The legendary Joey Pepe Smith and Wally Gonzales of the former Juan Dela Cruz band performed at the Dos Mestizos, Boracay last Sunday September 23, 2012. The Pinoy Rock legends belt out some of their former band’s popular numbers.
The Spanish resto bar Dos Mestizos, a popular hang-out among tourist and locals in Boracay, was the venue for the gig. The place ranks among the top resto/bars in the island.
I arrived around 8:30 pm and the place was already packed but managed to seat at the bar area where I got a good spot to cover the event.
The resident group and a few guest jammers played to warm up the atmosphere before the main gig.
The ex Juan Dela Cruz members, Pepe and Wally arrived with their group and then started with the first set playing blues. Then, they progressed to Pinoy blues afterwards.
Then the main event started with them playing some of the band’s popular numbers like “Balong Malalim”, “Beep Beep”, etc…
|The legendary Tandem (wish Mike Hanapol was present to complete the Trio)|
|Joey “Pepe” Smith belting out and rocking|
|The blues master Wally Gonzales|
|Pepe plays the guitar beautifully although he was originally the drummer of the band|
Performing some of the Juan Dela Cruz classic songs:
The gig ended and the fans had their photo ops. Of course, the coverage will not be complete without me having my own souvenir photos with my rock idols!
|Joey Pepe Smith and yours truly|
|Me with Wally Gonzales|
It was a night of fun and relieving the glory days of Pinoy Rock that eventually gave rise to OPM. The only thing I really wished that Mike Hanapol was also there to complete the trio!
Watch out for more videos of the event …. This is your truly, Ted Claudio, blogging from the beautiful island of Boracay!