The Company

The CompanY. Asia’s premiere vocal harmony act was formed in 1985 by alumni of the Ateneo College Glee Club. Initially, they sang as back up vocalists for the country's reigning pop stars of the '80's before turning professional as the headlining concert and recording artists that they are today. After undergoing a number of personnel changes, the group is now a quintet composed of Sweet Plantado (soprano), Annie Quintos (soprano/alto), Cecile Bautista(alto), Jay Marquez (tenor) and Moy Ortiz (tenor2/bass). This versatile sextet resist categorization by continually delving into almost all forms of music genres involving vocal harmony; traditional/classical choral music, pop, mainstream jazz, smooth jazz, dance, R&B, contemporary acappella, novelty, folk, Brazilian, gospel, electronica, rap, loungecore, Christmas, Acid jazz, swing, bebop, vocalese, alternative pop, musical theater, rock, Brazilian, Latin among others. Main musical influences include: The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, The Singers Unlimited, The Carpenters, Swing Out Sister, Pizzicato Five, Burt Bacharach, Take 6, First Call, Swingle Singers, Fifth Dimension, Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, The Corrs, Destiny’s Child, etc. The CompanY is perpetually expanding their boundaries in vocal music. Over the past 27 years they have received 39 music industry awards, making them the most awarded recording vocal group in the land. Part of this success includes the release of 21 critically and commercially successful studio albums. The members of The CompanY also wear many hats. Within this group are songwriters, vocal and instrumental arrangers, concert and record producers, choreographers, stage directors, scriptwriters, image consultants, layout artists, set designers, visual artists, voice teachers, recording coaches, studio/session singers, stage actors and workshop masters. This only serves to underscore the versatility and talent of this group. Veterans of the concert circuit both here and abroad, The CompanY have had the privilege of sharing the stage with international acts like The Manhattan Transfer, Jim Brickman, Noel Pointer, John Ford Coley, David Pack, Ambrosia, Survivor, Kalapana, Kenny Rankin, Michael Buble, Steve Tyrell and Basia. The group is also known for its strong (and sometimes controversial) visual images constantly reinventing their look gravitating towards the works of progressive, cutting edge European and Japanese designers. This highly experimental approach with their costumes and stage act is highly reflective of the group's motto: Substance with style! After a major personnel change in 2005, The CompanY has transformed its configuration from a vocal sextet to a quintet. The last three years have found the group involved with high profile projects (both onstage and in the studio) that have been received with critical and commercial success. Their latest concert, “In The CompanY of Side A”, a back to back concert with the Philippines’ premiere band – Side A, was held last September 16, 2011 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. This latest concert broke records in terms of ticket sales and audience reception. Since 2010, the last 5 major concerts of The Company have been SRO performances. After 27 years (and counting) in the business, The CompanY continues to be a potent force both in the live entertainment and recording scenes. The cliché definitely applies to The CompanY - like good wine; some things do getter better with age.