THE TALENTED SOLIMAN BROTHERS

It is no surprise that music and harmony runs best in the blood. Musical greats like the Isley Brothers, the Bee Gees, Earth Wind and Fire, the Beach Boys, Donny and Marie Osmond, the Allman Brothers, the Everly Brothers, Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole, Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra, John Lennon and Julian Lennon, as well as local talents VST & Co. and the Hotdogs, were remembered for their distinct tune and synchronicity that have set them apart from non-blood related musicians.

In Boracay, this distinct harmony can be heard from a fourpiece family band known as the Soliman Brothers.

The Soliman Brothers, composed of Bobby, on bass and vocals, his brother Zaldy, on lead guitar, mandolin and vocals, his daughter Peach, on rhythm guitar, percussion
and vocals, and Zaldy’s son Robin, on percussion and vocals, radiate harmonious melodies naturally and quite pleasantly wherever they perform.

They have been mainstays at Charlh’s Bar from 2007 until it was torn down a few months ago, last year at the Hobbit House, and at Dos Mestizos, where they are currently performing for four days a week.

In these establishments, they have beautifully rendered a repertoire of international hit songs from the old to the new, thereby gathering a following of diverse audience.
People normally go up to them, if not to compliment them for their engaging performances, then to borrow a microphone or a guitar and jam with them.

As cheerful and down-to-earth individuals, they easily attract audiences that appreciate genuine talent, good ol’ music, and fun vibes. That is why prior to their island gigs, Soliman brothers, Bobby and Zaldy were able to tour around the world from 1984 to 2001 and perform in prestigious venues for a sophisticated and multi-cultural crowd.

Together with their former bandmates, the two brothers performed at the Hotel Intercontinental in Manila, Sheraton Okinawa Hotel and Juraku Minakami Hotel in Japan, Al Bander Fish Market Restaurant in Bahrain, Bayview Beach Resort, Holiday Inn Crown Plaza and Mutiara Beach Resort in Malaysia, Four Seasons Resort in the Maldives and Phantasialand in Germany.

From this tour, the Soliman Brothers have earned the respect of their employers and their audience for the professionalism, raw musical talent and fun camaraderie that they have extended, and which Filipinos abroad are beloved for.

Now, the Soliman Brothers take center stage at Dos Mestizos Spanish Restaurant where diners get to enjoy their meals to the band’s soulful music on evenings on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

 

-Amanda Virrey

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  • Josh Borden

    do you know any way I can get in touch with the Soliman Brothers? I may have a potential gig opportunity for them