They are birds of the same feather, not only where music is concerned. Bamboo and Billy Crawford also love sports. They both lived in LA and are comfortable with the Western lifestyle.
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But they also have their differences. Bamboo looks up to George Harrison while Billy ‘s music idols are Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson.
They have so much to talk about, not only on the “ASAP” stage, but off it, when they share ideas over a glass of spirits. This is what happened one day in Singapore, when they decided to talk about almost all things under the sun after their show.
Looking at the same picture
“We felt the chemistry, the bond. We were looking at the same picture,’ recalls Bamboo. So they looked at each other and agreed at back-to-back show – a first for them -- would be a great idea.
One of things they also agree on is the direction music is taking them and other performers.
“Going solo is a myth because you get to work with a lot of people when you perform. I used to work with a band. Now, I work with a village,” he muses. “I’m not gonna say it’s all me. I’m part of a bigger thing.”
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This “part of a bigger thing” drives Bamboo and Billy to do “Saludo,” a benefit concert for HERO (Help Educate and Rear Orphans) Foundation, which helps children of slain or disabled Filipino soldiers. It is set on Saturday, March 9 at at Globe Event Grounds in Circuit Makati.
“I have a soft spot for them because my dad used to be with the US military,” reveals Billy. “I think these soldiers are heroes in their own right.”
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The two are keeping the repertoire under wraps. But one thing’s sure – they’ll talk about it over a few drinks and gales of laughter.
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