Bamboo

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Bamboo is a Filipino alternative rock band founded in 2002 by the former vocalist of Rivermaya, Bamboo Mañalac. The band is named after its frontman, Bamboo Mañalac. According to Ira Cruz, the guitarist, the word bamboo also relates to strength and durability with an island feel to it. Two of its members were former members of Rivermaya, Bamboo Mañalac and Nathan Azarcon. The other two members, Ira Cruz and Vic Mercado, were also former instrumentalists of another band, Passage.

Four years after their departure from Rivermaya, Mañalac and Azarcon caught up again with each other, where Azarcon introduced him to Ira Cruz and Vic Mercado who were then members of Pop Ballad band Passage. Bamboo released their debut album As the Music Plays in February 2004 where it got positive response from fans and critics alike. The album also won numerous awards at AWIT Awards, NU107 Rock Awards, and MTV Pilipinas 2004.

Their second album, Light Peace Love, which was released in 2005, consisted of ten songs of differing moods and subjects, which took only 3 months to record. This album has a softer sound with both its lyrics and delivery. For this album they added more strings and variety of other instruments, including a trumpet. The band 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.

Their third album, We Stand Alone Together, was released in 2007. It contains revived local songs such as the song of Cabangon "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".

Star Records, backed up by ABS-CBN TV Production and MYX, produced and created the official soundtrack for the tele-epiko 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. "Rounin" is also the first time for the multi-awarded band, Bamboo and Star Records to be working together.

The band is also part of the “Days of Peace” Campaign by UNICEF with Gary Valenciano.[1] The band's Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday album achieved platinum status on September 28, 2008- two days after its release.

Discography

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As the Music Plays

Singles

  • Noypi (As the Music Plays)
  • Mr. Clay (As the Music Plays)
  • Masaya (As the Music Plays)
  • These days (As the Music Plays)
  • Hallelujah (Light Peace Love)
  • F.U. (Light Peace Love)
  • Much Has Been Said (Light Peace Love)
  • Truth (Light Peace Love)
  • Peace Man (Light Peace Love)
  • Tatsulok (We Stand Alone Together)
  • Probinsyana (We Stand Alone Together)
  • Kailan (Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday)
  • Last Days on a Cruise Ship (Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday)
  • Muli (Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday)
  • Kalayaan (Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday)
  • Bagong Sigaw (Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday: Repackaged Edition)


Awards

Philippine Radio Music Awards

  • Won: International Artist Award (2009)

Awit Awards[2]

  • Won: Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist - "Noypi" (2005)
  • Won: Best Rock Recording - "Noypi" (2005)
  • Won: People's Choice Favorite Song - "Noypi" (2005)
  • Won: Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist - "Hallelujah" (2006)
  • Won: Album of the Year - "Light Peace Love" (2006)
  • Won: Song of the Year - "Hallelujah" (2006)
  • Won: Best Ballad Recording - "Much Has Been Said" (2006)
  • Won: Best Rock Recording - "Hallelujah" (2006)
  • Won: People's Choice Favorite Song - "Hallelujah" (2006)
  • Won: Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist - "Tatsulok" (2008)
  • Won: Best Rock Song - "Tatsulok" (2008)
  • Won: Best Musical Arrangement - "Probinsyana" (2008)
  • Won: Best Engineered Recording - "Probinsyana" (2008)
  • Won: Music Video of the Year - "Probinsyana" (2008)

NU Rock Awards[3]

  • Guitarist of the Year: Ira Cruz
  • Won: Guitarist of the Year - Ira Cruz (2003)
  • Won: Artist of the Year (2004)
  • Won: Song of the Year - "Noypi" (2004)
  • Won: Vocalist of the Year - Bamboo Mañalac (2004)
  • Won: Drummer of the Year - Vic Mercado (2004)
  • Won: Listeners Choice Awardee (2004)
  • Won: Album of the Year - "Light Peace Love" (2005)
  • Won: Vocalist of the Year - Bamboo Mañalac (2005)
  • Won: Listeners Choice Awardee (2005)
  • Won: Artist of the Year (2007)
  • Won: Guitarist of the Year - Ira Cruz (2007)
  • Won: Bassist of the Year - Nathan Azarcon (2007)
  • Won: Drummer of the Year - Vic Mercado and Mark Escueta of Rivermaya (2007)
  • Won: Listeners Choice Awardee (2007)
  • Won: Best Live Act (2007)
  • Won: Music Video of the Year - "Last Days On A Cruise Ship" (2009)

MTV Pilipinas[4]

  • Won: Favorite New Artist in a Video - Noypi (2004)
  • Won: Favorite Song - "Noypi" (2004)
  • Won: Favorite Group Video - "Noypi" (2004)
  • Won: Guitarist of the Year - Ira Cruz (2004)
  • Won: MTV Ayos! Best Commercial Video - "Fiestamazing" (2005)
  • Won: Best Cinematography in a Video - "Much Has Been Said" (2006)
  • Nominated: Favorite Group Video - "Masaya" (2005)
  • Nominated: Favorite Group Video - "Much Has Been Said" (2006)
  • Nominated: Favorite Pop Video - "Much Has Been Said" (2006)
  • Nominated: Best Production Design in a Video - "Much Has Been Said" (2006)

93.1 RX Year End Awards

  • Won: Song of the Year - "Noypi (2004)
  • Won: New Local Artist of the Year (2004)
  • Won: Group of the Year (2004)

89.9 TM Year End Awards

  • Won: Song of the Year - "Masaya" (2004)
  • Won: New Local Artist of the Year (2004)
  • Won: Song of the Year - "Noypi" (2005)

SOP Music Awards

  • Won: Strictly Alternative Category Winner - "Hallelujah" (2005)

SOP Pasiklaband

  • Won: Best Rock Band (2006)
  • Won: Vocalist of the Year - Bamboo Mañalac (2006)

ALIW AWARDS

  • Won: Most Promising Entertainer (2006)
  • Won: Best Major Concert-(Group) (2006)

THE 2bU! CLICK AWARDS

  • Won: Most Clickable Band (2006)

Product Endoresments


Trivia

  • Rivermaya released the song “Isang Bandila” for ABS-CBN’s Bandila news program alongside their album “Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo”, which contains covers of songs that inspired the band most. Bamboo on the other hand, released the song “Argos” for ABS-CBN’s Rounin primetime show, which was launched after their album We Stand Alone Together. The said album also contains covers of songs the band considers to be closest to their hearts.

References

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Original Source

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  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.
  2. "Bamboo humakot ng tropeo sa 2006 Awit Awards", ABS-CBN News Online, ABS-CBN Interactive, 2006-06-16. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.  Template:Dead link Template:Language icon
  3. "Bamboo wins 6 of 15 awards in the 2007 NU Rock Awards", Philippine Entertainment Portal (via GMANews.TV), GMA Network Inc., 2007-12-06. Retrieved on 2008-06-17. 
  4. Jorge, Rome. "Our MTV Awards champions", The Manila Times (via ABS-CBN News Online), ABS-CBN Interactive, 2006-08-11. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.