Port Mallillin was a student of Performing Arts and Popular Music in West London college in the late 90's. He was a drummer to a punk rock trio band called All You Can Eat. In the following year, Port Mallillin co-founded a group called Fusing Naked (later renamed as Fusing Naked Beats), in which he evolved as a lyricist, lending rap verses to its debut album entitled ''Stolen Generation'' in 2004. Fusing Naked Beats was nominated for "The Best Alternative Act 2008" and "The Best Underground Act 2009" respectively in the UK Asian Music Awards. During this early period in Port's music career, he started doing other side projects involving his own culture and arts, more specifically the Original Pilipino Music. Side Projects was born.
Side Projects became a pop/rock band too and has toured the UK in variety of musical events and had the opportunities to share the same stage with the likes of Hotdog, Siakol, 4th Impact, The Youth, Charice Pempengco, Kim Idol, and 70's Superband.
Port has an ear for writing music just like his late father Jun Mallillin (Composer of "Dahil Mahal Kita" of The Boyfriends). Here are some of his original compositions:
The Boyfriends - Siya O Ako
Gia Macuja - If Ever
Nitoy M. - Sana Ngayong Pasko
Side Projects - Sa Paglalakbay (Theme music for Juan Eu Konek)
Side Projects - Tingala't Magkaisa (Jingle for Juan Eu Konek Halalan 2016)
Mitoy - Kahati Mo Ako
All of which are available to stream and download via Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and up to 200 digital stores worldwide under Side Projects Productions independent record label.
Port Mallillin is the sole owner and promoter of Side Projects Productions and is now a UK-based arts that produces musical events in the UK including Pepe Smith's Pambansang Musiklaban UK 2012, Bamboo's UK Tour 2013, ENFiD's One Love/Abra charity event, Operation Maring for the benefit of the typhoon victims, Intimate Evening With Pinky Amador 2015, David Pomeranz UK Tour 2015, In The Mood For Love Love with Isabel Granada and Pinoy Rocktober Fest 2016 with Siakol & The Youth. It’s first major project was producing a series of 2014 concert across England for the iconic group - The 70's Superband - which consisted of seven legendary members of the golden era of Manila Sound (VST & Co, Cinderella, Wadab, Labuyo & Abrakadabra). Followed by the UK tour of the Boyfriends in September 2017 after receiving a Hall of Fame award in May at the second Side Projects Music Awards held in London. In 2019, SP brought the Pinoy Rock legend Gary Perez of Sampaguita to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the third SPMA in London.
Port was recently a judge at a singing contest online at the Great Voice of Britain 2021. Watch this space for more exciting projects!