Dragonfly Collector /  Manila, Philippines Pop, Indie Folk/Rock
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Indie folk/pop solo recording project of Philippine singer-songwriter CLEMENTINE. Debut album "THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER" now available.

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The World Is Your Oyster Southeast Asian Tour — 07/30/2016

The regional follow-up to my 2015 Philippine Tour is a 3-week promotional tour in Southeast Asia which included Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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The Official Music Video for the song "Dragonfly Collector" by Dragonfly Collector from the album "The World Is Your Oyster." Filmed by Ian Penn during The W...

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Philippine singer-songwriter Clementine's first solo album The World Is Your Oyster now available under Lilystars Records. Buy it on iTunes: http://bit.ly/TW...

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Dragonfly Collector /  Manila, Philippines Pop, Indie Folk/Rock

DRAGONFLY COLLECTOR is the solo project of award winning Filipino singer-songwriter simply known as Clementine. Born Clemen Castro in Bulacan, he celebrated his 10th year as a professional recording artist with the release of his first solo album, The World is Your Oyster, hailed by music peers and critics of one of the best album of 2015. After a decade as the creative force behind commercially popular Orange and Lemons (1999-2007) that reached gold and platinum sales in the Philippines, and critically acclaimed indie group, The Camerawalls (2008-present) he has professionally recorded and published over 50 original compositions.

Raised in a musical household thanks to his folk guitar and rondalla-teaching father, Clementine was weaned on The Beatles and British New Wave/Guitar Pop influences including The Smiths, XTC, The Jam, and indie pop groups like Belle & Sebastian. Recently, the indie folk sounds of American bands like The Decemberists and Fleet Foxes have left their mark on Clementine’s ear and stylings.

With his solo project Dragonfly Collector, a name originally used for his personal blog of musings, travels and poetry, Clementine expresses all sides of himself, from sinister to hopeful, woeful to optimistic.

Beyond writing and performing his own music, Clementine is a record producer and owner of Lilystars Records, Manila’s finest indie pop label since 2008, nurturing new musical talents from obscurity to success.

INFLUENCES
The Beatles, The Smiths, Morrissey, John Lennon, George Harrisson, Johnny Marr, Belle & Sebastian, XTC, The Jam, Paul Weller, The Pale Fountains, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Guitar Pop, New Wave, Brit Pop.

DISCOGRAPHY
Album
2015 The World Is Your Oyster - Dragonfly Collector [Lilystars Records]
Single
2013 There Is No Remaining In Place - Dragonfly Collector [Lilystars Records]

OTHER RELEASES
Albums/EPs
2010 Bread and Circuses - The Camerawalls [Lilystars Records]
2008 Pocket Guide To The Otherworld - The Camerawalls [Lilystars Records]
2007 Moonlane Gardens - Orange & Lemons [Universal Records 2007]
2005 Strike Whilst The Iron Is Hot - Orange & Lemons [Universal Records]
2003 Love In The Land of Rubber Shoes and Dirty Ice Cream - Orange & Lemons [Terno Recordings]

Singles
2017 Boys In The Backroom- The Camerawalls [Lilystars Records]
2012 Wanderlust - The Camerawalls [Liystars Records]
2010 The Sight of Love - The Camerawalls [Lilystars Records]

AWARDS / RECOGNITION
2013 Semi-Finalist - International Songwriting Competition [There Is No Remaining In Place]
2011 Grand Prize Winner - John Lennon Songwriting Contest [Birthday Wishes]
http://www.jlsc.com/lennon_songs71.php
2010 Semi-Finalist - International Songwriting Competition [Bread and Circuses]
2007 Album of the Year - NU107 Rock Awards [Moonlane Gardens - Orange & Lemons]
2006 Gintong Kabataan Awardee - Malolos Capitol
2006 Gawad Dangal ng Baliwag (Para sa Natatanging Kabataan) - Baliwag Tourism
2005 Platinum Record Award [Strike Whilst The Iron Is Hot - Orange & Lemons]
2004 Best New Artist - NU Rock Awards [Orange & Lemons]

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Jul 30, 2016

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The World Is Your Oyster Southeast Asian Tour
The World Is Your Oyster Southeast Asian Tour

The regional follow-up to my 2015 Philippine Tour is a 3-week promotional tour in Southeast Asia which included Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Jul 24, 2016

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Released the official Music Video for the song "Dragonfly Collector"

Filmed during the The World Is Your Oyster Philippine Tour 2015

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Apr 20, 2016

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Released CD & Vinyl Formats of the debut album "The World Is Your Oyster"

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Dec 07, 2015

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Album Review by ABS-CBN News

Former Orange and Lemons main squeeze Clem Castro, who now calls himself Dragonfly Collector, is stranded in the mid-'60s on his own solo debut. It’s not a bad time to be marooned in and Clem collects, mashes and reconfigures the best of the era’s pop and rock to present ten new tracks of unrelenting beauty. In the process, he finds that sweet spot between exploitation and exploration. As you listen to the album, the temptation to name-check the influence of a certain track is within reach. However, each song is so carefully crafted that it’ll leave you reaching for the repeat button instead. Dragonfly Collector is an unlikely transformation for an Orange and Lemons man that no one saw coming. It has arrived and it’s a compelling confirmation of his true gift.

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Aug 13, 2015

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Touring the Philippines with Dragonfly Collector

One can argue that the market just isn’t as big enough here in the Philippines for a proper multi-city, multi-date tour. There are other uncertainties as well: are there enough venues? Will people come? And, perhaps most important of all, are the returns even worth all that stress and aggravation? One artist is attempting to answer these questions. Clem Castro, a singer-songwriter perhaps best-known for his work on the band Orange and Lemons, has announced a mind-bending, four-month, 44-city tour that will take him through practically the entire archipelago. Naming it The World Is Your Oyster Tour, Clem is doing it partly to promote his debut solo effort as his alter-ego Dragonfly Collector. - GMA News Online

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Aug 03, 2015

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The World Is Your Oyster Phlippine Backpack Tour
The World Is Your Oyster Phlippine Backpack Tour

A non-stop backpack tour in 40 provinces for four months by land and sea to promote my debut album.

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May 21, 2015

appearance

Manila Symphony Orchestra "Baroque Of Ages" Concert

I was invited to be a guest singer by the Manila Symphony Orchestra for their "Baroque of Ages" concert on May 21, 2015. It featured an epic baroque vs. rock battle of history playing the music of Vivaldi and Piazolla along with orchestral renditions of the songs by Led Zeppelin, Queen, Nirvana, Guns N' Roses and Michael Jackson.

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May 01, 2015

shoutout

Interview with FHM
Interview with FHM

Interview feature on FHM Philippines May Issue.

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Apr 19, 2015

appearance

Veil by Domino Music Video
Veil by Domino Music Video

After recording octavina and banduria parts for the song Veil by Domino (Lally Bundia's solo project), I was invited by Ely Buendia to appear in the music video he directed.

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Mar 30, 2015

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Amoeba Music

"Dragonfly Collector is the work of a adventurous songwriter who continues to find his own voice even as he seeks, incorporates, and syncretizes them into something familiar but new." - Eric Brightwell

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Mar 06, 2015

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Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival
Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival

Dragonfly Collector's first international music festival gig.

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Mar 01, 2015

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People Asia Magazine Album Review
People Asia Magazine Album Review

"This 10-track album shows off Clementine’s poetic lyrical brilliance, remarkably intertwined with poignant music composition that pierces the heart with sincerest expositions and leaves the mind with indelible aphorisms. A great addition to Clementine’s many masterpieces."

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Jan 27, 2015

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Album Review (Pinoytuner/Dig Radio, Yahoo Celebrity Philippines)

Yes, a resounding 10 out of 10, because why not? 'Oyster' bursts through genre walls with its chin up: a grownup’s record in a magnifying-glass millennial world, unconcerned about the scoffing and the ridicule and the ever-wrathful blades of faux-irony. - Aldus Santos

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Jan 10, 2015

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The World Is Your Oyster Wordwide Digital Launch
The World Is Your Oyster Wordwide Digital Launch

Announcing the digital launch of my debut album. Now available in digital stores worldwide!

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Jan 07, 2015

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On Timothy My Own Timothy

"I am betting this early that Dragonfly Collector’s forthcoming debut full-length, The World is Your Oyster, if people would give it the attention it deserves, will be the record-to-beat this New Year. Songwriters of Clem Castro’s caliber, truth be told, can never really produce anything awful." - Aldus Santos, Pinoytuner

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Dec 24, 2014

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The Philippine Star

"Castro's solo album, “The World is Your Oyster,” is every bit as panoramic as his previous bands’ releases." - Scott Garceau

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Dec 15, 2014

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Coconuts Manila Interview

"...we’re happy to report that as all Clem-related releases, it’s refreshing, conceptual, well-executed and, most importantly, feels like a complete and solid album." - Lou Albano

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Dec 12, 2014

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On the song Dragonfly Collector

"His eponymously-titled debut single contains pretty much every sonic quality one would come to expect from Castro, from his Lennon-esque intoning to his jangly acoustic guitars. It sounds familiar enough for longtime fans to get reacquainted with Castro’s new incarnation, but it exhibits a bit of an evolution as well, sounding much more like The Decemberists and Belle & Sebastian than The Smiths or even The Beatles." - Jason Caballa, Dig Radio

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Dec 12, 2014

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Dig Radio / Yahoo Philippines

"His eponymously-titled debut single contains pretty much every sonic quality one would come to expect from Castro, from his Lennon-esque intoning to his jangly acoustic guitars. It sounds familiar enough for longtime fans to get reacquainted with Castro’s new incarnation, but it exhibits a bit of an evolution as well, sounding much more like The Decemberists and Belle & Sebastian than The Smiths or even The Beatles." - Jason Caballa

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Dec 10, 2014

premiere

The World Is Your Oyster Album Radio Debut

Album Listening Party on JAM 88.3 hosted by Jobim Javier. Airing live on Wednesday, December 10 on JAM 88.3 from 11am to 12pm (Manila time). A whole hour dedicated to my music with some general insights about the tracks and the recording.

Dec 09, 2014

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Radio Republic

"I have a healthy respect for this man as a songwriter. He’s got a very playful mind and in The World is Your Oyster we see another frolicsome flavor from him. Great voice, great arrangement, and great musicality. While it is undeniable that we see his Morrissey-esque roots, Clem is nowadays claiming and imparting his own sonic signature." - Zach Lucero

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Dec 08, 2014

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Spot.ph on The World Is Your Oyster

"The title track from his forthcoming solo record merges whimsy and wonder in a Decemberists-esque folk arrangement."

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Dec 08, 2014

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Spot.ph

"The title track from his forthcoming solo record merges whimsy and wonder in a Decemberists-esque folk arrangement."

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Sep 06, 2014

milestone

THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER Album successfully funded on PLEDGEMUSIC!

PledgeMusic is a direct-to-fan music platform, which brings artists and fans together to share in the experience of music as it happens. Through this platform I was able to raise funding to record and release the forthcoming album on digital, CD and Vinyl formats.

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Jun 17, 2014

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Launched "The World Is Your Oyster" Campaign on Pledgemusic

I'll beat a path to your door with this new record that celebrates my 10 years in the music industry!

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Feb 20, 2014

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Vandals On The Wall

On “There Is No Remaining In Place,” the lead single off Dragonfly Collector’s upcoming album, The World Is Your Oyster, Clem sticks to what he does best: explore the sheer emotional grandeur of pop songs in the mope kind and deliver such emotional commitment in thrillingly confident form that resonates to as many people as possible. It works in the same way as “Clinically Dead For Sixteen Hours”, only that it’s grander in execution, but not tied down to a particular demographic or style. - Vandals on the Wall

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Feb 19, 2014

award

Announced as a Semi Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition
Announced as a Semi Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition

“THERE IS NO REMAINING IN PLACE” has been listed as a Semi-Finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Contest (ISC) under the category Adult Album Alternative (AAA).

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Feb 17, 2014

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"There Is No Remaining In Place is the first single off his upcoming debut album, The World is Your Oyster. This stunning track was released late last year, and its brilliant aesthetic is without doubt the accumulated product of Clementine’s various endeavours in music within the last decade." - Pandarocketmusic.com (a Singapore music blog)

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Feb 15, 2014

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Launched the official music video for
Launched the official music video for "There Is No Remaining In Place"

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Dec 03, 2013

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"Clementine is currently working on a full-length album titled ‘The World Is Your Oyster’ under Dragonfly Collector to be released some time next year. The forthcoming album also features his upcoming single ‘There Is No Remaining In Place’ that is currently out as a teaser and parades a slightly darker side of the singer that can be noticed by the laid-back, dark folky character of the snippet. Having released a great array of indie pop gems with Orange & Lemons and The Camerawalls, it’s definitely intriguing to see what’s in store as his debut as a solo artist with a forthcoming album up his sleeves." - The Wknd Malaysia

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Dec 01, 2013

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Released my debut single
Released my debut single "There Is No Remaining In Place" under Lilystars Records

My first solo recording project and an early holiday gift in celebration of my 10 year anniversary as a singer-songwriter in the recording industry. Free to members of my official mailing list http://dragonflycollector.fanbridge.com/ Anyone wanting to both get their hands on the new single and do a good deed for the victims of Yolanda can buy it and Dragonfly Collector will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Red Cross. To donate follow this link: http://music.lilystars-records.com/track/there-is-no-remaining-in-place-single

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Lilystars Records

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Christine Mazur

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Date Title Location Type Info
Aug 24, 2013 Shockwave 2013 Sonic Boom SUB @ The Venice Piazza Taguig City, Philippines Performance  
Sep 04, 2013 Dragonfly Collector @ Handle Bar Makati City, Philippines Performance  
Sep 28, 2013 Revolver 9th Anniversary @ Saguijo Bar Makati City, Philippines Performance  
Oct 07, 2013 Chamberwheel Album Launch @ 19 East Muntinlupa City, Philippines Performance  
Oct 28, 2013 Chamberwheel Album Bar Tour @ 70s Bistro Quezon City, Philippines Performance  
Nov 05, 2013 80s Night @ 70s Bistro Quezon City, Philippines Performance  
Nov 09, 2013 The POP Shoppe! @ Route 196 Quezon City, Philippines Performance  
Nov 19, 2013 HOPE: A Benefit Acoustic Concert for our Brothers and Sisters Affected by Typhoon Yolanda @ Grams Diner Taguig City, Philippines Performance  
Nov 27, 2013 HAH! : Ang Hiling ko ay Healing (A Benefit Show for a Cancer Patient) @ Saguijo Bar Makati City, Philippines Performance  
Dec 01, 2013 Online Single Launch of "There Is No Remaining In Place" , Other  
Dec 02, 2013 19 East Muntinlupa City, Performance  
Dec 04, 2013 The POP Shoppe! @ Saguijo Makati City, Philippines Performance  
Dec 13, 2013 Clementine [Then & Now] Unplugged @ O'Learys Sports Bar & Grill Singapore, Singapore Performance  
Dec 14, 2013 "selfie" by Michael Cu Fua [13th Solo Art Exhibit] @ The Lorong 24A Shophouse Series Singapore, Singapore Appearance  
Dec 15, 2013 Open Mic Sessions @ Hardrock Cafe Singapore Singapore, Singapore Performance  
Jan 14, 2014 BEATLES NIGHT @ 70s Bistro Quezon City, Metro Manila Performance  
Jan 21, 2014 70s Bistro Quezon City, Metro Manila Performance  
Feb 07, 2014 FEBFEST Tribute Night @ Saguijo Bar Makati, Metro Manila Performance  
Feb 11, 2014 Benefit Show @ Taumbayan , Performance  
Feb 14, 2014 LOVE ME SIMPLE @ Nomixx Bar Quezon City, Metro Manila Performance  
Feb 15, 2014 Online launch of THERE IS NO REMAINING IN PLACE Music Video , Promo  
Apr 03, 2014 Dragonfly Collector @ 70s Bistro Quezon City, Performance  
Apr 25, 2014 BABIES IN BLACK Part 2: A Beatles Tribute @ Amber Ultra Lounge Taguig City, Performance  
May 01, 2014 Trombo Festival/Agape Baras, Rizal Performance  
May 11, 2014 Sculpture Exhibit @ Robinsons Pulilan Pulilan, Bulacan Performance  
May 16, 2014 Bing Austria's 50th Birthday Celebration @ B-Side Makati City, Performance  
May 20, 2014 The Eggmen @ 70s Bistro Quezon City, Performance  
May 31, 2014 Dragonfly Collector @ 70s Bistro Quezon City, Performance  
Jun 07, 2014 Kosmograpiya: An Art Exhibit @ Asian Center, University of the Philippines Quezon City, Performance  
Jun 21, 2014 Fete De La Musique (MOD Stage) @ Society Lounge, Atrium Makati City, Performance  
Jun 29, 2014 Dragonfly Collector @ 50 Mason Social House San Francisco, California Performance  
Jul 10, 2014 Dragonfly Collector @ Bamboo Grill Los Angeles, California Performance  
Jul 19, 2014 Dragonfly Collector @ Perlas New York New York , New York Performance  
Aug 06, 2014 The POP Shoppe! @ Saguijo Makati City, Performance  
Oct 23, 2014 RRSG : AQUOSTIKA: the inuman summit @ 70s Bistro Quezon City, Performance  
Oct 24, 2014 THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER Album Listening Party , Other  
Oct 27, 2014 Beatles Night at 70s Bistro Quezon City, Metro Manila Performance  
Dec 05, 2014 The World Is Your Oyster iTunes Worldwide Pre-Order , Other  
Dec 09, 2014 Beatles Night @ 70s Bistro Quezon City, Performance  
Dec 16, 2014 Dragonfly Collector, Bloomfields and Coffeebreak Island @ 70s Bistro Quezon City, Performance  
Dec 19, 2014 VMall San Juan City, Performance  
Dec 20, 2014 VMall San Juan City, Performance  
Dec 21, 2014 VMall San Juan City, Performance  
Dec 22, 2014 Market Market Taguig City, Performance  
Dec 23, 2014 Market Market Taguig City, Performance  
Dec 31, 2014 Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino Cebu City, Performance  
Jan 10, 2015 The World Is Your Oyster worldwide digital launch , Other  
May 08, 2015 Manila Bay Cruise Pasay City, Performance  
May 11, 2015 Boiler Room Makati City, Performance  
May 12, 2015 70s Bistro Quezon City, Performance  
May 18, 2015 Boiler Room Makati, Performance  
May 25, 2015 Boiler Room Makati, Performance  
Jun 07, 2015 Saguijo Manila, Performance  
There are no upcoming events scheduled.