Archive for January, 2008

Bamboo – Halleluja

Monday, January 28th, 2008

The band Bamboo is a Filipino alternative rock band that was formed in 2002 by the former vocalist of the band Rivermaya, Bamboo Manalac. The band though was not named after the band’ vocalist, instead the band chose the word bamboo to relate to strength and durability and also since it gives a very Filipino and Asian feel at the same time.

The band is composed of Bamboo Manalac, Nathan Azarcon (also formerly from Rivermaya), Ira Cruz and Vic Mercado, former instrumentalists of the band Passage.

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Rivermaya – You’ll Be Safe Here

Monday, January 21st, 2008

One of the most influential alternative rock bands in the Philippines along with The Eraserheads, Rivermaya has several well-known singles such as Ulan, 214, Himala, Kisap Mata, If, You’ll Be Safe Here, and many others.

The band was formed in 1993 and has evolved from playing simple rock music to hard rock, acoustic, pop, and other variations. They have also recently released work in Singapore, Thailand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia and have garnered the attention of fans throughout Southeast Asia.

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6CycleMind – Upside Down

Monday, January 14th, 2008

6CycleMind is a well-known Philippine rock band whose members are Ronel “Ney” Dimaculangan on lead vocals, Ryan “Rye” Sarmiento on vocals & rhythm, Roberto “Bob” Cañamo on bass, Gilbert “Bert” Magat on guitars and Carlos “Chuck” Isidro lead guitars. Their music is a mix of alternative and pop music.
The band was named 6CycleMind although the band is only composed of 5 members because they consider their manager to be the 6th member. They have successfully released 3 albums under Sony BMG Records Philippines: Permission to Shine (2003), Panorama (2005), and Home (2007).

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Michael V. – Hindi Ako Bakla

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Michael V. (Beethoven Bunagan in real life) is a popular singer, actor, and comedian. He has several regular shows like Eat Bulaga, a noontime show wherein he is one of the co-hosts, and Bubble Gang, a gag show along with Ogie Alcasid that has been airing for more than a decade already. The video below is a comedic one featuring himself as he sings the song entitled Hindi Ako Bakla (I’m not Gay), but the video proves otherwise.

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