Froilan Villegas

About Me

Lead singer and songwriter of the band The Power of X. Formed the band Forty-Five on Thirty-Three in the mid 70s with high school classmates Ferdie Villeza (bass), Jerome Bustamante (guitars and various instruments), Alex Castillo (drums) and Lito Ortega (keyboards). After their high school graduation, the group disbanded due to their residence location issues. From then on, Froilan joined various bands until he quitted in the late '80s to concentrate more on his IT profession. In 2004, all 5 members reformed the group with a new name, The Power of X. This is to differentiate their secular music with Christian music. However, Lito Ortega cannot fully commit to the group due to some personal issues and just offered his help in recording whenever he's available.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is an expression of the soul. It gives me peace. Whenever I sing my songs, I most of the time tell you what’s in me. When I listen to the songs of my favorite artists, it gives a certain connection between me and them through the words that they sing.

What is your music dream?

I want to spread my music to inspire, spread God’s word and give hope to people around the world

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would start by having peace within me and my family. It may be a small step for some but if every family will do the same then the whole world will have peace

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Father and Son by Cat Steven

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Beatles, America, CSN&Y, Eagles

What inspires you to make music?

My faith. I write songs to spread the Word and share my experience as a struggling Christian.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

There is a God who loves us so much.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

In the days when I still play secular music, I feel nervous and excited at the same time. Now that I play Christian music only, I feel so honored and blessed to use my God-given talent to an audience of one.

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble is one of the best sites for musicians that I have ever been. The majority of the people here are really awesome.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

It’s so difficult to penetrate the music industry to a higher level without the proper contacts and financial power.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Good marketing ability and network. I know some musicians who are really good but can’t make it because the lack of this