In 1994, three
people found out that they were indeed, III of A Kind. Edward,
Gelo and Annie were actively involved in singing since childhood,
harmonizing in choirs and singing groups. All III studied at
the University of the Philippines College of Music and met when
they all joined the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers.
Although all III are trained classical singers, they were always
chosen to do the solos of the pop songs the Madrigals included
in their repertoire. Soon, all III were in demand as session
vocalists singing commercial jingles and doing back-up vocals
for major artist in recordings and live concerts, and sought-after
as voice teachers, vocal coaches and choral conductors.
III of A Kind displays great versatility, interpreting songs
from pop to R & B and dance. Each singer is strong soloist
which is why their repertoire can encompass varied styles of
music. As one of the few groups who can conceptualize and arrange
their own music, audiences are awestruck by their fresh, unique
and skilled performances especially when they throw in a cappella
versions of popular songs during their shows. Their individual
wit and humor spices up every repartee on-stage, with their performing
experience showing through their eloquence.
of A Kind delighted audiences at Fashion Cafe when their three-night
concert series was extended to four more months. They have appeared
as guest in various shows and concerts, most notable of which
are the ones with Jaya, Martin Nievera, Franco Laurel and Pops
Fernandez. Last 17 August they performed back-to-back with the
countrys top artists in "Best of Manila," a concert
of Ryan Cayabyab and Louie Ocampo directed by Rowell Santiago
for the benefit of the World Wildlife Fund.
have lent their talents as assisting vocalists for recordings
such as the millennium song "Written in the Sand" and
Asia Songfest winning entry "You Lift Me Up" both by
Danny Tan. As interpreters they have been chosen to give life
to Gines Tans "Sa Langit, Sa Lupa... Pag-ibig!"
in the 1997 Metropop and Noel Cabangons "Ikaw ay Bayani"
in this years Himig Handog sa Bayaning Pilipino. III of
A Kind is also featured in the latest albums of Martin Nievera,
Randy Santiago and the soundtrack of the forthcoming movie, "Tanging
of A Kind has indeed broadened its horizons since their all-OPM
concert tour of the United States in 1995 and their "Kun-Di-Man
Trio" outreach performances sponsored by the CCP. Fresh
from the success of "Exhibit III @ the Museum" under
the direction of Ella Lopez Miller, III of A Kind celebrates
its sixth year with a string of other projects: an album to be
released and promoted nationwide under Premium Star Records,
concerts and workshops for the Young Musicians Society
of Singapore on 22 and 23 September, and another concert tour
of the United States and Canada from 20 November to 21 December.