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Monday, December 29, 2008

Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez February concert

It’s a “V” date with Martin and Pops! The estranged partners are back on each other’s arms…on stage. Royal couple of the concert scene Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez are now getting their act together as they prepare for a reunion outing in what is dubbed as the most extravagant concert ever to be produced for the Concert King and Queen.

Missing You, the much-awaited reunion concert promises an overflow of love on Feb. 6, 2009 at the Araneta Coliseum.

With naughty Cupid just around the corner, who knows what might just happen in this red-letter day as saccharine love songs fill the cavernous Araneta dome? Missing on Missing You would be a nasty gift you can give your Valentine date, so mark your calendar this early.

Reunited and better than ever, Martin and Pops are set to treat loyal followers to their greatest performance. Everything is unpredictable except the great music. Will they hold hands while they sing their love songs? Will they stare at each other? Will they be on speaking terms on this day? No one will ever know. But this is the magic of Martin and Pops tandem.

But it will surely be a time for Martin and Pops to relive the love and reclaim their day. “Valentine used to be our day,” Martin shared. “Back then, Valentine wouldn’t be complete without a Martin and Pops concert. We actually never had a Valentine’s date because we’d always have a concert.”

But the concert would be different from their previous ones. Aside from the fact that they’re no longer together, they have also grown a lot as concert performers.

“What’s different now is that there’s more maturity in our music,” Martin said. “What’s also good to note is that Pops and I would always get along really well during our concerts. This concert brings back our chemistry as concert artists. We live for this. And, yes, we miss performing to our loyal fans.”

With their sons Ram and Robin joining them on stage, you might as well expect a family concert, which could have been a perfect Christmas gift for their devoted fans. The family is extended even wider to include Pops’ current beau Jomari Yllana as concert producer.

“Pops and I have been talking about working together again even before,” Martin revealed. “At first, I didn’t really know Jomari was producing it, but when Pops said he is part of this project, I said sure. I’m not choosy naman.”

Martin is happy Pops and Jomari’s relationship is going stronger. The Concert King considers it a privilege working with Jomari. He has expressed full support to the debuting producer on his first concert production venture.

“In our production meetings, they would always have professional arguments but would always end up with a nice compromise,” he shared. “I noticed how Pops is more vocal with what she wants these days and Jom would always have expensive ideas. But at the end of the day, they get along just fine, which is good.”

Jomari is a hardworking producer seriously getting into production, according to Martin. “He’s working 24/7 just to make sure everything is working well. “It’s a good trait for a first-time producer like him. I believe he has a bright future ahead of him.”

Aside from being comfortable working with his ex-wife’s current boyfriend, Martin is happy on Jomari’s closeness to his sons, Robin and Ram.

“I can see that the boys are having a great time with him,” he shared. “Jomari was so concerned for the boys that he even got Robin a stint in a coffee shop in BF Parañaque. Pops wants him to pay his dues first if he really wants to make a name for himself in the music scene. He has to experience how it is to perform for any kind of crowd.”

For Christmas, Martin is happy he’s spending it with all his sons. “It’s my first time again to be with my sons on Christmas after four years. I’m happy Pops allowed our sons to spend the holidays with me in the US.”

After the holidays, Martin looks forward to busier days as he prepares for his much-awaited concert. He also looks forward to a brighter 2009. “2008 has been a year of broken promises, but I believe that brighter days are ahead of me.”

Missing You will also celebrate the Concert King’s 26 years in the business. Stage direction is by Rowell Santiago while musical direction is by Homer Flores.

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