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The REFLEX Biographies

His penchant for music was manifested at the early age of 2. Although he could not sing the exact words to a song, he was able to hum the musical notes beautifully and with gusto. At the age of 5 he had his first concert at a cultural show in his hometown of Batangas City singing an original composition "Kabataan, Saan Ka Patungo?" written by his mom. He joined the Glee Club during his grade school years in St. Bridget’s College and competed in various school competitions where he was a consistent winner. Not content with winning laurels in his school and his hometown, he also joined TV programs in Manila and won TV Channel 13's talent show hosted by Ike Lozada and Ariel Ureta and Channel 7's Student Canteen with Eddie Ilarde. Whenever his schedule permits, he also performed at road shows and other places in the region since his dad was the producer of most of these shows. These opportunities allowed him to harness his musical skills and gain confidence in his trade.

While in middle school, he studied keyboards at the Yamaha School of Music before going to the St. Francis of Assisi Seminary in Lipa City to study. There he became the soloist of the seminary choir where he also competed and won awards in the inter-city seminary contests.

It was a short-lived stay in the seminary since he decided to go back to St. Bridget's to finish high school. Right after graduation, he and his school friends formed the "Huggers Band", the youngest band ever to play in the circles of night clubs in Batangas City.

He had barely started to pursue his Architecture studies in Manila when he left the Philippines to go abroad and live in the US permanently.

When he arrived in the US in 1987, he found his musical niche by joining a singing competition at the War Memorial Building in Daly City and won the top prize. This contest was hosted by KSOL and sponsored by the city of Daly City Parks and Recreation Department. This was the first contest of its kind in the city at that time. Shortly after he joined the San Francisco City Chorus.

A few months later, he and his other Batangueno friends, formed the "Live Version Band" and became its soloist/keyboard player. The band had their biggest break when they were asked to perform regularly on weekends at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlingame. This was later followed by a string of gigs at some of the local hot spots like Solita's Restaurant, Tito Rey of the Islands, Carnival Restaurant and Josephine’s on Broadway, San Francisco. They got rave reviews performance-after- performance and drew a huge crowd of followers wherever they went , be it corporate, organization or hotel gigs. The Live Version Band was active until 2007.

Virgil provided opening acts to some of the big name entertainment figures such as Gabby Concepcion, Nora Aunor, Aiko Melendez, Aga Muhlach, Buffy and Jocelyn Enriquez in concerts held at Fort Mason, Nob Hill and the Cow Palace.

Shelley's been singing since before she could speak and hasn't stopped. While Shelley can also be heard singing at local jazz hot spots with her trio, she loves 80's top 40 and is so excited to be a part of The Reflex and tap into her inner-pop diva!

Elmo arrived in San Francisco in 1968 at the age of 10. A long ways from his native Phillipines, he grew up in the heart of the hippy area or Haight and Ashbury. Shortly thereafter, joining the Boy Scouts led to meeting other aspiring musicians at many jam sessions during their Friday Night Rallies. The band they created, Cordial Coterie Band, later simply became known as Cordial. Elmo played 2nd Guitar, while his cousin Danny played lead. This prompted Elmo to make the switch to Bass. Elmo stayed active with Cordial for over 12 years, ending with his preliminary musical stint on New Year's Eve of 1989 with the Mel Leanio Band.

In those discovery days, Elmo attended many concerts, hung outside of night clubs by Broadway and Columbus, and also Fillmore West Hall, and enjoyed street fairs and park concerts. He watched performers such as The Eshabarrs, Rojos, Revelos, Escavedos, and the Santanas of Mission High School. Elmo liked Rock, but couldn't resist the strong influence of Motown, R & B and Soul Power, through the likes of Mr. James Jamerson, David Brown, Larry Graham, Jaco and Pops Popswell, who all expanded his bass foundation.

Elmo's musical career took a hiatus as he prepared for day-to-day life, leaving for Honolulu, and landing a job as assistant Therapeutic and Medical EQ Tech, which he quickly blossomed into as a Bio-Medical Tech. He dabbled in local Hawaiian kine garage and luaus, Kanakapilo style, while listening regularly to kine yah and Jawaiian which was dominating the radio at the time. In his spare time, Elmo hung out at the Waiks and choke kine, fishing and surfing. Elmo made another life move as he returned home to San Francisco during the Summer of 1992 to marry his wife, Brenda. Two weeks later, he was back in Honolulu with Plenty/Choke Stuff. There he met Cliff of Aura (house band of the Ol' Point After Club), and other island musicians such as Uncle Tony and Uncle Bert, Founding Members of Society of Seven, Glenn and Jonathan Guys of Honolulu, and other Ilocano Kine bands, and also Salsa and Mambo musicians, Rolando Sanches, Eddie Ortiz, Salsa Hawaii and Cajunto Cache.

Elmo was approached by Uncle Richard Natto to be the bassist of The Krush, and performed at the Waikiki Sheraton Espirit Lounge. His most memorable gig was on the 4th of July, playing for the military, and New Year's Eve, Ho'olaulea. Coming back to the Bay Area in the Winter of 2003, Elmo hooked up with some local kine Hawaiian bradahs and plenty kine Halau, helping out at Henry's Restaurant in Daly City and making contact with his best friend Cyrian T (bassist for Kickback band) who helped him with the use of the EQ. Then Don from Rendezvous asked Elmo to become their bassist and the rest is history! In his own words, Elmo said, "Tanks, Eh! Hardly no one will ever give a 50-something manong a chance, but I get more..."

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The REFLEX Songlist


Current as of: 11/10/15

Covering 1980's Hits:

867-5309 (JENNY)

Tommy Tutone

ABRACADABRA

Steve Miller Band

ANY WAY YOU WANT IT

Journey

BIZZARE LOVE TRIANGLE

New Order

BORN TO BE MY BABY

Bon Jovi

BOYS DON'T CRY

The Cure

CAN'T WE TRY

Dan Hill & Vonda Shepard

CARELESS WHISPER

George Michael

CARS

Gary Newman

CATCH ME I'M FALLING

Pretty Poison

CAUGHT UP ON YOU

38 Special

CENTERFOLD

J Geils Band

CHERISH

Kool & the Gang

DANCING IN THE DARK

Bruce Springsteen

DON'T FORGET ME (WHEN I'M GONE)

Glass Tiger

DON'T STOP BELIEVING

Journey

DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME

Simple Minds

DRESS YOU UP

Madonna

EASY LOVER

Phil Collins & Phillip Bailey

ESCAPADE

Janet Jackson

EVERYBODY HAVE FUN TONIGHT

Wang Chung

EVERYTHING SHE WANTS

Wham!

EVERYTIME I SEE YOU

Fra Lippo Lippi

FLASHDANCE (WHAT A FEELING)

Irene Cara

FOOTLOOSE

Kenny Loggins

FREEDOM

Wham!

FRESH

Kool & the Gang

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN

Cyndi Lauper

HEAD TO TOE

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH

Belinda Carlisle

HIGH ENOUGH

Damn Yankees

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT

Pat Benatar

HUMAN

Human League

HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF

Duran Duran

I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU

Dan Hartman

I MELT WITH YOU

Modern English

I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

Whitney Houston

IF YOU LEAVE

OMD

JESSIE'S GIRL

Rick Springfield

JUMP

Van Halen

JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH

Depeche Mode

JUST GOT LUCKY

JoBoxers

JUST LIKE HEAVEN

The Cure

JUST ONCE

James Ingram

KARMA CHAMELEON

Culture Club

LESSONS IN LOVE

Level 42

LET'S GROOVE

Earth, Wind & Fire

LIES

Thompson Twins

LOOK OF LOVE

ABC

MISS ME BLIND

Culture Club

MISSING YOU

John Waite

MONEY FOR NOTHING

Dire Straits

NEVER GONNA LET YOU DOWN

Surface

NIGHT BIRDS

Shakatak

NO EASY WAY OUT

Robert Tepper

OH SHEILA

Ready For The World

PHYSICAL

Olivia Newton John

ROCK THE CASBAH

The Clash

ROUND & ROUND

Spandau Ballet

SHATTERED DREAMS

Johnny Hates Jazz

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO

The Clash

SHOUT

Tears For Fears

SHOWER ME WITH YOUR LOVE

Surface

SMOOTH CRIMINAL

Michael Jackson

SOME LIKE IT HOT

Power Station

SOMETIMES A FANTASY

Billy Joel

STATE OF THE NATION

Industry

STRANGELOVE

Depeche Mode

SUBURBIA

Pet Shop Boys

SUMMER OF '69

Bryan Adams

SUSSUDIO

Phil Collins

TALK DIRTY TO ME

Poison

TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP

The Romantics

TELL IT TO MY HEART

Taylor Dayne

TENDERNESS

General Republic

THE FIRST TIME

Surface

THE MORE YOU LIVE, MORE YOU LOVE

A Flock Of Seagulls

THE PROMISE

When In Rome

THE WARRIOR

Scandal

TURNING JAPANESE

The Vapors

VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR

The Buggles

WE BUILT THIS CITY

Starship

WE CLOSE OUR EYES

Go West

WHAT ABOUT LOVE

Heart

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU

The Romantics

WHEN I SEE YOU SMILE

Bad Company

WHEN IT'S LOVE

Van Halen

WHIP IT

DEVO

WHITE WEDDING

Billy Idol

WHO CAN IT BE NOW

Men At Work

WOULD I LIE TO YOU

Eurythmics

Note: Song choices, styles, and availability subject to change without notice. All songs are copyright their respective artists, composers, labels, owners. The Reflex 80's Band only performs private cover renditions of songs and does not claim to own any copyright of said songs in their performances.

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