MYX, the No. 1 music channel in the Philippines, proudly airs MYXposed: Much Has Been Said (The Story Of Bamboo), a 30-minute documentary featuring the story behind the phenomenal success and recent disbandment of one of the most influential bands in the country, on January 29, Saturday, 12 p.m.
Bamboo is considered as one of the most popular Filipino rock bands which has surfaced after the great local alternative music in the Philippines was born. With Bamboo’s two hit albums entitled As The Music Plays and Light Peace Love, which contain both of their hit singles “Noypi” and “Hallelujah,” the band gave birth to songs with inspiring fanatical anthems.
Fans were saddened as lead vocalist Bamboo Mañalac posted a statement posted on their official website. He said their decision to disband was not easy. “As a group we’ve come to a point where you have to trust your gut, your heart and your head and accept that all things change. The hardest part as always is to know when to pack it up and part ways.”
Bamboo was founded in 2002 by Bamboo Mañalac and Nathan Azarcon who are both former members of Rivermaya. When Bamboo came home from the U.S., Nathan introduced him to guitarist Ira Cruz and drummer Vic Mercado who had played in Passage before and the rest was history.
Catch MYXposed: Much Has Been Said (The Story Of Bamboo) on January 29 at 12 p.m., only on the No. 1 Music Channel in the Philippines, MYX.
Bamboo's Band Profile:
Bamboo made a name for themselves after the release of their debut “AS THE MUSIC PLAYS” in 2004. EMI Philippines, now Polyeast Records, since then released four eponymous albums by the group and turned OPM rock into anthemic singles and impressive sales figures. As the rock foursome hits the studio once again for their fifth album under Poleyast Records coming out this year, TOMORROW BECOMES YESTERDAY Repackaged version is available nationwide with a brand new attack.
With a new single BAGONG SIGAW, Bamboo’s fourth album TOMORROW BECOMES YESTRDAY comes with a new package. BAGONG SIGAW is a brand new single by the group which is also Tanduay’s official song. With the band’s unparalleled success and acclaim, Bamboo’s fourth TOMORROW BECOMES YESTRDAY (2009) was led by four big tunes—KALAYAAN, MULI, LAST DAYS ON A CRUISE SHIP and KAILANand also reached PLATINUM status after a week of release in the market. As the band reinvents itself in many ways before arriving full circle, TOMORROW BECOMES YESTERDAY never failed to veer away from traditional Bamboo themes of love and relationships, God, and love of country.
Bamboo have released four studio albums and are among the most critically and commercially successful groups in OPM. Their albums were AS THE MUSIC PLAYS (2004), LIGHT PEACE LOVE (2005), WE STAND ALONE TOGETHER (2007) and TOMORROW BECOMES YESTERDAY (2009). Bamboo are Bamboo Manalac on vocals, Nathan Azarcon on bass, Ira Cruz on guitars and Vic Mercado on drums.
Never has any rock band been so blessed with the ability to inspire and capacity to affect people with anthemic songs, as BAMBOO. Seven years after their debut, they became one of the biggest bands in the country. For the release of the new single BAGONG SIGAW, Bamboo reclaims their rock 'n' roll crown.