Friday, June 11, 2010

Lloyd Samartino & The Playgirls

Lloyd Samartino, best known for being one of the true Matinee Idols of the 80s era, is now joining the concert scene after being tapped by PAGCOR to perform in shows at the different casino venues around the country. When asked how he thinks people will react to this news, he responded: “If people are surprised, I am even shocked to be offered to do a series of shows for them”.

“I want my audience to have a good time!"
says Lloyd Samartino on his comeback

We sincerely think he is being modest after catching his first show at the Mimosa Casino in Clark Pampanga. This actor certainly can carry a tune quite well. We of course are not surprised since his mother is after all, the wonderful singer Carmen Soriano.

When asked why only now, he replies: “ matagal na ako iniimbitang kumanta sa ibaibang lugar kaya lang ciguro nauna lang ang pagiging artista ko kaya hindi ko na pinursige ang pagkanta. Let’s show people my other talents and singing is one of them.”

We asked him if this might be due to the interest in actors singing lately like Gabby Conception who also happens to be another 80s matinee idol: “ I don’t really know if he started this trend or someone else but the bottom line naman is if you can’t really sing, then offers will dry up. I’d really like to have a chance to show people that I am my mother’s son and that I too can hold my own in the singing department.”

The Girls are ready to Play

Karen Joy Balmeo, Pauline Subido, Cath Ventura, Bianca Festejo
and Angel Tayao are the Playgirls

The Playgirls, Viva Records sultry girl-group have been doing the rounds and after paying their dues, are set to take 2010 by storm! This talented five-some (Karen Joy Balmeo, Pauline Subido, Cath Ventura, Bianca Festejo and Angel Tayao) has been referred to as the Pussycat Dolls of Asia and not only boast hot vocal ability, but equally hot mass appeal.

Their 1st album entitled RATED PG was released under Viva Records with its carrier single CHECK 1 which aired in different radio stations and music video channels (MYX, MTV and Channel V). The Playgirls were also featured by FHM Philippines last February 2009 as their Valentine’s Online Babes and won the Asian Poker Celebrity Challenge last year. Fans can look forward to the hot girl group in FHM once again as they are set to grace the glossy’s pages once more come this August. And If that wasn’t enough, you can catch the Playgirls every weeknight on “ Jojo A’s All the Way Show” from 12:30am to 1am on TV5!


  1. is Angel Tayao the sister of THE Ian Tayao of Queso??