Friday, April 20. Our second day began with a nice breakfast buffet at Cebu Grand Hotel (our official residence in Cebu) followed by an interview with press people from Cebu Daily News arranged by our new friend and indie film producer Beverly Tanedo.
The feature will come out probably two Sundays from now with a write-up by Jason Baguia. Gerard Pareja, their photographer, took some interesting shots at the lobby, by the bar and beside the piano while we goof around with the keys. I also had the opportunity to sit down with Beverly and talk about the pains of being indie (music and film production) as well as a brewing prospect of working together for a music video.
Thursday, April 19. We decided to write a series of posts to share our day to day happenings while on tour. Hopefully you'll find our blogposts interesting with tidbits of information, photographs and hopefully some videos too, if time and network permits.
Our Visayas bar tour officially starts today in Cebu with the first leg happening at Handuraw Pizza Gorordo. We arrived a night earlier, just a few hours ago, via Air Philippines. Flight was delayed but considerably smooth. Eric Smith, owner and marketing manager of Handuraw, along with his cousin Charles welcomed us at the airport in Cebu.
Lilystars Records, Manila's finest indie pop label, in partnership with Panay News, the largest newspaper in Western Visayas, produced a five-city pop tour down south for our band. This is a first for The Camerawalls to embark in a proper tour so we can reach more listeners and meet music aficionados.
Dubbed “Pamagdoy” (a word that means “wandering” or “peregrination” in both Cebuano and Ilongo), the tour is an opportunity to familiarize the Visayan market with The Camerawalls’ indie releases. On the side is the desire for a little travel and cultural experience – the food, practices, scenic spots, and the people – with each city transfer, and for the band to create a tour diary of the experience.