111414: The Urban Tracker (In Makati) :The Low Key Bear Sessionist At Bubba Gump

Bubba Gump's Western format put a cool fab pub ring to hang around patrons.
ubba Gump  is already a time-warping allure of a hangout place amid the promenade climate in Greenbelt 3 alleyway. 

Diners that night were treated to surprise or goosebumps especially for those who could recognize  Mr. Darryl Shy.

Darryl Shy as unveiled on the sliding door of Bubba Gump
Bubba Gump's logo with a shrimp caricature.
That unmistakable hat for novelty look or that folkloric looking mustache, he simply appeared as a rocker on prime with an obvious meztizo feature. But some time ago this peculiar figure auditioned in The Voice Philippines, many would easily recall his surname Shy - like a dress he wears. He surprised us by choosing Lea instead of Bamboo for a twist perhaps. He made it in the semifinals round but that did not deter his pursuit of music he activated 8 years ago.

The cougar Shy still rocks in the middle of performing circuit.
Accordingly, his rendition of Asin’s Balita on his last appearance in The Voice picked up on Itunes and catapulted the piece to #1. But tonight, ironically he opened up with Tatsulok as the audience were blanked with how Darryl interpreted a Bamboo piece as his introductory for Storyahe Night’s edition, a live streaming show. He weaved it with the casualty of the moment for pub time wasters and the ambivalent diners with some obviously Koreans.

Wine bottles assemble like choirs at Bubba Gump
Sublime message reading between the photo hangings on the walls
In Bubba Gump, no graffiti please
Moreover, Bubba Gump  won our hearts with its cool rustic format it owes to its Western-inspired elements. From wall decors, photo hangings, all transpiring of a Western pub with its cabin, log frames, fancy and inviting. All the while I thought of ordering a beer but Darryl’s music was much more something that’s worth giving an attention.

Just sheer madness every time Daryl plucks his guitar
Every time he plucks his guitar, there’s some kind of pursuit.. or madness perhaps. an irresistible quality that leans on playfulness. Long before, Mr. Shy was already carving a name in Baguio music scene, where his roots took its hold and his arts bloomed. An indie of a kind coming out of his shell has proven that his music genre has naturally its stamp in the mainstream.  And I became his sentinel tonight of this raw enticement.

Darryl Shy is not shy to nail effortlessly classics like Danny's Song, OPM and even contemporary hits.
He continued to serenade Greenbelt with his masterpiece Danny’s Song, and gave a new spin of “Ang Pag-Ibig Kong ItoWhat's more astounding was when I tried to request him to do Jason Mraz  I’m Yours”  and he nailed it so effortlessly yet sounded his own. In the culmination, Daryl plugged his upcoming film to be directed by Joyce Bernal and his new album which includes Home and his last song rendition which was Desperado. 

Plugged in a moment with the shy rock bear. Slow jams in the air.
Talking with Daryl latter over dinner gave me more of a conclusion that with the quality of his country-based 70's sound, so raw and unswayed. I guess it’s gonna be a long time I would encounter his kind tugging between country and rock. So like other diners, I left Bubba Gump into that good night not without giving Darryl Shy.my thumbs up and hats off.

Relax. Run Forrest Run Bubba Gump