Meet new 12-member boy band Men of Manila


Posted at Jun 24 2014 04:21 PM | Updated as of Jun 25 2014 04:19 AM

Men of Manila. Le Marais Production

MANILA - There's a new boy band in town.

Men of Manila, composed of 12 young men aged between 16 to 25 years old, is being billed as "entertainment with a heart" as the group aims to incorporate causes or charity in its record and ticket sales.

The group consists of Imm Zaidi, Jester Hernadez, Clark Merced, Yano Gaspari, Arcel Delgado, Kurt Batacan, Nelson Valencia, Paolo Sta. Maria, Xen Monforte, Reggie Relucio, Lio Garcia, and Gabriel Bayan.

The 12 guys come from different backgrounds, making the group a "melting pot" of sorts, hence its name.

The members hail from Mindanao, the USA, Europe, and the Middle East. Some are still studying, while others have just graduated from university.

Men of Manila will hold its first concert on July 26 at the Music Museum in San Juan City, and are expected to perform its renditions of The Police's "Every Breath You Take" and Frank Sinatra's "Something Stupid."