There is no better way to bring back and trigger countless memories than through music. Think of a specific person, experience or event– it’s likely that you would be able to associate it with a song.
Think your high school Prom Night for example, one of the songs that would pop up in your head if you were a teenager back in the 80s or 90s will probably be the iconic prom staples, “King And Queen Of Hearts” and “Got To Believe In Magic” performed by the equally iconic singer-songwriter David Pomeranz.
Pomeranz’s old songs seem to still have their magic and he proved that he is still the king of any love song-loving heart last February 14 in Prom Night with David Pomeranz. The elegant setting (Manila Hotel Tent) was very intimate and decorated like an actual prom complete with dim lighting, fancy draping and a scrumptious buffet dinner to top it all off.
Dressed to the nines, Pomeranz first thanked his special guests for the evening the Vox Humana band, up-and-coming singer, Stephanie Lhui and Mr. Kupido singer-actress, Rachel Alejandro, who set the mood for the night before he took to the stage and tried to bring back nostalgic feelings again with renditions of songs from his long list of hits like “If You Walked Away” and his take on “Tryin’ To Get The Feeling Again” and “The Old Songs” popularized by Barry Manilow that Pomeranz penned. It’s safe to say that his songs have become soundtracks of our lives, with us, whether we like it or not, during the simplest of acts up until our most memorable milestones — Not just Prom Night but also the day in which we tie the knot, before performing the wedding anthem “On This Day”, Pomeranz recalled the story behind the song that he sang for his wife Kelly on their wedding day and let the crowd in on a little secret, saying:
“I wrote this song with a buddy of mine called Jim Peterik, who is a great writer who wrote “Eye of The Tiger” and “The Search is Over”. One day, we were having lunch in Los Angeles, and we wanted to write a love song. It was a fish restaurant, and the menu was put in front of us and it said, ‘ON THIS DAY: FRIED COD.’ I said to Jim, ‘Look on your menu, look at the title, and he went ‘Oh,’ and we went out to the parking lot and wrote the song. People thought this song was about marriage when it’s really just about fish. Ha! Actually, it’s one of the songs I’ve written of which I’m I am most proud. I just love to sing that song!”
Penultimately, getting in the Valentine’s spirit, Pomeranz invited the crowd to make their way to the then lit sparkle dance floor and encouraged everyone to slow dance along to “King And Queen Of Hearts” with the king or queen of their hearts while enveloped in a sky of stars projected by mirror balls. The fantastic play of lights set everybody in the mood for love and dance, including Pomeranz who then capped of his set with the perpetual theme song “Born For You” much to the delight of the lovestruck Valentine’s audience who sang along to every lyric. The singer then gave his final goodbyes but sneakily reemerged a few minutes later to render a surprise encore. An after-party of sorts, Pomeranz wowed the audience by proving he can still rock out at age 66, showing off his rock influence and drumming skills with an electrifyingly energetic cover of Van Halen’s “Jump”.
Jumping to the year 2017, David Pomeranz’s music still hits right in the feels. His “magic” never fails to make singles and couples alike fall and believe in love again with his ageless voice and timeless hits. The event produced and directed by Anton and Bing Pascual of Rockford Productions Inc. has been an unforgettable Valentine experience. Times might have changed as well as trends in music, we might not look as young as we did before, but there is one thing that won’t change and what our hearts would never forget, that is our memories. How we felt, what we felt and what we now continue to feel. Suffice to say, we look forward to David Pomeranz continuing to create new memories for us all for many years to come.