Simon Wood: The Voice, The Emotion

The local music scene makes way for the newest pop idol of this generation, Simon Wood. This emotional balladeer effortlessly takes the limelight with the release of his self-titled debut album, under Viva Records.

The album is composed of 12 tracks, all performed with SimonÆs distinct voice overflowing with intense emotion. ItÆs carrier single is SimonÆs heartfelt rendition of an OPM classic entitled ôLuluha Ka Rinö (aka ôMalupit na Pag-ibigö) composed by none other than his father, Victor Wood. Produced with a fresh arrangement to give it an interestingly modern feel, the same melancholic lyrics now are embedded in a more enigmatic and youthful vibe. No wonder, ôLuluha Ka Rinö is now enjoying massive airplay on pop radio stations, will soon be aired on television.

Aside from ôLuluha Ka Rinö, also included in the album are impressive revivals of Love Will Keep Us Alive, Everything I Own, Pangako, What Am I Living For, How Can I Tell Her, DonÆt Fade Away, Wonderful Tonight, Every Breath You Take, Muntik Nang Maabot Ang Langit, Next In Line, and an original song composed by Simon himself, Pangarap Ko Natupad SaÆyo.

Simon is no novice to the entertainment industry. A few years back, he enjoyed a brief hosting stint in a childrenÆs show which aired in seven Asian countries. But soon he realized that his true passion was music and he began singing to front his fatherÆs concerts. He then further honed his innate musical skills by venturing into composing, arranging and eventually recording songs on his own. Over the years, with his love for music, he also proved to be proficient in playing the piano.

His time to truly shine finally came when Viva Records offered him a recording and management deal. VivaÆs Big Boss, Mr. Vic del Rosario, Jr. stands highly confident that Simon has what it takes to become the next big thing in the local, and perhaps even in the international recording scene, with SimonÆs voice and the overwhelming emotion that resonates in his music.

Viva RecordsÆ confidence in this young talent is reflected in this early phase in his career; Simon will take part in the Viva-produced, ô The Next One Philippine Tourö of no less than the PhilippinesÆ Pop Star Princess, Sarah Geronimo. He will also be in De La Salle Sentrum, Lipa, Batangas on June 12; Bren Guiao Convention Center, Pampanga on June 20; CSI Stadia, Dagupan on June 26; Limketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro City on July 3; St. La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod on July 17; Waterfront Hotel, Cebu on July 31; and in San Agustin Gym, Iloilo on August 21.

Simon will also be joining the grand promo event ô OPMÆs Best Summer Mall Festö of Viva Records and Vicor Music.

At the rate that he is going, Simon Wood is sure to be the next singing superstar to watch out for. And his album now becomes a testament that such an aspiration is fast becoming a reality.

ôSimon Woodö, SimonÆs self-titled debut album is now available at all record bars nationwide. Only from Viva Records.