AFTER more than a year in the making, ABS-CBN’s Star Music is finally releasing Jeri Violago’s initial offering as a recording artist.
“We are making available not just one, but two new songs I composed especially for him,” says prize-winning songwriter Vehnee Saturno.
Vehnee describes ‘Gusto Kita’ as a straightforward love song. The second song, 'Hindi Ka Nag-iisa,’ continues the love story told in ‘Gusto Kita’ by offering words of assurance to the loved one.
With the release of the twin songs, Jeri is slowly but surely getting close to his dream, that of becoming a versatile entertainer.
The 23–year old Ateneo de Manila Business Management cum laude graduate signed a 3-tier contract with Star Music, ABS-CBN’s music production arm.
In 2022, Jeri signed separate contracts with Star Music in various capacities: as an artist, a composer, and record producer.
Upon graduation last year, Jeri asked permission from his dad and mom, Joselito and Chiqui Violago, to allow him to pursue a career in music.
He turned down dad’s offer to take on a key position at the family-owned rice mill business in San Jose, Nueva Ecija.
Star Music’s Jonathan Manalo believes that Jeri’s singing-performing career is anchored on his strong vocals and wide range of talent.
His versatility as a singer is backed by a string of awards earned during his years at the Ateneo, where his high school group emerged as champion at Musikapella competition in 2014. Jericho was also named champion at the Ateneo Grade School Singing Competition in 2011. He was also vice-president of Ateneo Senior High School Glee Club.
During live performances, Jeri could shift with equal ease from pop, jazz and swing to R&B and soul. He loves OPM and is looking forward to collaborating with today’s hit makers. His entertainment credits include performances at the Music Museum and GSIS Museum.
In these outings, he would perform songs from King and I, Annie, South Pacific as well as OPM hits and jazzy standards, think Michael Buble. As a teen, Jericho trained at The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab.
Jeri can be reached through his management, Emy Domingo (+63917-858-6817). Like or follow him: Jericho Violago on Facebook, @jerichoviolago on Tiktok; Jericho Violago on You Tube, jerichoviolago on Instagram.
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