“There’s more than enough singers and songwriters out there. So let’s find what’s unique about you – not just your music, but the message of your life.” - an advice from singer-songwriter Brian Bates who became a friend through the internet.
Taking on a holistic approach at sharing the message of his life, kurios first tackled his website project early on in October 2009 with the help of some close friends and colleagues.
“More than just another website, it is a tool I use to engage youth and popular culture through eyes of faith with the ultimate goal of knowing Christ and making Him known. It has sections on men’s lifestyle (eleMENtal), travel (alternate route), features on the seven arts – music, visual arts, film, architecture, dance, literature and theater (inksoundpalette), various advocacies that make the world a better place to live in one day at a time (MAN to MAN), and food articles (degustation).”
“As a way of promoting the website, I have recorded a music sampler (non-commercial) which contains two OPM love songs composed by award winning composer Lisa Diy, another power ballad by theater stalwart Lito Villareal, and a cover of a Margaret Becker original which was made into a music video shot on location at Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort in Oslob, Cebu.”
In 1994 at a youth group bible study, Oliver Quingco II took on kurios as his pseudonym, a Greek word that means “lord”, signifying his submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Any work that comes under the banner kurios is specially offered to the one true source of all creativity and inspiration – God.
Äs an artist, kurios hopes to impact pop culture in a way that will enrich people’s lives – that they will see the reality of God at work in their everyday lives through his creative expressions; and that they will hear God’s voice far above his own.
Oliver Quingco II has been a record executive at the following record companies:
Label Manager at Praise Music, Inc. from 1995-1997
Business Development & Media Relations Officer at Shekinah Music in 1999
Artist & Repertoire Officer at Verje Music Publishing under VIVA Records in 2000
All I Ever Wanted (CCM Sampler) 2009
Stories from the Streets (Advocacy Sampler) 2010
White Christmas (Christmas Sampler) 2010
Ngayon Lang (OPM Sampler) 2011
Like I Love You (Love Songs) 2012
Cradle Songs (Lullabies) 2013
In the Company of Sinners (Songs on the Life of Christ) 2014
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (EPK) and VIDEOGRAPHY:
All I Ever Wanted for www.kuriosfiles.com.ph 2010
Say the Name Gospel Jam 2010
Soundcheck Teaser 2010
Soundcheck Post-event AVP 2010
Find Me AVP for www.worldvision.org.ph 2010
Ask Me AVP for www.samaritana.org 2010
Nobody But You for www.samaritana.org 2011
Salamat Edgeradio 2011
Salamat Christian Music Festival 2011
It Matters to You at The Re-United Organization 2011
State or Region: Metro Manila
City: Quezon City
Influences: Lito Villareal, Jungee Marcelo, Reuben Laurente, Terry Javier, Girl Valencia, Margaret Becker, Kim Hill, Julie Miller, Out of the Grey, Amy Grant, Sam Phillips, Trace Balin, Tony Vincent, Russ Taff, Michael English, ClayCrosse, Christafari, Jars of Clay