Dubai, December 2017. Photo by Joseph Joson.

2017 was kind enough, acceptance-wise. The last quarter was a regenerative period for the band, mending relations and reacquainting ourselves with the music until it feels like home again. We found ourselves active once more, in the gigging circuit doing bar tours, getting invited to mini festivals, and random guestings and corporate events in and out-of-town. Heck, we even flew to the Middle East for a couple of shows and manage to release a new single and launch a crowdfunding campaign for an album project. I guess we can confidently say we are ready for 2018. Quoting Alan Watts: “We have faith that something really good will come out of all this in the end like the phoenix out of the fire.”

We are deeply grateful for the support of our families and friends, especially to our old and new fans. You helped us return to life after what seemed like a decade-long paralytic stroke. We won’t let you down this time as we discover new horizons and build more sturdy bridges. At the end of the day and of each passing year, it’s all about Love and Music.

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right!

We are excited to announce the 5 city leg of our October bar tour in the Metro. To our fans who missed our first gig, especially those who couldn’t get in, here is your chance for an up close encounter with us in these carefully selected pocket shows.

October 6 – THE MINOKAUA (Malate) with Meagan Trees and Kamara
October 11 – ROUTE 196 (Quezon City) with Itchyworms, Keen and Oh, Flamingo!
October 19 – 19 EAST (Sucat) with Meagan Trees, Ourselves The Elves and Fools & Foes
October 21 – CRAFT BGC (Taguig)
October 25 – BOILER ROOM (Makati) with Meagan Trees

We would love to see you there!

Photo by Jilson Tiu

Despite the heat and limited space, words cannot express how the band and our management team appreciate everyone (around 400 people) who cramped inside 70s Bistro to join us in this celebration of music. We dedicate this comeback to all true fans of O&L. Thank you for the warm acceptance in spite of being a trio, the technical glitches and occasional blunders. We are still feeling our way with our old songs and as a performing unit.

Many traveled from far places. We are deeply sorry to those who queued but can’t get in. We will be announcing a 5 city bar tour within the Metro for the month of October so we can be near where you are.

To old and new faces, thank you for singing along, for making us feel a decade younger and still relevant. We love you dearly!


Special thanks to our partners and sponsors: Lilystars Records, Darkus Music, JAM 88.3, MYX Philippines, Loyal Clothing, David’s Salon and Grab PH. To other media present: Philippine Star SUPREME, MB Life, GMA News, PULP Magazine, U Do U, Rick Olivares, PJ Caña, etc; To Jof Nachor and his 57 Studio team for covering the show; To Rain Paggao, our superb live session guitarist for making us sound whole; to the excellent bands/musicians who played: Blind Stereo Moon, Meagan Trees and The Strange Creatures; to the iconic The 70’s Bistro…. THANK YOU!
Photos by Leo Avendaño.

Orange & Lemons
From L-R: JM Del Mundo, Clem Castro and Ace Del Mundo. Photo by Angelo Maniquis.

It’s been almost 10 years now. We badly miss the music so we decided to add a new chapter in the band’s short history. We have officially reformed Orange & Lemons as a trio to continue where we left off. This is not some fancy reunion, but a decision to protect the legacy of the band and the songs that many of you know and have grown to love. New music is on the horizon and we promise to stay true to the sound we are known for with a clear-cut independent direction. We feel good at the prospect of playing our modest catalog for you in the coming months. Until then.

Yours sincerely,
Clem, JM & Ace