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Spotlight on DQ Acoustic at Archipelago (All Saturdays of July)

Posted in Archipelago 7107 by Farah Ramos on July 3, 2012

Because of the the positive outcome of Spotlight Saturdays’ first month at ARCHIPELAGO 7107 (Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato), we are happy to announce that DQ Acoustic will be the featured band for the entire month of July!

For only a span of one (1) month, Archipelago is starting to become the hang-out place of QC residents and some even go out of their way from the South and different parts of Manila to come to Tomas Morato to spend their Saturday nights at the new “place to be.”

I believe there are three (3) main reasons why people come to Archipelago every Saturday: 1) The beautiful music and vocals of DQ Acoustic, 2) Guests come to jam, and 3) Pure fun, awesome crowd, and good times!

Apart from the chill atmosphere that the place gives, Archipelago also offers great treats to everyone! Every Saturday, people enjoy Buy 1 Take 1 on cocktail drinks for P150, Happy Hour for the ladies from 9 to 10 pm, pitchers good for 6 persons is at P600, and reasonable prices for other drinks. Food is by Barrio Fiesta so it’s 100% Pinoy and surely would satisfy your taste buds.

Going back to our featured band this month, here’s a bit more info about DQ Acoustic:

Mark Calimlim (vocalist):


Richard Chavez (guitarist)

Christian Espiritu (saxophonist)

and Jude Labitigan (percussionist)

The band members live in the same neighborhood as band manager Bien Rivera of Black Tie Entertainment. It was two years ago when Richard would hang out by the community pool and jam with friends. Later on, they decided to form a band, which is now known as DQ Acoustic.

DQ’s unique sound is what makes them stand out from the rest.  After recruiting saxophonist, Christian, they decided to experiment into smooth jazz and standards.  With their newest member, Mark, the results of their migration to “old-school” music was extremely satisfying.  Mark’s cool and relaxing vocals combined with his impeccable technique and good looks get the girls all swooning and asking for more.

Here are some of their recent YouTube videos. This is the band that you can jam with every Saturday at Archipelago (Il Terrazzo, Tomas Morato):

BREAKEVEN (The Script) – DQ Acoustic Cover

SAY (John Mayer) – DQ Acoustic Cover

For table reservations at Archipelago, contact us at 0915-2954947 or e-mail farahramos@gmail.com. See you there!

Photos by: Daniel Duma


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  1. mylyn sy said, on July 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    like ko DQ Acoustic… lalo na ung vocalist kc he is my younger brother! keep it up bro! i’m proud of u!!! one more info jst call him Mabu!! hehehehe

    • Farah Ramos said, on July 4, 2012 at 12:30 am

      DQ is doing a great job! You should come visit Archipelago one Saturday night when you’re free. Oh and by the way, why Mabu?

  2. pie said, on July 7, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    kudos to DQ ACOUSTIC! keep it up Mark 🙂

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