With most of his fans admiring his body of work since he was a child actor, it was a pleasant surprise when longtime actor Ian Veneracion decided to go into singing as well. Ian admitted he has always loved music. “I’ve always been into the piano and guitar. Pero parang a few years ago lang that I started to use the voice as an instrument. Tapos I’ve been making songs ever since and I’ve recorded and produced my own songs pero isa isa lang linalabas,” he shared.
A fan of blues and folk music, Ian said he was influenced by older international artists. “Sa guitar si Eric Clapton, Ray Vaughn, sa music si Sting, U2, yung mga generation ko na kinalakihan ko rin and I think the generation of my dad also. Parang na-influence ako by that generation of music. Mga Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley or John Lennon,” he said.
After staging his first solo concert last year, Ian returns to performing music again as a special guest in Zsa Zsa Padilla’s one-night only concert at Resorts World Manila on May 16. He also has another intimate concert planned later this year as well as new songs in the works. “I think I have two original songs on Spotify pero I have some more na hindi pa lumalabas and merong mga covers also from the show we did before A Love to Last,” he said.
Ian said that he will do his best to focus on both acting and singing this year. “Sa akin ever since music has always been very personal and vina-value ko yun. Hindi ko ako bast basta mag-li-lip sync. Tapos nung na-offer yung role sa A Love to Last tapos sinabi mag-gi-guitar din ako dun tapos kakanta din. Pero I know naman I’m not tone deaf. So dun lang nag-start yun actually. Tapos na-enjoy ko na,” he added.