Although we’ve been in business for four whole months now, Team Manila Machine is still pleasantly surprised by the love and support our fans and followers give us on a daily basis. We love serving Filipino food to our hungry and happy customers, and it’s always flattering when we’re complimented on our food and service.
But we’re most flattered when people go out of their way to help us in our quest to bring Filipino food to the masses. For example, customers have done everything from holding parking spots for us (without us even asking or knowing), to suggesting new places to park, to hooking us up with certain contacts for private events. But perhaps tops on our list is when a couple of friends of The Manila Machine recently produced a Manila Machine video as well as wrote and composed a Manila Machine theme song.
You read that right folks, there is now a Manila Machine video and theme song. The video below was produced by our friend A.J. Calomay of Xylophone Films, and the song you hear in the video was written and performed by the Los Angeles-based soul/funk/R&B band, Elson and the Soul Barkada.
The footage in the video was cobbled together from the past few months, and includes some background information about the origins of The Manila Machine–Southern California’s First Filipino food truck.
We would like to give a huge THANK YOU to A.J. and Elson, who volunteered for this project and took time out of their busy schedules to work on it. Thanks so much A.J. and Elson!
For more information about Elson Trinidad and his music, check out his website here. Elson and the Soul Barkada performs regularly around Southern California. You can check ‘em out on Twitter: twitter.com/soulbarkada and on Facebook www.facebook.com/soulbarkada.
Enjoy the video and music: