn’t let other people drag you down. Also, congratulations to you for slaying the night’s episode. You were amazing. Whitney Houston would be proud and yes, I will always love you.
Thank you all for sharing your voices to us. Music keeps us going and it gives us all the highs and lows in life.
I’m so proud to release my NEW SINGLE, ‘Walk Away’ for your listening pleasure. It’s a beautiful ballad about heartbreak and loss, a collaboration with a very talented songwriter and arranger, OC Oscar Cabarse. Get it now on iTunes or wherever you stream music!
Walk Away – Carl De Villa
I had a dream you and me And now I have to know what you said to me Can’t get it out of my head It’s written on your face Worried about the same things But it cannot end just like a dream
Why did you say, you don’t need me anymore? Why’d you walk away? When I had done nothing wrong. And when your back was turned My eyes, they burned Why’d you walk away? Ooh why’d you walk away?
Life with you is no more And now I am begging you to end my misery Can’t get it out of my head I didn’t want you to Taint all my memories, Now I see the end it’s not a dream
You said it’s a lie, just like my dream Coz now I’m here with you But I can see it in your eyes Please don’t walk away Oh, don’t walk away
What a surprising night in All Together Now Australia. I was surprised, I had fun and I had a few moments with my wonderful neighbour, Mary Kiani. Kudos to Alex for always reminding the 100 that we are not giving away ticket to a chook raffle, it’s $100,000.
For me, the first performer wasn’t that great and was a bit off. Indi Williams performing Justin Bieber’s Sorry needed more training and practice. He’s still young and needs a good teacher. Trust me, I was like him when I was his age. Lusy Rahmawaty with Adele’s Hello was sweet and kind but I didn’t get the connection from her.
What captured my attention was Gaynor Tension with her Shirley Bassey take on Pink’s Get This Party Started. Just wow! The moment she set foot on stage, she was in character and I loved her. I and the rest of Australia was definitely entertained. It’s nice to see the entertainment industry is still alive from pop to rock, and impersonation to drag. Let us show all our support to all kinds of music coz a world without music is totally boring. I love love love you Gaynor Tension.
Special mention to Jacob HapetaSweet Caroline was sentimental. It reminded me of parents when they sing karaoke along with their kids. Platinum Harmony singing Ariana Grande’s One Last Time thank you for sharing your quadruple vocal talent. You all sang phenomenal when you harmonised. Lauren and Georgie Bannard’s Land of 1000 dances was joyful to watch. It felt like they were there to share the joy rather than focusing in a competition. Good thing Ronan remembered him too!
Jason Hill Creep was mesmerising. Well done in getting the final seat. To the other finalist, Emma Mylott, her jazz take on You Give Love A Bad Name from Bon Joviwas interesting. She has the talent and the voice but I think it would also be nice to do your own thing and not copy a style from Postmodern Jukebox. Congratulations to you Emma and I’m glad you got the seat. I’ll see you at the finals.
So, for this episode, my love and favourite is Gaynor Tension. She was the epitome of fun and entertainment from start to finish. She is my wildcard for this episode, by the way. Tell me who your favourites, likes and loves from the episode are.
More than halfway through this season of All Together Now Australia, and tonight on episode 5, rock ‘n’ roll music played all night long!
We started out with kind of a bang bang with Emma who had a great attitude, but got a bit tongue-tied in the rap. We quickly moved on to Greg, a fitness musician who had the look, but didn’t make me wake up for his song. He was very nervous, and you could hear the tremble in his voice.
Moving on to the first big performance of the night, Harmony in Three, three pitch-perfect divas singing an even bigger diva – Tina Turner and Proud Mary! They made almost all of us get up and dance!
I loved James the truckie singing Jimmy Barnes’ Working Class Man. I could tell he loved sharing his voice with the crowd and he was one of my standout performances of the episode.
Then we had Dean, or Feminem (great name!) performing We Are The Champions. Dean looked fantastic, but the song didn’t quite make it.
Hanna sang Florence and the Machine’s You’ve Got The Love which really worked well with her unique and beautiful voice and sent her through to the top 2 of the episode along with Harmony in Three.
The final two performers were Mivon and Afrotanium, and Mark singing Kesha’s Praying. Mark was a beautiful singer and gave a great performance of a fantastic song, and it’s a shame he didn’t quite make it through to the finals.
The final sing-off between Hanna and Harmony in Three didn’t start well, with Hanna choosing Rather Be, but she stumbled a bit and ended up with a very disappointing 25 points. This paved the way for Harmony in Three to move on to the grand final, but they not only did that, but performed One Night Only (from Dreamgirls, which I’ve also been privileged to perform in a stage adaptation) and got every single judge to stand up, giving them a perfect 100!
A quick update on episode four of All Together Now Australia.
It was a bit tense to start the show but I think
David started it okay. The important thing is he came out with confidence and
gave everything to his performance, and that sort of attitude is what the show
is all about.
Alexandra was adorable and filled with
confidence. She missed a few of the high notes, but I think that was mostly from
being overwhelmed from the 100 people in front of her.
Meanwhile, Robert, our young Ro! He really does
look like a 12-year-old Ronan Keating (from afar). You can tell that he’s
theatrically trained. I want his jacket, by the way. Robert if you are reading
this, email me.
Mandy and Jeg, to be honest, I stood up because
any choreography to Footloose is good
exercise and I didn’t wanna miss a free dance rehearsal. I would also say,
performing together for 30 years is pretty impressive!
Beks and Phil touched my soul. Their voices were beautiful and left me speechless.I was so grateful to them for sharing their talent. I had the same feeling for Liam when he performed his song. He was a powerhouse singer and very sweet onstage. Also, I loved his shirt too!
mention to Jing. I’m proud of her and it’s such a big accomplishment for Channel
7 to showcase diversity in the music industry. This is what Australia needs to
truly represent our multiculturalism. Unfortunately, I didn’t stand up when she
first sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow
as I was feeling critical about the song.
But when Jing performed a Chinese song, it brought me to tears. All 100 of us even shouted “revote!”, but in the end, our first vote stood. Still, I was happy she sang another song. She’s the only contestant to perform twice so far. Thank you, Jing, and more power to you.
In the end, Beks and Phil will move on to the grand finale for a run at the prize. And next week, someone gets all 100 of us to stand up. Who will it be? You’ll have to watch to find out!
Hope you didn’t miss last Sunday’s episode of All Together Now Australia. First up was the incredible Pam Wachira. It was a fantastic start that made all 100 judges come together and stand up! Well, except that one guy… Ninety-nine is a tough number to beat and it was very intimidating for the next performers to see that number.
I loved Harley Mckinnon’s passion when he was on stage. His hands were literally shaking but he was giving his all. I’m glad he got the second spot of the podium.
And yes, I absolutely have to talk about Jessica Boyd. What a damn awesome surprise! That voice is to die for and she was the queen of the night. In my opinion, she didn’t need to mash it up with Lady Gaga coz the song was already a stunner. I get her reasoning as to why she had to do it. Opera is not getting that much attention compared to pop music and she nailed both songs here.
Special mention to Annette Dawes’ performance. She was captivating and you can feel her soul singing out to the crowd. I also love her vintage dress.
The final showdown was between two remarkable singers, Pam and Jessica, with Jessica the clear favourite with her rendition of All I Ask of You from The Phantom of the Opera. I can’t wait to see Jessica in the finale with Lai from episode one and Royston from episode two.
Stay tuned again for the next episode on Sunday at 7pm on Channel 7. If you haven’t watched them yet, download the 7plus app and watch it gazillion times.
Episode 2 of All Together Now Australia, my my! My highlight for this episode was the bootylicious and apparently atrocious duo, Adam Hall and Mark Turner. Singing on the show is fairly simple. Just like singing in a karaoke – know what your best assets are! Otherwise, I’d be checking your arses when you leave the stage. The good thing was they had fun and I had fun watching them perform *wink.
Ramos Jakob also has my special mention because of the energy he put up on stage. It made me dance, it made me sing, it made me want to have some more. Good on yah! Meanwhile, Teagan Denham was so adorable belting out that Aerosmith song. She gave it her all but I wanted more from her. She is a good singer and honing that talent would lead her to a very good opportunity in the music industry.
Special mention to Harry Potter (Bailey Elith) who sang okay for me. People have also been asking about Joe Piastrino who looked like Elvis and didn’t do Elvis. Don’t judge the performer by their outfit. It’s all about song choice.
Congratulations to Royston Sagigi-Baira for winning tonight’s episode. You were amazing and your talent was so raw, pure and truly mesmerising. See you at the finals. Let’s see what the next episode entails. Last episode recap, just click here.
Quick recap: Dixie Johnstone was amazing. I loved her look last night. Her voice didn’t shine much probably because of song choice, just like what Mark Gable said. I love pure honesty.
Jared Laurie was very entertaining and fun to watch. It’s unfortunate he didn’t get to the finals and hopefully, we’ll see more of him. There is a thing called ‘wildcard’ where 100 of the judges had to choose their preference and he’s my wild card, there you go.
If you missed last night’s episode, you can watch it by downloading the 7plus app or checking 7plus website.
See you next week and cannot wait for the next performers. Enjoy me and Mary Kiani bouncing for Oklahoma.
Hello everyone. Spring has sprung! Although, It still feels like winter and I just want summer to hurry up.
I’ve got some big revelations to you. First, I am one of the judges for the upcoming singing competition on Channel 7 called All Together Now. All Together Now Australia is hosted by Julia Zemiro with Ronan Keating, as our main judge. It’s a talent show like no other with 100 judges on the panel.
Mark your calendar, lads, Saturday night July 14, 2018 at Padstow RSL. Grab your tickets! This show was sold out for 5 consecutive times. Don’t miss it.
A unique PRINCE EXPERIENCE ft Sydney’s famous Purple Doves Band plus the stunning Purple Dancers, bringing to life the colourful world of PRINCE.
Be prepared to hear the music up close and personal, performed by The Purple Doves Ensemble who are currently on their nation wide tour.
This Prince Experience will re-create all the hits LIVE including 1999, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Cream and countless others with the authentic FUNK of the Minneapolis sound that changed pop music forever.
A show carefully constructed by Sydney’s finest musicians and dedicated followers of Prince, this will be a celebration that every Prince fan has been waiting for.
Featuring 3 of Sydney’s finest Soul R&B singers and dedicated Bruno Mars fans, this brand new show brings to life all the hits performed by a LIVE band dripping with FINESSE.
You are guaranteed a show of 5 star quality that is not to be missed. Witness the biggest hits of today whilst reminiscing to the ‘throwback’ of the classic funk sound of yesterday with hits including Uptown Funk, 24k Magic, Versace on the Floor, Treasure and many more.
Ok lang, an original Tagalog composition written by Oscar Cabarse. It’s a song about looking back on a lost love with barely healing heartbreak and an impossible yearning to return.
Music Producer: Oscar JR Lamoste Cabarse & Daniel Natoli
Composer: Oscar JR Lamoste Cabers
Music Arranger: Oscar JR Lamoste Cabarse & Gerard Dandan
Recorded and Mixed by: Daniel Natoli
Mastered by: Richard Lake
Special Guest: Samantha Greer
So last Friday was packed at Camelot Lounge Marrickville and I’m very thankful to show my passion to you all. For those people who missed it, buy your tickets now for the next show at Canterbury Leagues Club on the 19th of May. That’s a Saturday so don’t make any excuses.
Join the fun, enjoy the night and get those tickets otherwise you’ll have to wait for the next one.
With a huge program including plenty of food, entertainment and free activities, this is an event for the whole family to enjoy. And yes, I’ll be singing a tribute to the legendary Prince and a little vibe from Bruno Mars.
Come and enjoy the night. Did I mention there are fireworks after 9:30?
Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound.
Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, and others, the Broadway musical tells the story of a young female singing trio , that crosses over to the pop charts in the 1960s and become music superstars. As the group becomes increasingly popular they soon realise that life on top is rocky.
The show gives a behind-the-scenes reality to the hard, competitive world of show business. It also deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now — decades later — are we beginning to understand.
I will be playing the emcee role as well as Frank. Production starts from September 8-17, 2017. Book your tickets here.
Carl has had an illustrious career as a singer – performing as the lead in bands headlining in Japan, Singapore, the Philippines and Australia for many years.
He released a single, For You with the band Serendipity in the Philippines to critical success. Also in the Philippines, he worked as a ghost singer for the karaoke company, Magic Sing, recording backup vocals for hundreds of popular songs.
Since moving to Sydney in 2012, he has performed with the band M7 and has now formed and is managing his successful new band Kayu, performing regularly in various locations in greater Sydney. The group are working on recording and releasing original songs in the near future.
Carl is thrilled to join the Packemin family and is proud to be portraying the roles of assistant commissar, hustler, soldier and ensemble as well as being the understudy for Thuy.
A tragedy of passion and beauty Miss Saigon is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. Nominated for an incredible number of Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Miss Saigon is the second massively successful offering from the creators of Les Misérables, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil.
In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, Chris, an American soldier, and Kim, a Vietnamese girl, fall in love and marry but are distressingly separated when Saigon falls.
Miss Saigon is a musical of massive proportions: passionate, profound, and heart-wrenchingly honest. With a sung-through score and tour-de-force roles for actors, Miss Saigon is a theatrical experience that will stay with you for years to come.
It was a great honour to perform with such fabulous and professional musicians last Saturday as part of a new band, Republika. We entertained the crowds at a fantastic victory party for the new president of the Philippines.
We chose the name Republika to pay homage to and remember the freedom achieved in the Philippines, as all the band members have been in the music industry for many years, both here and in the Philippines.
Band members include Oscar “OC” Cabarse on bass, Jay Villanueva on lead, Gerard Dandan on keys, Cho Manila on drums, and Lani Concepcion & Carl de Villa on vocals.
Republika is working hard on new songs and set lists for your future entertainment as well. Stay tuned for more announcements from this exciting new band.
Below are some of the photos and videos from yesterday’s party at the Juniors. Thanks again to South Juniors for inviting the band. We’ll see you again on June 11, 2016. Bring your friends and party more.
It was a fun supportive night for everyone from Circle Music. Special thanks to Matt Dorahy for organising the event at Coogee Diggers. And a round of applause to my group, Louise, Jacco, Cyrille, Paul and Stuart. I had a great time singing with you all.
Before anything else, let me say thank you. Thanks to all of you who supported not just me but the band. It’s always nice singing and performing to a crowd who’s enjoying the night and dancing nonstop with our music.
I’ve posted some photos, but if you have any others, tag me on Facebook. It would be great connecting with you.
Carl De Villa and Lani Concepcion in Rooty Hill RSL
Carl De Villa in Rooty Hill RSL
Carl De Villa and Lani Concepcion in Rooty Hill RSL
Carl De Villa in Rooty Hill RSL
This Saturday, 13th of February, the band M7 and I will be performing at The Juniors in Kingsford from 8:30pm til midnight. Let’s celebrate the eve of Valentines Day together and if you are single, let’s celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Or we can celebrate Single Awareness Day and we can be “S.A.D.” together (I say this a lot). Let’s drink to that! (I’m not sure if that’s funny).
First of all, Happy New Year to you and I hope you had a blast for the last two long weekend holidays.
Let’s welcome 2016 with good vibes and happiness, so that this year will be filled with good luck, joy and more blessings.
I’m happy to announce that the band M7 is already booked for 2016. Click here to find out where and when M7 will be performing throughout the year. To those of you who always come to our gigs, I’m so thankful for your support. We wouldn’t have this success if not for you. We are here to entertain you (and me, with a glass of whiskey on the rocks, which I always love).
About a month ago I had minor ear surgery to fix a chronic problem that was hindering my performances and how much I could enjoy myself when singing. In another couple of weeks it will be completely healed and I can’t wait. Starting mid-November, I’ll be back on stage, better and brighter than ever! Check out my upcoming gigs and come along for a listen, a drink and a dance.
Avid moviegoers across the country will soon be listening to lyrics and music from one of Cebu’s top music groups today.
Serendipity has a song in the soundtrack for Sharon Cuneta’s latest movie, Crying Ladies, a Unitel Production. The movie is Unitel’s Manila Film Festival offering. Sharon Cuneta takes the lead role for the movie with Hilda Koronel, Ricky Davao and Angel Aquino as co-stars.
Titled Para Sa ‘Yo, Serendipity’s contribution to the Crying Ladies is an original composition by Serendipity’s musical director and keyboard artist Anthony Feliciano. Serendipity was among the groups that were requested to provide a song for the movie’s soundtrack.
“Crying Ladies is very much about relationships and how they pull you through situations in life. What grabbed me was how Sharon’s character and her friends helped each other out through those situations… of course, all of the acting is first rate I mean, you can’t go wrong with Sharon Cuneta starring in the movie. Thinking about it, she’s also a very accomplished singer so even the artists on the soundtrack have that incentive to up the ante a bit in terms of the submitted material,” says Anthony.
Para Sa ‘Yo is sung by Serendipity’s trio of vocalists, Carl de Villa, Alcee Monteras, and Rio Siao. Moviegoers may also catch a glimpse of Serendipity in action as Unitel from Serendipity’s shoot in Plantation Bay Mactan. The music video will be available on DVD to be released by Untiel Productions in the future.
With a recent international performance in Palay and the inclusion in a movie’s soundtrack, Serendipity is shaping up to be one of the more formidable musical influences in Cebu today.
SERENDIPITY. One of Cebu’s premier bands, Serendipity recently concluded a series of performance in the Republic of Palau. The series of shows were part of the island nation’s events promoting tourism and trade between Palau and Cebu. Serendipity is composed of Keyboard and Musical Director Anthony Feliciano, Andre Jalapit (drums), Kenneth Mansueto (guitar), Mark Canete (bass) and Rio Siao, Alcee Monteras and Carl De Villa, vocalists.
SERENDIPITY. This band from the Philippines entertained the Palauan and Filipino crowd with a range of repertoire during a concert at Riptide last Sunday. The band also performed during the two-day trade show at Palasia Hotel last Oct. 30 and 31. The concert was sponsored by Budweiser, Shell, PTC and Palasia Hotel.
PARTY WITH SERENDIPITY. Making waves in Cebu’s music scene is Serendipity. This talented musical ensemble made up of Anthony Feliciano on keyboards, Mark Canete on bass, Kenneth Mansueto on guitar, Andre Jalapit on drums, and Rio Siao, Alcee Monteras and Carl de Villa on vocals are ready to rock this town with their brand of music. Party with them at High Life tonight, October 18 at 10 pm.
Serendipity is up and coming with a lot of things in store for you. This musical ensemble made up of fresh talents Rio Siao, Alcee Monteras, Carl de Villa on vocals, Mark Canete on bass, Kenneth Mansueto on lead guitar and veterans Andre Jalapit on drums and Anthony Feliciano on keyboards is ready to rock. Catch them live and loud this Saturday, 10 PM at High Life, Crossroads (PR)