From Ordinary People to X.O.P. meaning
Ex-Ordinary People or as the audience
describes them Extraordinary People—
awesome as it is, wanting to project and live
up to their name. As far as live
performances are concerned, they are
just
EXTRA ORDINARY!
Composed of talented individuals coming
from different places around the metropolis,
they are unique from each other, having
different hobbies -- likes and dislikes… yet
grouped as one because of their love for
music.
X.O.P. has consistently come up with the most spectacular, innovative, exciting and successful performances in
and out of the country. From five-star hotels, bars, private functions, weddings receptions, corporate shows, street
parties, school events and mall shows – they continue to be one of the most talked-about young bands in the live
performance circuit not only in the Philippines but also in different countries such as Japan and U.S.A.The group’s
repertoire caters to all social classes and age ranges: disco, retro, pop, pop jazz, soul, classic rock, rock & roll, new
wave, alternative music and R&B; from the sensational music of the 70’s to the magnificent music of the 80’s and
up to the awesome music of the 90’s, including phenomenal Top 40 hits of the new millennium.

Debuting with a performance at the VIRGIN CAFÉ Makati in January 1999, as the band Ordinary People, the
ordinary band has come along way! Since then numerous gigs here and abroad have followed. To date, X.O.P. has
performed in the following venues:

In Makati City, count in CONWAYS at the MAKATI SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, CONSERVATORY at THE MANILA
PENINSULA HOTEL, LE BOULEVARDIER at INTERCONTINENTAL MANILA, STREET LIFE at Glorietta Mall,
QUISINE at 6750 Building, COSMO Bar & Grill, Makati Avenue, BG’S Bar & Grill and TRAVESSIA along Pasay Road
and BEDROCK Bar & Grill - Makati located at Jupiter Street.

Mandaluyong City, meanwhile, had them regularly in STREETSCAPE at the SHANGRI-LA PLAZA, GILLESPIE’S Bar
at the EDSA SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, WATERING HOLE at Shangri-la Plaza, FORUM at the Podium Mall, FRIENDS at
the Square, El Pueblo Area, CHEF AND BREWER Ortigas Center, 8TH DAY Bar at St. Francis Square, LIMITS
Entertainment Hall & Disco and ARUBA at Metrowalk.

In Manila area, SIETE PECADOS at THE WESTIN PHILIPPINE PLAZA, ARKDIA Malate, BEDROCK Bar & Grill -
Malate, SUBURBIA Manila at Adriatico St., THE REPUBLIC OF MALATE, O-TWO Bar at Marcelo H. del Pilar Street,
BECS Bar at the GRAND BOULEVARD HOTEL and CUSCO Bar at the MANILA MIDTOWN HOTEL, all located in the
Manila district

In Quezon City area, had them in BEDROCK Bar & Grill – Morato, KAMPO West Avenue, VIRGIN CAFÉ Morato,
SOUTHERN BULLS CONCERT BAR and SIXTY-SEVEN T. both located at Timog Avenue. Include also SPIN
CRAZY, ARUBA - Libis, PIER ONE Bar & Grill –Libis, PIER ONE Bar & Grill - Morato and BLUE ONION, Eastwood
City.
Other top venues X.O.P. performs regularly include TIENDESITAS in
Ortigas, Pasig City; BLUE WAVE Macapagal Road, Pasay City; PIER
ONE Bar & Grill- Roxas Boom Land, Roxas Boulevard; PIER ONE Bar
& Grill -The Fort Square; The Fort, Taguig City; PIER ONE Bar & Grill -
Ortigas  Center, and PIER ONE Bar & Grill -MOA at the MALL OF
ASIA. Include also FIESTA RESORT & CASINO in Binangonan, Rizal
and Poro Point, San Fernando, La Union as part of their monthly
regular venues. In summer of 2007, X.O.P. was in Boracay, the
number one tourist destination here in the Philippines, they performed
for two nights in PIER ONE Bar & Grill -Boracay.

In addition, during the previous years there is PADI’S POINT Araneta
Center, Cubao; PADI’S POINT Citimall, Philcoa; PADI’S POINT Jupiter,
Makati City; PADI’S POINT Metropolis, Alabang; JAZZ PLANET Bar and
BOILER Bar at Marikina City, RED Bar and TABU Bar at Antipolo City;
EUROLAND Dance Palace at Metromall, Las Pinas; TIA MARIA Malate;
TIA MARIA Makati and SUNSET STRIP at the PHILIPPINE VILLAGE
HOTEL in Pasay City.

Out-of-town gigs include R&B Bar in Angeles City; GIGSTER in
Pampanga; PADI’S POINT Cabanatuan City and Dagupan City;
MUSICWAREHOUSE Meycauayan, Bulacan; CHATTERBOX, PIZZA,
Olongapo City; ZEBRA GRILL, Plaridel, Bulacan; BERGS, Lucena City;
PARTY PLACE, BUZZSKY Bar and CASINO FILIPINO, Angeles City;
ALBERTO’S BAGUIO, Baguio City; a special concert at the town fiesta
and at the BREN Z. GUIAO CONVENTION CENTER in San Fernando
Pampanga; also a Manila-Cebu-Manila gig aboard the WGA
SUPERFERRY 12.

X.O.P., likewise, has caught the attention of some big companies in the
corporate industry being tapped to perform in their major events and
exclusive parties. Among these top honchos include San Miguel
Corporation, ABS CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Shell Philippines,
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., SM Supermalls, Robinson’s Land Corporation,
Shangri-La Plaza Corporation and Ayala Land Incorporated. They
performed also at the San Miguel Beer Octoberfest in Metro Manila
and different key cities.

In May 2004, X.O.P. headed off to the land of the rising sun - JAPAN,
and performed at LOVE CITY, Chiba City. While performing for six
months in Japan, the group was well-loved and appreciated by
Japanese audiences, not only do they sing the Beatles originals and
the Carpenters classic songs which Japanese audiences love so
much, the group learned a lot of popular Japanese songs which they
crooned very excellent. The band was also given an opportunity to
travel to key cities such as Yokohama and Tokyo. The group came
back in November, the same year. Eventually, it didn’t take long for the
group the travel outside the country once again, in December that
same year; X.O.P. went to a United States Naval Base in the island of
DIEGO GARCIA located in the BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY.
For three months the band had an experience of entertaining United
States Navy, United States Air Force and the Royal British Military. A
stint IPANEMA and STRUMMS at Orchard Road in SINGAPORE was
also part of the band’s itinerary.

The biggest achievement of the band came in August 2006, when they
worked as band musicians for WALT DISNEY COMPANY in UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA. After being selected from the hundreds of
Filipino bands who auditioned in the Philippines, X.O.P. stand out
among the rest of the bands. Indeed, X.O.P. made its mark and was
selected by DISNEY CRUISE LINE in Orlando, Florida. They were the
first Filipino band that performed and take center stage in the cruise
ship DISNEY MAGIC. It was a successful voyage across the sea as
they entertained a lot of Americans and other international guests. The
band also got to travel to Mexico, Caribbean, the Bahamas, St.
Thomas, Key West and different territories in the U.S.A.
(XOP/JANECHUA)
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