First concert is a test of mettle

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BRYAN Termulo

Bryan Termulo has managed to build a small but solid fan base just for singing the theme songs of some of ABS-CBN’s most popular teleseryes, including “Walang Hanggan.”

While this sort of gig did his career a lot of good, Bryan knows he can’t just keep doing what he does if he wants to make it big in the industry. And he does.

So, for his first-ever solo concert, “Bryan XXV,” the balladeer says he’s determined to step out of his comfort zone—by covering soothing, old love songs and attempting things that even his own fans wouldn’t expect of him.

“Some of our production numbers took three months to create,” he told the Inquirer. “I’ll perform challenging dances moves and floor work. Music-wise, I’ll try cover pop, jazz, rock… I’ll probably even rap!”

Set March 9 at the Music Museum, the concert will also feature KZ Tandingan, Bugoy Drilon, Liezel Garcia and Melai Cantiveros.

The 24-year-old Kapamilya talent is admittedly nervous, noting that his concert will show whether or not he has made inroads in the music biz.

“I hope a lot of people come see my show,” Bryan said. “I want to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak, and also gauge how far I’ve come.”

A Popster

Bryan considers the concert—just like any project he takes on—a good opportunity to prove his mettle as a performer. “I’m optimistic and determined to do my best,” he said. “I have to keep improving because the competition in the biz is stiff.”

Some of the singers Bryan looks up to are contest champs Erik Santos, Christian Bautista and Sarah Geronimo. His dream, needless to say, is to achieve and enjoy the same level of popularity as his idols.

Bryan said to share the stage with these performers someday would be another dream come true. “As it is,” he explained, “I’m already living a scenario that I dreamt about as a child. I still can’t believe it sometimes.”

He’s a confessed Popster. “I have all of Sarah’s albums. I even chased her for an autograph once,” he said giddily. “But I’m not a stalker!”

Bryan has been tapped to be part of the coming drama series “Against All Odds,” which will be top-billed by Judy Ann Santos and KC Concepcion. “It’s going to be my first acting job,” he noted, “and I’m sure it’s going to be a career-enriching experience.”

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