Bleu Rascals

Band

  • Blues, Pop, Rock
  • Metro Manila
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  • Set Duration : 120 Minutes | No. of Sets : 2

About

Bleu Rascals is a Filipino blues-oriented guitar centric band who has been around for 5 years now. They’ve been playing around the globe sharing their music in different countries and cities. Blues genre, as the core of the band and also plays different kinds of music with a touch of their own touch and unique style.

Bleu Rascals represented the Philippines to play in the 28th International Blues Challenge in Memphis,
Tennessee,

also did a front act with guitar blues legend "Buddy Guy, Keb Mo' and Earth, Wind and Fire " in Timbre Rock and Roots Festival in Singapore ,

Represented the country to join Jakarta Blues Festival, Indonesia last October and got invited also as a duo act with “Shun Kikuta” in Japan Blues Festival 2013 (July).

Bleu Rascals joined Cotai Blues and Jazz Competition 2013 in Macau, Out of 118 bands, Bleu Rascals were selected with the 12 finalists from ALL OVER THE WORLD and became CHAMPION!

Bleu Rascals was invited by Guam Chamber of Commerce to play for their “Appreciation Blues Night” in Guam, Hilton Resort last October 2014

Came back for Cotai Jazz and Blues Competition 2014 as featured guest artist to pass on the crown for the next winner.

Bleu Rascals was invited to play in annual festival of Fete Dela Musique 2012-2015 with other big artists in the Philippines.

Bleu Rascals was invited to play in “Asian Poker Tour Festival” held in “Grand Ho Tram” in Vietnam.

Paul Marney Leobrera is the first ever brand ambassador endorser of Crescendo Music Store for GIBSON GUITARS USA (ES-335 Model)

Bleu Rascals was invited to play into one of the most anticipated music event every year “Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2015” held in Puerto Galera.

Bleu Rascals has released their very first FULL ORIGINAL ALBUM called “Badge of Courage”

Specialty

Birthdays, Corporate Events, Weddings, Others(Music festivals, blues festivals around the globe.)

Background

Bleu Rascals started with Paul Marney M. Leobrera. When he was in high school, He easily fell in love with the blues when he first heard it in a music store in Manila. He became a fan of John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughan, he was 15 years old that time. He was eager to watch live shows and became a follower of “Blues Bad Boy” Joniver Robles who plays JM and SRV. Paul then was invited to play in a bar called “Brothers Mustache” and played with Joniver, Chickoy Pura of “The Jerks” and other veteran musicians. From there, he always come to jam nights whenever he can with the full support of his parents.

After several shows and jams of Paul, a video with Joniver Robles was uploaded in Youtube. An American expat named Tom Colvin who’s been living in the Philippines for a long time has watched the video and was impressed by Paul’s touch in the guitar. He thought that Paul was something special.
Tom invited Paul to come to a bar called “TEN 02” to do a jam with a project band called “Jablunk”. The night was successful; most of the people were impressed by Paul’s talent. Since then, He puts up his own blues band called "BLEU RASCALS" with Oliver Salaysay on Bass and Allan Abdulla on Drums . Several shows and blues festivals, The band became tighter and tighter.

Months have passed they have been playing 4 times a week in Makati, Pasay, Manila and even played in international events in Macau, Guam, Vietnam, Jakarta, Japan, Singapore and USA.

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