Alternative rock band Never the Strangers brings their powerful riffs, playful melodies, and anthemic choruses to Shangri-La Plaza on Jan. 18, 7 p.m. at the Grand Atrium.

Composed of lead vocalist and keyboardist Ace Libre, guitarist Bert Ong, and drummer Nash Ignacio, the band was discovered by Filipino rock icon Rico Blanco through the music-driven social networking site MySpace.

Never the Strangers Live at the Shang - Never the Strangers and their alt-rock sensibilities

Never the Strangers

Never the Strangers is known for singles “Alive” and “Bago Mahuli Ang Lahat”, as well as hit ad song“Moving Closer”. After releasing an eponymous debut album in 2012, the group produced another one in 2015 titled “Screenburn.” The band followed it up with a six-track EP last year called “Touchdown,” which featured the 2019 hit single “Shadow Show” with Blanco.

Aside from playing for their fans around the country, Never the Strangers has also opened for foreign alt-rock bands, Death Cab for Cutie and Lifehouse.

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