Ever heard of or listened to the a capella group called ‘The Filharmonic‘? Well, chances are you have after seeing the movie’ Pitch Perfect 2′ or watching Season 4 of ‘The Sing-Off’ on NBC.
Of late, I have been corresponding with one of its members (beat boxer Niko del Rey) who has shared with me some introductory facts that you might find interesting.
“I noticed your blog is very influential within the Filipino community and thought about reaching out to see if you would be interested in helping us promote our group.” wrote Niko.
I readily said yes, of course. So for the uninitiated, here’s the 411 on the talented group:
“…we are an L.A.-based Filipino-American Boy Band with the interest of promoting our culture and sound. We have only been together for 2 years (May 2013) and we have a lot of hopes and dreams of making our passion for performing into a reality. We are doing our best to make the Filipino culture known here in the states as well as around the world. We recently made an appearance on the new hit movie, Pitch Perfect 2, and have performed with groups like AJ Rafael, Linkin Park, The Black Eyed Peas, and Pentatonix, in addition to going on a nation-wide tour. Alongside with that, we have appeared on national television twice for NBC’s The Sing-Off and the Late Late show with James Corden.”
Check out the group’s video featuring their cover of Jessie J’s ‘Spotlight’.
courtesy of The Filharmonic
Below is their TV guesting (with Anna Kendrick) on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’.
courtesy of The Late Late Show with James CordenThe Filharmonic is made up of vocalists VJ Rosales, Trace Gaynor, Joe Caigoy and Barry Fortgang, plus vocal bass Jules Cruz and beatboxer Niko del Rey. To watch the group’s other performances, visit their Youtube channel. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram @TheFilharmonic.
Credits for the last group photo go to Ben Miller.