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Rama Bolo

by Tey Jyoti

Invokes the presence of the divine with much devotion, truth, and clarity, to bring you gentle joy, peace, and love. A new spin on Kirtan! Melodic, devotional, emotional, and believe it or not, romantically divine
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1. Rama Bolo
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2. Jaya Gurudev
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3. Ram Ram Bhajamana
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4. Take My Life
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5. Rama Rama
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6. Tumi Bhaja
3:33 album only
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7. Atmarama
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8. Rama Rama (Bonus Track)
3:44 album only
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9. Tumi Bhaja (Bonus Track)
3:33 album only
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10. Atmarama (Bonus Track)
4:03 album only
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11. Sri Ram Jaya Ram
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12. Ama Namin (Our Father)
5:50 album only
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13. Pure Shanti Relaxation
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Tey Jyoti put her own spin on Kirtan! Melodic, devotional, emotional, and believe it or not, romantically divine.
Invokes the presence of the divine with much devotion, truth, and clarity, to bring you gentle joy, peace, and love.
Reviews: ".. my 3 year old son sings Amba Amba while dancing around in circles"
"..got me through the week.."
".. it's a great cd for sitting on the freeway parking lot!"
".. I was crying listening to the cd."
".. amazing record! so beautiful! .. and can i tell you again how much I love this recording!"
".. will be a worldwide hit in its genre!"
".. one word for the cd... amazing!!! love it!"
".. awesome CD! LOVE it!!! really gorgeous:):):)"
"Tey is made for these peaceful, devotional chants"

URBAN MAINSTREAM MAGAZINE
August 24, 2007 Shinobi
"Soulful music from a beautiful woman. Very rare does beauty, musical talent and natural attraction all work so well with one person. Tey is a raw talent. A multi dimentional artist with a goal in mind to give the world a little bit of her world. Initially, you are caught by her beauty not realizing there is so much more behind this young lady. As I listened to many of her songs I noticed how she pays homage to the old R&B classics while adder herself. Only a try lover of music and artist can make you feel so good to listen to her. We expect a lot from Tey over the next few months. It is going to be a wonderful treat to see what else she has in store for our listening pleasure. You can turn off the radio and just pop in your mp3 player and sit back and enjoy what Tey has to offer."

ARMED FORCES ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2007
Beautiful to Hear and See.. Dancer, model, actress, and more importantly, singer, Tey is a Philippine native who was raised in Chicago. She combines a voice that's as rich as dark chocolate with a look that could melt even Chicago's notorious winter ice. From Aretha to Sade Tey's vocal styling ranges from brassy R&B to seductively cool.
JUST PLAIN FOLKS
November 11, 2006
Asian Album Of The Year 11 November 2006 r-H's album, Black Asia Volume 1, was awarded 2nd place winner in the Best Asian Album of the Year Category. His song, Lemon Grass, from the same album, was awarded the 5th position in the best Asian Song Category. 1st place went to the album "A Compilation of Tibetan Folk and Freedom Songs" by Techung of Tibet and 3rd place went to Quoc-Bao of Vietnam for the album "Tales (nhung chu yenke)". Best Asian Song winners: (1st) Unspoken Love by Mari Iijima ~ CA., USA (2nd) Looking For A Real Love by Tey Punsalan ~ Phillipines (3rd) Tibok Ng Puso by BEVERLY ~ Phillipines (4th) 911 by TSUTOMU feat. Koichi Sugiura ~ Japan (6th) Winter Fairytale by Lyudmila Smolyakova ~ Russia
VOODOO MUSIC FEST
June 02, 2007 The Wizard
In today's music world The Wizard wishes Tey and her group, just back from their 2007 Mid-East Tour, entertaining our United States Troops, were booked for the Voodoo Music Fest. I think Tey Punsalan, and her entourage, deserve a lot of thanks, and credit, for going to the dangerous Middle East, and unselfishly doing a great job, showing a lot of heart, doin their thing, for our Armed Forces, who are a long ways from home and in constant danger.
GIBSON GUITAR
March 26, 2007 Peter Leinheiser
Captivating singer and songwriter, Tey, will entertain U.S. troops in Southwest Asia with her lush vocals and eye-catching dance moves, April 27-May 19. Her show, which includes an ensemble of dancers and musicians, offers a variety of pop, R&B and dance music, served up with Tey's trademark smooth delivery and dramatic flair. Tey, shown here practicing a military drill behind an Epiphone Les Paul, required of all USO touring artists.
JUST PLAIN FOLKS
November 11, 2006
Asian Album Of The Year - Tey Punsalan wins along with Mari Iijima, BEVERLY, TSUTOMU feat. Koichi Sugiura from Japan, Lyudmila Smolyakova from Russia
MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE
August 14, 2006 Ben Nachman
Material: Tey’s music is firmly rooted in the dance-pop genre, and relies on a relatively simple construct of vocals, club beats and minimal arrangements for keyboard and synthesizer. While the material may seem formulaic at times, Tey is a gifted songwriter and vocalist who sets herself apart with a raw sexuality and a palpable soulful influence that lends a melodic quality to her material. Tey’s set was almost entirely composed of original songs centered on themes of love and sex, and a well-chosen cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” is an appropriate song that serves to frame Tey’s fare. Musicianship: Relying on pre-recorded backing tracks, the only musician onstage was Tey herself, who doesn’t play any instruments. The tracks are solid, however, and an appropriate showcase for Tey’s considerable talent as a singer. Performance: Tey’s live performance was equal parts cabaret act and live musical performance. It was the live setting that allowed Tey to truly shine. Accompanied by a pair of male dancers decked out in retro garb (think Michael Jackson Thriller-era), and a pair of female dancers whose attire wouldn’t seem out of place in most strip clubs, the emphasis was just as much on the visual as the aural. It was a provocative stage act, to be sure, and definitely intended for an adult audience. Though her live show was more about choreographed dance moves than musical virtuosity, Tey proved herself to be a consummate performer who exuded charm and cheerfully interacted with her audience. Summary: Far from the run-of-the-mill L.A. club show, Tey’s live act brings club culture to the small stage with tremendous results. She’s carved out a niche for herself in an overcrowded and often unoriginal dance-pop genre; and, one must credit Tey for realizing that good songwriting is important.
POPULAR MUSIC
May 05, 2005 very-clever.com
Tey is a Hot New Star. Tey has a soft, gentle voice which is both coy and fanfiful. Take Me High has a beautiful lilt. I look forward to her next project.


SOUTHBOUND BEAT MAGAZINE
Mary Rudy
by Mary Rudy, http://www.muzikreviewz.com Tey Punsalan has a dynamite voice that is strong, vibrant and projects every note she belts out. And along with that the musicianship on her ‘Take Me High’ CD is of top caliber. Tey’s strongest vocal points on this cd in my opinion are wrapped in her song, 'World Without You', she demonstrates exactly what she has to offer the listener in her vocal talents. At this time in a review I usually name a few of the tracks that caught my attention, I have decided not to do that this time around as every single song on this cd is more than worth mentioning....Tey has the ability to be an playful artist while at the sametime she can bring a tear to your eye. Excellent work!! You the listener needs to hear this lil' lady and you can catch her at http://www.teypunsalan.com BOTTOM LINE: High Caliber of Talent…..Excellent Musicianship…..Vocals to capture your heart and soul……Messages in each song that can be identified by someone - somewhere at anytime….Make sure to visit Tey Punsalan’s Website at: http://www.teypunsalan.com/ , purchase your own ‘Take Me High’ CD.
KWEEVAK MUSIC
May 02, 2006 Laura Turner Lynch
TEY – THAT'S HOW I FEEL TONIGHT: Tey Punsalan is an actress, model and alto tenor singer. Tey was born in the Philippians and came to the United States as a child. Growing up in Chicago, Illinois she developed wide musical tastes with an inclination towards powerful female vocalists such as Barbara Streisand and Natalie Merchant. Since a young age Tey has been writing songs and today she is penning and performing. That's How I Feel Tonight features nine dance/pop mixes of spirited covers and animated originals. Tey's delivery is smooth and sultry, easily flowing over up-tempo rhythms. The CD opens strong with the title track written by Tey. The song is melodic with Tey's breathy singing melding over a solid beat and subtle sound effects. Her version of 'Never Knew Love' is lively with Tey's vocals lilting over a danceable drum track. Tey Punsalan's music will keep you moving and That's How I Feel Tonight is very radio friendly! • Recommended Tracks: (1,5) USA/IL 2006
UGA
Leigh Silberg
Tey Punsalan , possesses a unique alto tenor voice , that is simultaneously beguiling & altruistic in nature. Her emotive vocal technique of subtle resonance , speaks to the heart & soul of a listener. Tey is an audio temptress of sonic dreamscapes Her “Take Me High” project , has a reflective ambiance that echos Anita Baker & Diana Ross ; The title cut is compositionally an extension of her musical art that distinguishes Tey Punsalan from a vocal & visual perspective , with a sultry & hypnotically romantic impact “Looking For A Real Love” is a four-four time dance tune that melds elements of electronica into a platform that Cher or Madonna would feel comfortable performing ; The difference that makes the effect of the music unique is the treatment that Tey Punsalan effects in her Vox. She handles the emotive arrangement with a delicacy that is not redundant or pretentious. This cannot be said of the former or latter “World Without You” is a fine ballad with a syncopated groove that contains a splash of Caribbean flavor. A positive lyrical message compliments the proceedings ‘You’ve Stopped Loving Me” breaks out with a minor cadence pocket , coupled to an urban influenced pulsation. A reflective & somber aura encases a diversity of mood that highlights Tey Punsalan’s emotive diversity ‘Sex On The Beach” is a tune that shadows a touch of Bananarama meets Cyndi Lauper ; Whereas in ‘Tease Me” , a trip-hop element is brought into the mix & widens the perspective with a subtle intimation of intention Tey Punsalan intrinsically encapsulates multiple qualities of entrancement & magnetism that are hard to resist. A mysterious enigmatic flow of presence follows Tey Punsalan , everywhere she ventures Whether it be on the cinematic screen or international music performance stage , Tey Punsalan projects a beatific image that would be the envy of say , a Tia Carrere , if the latter had a voice Tey Punsalan is an entertainment enigma , that defies description , as she travels towards a star that shines onwards into a destiny of light & love
FEMININE GROOVE AT EVOLVING ARTIST
March 27, 2006 Barb Hill
playing "What Can I Do" by Tey Punsalan
PUCKNATION
January 19, 2005 Trent Cupbiak
Tey Punsalan has an amazing voice. This collection of pop-techno lets her voice really shine. She has the kind of voice our mainstream pop-princesses should be envious of. I wonder what she would sound like backed by synthesised keyboards and guitar... or even piano and violins
MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE
Michael Mollura
‘Take Me High’ has a tranquilizing quality to it—even for a cd that intends to party. Very sweet and delicate performances. It has a quiet and sexy melodic feel to it and certainly shows Tey as an artist. The songs have a necessary dance vibe that is nicely manifested. The production is clear. The melodies are very catchy. Tey’s voice is pristine. There’s a lot to say about her work. Most importantly, there is something about the presentation that seems guided by the great creative power. ‘Stay on your path with the burning determination that emanates from your soul’.
SON OF PEARL
March 20, 2006 Son of Pearl
The Silk that comes from her voice you can wrap yourself in on a cold night as the rain falls on your window pane. The passion in her words lead you to that place that keeps you up all night waiting for that phone call....the production is tight and being a bass player I love the grooves that are there but not in the way of the words. www.suavityrecords.com Get the cd..... Son Of Pearl
EARBUZZ
March 06, 2005 Don Kimenker
Tey's CD, "Take Me High", is a collection of 9 pop/dance tunes that starts with vocals inspired by the King of Pop - quivering tenor/alto vocals paint atop a slow groove and airy background voices. The background vocals have a helium taking-her-(pitch)-high quality that is interesting and endearing. The tune showcases Tey's voice. The dance groove explodes with "Looking for a Real Love", which has a beat that would be at home on any dance floor or video game dance machine. Track 5, "Sex on the Beach" reinforces the sexuality that Tey exudes through her music. The happy tune exclaims, 'i want to have sex on the beach, come on move your body, come on where's the party tonight'. "Tease Me", track 8, continues the sultry direction as vocal samples of whispers, groans, and near-orgasmic moans pepper the beat. The overall groove is our favorite on the record as, although continuous, starts and stops in a jerking musical motion with the keys and instruments. Listen. The final track, "I Can't Sleep", is sung in a language we believe to be Tagalog. The result is a mysterious and provocative sound that moves the dance floor yet again.
DEEBEEDEE DEEBEEDEE
November 10, 2005 d.day liacco
Tey Punsalan - pop singer who sings both in English and Tagalog (she's like a Pinay Samantha Fox or something)
EARBUZZ
January 14, 2005 Don Kimenker
Tey's CD, "Mouthful of Love", is a tamer and more adult contemporary pop vocal r&b effort than Tey's two other dance/pop entries here. The title track, which is the last tune on the CD, is sweet acoustic guitar based love song which is more about story and lyrical journey than about groove and pop stances. The title is clearly designed for suggestive double meaning - as are the lyrics - 'i've got a mouthful of love. . a box full of joy. . got a pair of helping hands. . you can come at any time. .. But the song, mp3'd here, is about encouragement and relationship support. Artistically it's a deeper picture into Tey's person. On the CD there are versions of some songs that also appear on "Take Me High" like 'Looking. . ", "Sex on the Beach", and "Take Me High". Most notably, however, are the four tunes done in Tagalog. They are beautifully and seemingly heartfelt - although we don't know what she's singing about...and it doesn't really matter since it just sounds good. The opening track, "Isan Linggo Na Naman", has an Anita Baker quality to Tey's vocals that is pure and clear. Adult contemporary r&b with a touch of dance by a fine singer and pop performer.
HERE AND THERE EZINE
Very cool high energy dance music from L.A. based Tey Punsalan. Tey has a very soft and gentle voice that is very enjoyble to listen to. Starting a pop album with a ballad is a daring move but Tey pulls it off seamlessly. And while she does drift a bit into Cher territory on "Looking for a Real Love",Tey bounces back strong on the rest of this album. The one thing I found curious on this album is the parent warning label....there is nothing on this album that you wouldn't find on a mainstream dance album. This is a nice glimpse at a talent that will glow brighter with her next release. Recommeded
MANILA U.S. TIMES
Johnny Pecayo
Tey Punsalan : A Compleat Entertainer
LIFESTYLES
April 15, 2005 Jun Camacho
Tey Punsalan : The Artist as a Filipina We have to admit that we got a little carried away when we did the photo shoot for this story - making our lives more difficult when we had to choose from the pile of 150 pictures - which photos to run. Originally from Chicago, Tey moved to Los Angeles to make a mark as a performer and she surely has! Most passionate for life itself, Tey surely is making most out of it. " I think life is heaven on earth if we just let it and see it," she stated. " I see the ocean and the trees and the flowers and the sky and what more can you ask for at that moment in time," she continued. "We have choices and we have an abundance of things around us and that's why we are here, to enjoy life. Life makes my art possible."
INDEPENDENT SONGWRITER WEB-MAGAZINE
December 01, 2005
One of favorite songwriters
INDIE ARTIST STATION
August 20, 2005 Maya Sapungco
1. Describe your publicity and promotion mix, how are you reaching people, how are you letting them know about your music and message? TEY: Any way and any where possible. Here’s just some examples: Live shows anywhere from 1 mile to 10000 miles from home. I can go on and on. The internet and your website is a must! Guest spots on tv shows, get into newspapers and magazines. Do interviews such as this. Do everything and anything to get your music out there! Get creative too! 2. What has been extremely successful for you in getting your CD out there, conversely what has been lukewarm and what has not worked for you? TEY: Live shows and live promotion has been most effective as well as fans, family, and friends plus their friends and family and so on and on pushing your cd’s. Every avenue needs to be tapped. And even though you don’t see instant results from a promo, don’t give up. Be patient. 3. Are you able to support yourself with your music? What made that possible if so. TEY: Definitely! What makes this possible is the sales of cd’s and performing live all the time. 1. Has your decision to remain independent, at least thus far, been more a product of not receiving the major label deal that you'd like or is it your preference? TEY: I haven’t tried for a major record label deal. My plan is to sell at least 50,000 independently so I can have better negotiating power with the major labels. It’s so much more work to release an album independently but also much more rewarding when you get the results you worked so hard for. 2. What promotion gimmicks has just been a waste of time and money for you? TEY: I find that any promotion is good promo, I have not spent money on promoting. I’ve been blessed with friends, family, fans who truly believe in me and support me fully. 3. Have your live shows worked out? TEY: Naturally, there’s nothing like doing live shows. I love doing live shows and I think it shows and that is why people remember you and you get known by more and more people who see you perform. 4. Management, do you need it? Who is it? TEY: Definitely, it’s nearly impossible to do everything yourself. I’ve been fortunate to be working with a wonderful management team who have the same goals and who work so so hard to get there. 5. How do you show you appreciate the fans on your website? TEY: Pictures pictures, pictures, and have a way to communicate with them. Keep everything up to date 6. Would you like to give a shout-out (anything to say) to your fans? Is there a "best of" fan experience? TEY: It’s all about the fans. We cannot do what we do without our fans. That’s one of the reasons we do it so that others can appreciate and enjoy and experience and change because of your music 7. Is there a supportive music scene in your city right now? How did your relationship with everyone get started? TEY: Just that all musicians and the like help each other any way they can. You are never in competition with anyone because no one is ever alike. Treat everyone as you would like to be treated. Give everyone what you would like for yourself and you can never go wrong. 8. Has anyone been especially helpful in helping you out so far? How did you meet? TEY: Many experts from written publications, promotional groups, and composers and musicians 9. When did music begin to become important to you? Did this come from your parents or did you find this music on your own? TEY: Music has always been important to me because it’s a universal language, it’s the language of the soul. It’s about sharing and connecting with one another. 10. Were you trained in music from childhood or were you self-taught? TEY: I trained with several mentors but the rest depends on you. The rest depends on hard work, perseverance, and heart, and soul. 11. When you think about subjects for your songs, do you have a list of ideas in your head? TEY: Always. Everything can be a subject for songs, from how you wake up in the morning to how a person has changed your life. 12. Many singers work hard to find their "sound." Did you struggle to find yours? TEY: It doesn’t take over night to find your own voice. I think we continually change as people and as artists therefore our ‘sound’ change with us. We can never remain constant cause then you’re not living. 13. Do you actually think about how you want to present yourself? Do you try to be "cool", think about "style & impression" on stage presence? TEY: Of course you have to think about how you present yourself, you have to find yourself, who you are and who and what you would like to project. You have to find your edgy self. I have to be myself always, but you have to go all the way with it, you can’t be wishy washy, find yourself and be yourself every second you’re on stage or even off stage and you can never go wrong 14. What mistakes have you seen in your experience or in observing other artists in their music career? TEY: Not being true to themselves, not being comfortable in their own skin. Afraid to take risks, on stage and off stage 15. What mistakes have you made that was an eye-opener for you? TEY: Not taking each note seriously, every note counts. Not taking each word seriously, every word counts. 16. What should be on every artist's reading list? dvd list? TEY: An artist must know the business as well as their art so read, read, read! Poetry, meaning in life, positive energy reading. And watch, watch, watch! Other shows and concerts of other artists. There's always something to learn. 17. How do you use the Internet for self-promotion and distribution? TEY: Selling cd’s on line, promoting your website, interviews such as this 18. Some people might complain about the aches & pains of the indie musician life but let's stress the positive? What do you love about being an indie? TEY: No one telling you what to do and how to do things, you are your own boss. I love the relationships you find. Finding people who are on the same wavelength in both music as art and money. 19. How do you balance your music career and a social life? TEY: What social life??!? Just kidding. You have to enjoy ever minute of everyday whether you are with your band members or with close friends and family. The musicians I’ve worked with have become wonderful friends and a lot of times I don’t consider that work. I enjoy music so much and I know they do as well. We are very supportive of one another whether it be music wise or social wise 20. In everything you've done with your music career... what aspects were "pure luck"? what aspects were sweat & passion? TEY: It’s all sweat and passion, and tears hardly anything comes easy and the ones that look like they came easy where also from hard hard work and passion and tears 21. Who’s your favorite person to work with in the music industry? TEY: I love great musicians and great producers who are open to anything and anyone 22. Can you share with us your studio experience? TEY: Working in the studio is a blessing, that’s where it all starts, all the creativity and heart. It’s like painting a picture, you can paint anything you want in an empty canvas. Improvisations are very important because that’s where all the real and intense stuff come our from your heart and soul 23. If someone could wave a magic want of knowledge, what would you like to know about the music industry or change about your music career? TEY: I would love everyone to have my music and really understand it and to have them go to places they’ve never been before 24. What advice would you give other fresh musicians wanting to get into this business? TEY: Give it all you’ve got in sweat and heart and soul, and be yourself
INK 19
Ben Varkentine
Makes Mariah Carey sound like someone who made it on the basis of her talent. Makes Pseudo Echo sound like lyrical geniuses.
SPLENDID MAGAZINE
George Zahora
Take Me High is a timely reminder that you don't have to be an earnest lo-fi bedroom songwriter, a large group of unemployed Canadians or a cutting edge laptop Mozart to be an independent artist; there are also folks like Tey Punsalan, who turn their marketable looks, vocal skills and modest financial resources toward hooking the same demographic that regularly buys Anita Baker, Cher and Mariah Carey CDs. That's right -- Tey Punsalan makes blunt, sugary, kinda-cloying pop songs. Punsalan colors comfortably within the lines, delivering her product as consistently and conscientiously as a first-time franchisee. In this case, that means tackling facile lyrics like the title track's couplet "Take me high / make me fly", but acting like they're pure Shakespeare -- a task at which Punsalan excels. Image is crucial here; Take Me High probably wouldn't even score a cursory listen if Punsalan were a dumpy fifty-three year-old hotel chambermaid, but because she's a hot, Tia Carrere-looking Filipino who often forgets to wear a brassiere for her photo shoots, male reviewers will be inclined to be more forgiving. There's a whole page of photos of Punsalan in various revealing outfits. "I Can't Sleep" strives for happy hardcore/rave anthem status, and Punsalan's Donna Summer imitation fits the bill perfectly. For most listeners, it'll be too little, too late, but it goes a long way to establishing Punsalan's unique niche. At last, twenty-something gay ad execs and their seventy year-old casino-loving grandmothers have an artist they can both enjoy...
HATAW PINOY CHICAGO
December 10, 2006
The show has a pool of volunteer talents and crew and has been a venue for various local and Philippine-based artists in plugging their upcoming shows and concerts here in Chicago. Among the celebrities who have appeared in the show are: Jocelyn Enriquez (Queen of Freestyle), Aiza Seguerra, Rica Peralejo, Judy Ann Santos, John Lapuz, APO Hiking Society, Bukas Palad Music Ministry, Jonard Yanzon of 17:28, Pops Fernandez, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Joey Albert, Rachel Alejandro, Geneva Cruz, Fe Delos Reyes, Bernardo Bernardo, Fr. Manoling Francisco, Leah Navarro, Imelda Papin, Claire dela Fuente, Eva Eugenio, Rico J. Puno, Hajji Alejandro, Nonoy Zuniga, Rey Valera, Marco Sison, Camille Velasco, IBU, Parokya ni Edgar, Rex Navarette, Willie Nepomuceno, Bamboo, Ai-Ai de las Alas, Lea Salonga, Louie Reyes, Patricia Javier, Three of A Kind, Nora Aunor, Hangad, Harlemm Lee, Patricio Ginelsa, Jr., Christian Bautista, Jordan Segundo, Lani Misalucha, Sarah Geronimo, Mark Bautista, Piolo Pascual, Regine Velasquez, Tirso Cruz III, Troy Montero, Gary Bareña, Tey Punsalan and Golda. Hataw Pinoy Chicago!’s first episode was aired on November 30, 2003 and after a mere 2 years in existence, it has already gained a faithful following among members of the Filipino-American community as well as other ethnic groups in the area. Its viewership continues to grow as word of the show spreads through word of mouth and through the publication of publicity materials in the community newspapers. Everyone involved in the production is dedicated to the cause of offering its audience a Filipino-American variety show that every Pinoy would be proud of. They have their eyes set on their goal and hope to bring the show to much wider audience in the future. Today Chicago, tomorrow the world!
CAROUSEL PINOY
June 27, 2006 Oliver Carnay
Sinuportahan si David ng mga Fil-Am celebrities na aking mga inimbitahan katulad ng rockstar na si MiG Ayesa (kasama nito ang asawang si Simone na based na rin dito sa Los Angeles), ang dating American Idol contestant na si Jasmine Trias, ang "L.A. Miss Saigon" na si Jennifer Paz, ang aktor na si Dante Basco (may bago itong pelikulang ipalalabas sa Abril 7 at kasama nito sa lead role si Antonio Banderas, ang "Take The Lead"), ang aktor at choreographer na si Cris Judd (na nag-abot ng bulaklak sa bridal finale segment ng show), ang 2005 U.S. Miss World titlist na si Lisette Diaz, ang singer at aktres na si TEY PUNSALAN, at ang Oscar nominated na Pinay na si Pia Clemente. Hindi man nakarating si Cheryl Burke (ang dance champion ng "Dancing with the Stars") ay nagpasabi naman ito na gustong-gusto nitong makarating nguni't baka gahulin ito sa oras mula sa naunang kompromiso kaya't nagpauna na ito na baka hindi makarating.
EFFECTIVE MAGAZINE
January 10, 2010 Lien Maya Nguyen
Irresistibly combining raw, unbridled sensuality with a rich, soulful voice that her thousands of excited fans have compared favorably to everyone from Aretha Franklin to Sade, Philippine born, Chicago bred L.A. transplant Tey is truly a musical citizen of the world. Tapping into the passions of grooving R&B fans across the globe, Tey’s infectious soul/pop vibe has been a mainstay in DJ record pools and a hit on internet and terrestrial radio stations across the U.S. (from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Texas and California) and Europe since the release of her sexy dance-oriented debut Take Me High in 2004. Working with hit pop producer Rene Van Verseveld (whose credits include the smash hit “Pump Up The Jam” and numerous projects by Enrique Iglesias), Tey has kept her integrity as an indie artist strong while building career momentum with a her follow-up releases, including a mostly Tagalog language CD (with the hit English single “Mouthful of Love”) and her 2006 disc “That’s How I Feel Tonight” (which included a critically acclaimed cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”). The title track from Tey’s latest 4-song EP Tell Me hit the Top 10 on stations like Reading, PA’s WXAC, rising among hits by superstars like Alicia Keys, J. Holiday and L’il Wayne. The EP also features a dreamy, seductive hip-hop take on “I Will Always Love You.”

"A few years back I had stumbled across a lovely singer named Tey Punsalan who blew me away with her great voice and jaw dropping beauty. I became a fan right away and was convinced this was a star just ready to blossom. But the American music industry is extremely fickle. Think of how many stars were just a bit of ahead of thier time. While we can embrace white and black artists,other equally talented artists who don’t quite fit in or linger just outside of the mainstream simply don’t get the chance to shine. Let me be quite plain here….I have been in the music business for 20 years,12 as a talent buyer,8 as a music journalist. I have seen acts come and go,flashes in the pan,one hit wonders,cookie cutters deluxe. Tey Punsalan should be a major star. Its a real damn shame she is not,while we get crap like American Idol and other cookie cutter crap,a real talent who can do it all…..pop,dance,ballads and write her own songs struggles to be heard. She is one of the hardest working artists I have met. Now Tey has a new CD out called “On MyWay To Me”. Starting with the amazing and ironic cover of Tey standing to power lines,one this album,Tey decides to strip her sound to sparse acoustics. The goal is to showcase both Tey’s vocals and songwriting. Add in some tasty covers and you have a beautifully sounding effort. The title track,a young woman’s brave choice to live her life her way is a strong way to start the album. On “I Wonder” a ballad about commitment features some nice quirky guitar changes by Tey. The hook is very gentle and alluring. “Sex on the Beach” might have worked a bit better as a dance number but still works as a slow jam. The vocals are clean and sexy in an adult way. You don’t hear this very often in today’s music no matter what the genre is. The other six songs includes a sultry cover of George Michael’s “Faith”. Tey wrote or co-wrote 6 of the 10 songs on this CD,showcasing her feel for songwriting. You really should yourself a favor and order this CD and take a chance on one hell of a talented young lady. One of the best albums of the year." - Michael Sullivan (Entertainment Vine.com)

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