Q & A with Joquezelle & Jasper Numock
BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
Last of 2 parts
The couple, Jasper and Joquezelle Numock from General Santos City, have started doing covers during the pandemic. It started very slow according to Jasper and it’s even very hard to reach six-digit views. But they persevered because their dreams are bigger than discouragements they faced while doing covers.
Now the Numocks music is becoming a hit in the hearts of their Filipino fans around the world. With their active and strong 328,000 plus followers and millions of silent viewers, they have high hopes to reach their dreams. At the end of this year, Jasper and Joque aim to reach half million Facebook followers and 100,000 Youtube subscribers. Good luck to you guys!!
Here’s the continuation of the virtual interview:
Joel: I am a follower of The Dons Band where I first saw you, then I heard about Don Petok. Did you own that band?
Jasper: Yes sir, I founded the Dons Band during the Pandemic. That time. I belong to the Jaria band with BJ and Charlotte. Nagkawatak-watak mi unya nagtukod silag kaugalingon nga banda, then nagtukod sad ko ug lain.
Joel: Oh really, I feel sorry for the disbandment of your first group. Well, I am a fan of the Dons. I remember that one of your vocalist before, kadtong medyo chubby nga babae, sang a Tagalog song and it became viral on Youtube. What was that song? I forgot haha!
Joquezelle: “Labis Na Nasaktan, sir.
Joel: That’s it! Tama, Labis na Nasaktan. And it was followed by another viral. This time sang by another male chubby vocalist. “She’s Gone, right? Kinsa gani to nga bokalista?
Jasper: Tonton sir!
Joel: Okay, so going back to the two of you, May I ask when did you sing together?
Joquezelle: During the pandemic sir. Wala may lingaw kay adto nga time halos nag close man tanan so we decided to perform in the house for the online audience.
Joel: So, the two of you have been singing together since the pandemic. But you’re not yet celebrities that time.
Jasper: Yeah, dili pa kaayo mi sikat adto nga time. Lisod gani kaayo maka six digit among views.
Joel: But now, look where you are. You’re starting to become instant celebrities because of these viral songs you have now reaching millions of views. What did you think made you stand out from the rest of the millions of Facebook wannabes?
Jasper: Gi-swerte lang sir.
Joquezelle. We really did not expect that our covers are now becoming viral hits on Facebook. We just sing together.
Joel: But I think what made you unique from the rest is that Joquezelle carries a baby while singing, and the baby always sleeps well and really felt she was being taken cared of pretty well, right? Then secondly, your blending made it worked for the 328,000 plus followers and millions of silent viewers. I really thought that the baby is your gem. She’s the answered prayers to what you’ve been longing for to become known and noticed in the industry you belong. So keep carrying the baby, haha. Maintain that because that’s what made you unique and stand out from the rest.
Joquezelle: Nakatabang jud ang baby sir kay gapangitaon sa tawo.
Jasper: Sometimes when we sing together people would ask us “oh where’s your baby?”
Joel: Okay, now let’s talk about lovelife. Jasper where did you meet Joque? Does music becomes your rendezvous where you often saw the pretty Joque of your life haha?
Jasper: Actually sa wedding sir. Gikuha ko sa grupo sa akong wify as keyboardist. Si Joque naa pud siyay grupo nga banda.
Joquezelle: Adto na time sir wala mi keyboardist so gi-hire namo sya sa wedding gig namo.
Joel: oh, that’s where the naughty Cupid put his arrow haha. What a timing for the two souls to meet together and found they have loved each other hahaha.
Joquezelle: Nag friends sami sir and that friendship has blossomed into something hehe.
Joel: But during the courtship Jasper at nasulyapan mo ang kagandahan ni Joque, nasabi mo bang “Ito na ang babaeng pakakasalan ko at isama habambuhay, hahaha.
Jasper: (laughing) Siya sir ang unang naka diskubre nako!
Joel: Aw haha. Sabagay. If member ka sa banda unya lalaki ka. Daghan kaayo mga ga-ibid ibid nga mga chicks hahaha.
Jasper: Ana jud sir haha. Usa nana si Joque! (laughing again)
The lovely couple, Jas and Joque, may have been ordinary voices in the music industry but they have this “something more” that made them stand out from the rest of the millions of Facebook wannabe singers and streamers. Gotta discover this “something more”?, follow them on Facebook and also subscribe to their Youtube Channel. ###