[Music] Both Of Us Acoustic Duo Making wave in local music scene.

Nowadays, it's rare that I get to post music and local artists news. Maybe nothing is interesting enough these days, but I was told...


Nowadays, it's rare that I get to post music and local artists news. Maybe nothing is interesting enough these days, but I was told about this new acoustic act known as 'Both Of Us' or B.O.U.

The acoustic duo had their own careers before this acoustic gig. Natasia, who's is the lead vocalist, has that amazing acoustic vibe in her voice. Really calm and just soothing. She is a top finalist of ABS-CBN’s Star Power Talent Search in 2010 (grand title won by Angeline Quinto). She has been performing in various shows around the country ever since. The other half is Sherman, is a member of the pop/rock group Kaligta. 

The acoustic duo become a favorite of local radio stations for their cover of "More Than Words" by the American band, Extreme. The cover song was also chosen to be theme for GMA's Korean soap on primetime, "The Producers". 

Check out their cover of the said song via this link https://youtu.be/lrXY4xs-lzM

They also have another single that just hit the airwaves entitled "Broken Heart" also as another main them for GMAs Korean drama "Ice Adonis". 

The acoustic duo's first attempt as musical partners, B.O.U joined the Mossimo Music Summit talent search last 2015. They did not make the cut, but their potential was recognized by Curve Entertainment, and now they are signed to be part of the management company’s growing roster of talents.

First impressions? Basing on the two songs I've listened to, I think that Natasia has this really amazing voice perfect for acoustic, I think that with the right choice of songs and singles, BOU can raise the acoustic duo bar. (set by MYMP?) Sherman, though skilled in the guitar with decent vocals, I personally think his voice is a bit boyband-ish. Maybe because of his young age? Or maybe it will mature in time. This would allow BOU a wider range of music covering different market. 

In this age of music, there must be something that sets you apart from others. You can have these influences or artists that you peg yourself to be but you need to reinvent and comeup with something fresh and new that people haven't heard before. 

I heard they are currently finishing an EP which will consist of covers of acoustic love ballads and some original compositions. Would love to listen to the arrangements of the songs they cover. 

Lastly, if they are going to make a full album, I hope that the songs there are not around 90-110 BPM. I would reco that they cover songs that are around 125-135 BPM. This would be a nice way to disect fast songs stripping everything and just delivering raw voice and one guitar. Now that I'd love to hear. 

I have high hopes for this duo. Will be following their progress and way to the top. You should too! Visit BOU’s social media page for more info and updates on their gigs www.facebook.com/BOUduo.

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