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August 5, 2012

Lui Castillo's Profile




Artist Profile: Lui Castillo


Whether rocking out guy tunes, going mellow acoustically, singing and dancing in reggae beats, or crooning some Norah Jones music, Lui (and a band sometimes) has been on and off the music scene since 2001 starting off her professional career as a musician at the age of 19.
She started out as a solo performer in the heart of Manila, getting gigs at local bars around The Fort, Eastwood, Quezon, Makati, etc.  These gigs include weekly mainstays, corporate events, and front acts.

By 2005, Lui transferred to Cebu City where a four piece band came together under the influences of U2, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, India Arie, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman, Bob Marley, Ben King, and the like.
The sound of the band keeps evolving through the years hence the versatility but it is only this year that Lui has released her first 4-song E.P. dubbed LUI STORIES, which gave way for her to showcase her different sides in music.

The first track, Live for Today, is a fresh reggae beat you can skip around to whilst the second one is a jazz-influenced track with a lot of guitar riffs.  The third track, written by one of Cebu’s brilliant singer/songwriter Mr. Makuz Cortez, is a super sedated song that is actually used as one of the OST for Jerrold Tarog’s indie movie, Senior Year (2011).  The last track is an upbeat, alternative-ish composition that talks about never losing hope.

While Lui and the band is all about passion and pleasure, the strong belief of breaking down the barriers of judgments and complexities and just uniting people through the power of music is always an end goal.

Album under Lui Castillo:
Lui Stories by Lui CastilloLui Stories
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