Looking good in his blue suit, black polo, and a pair of leather shoes, 57-year-old Australian singer-songwriter Rick Price owned the stage of New Frontier Theatre during his recently held post-Valentine concert last Friday, February 15.
The moment he stepped on stage that night, Price immediately brought the full-packed theatre back to the ’90s with his song “Nothing Can Stop Us Now.” As if his husky yet melodic, sweet voice was not enough to set the crowd’s mood into a romantic vibe, he accompanied his singing by playing the grand piano.
Titled “Heaven Knows PH Tour 2019,” his concert was named after his internationally hit song “Heaven Knows.” The audience was excited to watch him perform live, not knowing that the artist himself was more excited to meet his fans in Manila and to serenade for them for the first time in his 30-year-career.
“It’s so good to be here tonight to play my very first show ever in Manila. I’m so excited. This is a recovery concert. Did you survive Valentine’s Day?” Price said in jest. Aside from singing some of his original songs, he also sang a few tracks from the Bee Gees and Bob Dylan.
With Joey G and Jinky Vidal
Known as a multi-instrumentalist, Price rocked the stage on his own without any other musician with him. The only time he shared the stage was when he performed duet songs with two of the country’s respected singers Joey Generoso, the former vocalist of ’80s band Side A, and Jinky Vidal, respectively.
“I’m really privileged to share the stage with some incredible singers tonight,” he said while asking Vidal to join him.
Describing Generoso as handsome and someone he shares the same spirit with, Price asked the Filipino artist if he wanted them to create music together. “I have the feeling that you and I keep the spirits. We probably grew up listening to the same music from the same era. We need to hang out together, play some music, write some songs. What do you think?” he asked Generoso.
The crowd got electrified when these two talented singers sang “You’ve Got a Friend,” a song written by Carole King.
The night was filled with good music, romantic vibe, and nostalgic feeling of going back to the past. Price closed the night with his performance of “Heaven Knows” and a promise that he will come back.
“We have planned to make more trips back to the Philippines, especially here in Manila to make some concerts for you. So I’m looking forward to seeing you again. And I will leave you with this song. God bless you for coming out tonight. I had a great time singing for you,” he ended.
Check out our previous piece on Rick Price’s inspiration for “Heaven Knows”!