Filipino artists wrap up UK concert tour

JBK boyband performing at Live in London, UK Concert Tour at The Loop Mayfair. INQUIRER/Melissa Alcantara

LONDON — The final show of a UK tour headlined by Filipino boyband JBK took place last Sunday, Feb. 11 at The Cock Tavern pub in Kilburn, West London.

Joshua Bulot, Bryan del Rosario and Kim Lawrenz Ordonio — collectively known as JBK — became known in the UK after successfully auditioning on “The X Factor UK 2017,” gathering praise from the entire judging panel.

Bradley Holmes performing at JBK Live UK Concert Tour.  INQUIRER/Melissa Alcantara

The concert lineup included performances from: Gaga Lord, who also auditioned on “The X Factor UK”; Bradley Holmes, who became part of’s team on “The Voice Philippines 2014”; Filipino international singer and actor” Gia Macula Atchison, who starred in productions such as “Miss Saigon” and “Here Lies Love”; and Nina Espinosa from Tawag ng Tanghalan.

In a series of concerts from late January to early February, the acts performed in Norwich, Kent, London, York and Colchester, with one final show in London.

Singer Gaga Lord at JBK Live in London UK Concert Tour. INQUIRER/Melissa Alcantara

The artists sang a mix of Filipino and international songs, which saw the audiences singing along, dancing and being called onstage to duet.

The tour was produced by Simply C with Alcanmobile, Adam Brown and Cherry Jadraque and sponsored by Megaworld International, Arbonne, Philippine Airlines and the Department of Tourism’s “Bring a Friend/It’s More Fun in the Philippines” program.

The show was further made possible by donors including Romulo Cafe, Eric Pilapil, Philip de Vera, and Alcantara Consultancy Services.


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