Australian singer Rick Price ready to serenade Pinoy fans; Baron Geisler wants to build his own rehab center

WHEN his career catapulted to earn a niche in the music charts wirh his first studio album “Heaven Knows,” the Philippines was one of the countries that Australian singer Rick Price visited.

That was in 1993. 

He has walked many journeys in life who dreamt of making and sharing music as his passion.

Now, his songs continue to reverberate even if the platforms have changed. And he wants to spend more time with the people who continue to make his songs the themes of their lives.

From “Heaven Knows,” he shared with us his version of “Walk Away Renee,” “Nothing Can Stop Us Now,” “Not A Day Goes By,” and “Where Is The Love.”

To sing to his fans in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Rick will have his “Heaven Knows Tour 2019” on February 15 at the New Frontier Theater with Joey G, former Side A vocalist and Jinky Vidal of Freestyle.

Tickets are available via TicketNet.com.ph or you may call 911-5555.

Prsented by Wilbros Live, it promises a concert focusing on all the hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s from the multi-awarded Queensland son and his guests.

For decades, “Heaven Knows” has touched millions of hearts. How did it come to be?

“Heaven Knows is a true story. Based on a breakup.  It was written after a break-up. It was inspired by that. A lot of people identify with that story. The blessing is that the song has touched so many people and I still enjoy singing it today for that reason. The song has a life of its own. 

“It is accepting what is meant to come to you. If it doesn’t come, let it go. You cannot love someone with attachment. But detachment.  That maybe the reason the song has withstood the test of time. When you hear the music there is something to it that makes you realize things. Like only God knows what is the beat thing for you. The song maybe born out of a heartache but there is some spiritual perspecrive into it.”

We born in the 80s 90s and 00s still can feel the meaning of the song which continue to be part of our music playlist.

With a partner or not, this celebration of Valentine’s will truly be a memorable one.

Especially for me!

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THE almost a hundred guests who flocked to the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premiere Sunday evening were treated to an evening of not just glitz and glam but celebration of Philippine Cinema’s 100 Years.

FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines) Chairman Liza Diño Seguerra moved heaven and earth to lay down the plans and introduce the projects FDCP has for the year.

At the event, the highest honor given by the FDCP during the Annual Film Ambassadors’ Night, the Camera Obscura Artistic Excellence Award were handed to three awardees, whose outstanding achievements and breakthroughs have positively inspired the Philippine industry to aspire to greater heights-Star Cinema’s “The Hows of Us,” producer Bianca Valbuena and the National Artist for Film, Kidlat Tahimik.

86 honorees who placed Philippine Cinema on the world stage by winning in international film festivals in 2018 were given recognition.

Caught Baron Geisler and made some chitchats before the event proper.

Very sober. He was with his girlfriend Jamie Evangelista who he met while on rehab in Cebu.

“We’ve been together for six months now. Ang alcohol nalampasan ko na Tita. ‘Yung paninigarilyo na lang ang gusto ko pang mawala. I am thanful to the people who took care of me sa rehabilitation centers na pinuntahan ko in Cebu and in Davao.”

So back!

“Kaya nga gusto ko na makapagpatayo na rin ng sarili kong rehabilitation center. Siguro alam ko na may magga-guide pa rin sa akin if ever I falter. Kaya now, I never go out na hindi ko kasama ang mga Program Director (Patrick Paulino) ko and my girlfriend.

“I feel good to be here. Thanks to Ma’am Liza. I am set to start a movie with direk Brillante Mendoza. I am still struggling. To thing yourself be true. 

“There was depression. Kasama naman ‘yun. Ang kailangan kang talaga always talk to people. You cannot do it alone. Kailangan din constant prayers.”

With a lot of love brewing inside and outside of himself, Baron is safe!

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