MORE THAN EVER (Download)
01 Dark Dark Night (Prologue)
02 To Whom It Must Concern (Where Did We Go Wrong?)
03 Nothin' You Do
05 I Do
06 Summer Feeling
07 I Need You Here
08 Dark Dark Night (Centrumental)
09 Blown Away
10 On My Way
11 Here I Go
12 Waiting For Your Love
13 Home In Me
14 You Bring Me Back
15 Dark Dark Night (Epilogue)
10 June, 2018
Check out this article in the new HAPA magazine. Matthew Blank interviews MiG about being a racial hybrid and evokes many secrets and never before known MiG tid-bits:
26 May, 2018
Peter Bacho's award winning novel 'CEBU' is in the process of becoming a feature film, and MiG has been selected to write the soundtrack for the score. CEBU - the novel, won the AMERICAN BOOK AWARD when it was first published, and the screenplay adaption was a finalist at the BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL. The film CEBU has the potential to appeal to a world-wide audience. Never before has there ever been a film that tells the story of the people of the Philippines in the mid 20th Century. The time has come to showcase Filipino and Fil/Am talent in the mainstream. It's a family historical drama, a love story, and an action/adventure film, that just must be made.
A GOFUNDME Campaign has been set up for much need funds to get the project off the ground. So please SHARE the link below and/or DONATE (:-)) so that this amazing project may come to fruition:
12 May, 2018
MiG joins the star-studded line up for ROCK 'N' ROLL DEBAUCHERY'S 'DOWN-N-DIRTY DISCO'!
After a sold-out evening in April, Rock N’ Roll Debauchery, the critically acclaimed theatrical rock experience, returns to The Cutting Room with their acclaimed experience: The Down-N-Dirty Disco!
On Monday May 14th, The RnRD Family salutes the cast of Cirque Du Soleil's VOLTA with this performance. Our very own Darius Harper is part of both productions. His VOLTA cast member, Yann Arnaud, tragically lost his life last month, leaving behind a wife and two young children. 50% of all proceeds will be going directly to his family to help during this difficult time.
The Down-N-Dirty Disco transports audience members back to the golden era of disco with rock and roll tied into each number. Guests can expect to hear numerous classic tunes revamped in the signature Rock N’ Roll Debauchery style, as they shake their groove thing with a cast of stage and screen veterans.
Guests are invited to The Cutting Room at 7:00PM for cocktails at the bar. Doors for the special evening open at 7:00PM with performances beginning at 8:00PM. Cocktails and food will be served throughout the evening with reserved seating, standing room and more!
Guests are “highly encouraged” to dress the part as photographers will be on hand to capture your best disco looks.
Check out the TOUR page for more details.
28 April, 2018
Martin Nievera now joins the line up for the Pilita Corrales concert in New York, this Sunday, 29 April, to pay tribute to his father the late, great Bert Nievera, who was originally scheduled to perform at the concert. This is an event not to be missed! Check out all the details on the TOUR page.
25 April, 2018
It's been a long, cold, lonely winter, but the warm weather is beginning to break through (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway). So in preparation for the upcoming summer, here is a lyric video of the MiG summer anthem, SUMMER FEELING. Check out the new video HERE.
12 April, 2018
MiG is set to star in the new AIR SUPPLY musical ALL OUT OF LOVE. The world premiere of this production will be in Manila, at Resorts World. Check the TOUR page for all the details and links to purchase tickets. Not to be missed!
21 March, 2018
MiG will host and might even perform a song at the PILITA CORRALES Concert in New York at the Sheraton Laguardia East Hotel on 29 April. Check out the TOUR page for all the details!
6 March, 2018
Check out this new/old video on MiG's YouTube channel, from an event in New York City in 2011 for the charity LOVE 146. This is NOTHIN' YOU DO. Live at Joe's Pub.
17 December, 2017
End of the MiG App
Due to the advance of mobile technology it has been decided that the MiG APP no longer serves the purpose for it was once intended, and so it will be dissolved by the end of this year, 2017. Apologies to those who purchased the APP, but due to certain circumstances, it is no longer practical nor necessary to continue the time and effort to put into the APP. Please continue to check in on MiG-MUSIC.COM for everything MiG.
16 December, 2017
Check out this hidden gem from the FIL IT UP archives. In this never-before-seen clip, MiG attempts a 'Harana' in which he tries to woo Sophie Sumner with an original song. A British supermodel being wooed by a Fil-Aussie rockstar with a keytar in the middle of Ilocos Norte, Philippines? Take a look to see what happens...
13 December, 2017
MiG will play a live and intimate set of Holiday inspired songs in New York City at The Taste Collection, tonight at 6-8pm. Come sample the products and listen to MiGGY stuff while you shop and enjoy the ambience that is THE TASTE COLLECTION (83 Rivington St. New York, NY 10002).
13 November, 2017
MiG will guest in HAIR in Manila!
MiG will guest in Repertory Philippine's glorious revival of the hippie classic HAIR! For ONE SHOW ONLY!
Sunday, 19 November at 4:30pm. Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1. Check out all the details in the TOUR page.
The first-ever rock musical to be shown on Broadway, HAIR is Repertory Philippines’ grand musical finale to its 2017 season. Set in the turbulent '60s, Claude, an Oklahoma farm boy, finds himself joining a tribe of Central Park hippies protesting over the Vietnam War. Fighting for love, peace, and liberty, Hair’s “Aquarius,” “Easy to be Heard,” and “Let Sunshine In” later became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.
Tickets are available in Ticketworld.com.ph or call (632)891-9999. Tickets are also available at the venue.
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Postcard From The Edge
1 August 2018
My how time flies. August already?!! This year has been a strange one, and like so much of my life, so much was unexpected, unprecedented and unique. I’ve pulled back a lot from my cruising opportunities to take advantage of opportunities on land, and it seems to have paid off to some degree. I am excited as I gear up for ALL OUT OF LOVE, the world premiere production of a musical based on the music of AIR SUPPLY. We start rehearsals in September. I have been trying to focus on getting my new album finished, as well as working on other musical projects. I just got out of the studio yesterday with Angel Ram, continuing our DUETS series. Have a look at our past videos linked below, and look out for a couple more doozies coming soon. Angel is an EXTRAORDINARY vocalist and I look forward to more collaborations in the future. As for now, enjoy the summer, stay safe and stay tuned…
ALMOST PARADISE (Cover) by Angel Ram and MiG Ayesa
I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU (Cover) by Angel Ram and MiG Ayesa
25 December, 2017
May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very, very happy Holiday Season. It has been an amazing year, with so many trips and places to visit. I will end up flying a total of 95 flights in 2017, travelling from USA to Australia, to China, to the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, South Africa, Italy, France, Montenegro, Spain, The Caribbean, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore...just to name a few. I have been grateful for all the amazing adventures I've been on and relished the chance to perform to so many audiences around the world. Who knows what 2018 will bring, but I already have plans to travel to Australia, South Africa, France, Romania, and the Philippines... May 2018 be the best year yet for everyone and may it hold new chances and opportunities to expand our world and horizons. May we find the love to accept and tolerate our differences and the wisdom to celebrate them. Always love to you and yours, MiG xx
9 November, 2017 On 7 November, we lost a legend. Paul Buckmaster. He was a genius and an artist and always a true gentleman. I had the honour to have him as an arranger/conductor on my debut album recorded in 2006, and I share his talents with David Bowie, Elton John, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Idina Menzel, Heart, The Goo Goo Dolls, Bon Jovi, Guns 'N' Roses and Taylor Swift, just to name a few. I will never forget meeting him. He was true ROCK N ROLL ROYALTY. Farewell Paul. Your artistry is immortal. As a tribute, I share this video from so long ago, working with the great man himself. I was blessed to have had the honour...
19 June, 2017 Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand. I'm aboard the VOYAGER OF THE SEAS, just about to set sail for Vietnam, but I felt the compulsion to pay my respects to all those who have suffered under the hands of such senseless violence, and it hits home when a lot of these places where such events took place were places I used to frequent or perform in. I performed at the Manchester Arena with WE WILL ROCK YOU in 2013, I used to live in FINSBURY PARK in London, I performed at RESORTS WORLD in Manila just last year...my point is that, these acts of violence could have happened at any time, and it's just by the grace of God that it wasn't while I was there. Those poor innocent souls who were victims of these acts of evil could have been anyone...you, me, your brother, sister, mother, daughter, son...the waste of human life and the cruelty and stupidity of this evil astounds me and saddens me. Whether it's an act of terrorism, or of pure hate or even of greed or desperation, the pointless devastation of what is left behind in its wake breaks my heart. Can we ever learn to just love, and let love, and respect everyone, despite their religion or political affiliation or the colour of their skin? Love must continue to be our goal, our unreachable star...maybe one day we will reach that star. It's worth the effort.Nothing else matters. Love. Please...
MiG & Tanya Manalang performs at Resorts World Manila in CURTAINS UP.
10 April, 2017 Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of my first self-titled album, through DECCA/UNIVERSAL. I never thought at that time that my dream of being a recording artist would ever come to fruition. But suddenly I found myself at Abbey Road Studios in London and Capitol Records in Los Angeles, surrounded by 60 piece orchestras, some legendary musicians, singers, producers, writers and engineers, all putting together my debut album. Due to circumstances beyond my control, the album never got the attention from the label as it deserved, and as a consequence ultimately what was once held with such anxious anticipation became somewhat of a heartbreaking experience. Having said that, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the talents of Matthew Wilder and Rob Mathes, who produced the album with such passion and care and always with humour and brilliance! From Peter Frampton to JR Robertson to Jason Scheff to Paul Buckmaster: The musicians, arrangers, singers were all legends and I am so blessed to have had the experience to create the work and to fulfil a dream I had since I was a child. Big tick on that box! And I have two very special people to thank as well as they championed my cause and supported me all the way: David Novik and Pamela Dunaway, without whom this dream would have been nothing more than a dream...
Have a listen to the album HERE!
5 April, 2017 It's been a crazy year already with so many tours, and so much travelling! I just got back from another cruise with ROCK RHAPSODY aboard the Celebrity Reflection, and it made me realise how much I would love to share my experiences even more. I wish I had an assistant to do all my editing, but time in my cabin has allowed me to finish some video projects. So please have a look at my video which follows my travels in Australia this January with the MUSIC OF QUEEN. It was such a wonderful experience, and I hope you can enjoy it with me:
13 February 2017 It's already half way through February, and it's only now I have the chance to sit down and write! It's been a monster year already with so much going on, including concerts at the Sydney Opera House, and Melbourne's Hamer Hall with THE MUSIC OF QUEEN. Check out the PRESS page for all the reviews and articles about that. I so loved going back to Australia to perform, especially at the iconic Sydney Opera House, and performing with full symphonic orchestras and to top it all off, it's QUEEN! I didn't have much rest after that, as I had to fly to Nagasaki, Japan to catch the QUANTUM OF THE SEAS to perform my solo headlining show for a couple of weeks. I just flew back from Sydney to New York, and am enjoying a few days R&R before my next adventure: SOUTH AFRICA! More of that soon. But for now, here's a throwback video to 20 years ago when I sang back up vocals for Gary Barlow (of TAKE THAT) on the MIDDAY SHOW. Just have to share these moments:
31 December 2016 It's New Year's Eve and I find myself about to board another flight after being in Sydney just for 24 hours. I am off to New York via Hong Kong, which will give me the longest day ever! My New Year's Eve will last 40 hours. Not that I wanted to stay in 2016, as it's been a terrible year for a lot of people. We have lost so many great icons, great people, and innocent lives through horrible wars...but personally it's been a good year for me. I cannot complain and am so grateful for all the amazing experiences, unforgettable journeys and wonderful people I have met on the way. I am so grateful to my family and friends who have supported me and been patient with me despite my continued absence. I had not planned on touring so much. Facebook says I've checked into 572 places in 2016. I think I travel a bit. May I takt this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the coming year, as we head into uncharted territory. We must remain resilient against the forces of 'hate' and show our love and compassion and humanity even more than ever. We can change the world, one good deed at a time...Love always trumps hate.
"I'll face it with a grin. I'm never giving in. On with the show!" -Freddie Mercury
24 December 2016 It's Christmas Eve, and I'm still on a boat!! I'm even scheduled to do 2 shows on Christmas Day!! So no rest for the Wicked or the MiGGY, but I'd like to take this opportunity to send you all my love and warmest wishes for the Holiday Season. Heaven knows we need a lot of love right now, so I hope we feel the love tonight all over the world. Anyways, I put this little video together to wish you all a very happy Christmas. All my love from on board the QUANTUM OF THE SEAS, in Shanghai, China.
13 December 2016 So instead of explaining how I got onto the QUANTUM OF THE SEAS in Busan, South Korea, let me just show you this video I made:
2 December 2016 Hello December! And greetings from the VOYAGER OF THE SEAS somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean. We had a brief stopover in my hometown of Sydney, Australia, and we experienced the most breathtaking sail away at sunset as we cruised out of this spectacular city. I wish we could have stayed longer, but the sunset views made leaving all worth it. I'm happy to announce that 'FILL MY CUP' is now available on Spotify! Click here to hear it now. MAGIC 89.9, K LITE 103.5 and JAM 88.3 are still accepting requests for the song which will translate into donations to the St. Rita Orphanage. I hope you can support the song and give the kids at St. Rita's a joyous Christmas this year! I'm also happy to announce that THE MUSIC OF QUEEN will be also heading to Hamer Hall in Melbourne on 21 January, 2017. Check out the TOUR page for all the details. It's all QUEEN right now as we are about to perform ROCK RHAPSODY tonight on this majestic ship. The VOYAGER is definitely going to rock tonight...I think we need a bigger boat!
23 November 2016 It’s been a very busy time since my last diary entry. I have been around the world several times over, and have been involved with many interesting projects. I was so thrilled to perform with the amazing Nicole Asensio for Shangri-la Plaza’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations, and the awesome Trinidad Band. I hope we get a chance to work together again…in fact I know we will. I am particularly proud of my association with FWD Life, with their ‘FILL MY CUP’ campaign. Now that it’s released officially, it is exclusively played on MAGIC 89.9, K LITE 103.5 and JAM 88.3. Here is the best part, for every request these stations get to play the song ‘FILL MY CUP’, P50 will be given to the wonderful kids at St. Rita Orphanage in Manila. If this is not a great way to fill your cup, I don’t know what is! Anyways, I’m at the airport again, heading back to Sydney, then tomorrow to Fiji where I will join the awesome ship VOYAGER OF THE SEAS to sing some QUEEN songs with some kick-ass singers as we sail around the South Pacific Islands. Ahhhh life…
30 September, 2016 Greetings from Okinawa, Japan. I'm just about to board the VOYAGER OF THE SEAS tomorrow and that will be my last leg of my solo show on the high seas for a little while. It's been an amazing experience this year, working on so many ships in so many ways, visiting so many countries, meeting so many wonderful people. I have had the opportunity to get creative and work on projects that I have been neglecting. One that I am proud to announce is the final episode of my WWRY World Arena Tour video blog. I started it in 2013, and the 19th and final episode is done and up!! Check it out here!
2 August, 2016 Yesterday was a momentous day as I started a new venture in co-operation with FWD Insurance, Philippines. This dynamic company has inspired me and commissioned me to write their theme song, and I am so excited with the way it is turning out. I do hope you stay tuned as things develop. Look out for it soon. I will keep you posted as we go along. It was so great to get together with my guys Junjun Regalado, JunjunJimenez Perez, Ardie de Guzman, along with Marvin Querido and Angelo (Angie) Rozul at OnQ Music Studios. This is going to be an amazing project…I hope you can join me!!
28 August, 2016
MiG sets out for his solo shows for Royal Caribbean Cruises on the LEGEND, VOYAGER and MARINER OF THE SEAS. Check out the TOUR page for all the details.
MiG joins THE TENORS OF ROCK for a cruise on the CELEBRITY REFLECTION, and later in August on Cunard's QUEEN VICTORIA, cruising around the Mediterranean Sea. See the TOUR page for all the details.
MiG has teamed up with FWD Philippines for a very exciting project. More to come. Stay tuned...
The Magical MiGstory Tour
Being in the final three for ROCKSTAR:INXS is really not where the road started for MiG, but just the continuation of a career that started in Sydney, Australia. Having been in many bands throughout high school, MiG (aka Miguel Ayesa) started his professional performing career as an actor in a pilot for the TV series MISSION:TOP SECRET. His next job was to play 'Ritchie Valens' in BUDDY... THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY which took him not only all around Australia but to London where he performed at THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE for Queen Elizabeth 2 and Prince Phillip, as well as entertaining Princess Diana and her two very young boy Princes. MiG continued a string of roles on many stage shows and tours, but it was when he moved back to London that things really started to take off. After a short stint in RENT, MiG was chosen to play 'Galileo Figaro' in Queen's WE WILL ROCK YOU. However his talents caught the attention of the casting agent for a new CBS TV show that was looking for a new frontman for Aussie super group INXS. MiG was flown to Los Angeles where he fought it out with the other finalists to make it to the final, where he came in third in the world-wide competition. MiG was quickly signed by Decca/Universal Music Group and his self-titled debut CD was released in the USA, Canada, Australia, Philippines and New Zealand in 2007. In the final months of 2007 MiG returned to the stage as 'Galileo Figaro' in the International Tour of WE WILL ROCK YOU, successfully completing runs in New Zealand, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, finishing in Bangkok with his debut CD being released in those respective countries. In 2008 MiG appeared in HANDEL'S MESSIAH ROCKS, which was released on CD/DVD fall of 2009, as well as airing as a PBS-TV special across the USA. In 2009 MiG launched the 'call to arms' global campaign UNITED AS ONE, helping raise awareness and desperately needed funds to the people of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Ondoy, and consequently by following typhoons that continue to cause devastating floods. In January 2010 MiG made his Broadway debut in BURN THE FLOOR, as well as in the months thereafter touring with the show to Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, and USA. In September 2010, MiG opened the 1st National Tour of ROCK OF AGES, as the legendary rocker 'Stacee Jaxx'. March 2011 MiG returned to Broadway to reprise his role in ROCK OF AGES for the show's reopening at the Helen Hayes Theatre. December 2011 MiG returned to London to reprise his role in THRILLER LIVE. In May 2012 MiG returned to the Philippines to reprise his role as 'Stacee Jaxx' in a completely sold out new production of ROCK OF AGES. February 2013 MiG reprised his role as 'Galileo Figaro' for the 2013 WE WILL ROCK YOU 10th ANNIVERSARY WORLD ARENA TOUR, successfully completing runs in Finland, Denmark, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Croatia. June 2013 MiG returned to the Philippines for ROCK OF AGES, the 'repeat run' and also in October 2014 for a third season. 2014 also saw MiG take the QUEEN SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR to Australia, which included totally sold out concerts at the Sydney Opera House, and after playing 'Rooster' in ANNIE in New Zealand in June of 2014, MiG announced the launch of his new TV travel reality show FIL IT UP. Co-hosted with Sophie Sumner, this show aired in January 2015. In conjunction with this, MiG released the new video for 'UNITED AS ONE'. MiG returned to the West End in November 2014 for THRILLER LIVE, which then toured Australia and New Zealand December 2014. In late 2015, MiG starred alongside Jo Ampil in the first international production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY for Atlantis Productions in Manila. 2016 has seen MiG team up with THE TENORS OF ROCK as well as starring in his own solo show, making the rounds of ships all around the world, and 2017 is looking to be another monster year for MiG as he continues to travel the world performing in Australia, South Africa, USA, Europe and Asia. MiG is also in the process of working on new material for an upcoming album. MiG's latest album, 'MORE THAN EVER' is a culmination of years of determination and heralds the coming of age of this recording artist. Welcome to this new generation MiG Official site. Stay tuned for new songs, demos, videos, and up to the minute updates on everything 'MiG'.