Also in the line-up of the one-night event dubbed Smart Own It! Kick Off Concert are Max Schneider, Sam Tsui with Kurt Hugo Schneider, and the Australian band At Sunset. The gig will kick off a series of concerts and shows to be presented by telecommunication company Smart.
To be mounted by Ovation Productions, the concert is expected to be one of the biggest and hottest concert events in this year’s musical calendar, featuring artists who command a huge following on YouTube and with a dedicated fan base counting by the millions worldwide.
Since uploading his first cover song on YouTube at age 15, Leroy Sanchez has posted over 70 videos amassing almost 50 million YouTube views. Among the artists he has covered are Sam Smith, Justin Bieber, Adele, Rihanna and many others.
His passion for music, inherent talent and undeniable charm have earned him a devoted following of loyal fans from all over the world who have avidly tracked him in his musical journey.
Max Schneider is a New York-based pop-soul singer and actor who began performing at the age of 14 years. He was part of the Broadway musical “13” as a swing understudy covering four roles in 2008 and 2009. He also modeled with Madonna for an international Dolce Gabbana ad campaign.
Throughout 2015, he toured with Fall Out Boy, Wiz Kalifa and Hoodie Allen on the Boys of Summer Tour. He was named the 2010 Young Arts Theater winner.
Sam Tsui has been hailed as an Internet sensation who, with his friend and partner Kurt Hugo Schneider, was among the first musicians to establish a hugely popular music-focused channel on YouTube.
To date, his videos, including covers, medleys and mashups, have amassed over 500 million hits on YouTube alone, including his 2013 debut original album, Make It Up, contributing to his ever-expanding worldwide fan base. Tsui has also appeared in programs such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Oprah.
He made his initial performance in Manila during a two-night show with Kurt Hugo Schneider at the SMX Convention Center in 2014.
Kurt Hugo Schneider is a composer, music producer and director who was born in Baltimore and grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Most of his works may be found in his YouTube channel created in October 2007 and now with over 3 million subscribers and more than 600 million views.
The Australian band At Sunset is composed of brothers Harrison and Andrew Kantarias and their good friend Tom Jay Williams, who came together with two things in common: their love for music and their enthusiasm for the fun things in life.
In just two years since making an online presence, At Sunset has shown great potential of amassing millions of views on YouTube and an ever-growing army of fans globally.
The group returns to Manila five months after its debut local performance on February 16 at the Araneta Coliseum as special guest in the Boyce Avenue 2016 Philippine Tour.