Jan Ceasar ‘Ash’ Belmonte Concepcion a.k.a. “The Rising Balladeer” is a pure Ilonggo from Iloilo City. You know what they say, ‘Ilonggos are one of the best if not the best singers in the country.’ We’re talking Jed Madela levels! Besides his favourite genre – pop and love songs – Ash is also into Christian songs, thus, his partiality to Christian Bautista. Kidding! Oh but he really does like Christian Bautista whom he lists his favourite singer, as much as listening to the songs of Cris Tomlin, Joel Houston, and Kari Jobe who are all in the Christian music genre. With his fresh boyish looks, charming smile, and a natural vocal talent to boost, Ash is definitely yet another Jeddah Pop Icon wannabe to watch out for. And to top it all, this 30-year old Ilonggo is also a master at playing the drums.
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