HOTTEST EVENTS IN MANILA: Ian Penn Book Launch – March of the Penguins 56
We love this gig ’cause it’s not only a about bands, but also about literature! Yep, it’s going to be lit. So on September 20, get ready for the book launch of Ian Penn’s very first poetry book called What Happens To A Dream? Vol. One.
The book launch for What Happens to A Dream? Vol. One is part of the March of the Penguins series (now on its 56th), and will be held at Route 196. Ian Penn will also be performing with other OPM acts, and we have more details about them below!
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Suddenly waking up and leaping out of bed — I look at our tour dates and think of my friends who are on the other side. I think of the people we will meet, I think of wild adventures, crazy bus rides, midnight conversations, I think of sleeping on the beach, walking in the drizzle, playing guitar — I think of taking it all in. Photo by Miguel de Quiros
Ian Penn is a singer-songwriter from Mt. Arayat, Philippines. His songwriting was nurtured in the quiet of the countryside and on wide open highways. Raised by a family of music lovers and musicians, he started writing songs at 16 inspired by Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan. His onstage charisma and undeniable musicality captivated audiences, rapidly gaining him a following of fans in Metro Manila.
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