ni Jun Nardo
HINDI threat kay Martin Nievera ang nagsulputang K-pop, J-pop, at P-pop stars ngayon.
“To me? Absolutely not!” deklarasyon ni Martin sa presscon ng coming concert niyang M4D mula sa Viva Live.
“Forty years. You can get a million people in the audience but you didn’t take 40 years!” dagdag niya.
“But in the 90s, naging threat ang bands sa solo singers.
“I did a show one time in Loyola and in a few meters, is Maryknoll. The Concert King in Loyola and Eraserheads in Maryknoll.
“I could hear the screams from the backstage of Loyola. They had full packed show. My show had only 200 (audience). Most of them production people from the show. There’s no one in the audience. They were all in Maryknoll.
“My manager, Joji Dingcong, told me, ‘Mart, there’s nobody here. Let’s cancel the show.’
“You know what I did? ‘How many people are there? ‘ Those 200 people really wanted to watch me.
“That was my best performance ever! I have standing ovation galore from 200 people! That’s what I learned, there’s no small show or big show. The show must go on.
“Hindi ako umiyak. That was my best performance!” pag-alala ni Martin.
Anyway, sa kanyang M4D concert na selebrasyon ng kanyang 40 years sa music industry, sa Novemeber 19 sa The Theater, Solaire, bibigyan niya ng tribute si Boss Vic del Rosario at musical director Louie Ocampo.