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Encyclopedia > Bamboo (band)
Bamboo
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genre(s) Pop Rock/Jazz
Years active 2002–present
Label(s) EMI Philippines, Inc.
Associated
acts
Rivermaya
Passage
Kapatid
Website bamboo.com.ph
Members
Bamboo Mañalac (Vocals)
Nathan Azarcon (Bass)
Ira Cruz (Guitars)
Vic Mercado (Drums)

Bamboo is a Filipino alternative rock band founded in 2002 by the former vocalist of Rivermaya, Bamboo Mañalac. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Nickname: Motto: Linisin Ikarangal Maynila Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35 N 121° E Country Region Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila Barangays 897 Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574 Government  - Mayor Alfredo Lim (2007-2010; GO)  - Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (AM/PDP-Laban... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the music genre. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Rivermaya is one of the most influential alternative rock bands in the Philippines that descended from pop and rock explosion of the 90s, propelling the rise of subsequent mainstream rock acts. ... Kapatid is a Filipino-based band which had songs like Hanggang Magdamag (2006). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bamboo is a Filipino alternative rock band founded in 2002 by the former vocalist of Rivermaya, Bamboo Mañalac. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... Rivermaya is one of the most influential alternative rock bands in the Philippines that descended from pop and rock explosion of the 90s, propelling the rise of subsequent mainstream rock acts. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Band Origin

Mañalac serves as the band's frontman. Contrary to popular belief, the band is not named after him. In fact, he had some trouble agreeing upon the name of the band for it is named after him. According to Ira Cruz, the guitarist, the word bamboo relates to strength and durability with an island feel to it. Two of its members, Bamboo Mañalac and Nathan Azarcon, were formerly part of Rivermaya. The other two members, Ira Cruz and Vic Mercado, were former instrumentalists of another band, Passage. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rivermaya is one of the most influential alternative rock bands in the Philippines that descended from pop and rock explosion of the 90s, propelling the rise of subsequent mainstream rock acts. ...


Four years after their departure from Rivermaya, Mañalac and Azarcon caught up again with each other, during which Azarcon introduced him to Ira Cruz and Vic Mercado who were then members of pop ballad band Passage. Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ...


Music Career

Bamboo released their debut album, As The Music Plays, in February 2004 where it received positive response from fans and critics alike. The album also won numerous awards at the AWIT Awards, NU107 Rock Awards, and MTV Pilipinas 2004. As the Music Plays is the debut album of Pinoy rock band Bamboo following the return of Bamboo Mañalac after 5 years of hiatus in the USA. Bamboo immediately gained fame for the track Noypi which captivated the hearts of the youths and sparked patriotism in the Philippines. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → // February 29, 2004 Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as president of Haiti and flees the country for the Central African Republic. ...


Their second album, Light Peace Love, which was released in 2005, consists of ten songs with differing moods and subjects, and took only 3 months to record. This album has a softer sound with both its lyrics and delivery. For this album, the band added more strings and a variety of other instruments, including a trumpet. The band admitted that this album had a personal feel to it. They experimented with several new styles that may please new listeners, at the risk of disappointing fans of the more conventional rock of their first album. Light Peace Love is the second album of the Pinoy rock band Bamboo, and probably the Philippines most anticipated album of 2005. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Their third album, We Stand Alone Together, was released in 2007. It contains revived local songs such as Buklod's "Tatsulok" and international songs such as Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" from different generations. It also includes bonus tracks like unplugged versions of their hit songs from previous albums such as "Mr. Clay", "These Days", and "Hallelujah". Once again, opting to do away with the conventional rock image that was attached to them , they produced sounds which were more jazzy than expected. We Stand Alone Together is the third album of the Filipino rock band Bamboo and this is also their first cover album. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Star Records--backed up by ABS-CBN TV Production and MYX--produced and created the official soundtrack for the tele-epiko "Rounin", wherein the title track “Argos” was performed by Bamboo. A new avenue was opened to the band, as “Argos” is said to be the band’s first venture to record a song for a primetime television show. It is also the first time for the multi-awarded band and Star Records to work together. Star Records, referring loosely to two companies, STAR RECORDING and STAR SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING, is an ABS-CBN Entertainment Group company whose main lines of business include: producing, developing and distributing audio and video content; music publishing; events production and music artists management in the Philippines. ... Categories: Corporation stubs | Philippines | Television networks ... Rounin was an ABS-CBN Philippine drama dubbed as tele-epiko[1] or TV epic. ...


The band is also part of the “Days of Peace” Campaign by UNICEF with Gary Valenciano.[1] UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... Edgardo José Martín Santiago Valenciano, better known as simply Gary Valenciano (shortened to Gary V.), is a Filipino musician, composer, actor, producer, and gospel singer who is best known for many songs, especially those that became theme songs for movies. ...


Discography

Album

As the Music Plays is the debut album of Pinoy rock band Bamboo following the return of Bamboo Mañalac after 5 years of hiatus in the USA. Bamboo immediately gained fame for the track Noypi which captivated the hearts of the youths and sparked patriotism in the Philippines. ... Light Peace Love is the second album of the Pinoy rock band Bamboo, and probably the Philippines most anticipated album of 2005. ... We Stand Alone Together is the third album of the Filipino rock band Bamboo and this is also their first cover album. ...

Compilations

  • Full Volume:The Best Of Pinoy Alternative (2005 EMI Philippines)
includes As The Music Plays (Jam Version)
  • Rounin OST (2007 Star Records)
includes Argos

Singles

Year Single Album
2004 Noypi As The Music Plays
Mr. Clay
Masaya
These Days
2005 Hallelujah Light Peace Love
F.U.
Much Has Been Said
Truth
Peace Man
2007 Tatsulok We Stand Alone Together
Probinsyana
So Far Away

As the Music Plays is the debut album of Pinoy rock band Bamboo following the return of Bamboo Mañalac after 5 years of hiatus in the USA. Bamboo immediately gained fame for the track Noypi which captivated the hearts of the youths and sparked patriotism in the Philippines. ... Light Peace Love is the second album of the Pinoy rock band Bamboo, and probably the Philippines most anticipated album of 2005. ... We Stand Alone Together is the third album of the Filipino rock band Bamboo and this is also their first cover album. ...

Awards

  • SOP Music Awards 2005
Strictly Alternative Category Winner: "Hallelujah" - Bamboo
  • SOP Pasiklaband 2006
Best Rock Band: Bamboo
Vocalist of the Year: Bamboo Mañalac
  • MTV Pilipinas 2004 Music Awards
Favorite New Artist/Group: Bamboo for "Noypi"
Favorite Song: "Noypi" - Bamboo
Favorite Group: Bamboo for "Noypi"
  • MTV Pilipinas 2005 Music Awards
Favorite Media Soundtrack: "Fiesta Amazing" (Smart) - Bamboo
  • MTV Pilipinas 2006 Music Awards
Best Cinematography in a Video: Bamboo for "Much Has Been Said"
  • 18th Awit Awards 2005
Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist: "Noypi" - Bamboo
Best Rock Song: "Noypi" - Bamboo
People's Choice Favorite Song: "Noypi" - Bamboo
  • 19th Awit Awards 2006
Album of the Year: Light Peace Love - Bamboo
Best Performance by a Group: Bamboo
Song of the Year: "Hallelujah" - Bamboo
Best Ballad: "Much Has Been Said" - Bamboo
Best Rock Song: "Hallelujah" - Bamboo
People's Choice Award: Bamboo
Most Promising Entertainer: Bamboo
  • NU Rock Awards 2004
Vocalist of the Year: Bamboo Mañalac
Song of the Year: "Noypi" - Bamboo
Drummer of the Year: Vic Mercado of Bamboo
Listeners' Choice Award: Bamboo
Band of the Year: Bamboo
  • NU Rock Awards 2005
Vocalist of the Year: Bamboo Mañalac
Album of the Year: Light Peace Love - Bamboo
Listeners' Choice Award: Bamboo
  • 93.1 RX Year End Awards 2004
Song of the Year: "Masaya" - Bamboo
New Local Artist of the Year: Bamboo
Local Group of the Year: Bamboo
  • 89.9 TM Year End Awards 2004
Song of the Year: "Masaya" - Bamboo
New Local Artist of the Year: Bamboo
Song of the Year: "Noypi" - Bamboo


Nu Rock Awards 2007

Please vote the Band
1. Artist of the Year :: Bamboo
2. Album of the Year :: We Stand Alone Together
3. Vocalist of the Year :: Bamboo Manalac
4. Guitarist of the Year :: Ira Cruz
5. Bassist of the Year :: Nathan Azarcon
6. Drummer of the Year :: Vic Mercado
7. Best New Artist :: -Any-
8. Song of the Year :: Tatsulok
Vote here:
http://www.fliptunes.net/rockawards07/index.php

Footnotes

  1. ^ Ayson, Jim (2007-04-19). Days of Peace: Gary Valenciano and Bamboo sign up for UNICEF campaign. Philmusic.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-30.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

External Links

  • Bamboo on Rockstar Bembang!
  • Bamboo PinoyBanda Profile
  • Bamboo Yahoo! Music Page
  • Bamboo profile at EMI Philippines

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