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About the Band

Bamboo Manalac – vocals
Ira Cruz – guitar
Nathan Azarcon – bass
Vic Mercado – drums

The return of Bamboo Manalac as the front man of a new band was definitely one of the most awaited comebacks in Philippine music. Bamboo first broke into the scene in 1994 as the enigmatic front man of rock band Rivermaya. Nathan Azarcon, a childhood friend of Bamboo’s, was also in the band. In 1998, after 3 successful albums with Rivermaya, Bamboo chose to leave the band and the Philippines to continue his studies in the U.S..

After the departure of Bamboo, Nathan also left Rivermaya and joined the band Kapatid. It was there that Nathan worked with Ira Cruz, a veteran guitarist who had played with several local bands.

It was while Bamboo was still in the U.S. that he began to talk to Nathan about the possibility of forming a new band. Nathan immediately discussed the plan with Ira. Ira then called Vic Mercado, a drummer he had played with in the band, Passage. Bamboo returned from the U.S. with little fanfare and jammed with his new bandmates. On their first session together, they knew without a doubt that this was it.

Deciding on a name took longer a little longer. Bamboo Manalac was initially hesitant to use his name as the moniker of the band. But the other members prevailed eventually. “We explained to him that Bamboo connoted strength and durability. Also, we wanted a name that had a Filipino feel to it, “ relates Ira.

Bamboo, the band, debuted in late 2002 during a magazine launch, and continued to perform in a steady stream of gigs. The buzz around the band was the local music industry’s worst kept secret, with insiders talking up the band’s all-star, high caliber line up. In October 2003, Bamboo signed with EMI Music Philippines.

Bamboo’s debut album “As the Music Plays” was released in February 2004. Led by the anthemic single, “Noypi” (a slang term meaning “Filipino”), the album immediately soared to the top of local sales charts. The album held its lofty position for all of 2004 as subsequent singles “Mr Clay”, “Masaya” and “These Days” all topped radio playlists around the country. “As the Music Plays” was certified double platinum and became the biggest selling album by a group in the Philippines for 2004.

Not content with commercial success, Bamboo was also a critical favorite, topping many year end reviews and surveys. Among their 2004 accolades were: MTV Pilipinas 2004 Best New Artist, Best Group, Favorite Song, NU107 Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and 89.9TM and 93.1RX’s local artist of the year.

With such a successful debut album, the pressure for an equally massive sophomore album began to build. “There was definitely pressure for a big follow-up, but at the end, the only way to do it was to write songs that we felt needed to be heard,” explains Vic. The second album, “Light Peace Love”, was recorded over a span of 3 months from March to May 2005. “We even toyed with the idea of naming the album ‘March to May 2005 Sessions’, but I think the record company might freak,” laughs Nathan.

Bamboo’s second album, “Light Peace Love” was released in June 2005 and immediately attained gold status. The album boasts ten songs of differing moods and subjects. From the nationalistic “Hallelujah” to the soulful “Much Has Been Said”, all the way to the social commentary of ‘Alpha Beta Omega’, Bamboo has certainly taken a huge step forward.

“We are extremely proud of ‘Light Peace Love’,” says Bamboo, “I think that we really get to express a lot of our feelings about love, politics and life in general.” Although at first listen, the album seems to be ‘mellower’ than its predecessor, a second listen will reveal its depth. “Listen to the lyrics, man, you’ll agree it’s much heavier this time around, “explains Ira.

With the success of Bamboo in the Philippines, EMI Music Southeast Asia has decided to release a regional version of the album in early 2006. “This is exactly the kind of thing we want to do as a company,” says Hans Ebert, Executive Director, EMI SEA, “Identify great local talent and give it a platform regionally.” The regional version will be an all-English album taking songs from Bamboo’s first 2 albums. “We are really honored and excited to have been given this chance, “says Bamboo, “We really think that we write music that not only touches Filipinos, but people from everywhere.”

Collecting six awards at the 19th Awit Awards, including Album of the year for LightPeaceLove and Song of the Year for Hallelujah, Bamboo again have proven that the winning streak is truly for them.

Achievements and Awards

Gold Award (15,000 units) for “As the Music Plays” (August 2004)
Platinum Award (30,000 units) for “As the Music Plays” (November 2004)
Double Platinum Award (60,000 units) for “As the Music Plays” (April 2005)

Gold Award (15,000 units) for “Light Peace Love” (July 2005)
Platinum Awards (30, 000 units) for Light Peace Love (January 2006)

Winner — NU Rock Awards 2005
Vocalist of the Year for Bamboo Manalac
Album of the Year for LightPeaceLove

Winner – AWIT Awards 2005
Best Rock Song for “Noypi”
People’s Choice Favorite Song for “Noypi”

Winner – MTV Pilipinas 2004
Best New Artist
Best Group
Favorite Song for “Noypi”

Winner – 2004 NU107 Rock Awards
Artist of the Year
Song of the Year “Noypi”
Vocalist of the Year – Bamboo Manalac
Drummer of the Year – Vic Mercado
Listener’s Choice Award

Winner –89.9TM Year End Awards (2004)
Local Artist of the Year
New Local Artist of the Year
Song of the Year for “Noypi” Winner – 93.1RX Year End Awards (2004)
Song of the Year for “Masaya”
New Local Arist of the Year
Local Group of the Year

Winner—2006 Awit Awards
Song of the Year for “Hallelujah”
Album of the Year for LightPeaceLove
Best Rock for “Hallelujah”
Best Ballad for “Much Has Been Said”
Best Performance by a Group Recording Artist
People’s Choice Award fro Favorite Song for “Hallelujah”

Winner- 2006 SOP Pasiklaband (GMA Channel 7)
Best Rock Band
Best Vocalist for Bamboo Manalac

Winner- 2006 MTV Pilipinas Music Video Awards
Best Cinematography for a Video for “Much Has Been Said”

Winner- 2006 Aliw Awards
Most Promising Entertainer

Gone… gone are the days

16bWhen the west was wild
An every child’s dream
A light was seen
Gone… gone are the days
When the world just sung for tomorrow to come
But she never cameIf I was to break
If I was to pay

Blue moon are you lost again
Where will I find your light?
Where will I find the truth?
How will we ever say goodbye

Coz we’re turning the pages again
Bound by the lives that have been spent
I’m not living your third world lies

Goodbye… better days ahead
Goodbye

Gone… gone are the days
All these questions
No straight answers
Everybody’s a high priced healer hey
Gone… gone are the days
Tis the season of change
Every scar on the hand marks a new day

Sleep child
Slip into a dream
Poppa hasn’t been home
Busy living out this crazy scene

Blue moon are you lost again
Where will I find your light?
Where will I find the truth?
How will we ever say goodbye

Coz we’re turning the pages again
Bound by the lives that have been spent
I’m not living your third world lies

Goodbye
Better days ahead

Reached out to feel each grain
A lifetime running through his hands
The scorching heat left our heart
The workings of a proud brown man
But nowhere could you see
Dark eyes look away
The pride and the flame

Reached out to feel the warmth
Time running through his hands
The scorching heat gave life
The heart of the proud brown man
And he says to his child
Who still couldn’t stand

Someday

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In line with this project Bamboo performed at the ARANETA COLISEUM last September 12,2006 and donated their talent fee to help save the LA MESA DAM. The Band will also perform on the next concert for LA MESA DAM sometime in November of 2006.

Bamboo and its management has given its full support to ABS-CBN by participating in the drive to help save the LA MESA DAM. Bamboo has urged its followers and believers to support the cause in saving the LA MESA DAM.

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Take me down

21bTake me down
Gimme the score
Tell me I’m gone
Tell me I’m done
You’ve counted me out
Before the last bell has rung
Tell me I’m goneHere brick by brick
Let’s rebuild this lovely scene
You say blood is thicker boy
But it’s not what these eyes see
The truth is bitter real
Yes it’s a spinning wheel
Round and around and around we go
You know I never really could get into
our conversations
Just merely confrontations
It’s a lovefest, an inspiration

You try to play preacher
And teach me the ways of the world
The path you have taken
The dark road
Was built on the lies that were told

Take me down
Gimme the score tell me I’m gone
Tell me I’m done
You’ve counted me out
before the last bell has rung
Take me down
Deeper and deeper
Right through the heart
Tell me I’m done
All roads are blocked
and there’s no where to run
Tell me I’m gone

You know I’ve been wandering
And dragging this heavy soul
Lord knows
These lessons you’re selling
Soul medicine
Isn’t try to meet ya
On that high plateau
So take the message to the chief
tell him I ain’t coming
This heart’s to proud it can’t be broken
It’s a black tie affair
And guess who’s coming to dinner

You make the words sound so sweet
Let’s pretend that everythings
Gonna be alright. Alright
It took me a second to read ya
Just wasn’t my game fool
Face me when I speak to ya

Take me down…

Search and you’ll define

The sky between the lines I could never tell truth from victim
Escape is a tired line
Knock knock
Sun is creeping laying down the land a smear on the wicked
Now if you’re ready to bleed
Turn your head
From the right follow me
Give chase to my shadows disarmed with a whisper
No gun in my hand whatever happened to honor brother
Fight me man to man – look me in the eye
I got a family a feed
Will I learn from this
What can you teach meIt’s out of control
The times are crazy
We don’t even care who sits on the throne
Doesn’t matter to most of us
Just don’t mess with the status quo
Gas paint my picture everyday
Every stone’s been thrown
Lay siege to my kingdom
My covers blown
You blind dealing with death
Every dollar a headstone
Where the rich get richer
The poor just multiply
That’s smart divide and conquer
I keep em entertained
While your steal their hard-earned mula
Was there ever a time we dreamed of something better?
Sounds real good but you’re telling me to wait for fairer weather

Let it rain
Fire from the sky
Heaven help us (do you truly believe)
Only the strong should survive
With permission I make this my personal mission
Save me from the fire… from the fire

Yes sir yes ma’am I get the picture
We educate the masses who’s gonna be cooking our dinners
Such a waste of time thinking we have to raise our own sons and daughters
When you can pay below the minimum
(shoot that man)
Excuse me but can I follow up that order
But all this talk don’t come cheap
We all know what has to be done
Our very own personal revolution
Revolution revolution revolution
Revolution revolution revolution
Revolution revolution revolution

Now here you come walking into my part of town
Telling people you have such a solution
Quick fix you got a story
Boy meets girl — stop they have kids
Poppa works while Ma raises the ten babies
She’s praying every night that they’ll one day hit the jackpot
9 lucky numbers win the lottery
A million gets me out of this hole
But when the well dries up where do I go
Little Pablo doesn’t even know how to read or write
I’m starving sweet Ana so I can get a good price for her
2 down 8 to go oh wait he’s got good skin tone
got nice smile and accent but kinda smells though
now where do you think you going talking that kind of tank
that doesn’t happen not on my watch no that doesn’t happen
I ask you all to bear witness to the rape of these young souls
Let’s give em a fighting chance and see where this all goes
I ask you all to bear witness to the rape of these young souls
If I don’t do nothing let’s see where this all goes
I ask you all to bear witness to the rape of these young souls
They got front row seats don’t tell me they know
I ask you all to bear witness to the rape of these young souls
They don’t need your donation what about education

BRICK BY BRICK

band_picTo examine Bamboo’s story so far is to take a microscopic view of the local music scene. It all starts with a dream. Taking inspiration from all the demigods that sang to them from their crabby speakers, spewing wisdom and good vibes out of worn out cassettes long before an apple gave birth to a pod, they pick up an instrument, string up some riffs, weave some melodies, sing a few songs. Before they knew it, they had sold their soul to the music, and the mistress exacts a high price. The goal-first, an album; a single on radio; do some gigs; then dream of playing the foreign shores. The cycle should grow exponentially, in theory. Yet as the proverb goes, many are called but only a few (and fewer still) are chosen.

Bamboo’s story is one that many admire and aspire to duplicate, yet would never fully admit. It started with a simple phone call. Bamboo Mañalac, who at that time had been living and studying in the U.S., made a call to an old friend back home who, he learned, had quit the band he had once fronted. Nathan Azarcon, in fact, had been out doing his own thing for almost a year already, and had been playing with bands like Kapatid and Makatha.

“At some point in the conversation, I asked him, what do you think of me going back there,” Bamboo recalls.

Mincing no words, Nathan bluntly tells his former band mate, “Things are tough here right now. It’s not as easy as you think. The music scene isn’t up to what you remember before.”

But once their conversation turned to music, it was like old times. “The funny thing, even when we were miles apart, we were still pretty much listening to the same thing,” says Bamboo. And the devil inside stirred once again.

Nathan then tapped Kapatid band mate, guitarist Ira Cruz, and drummer Vic Mercado. Both had played in Passage before, and by then had been gigging as the rhythm section for Makatha with Nathan. As soon as Bamboo got back to Manila, he went to see Makatha in the now-defunct Sanctum bar in Intramuros; the following day, only they bore witness to the makings of a new band, highlighted by a pivotal jam session in a small studio in the house of Ira’s dad, the latter himself a pillar of Pinoy music as the sax player of the band Anak Bayan. “From that first jam, we knew it was something special… saan-saan na pumupunta ‘yung mga kanta,” Bamboo remembers. CUT MY HEART OUT FOR A SOUVENIR

In the meantime, the band that would later be called Bamboo (“It sort of just came about, after months of figuring out a name,” the vocalist admits) played small clubs and, as Ira recalls, would sometimes do it for free beer, the company and a chance to play. By the first quarter of 2003, however, they had begun seriously working on their first album.

The band had written songs and soon had three to shop around to record labels-“Pride and the Flame,” “Take Me Down,” and “Noy-pi.” The reaction they got was less than enthusiastic, given the shaky financial grounds on which the industry stood. Some said their songs were “nice, but there’s no hook.” Others wanted to strip them of control and pick the singles for them. But the band was resolute. As Ira puts it, “By hook or by crook, we knew we were putting our album out.”

Taking matters into their own hands, they approach veteran producer Angee Rozul and, wrangling studio time from him owing to the fact that he listened to the material and liked it, they went to work.

“Naalala ko lang, that time I kept saying over and over again, may butas (sa eksena) eh,” Bamboo avers. “We could fill in the gap, whatever that was.”

And it was indeed filled in more ways than one.

BETTER DAYS AHEAD

Fast forward to when they had finally inked a three-year, three-album deal with EMI Music Philippines. “Noy-pi” signaled the arrival of Bamboo as a musical force the likes of which was both admired and resented. To those who think they hit it too big, too fast, or those who say they were not really the Pinoy rock n’ roll Messiahs they never really claimed to be, they pegged Bamboo as the capitalist dream set to a pseudo-earnest soundtrack. Others, still, were waiting for local music’s prodigal son, Bamboo, to simply fail. But what some failed to see was the fact that you could never really choose success, it chose you. Besides, thousands of people could not all be wrong.

Powered by the strength of the carrier single, “Noy-pi,” the band’s debut As the Music Plays, released in Feb/Mar 2004, was a success; it later spawned other hit singles in the power chord-driven “Mr. Clay,” the slow-burning “Masaya,” and the radio single-only, groove-infested “These Days.” By December of the same year, they had released a repackaged AVCD version that included their music videos and a bonus cut-the re-recorded version of “Masaya” featuring Ria Osorio on piano. They had also won a slew of music awards, not the least of which were MTV Pilipinas’ Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Noy-pi”-punctuated, of course, by their performance at the awards show.

By June 2005, Bamboo had delivered a second album, much to the delight of fans and the people ready to rip it apart. According to the band, Light, Peace, Love was, “sort of a response to the success of the first album. The first one was like gangbusters, eh. All of a sudden, boom! Life changed. We got busy, things got crazy. It was a roller coaster ride for us… personally and professionally. So the second album was like a diary. It was more of a personal album for us,” Bamboo points out.

From talking about the passing of a friend to their response to critics, a thank you to fans, and everything else that happened in 2004, Light, Peace, Love produced a whopping five hit singles: the anthemic “Hallelujah,” the defiant “F.U.,” the emotive “Much Has Been Said,” the stirring “Truth” and the cool “Peace, Man.” By then it was undeniable that Bamboo, the band, had become the true marriage of commercial viability and staunch band principles. In as much as they had earned the status of a formidable concert drawer and commercial endorser, there were still lines that they never crossed. They still worked with the same people-the ones they deemed as family, those they had come to trust over the years. They still refused to sign off their songs to lucrative deals when it meant defying its soul. They declined corporate contracts when they didn’t feel right. And none of them, thankfully, had become movie stars.

GLIMPSE OF THE WILD WORLD

At the midpoint of the second album, EMI International announced they wanted to release their album in South East Asia. Light, Peace, Love was then repackaged, its Tagalog songs replaced with three English cuts from the first album-namely “Mr.Clay,” “As the Music Plays the Band” and “War of Hearts and Minds”-and sent off to Malaysia and Indonesia through the label’s affiliates. “Truth” was handpicked as the international single. It was in Indonesia, however, where the album was officially released where the band stayed for a week of promotional activities.

As if they are not busy enough, the band finally releases the long-awaited third album. Described by the singer as the last part of a trilogy, it is an all-covers album featuring more obscure Pinoy folk/rock gems and foreign classics. Bamboo points out, “When we started with the first album, we already planned to do something like this. We just weren’t sure when. So the idea of this album is that it’s sort of a footnote.” In more ways than, it was the continuation of what they had started when they recorded versions of The Doors’ “Break On Through,” Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” and “The General” by Dispatch in the repackaged As the Music Plays.

From the carrier single, “Tatsulok” (originally by Buklod), and Anak Bayan’s “Probinsyana” to Paul Simon and Carole King, the band admits that this is their hardest project to date. “Kasi ‘yung pinili naming mga kanta, magaganda na on its own. So siyempre kung iko-cover namin, kailangan naming lagyan ng stamp namin, nang sound namin. Kasi kung kokopyahin lang namin nang ganun-ganun lang, what for? (The song’s we chose were masterpiece’s in their own right. If we were to copy these songs note for note then what for? We had to put our own stamp and sound to the material.) For us, it has to sound different but really good. It has to stand up to the original,” Ira elaborates.

With the spate of covers and tribute albums of late, this move would certainly earn more criticisms than plaudits given the jaded state of the industry, but the band is undaunted. “If we did fluff or if we did crap, I’d be worried. But these songs can stand on their own. I’m pretty confident. I mean, we are our own harshest critics, believe me.”

if you think Bamboo is ready to just leave it at that, think again.

“We are already looking forward to writing original material,” Bamboo comments. “We can’t wait to hear what the new songs would sound like.” The fans feel the same way, for sure. But for now, We Stand Alone Together.

“The idea of the hand print came from a scene in Band of Brothers,” Bamboo shares in parting, looking back at the previous two albums and how it ties to this new one. Currahee, the mountain there, means ‘We stand alone together.’ So, it’s sort of symbolic of what we’ve sort of gone through these past four years. And then there’s the believers-our fans or whatever you want to call them. It’s not about us, it’s about the bigger picture.”

Music forges connections where there are physically none, making friends of total strangers, sharing experiences through song. That’s the bigger picture. And as any true music fan would know, music may choose you, but it is your openness that allows for a world of possibilities that keeps emotions stirred and imagination alive

LIGHT PEACE LOVE

10bDinner at 6 I can no longer wait for your call
I’ve been waiting for days
It’s hard for me to think you’ve forgotten my number
When we had such a nice chat the other day
Hope nothing serious has happened it’s been a good weekend
Called my mother 3 times
My streaks finally broken
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen such a lovely face
Will nothing spoil my day… let nothing spoil my day
I’m afraid to look
Only to find You could be just like the rest
Give me a sign You think you’ve figured me out
I’m a mess still you want to stay
Like fine wine this keeps getting better with time so what’s the delay
Well I know this all looks bad but underneath it all
But your timing couldn’t be any better this is my curtain call
Well I know you know my name that little look you gave gave you away
So behave I’ll be nice mother I don’t need to be told twice 6 in the morning
I’m still here… I’m still here
What you read in the paper I tell you their lies
Stop looking at me with those vanishing eyes
The gods have spoken and I’m forced to fib it was the night of night
I went out for a little drink
Met up with an old friend said hello
Goodbye… I gotta go Home Only to find nobody
You afraid to take a hard look let me sell you my story
It’s tragic You think you’ve figured me out you still don’t want to stay
Save my tears for later I got something cooking
Let’s not delay… Better behave
Take a better look at myself
Better behave take a closer look at myself
This is a shame
This is a shame
Have I fallen from grace
Have I fallen from grace
I’ve fallen
I’ve fallen
I’ve fallen…

Much has been said

14bMuch has been said
Said you never leave
Why’d it have to be
Harder than it had to be
Don’t you throw blame
You were a part of this
Wasn’t suppose to end
With us just walking away
So many times we tried
Holding on to the pain but in my baby’s eyes I see my shame
Asking why you had to leave
Wasn’t I strong enough to make you see
That the biggest part of this
It’s not about you and me
But just be wrong if we held on
Maybe tomorrow we’ll find
A taste for the old days hard lessons
We’ve left behind
This mirrors an open door
I can barely stand to see myself
I don’t know what to do anymore
I’m crying out for help
Ohh Lord
Much has been said
Will I never learn
Keeping my fingers crossed
Praying for my luck to turn
But I can’t complain
I’m living it easy
Job’s keeping me busy
Going crazy
Can’t describe the way it felt
When you left said your goodbyes
It just seems crazy for me to think
That I’ll find love a second time
But we all know how it all wraps up in the end
Maybe tomorrow we’ll find
Ohhh Lord…
What am I leaving behind
Sweet how we see the big picture when your life’s not on the line
I know the way out but do you see what I see
A tortured life always second guessing the bookie
Put money on the table thought that was all I had to do
Never came home
Never said a word to you
No one ever said it was going to be easy…
Easy start over again this time this time
Let’s do it right
Start over again this time this time
Let’s keep the fires burning

Bamboo Rocks Teleperformance Philippines

4bBamboo rocked the world of Teleperformance Philippines. It was held in Philippine sport arena also known as Ultra. Just before the band was introduced hundreds of anticipating fans already ran towards the stage.

Cameras and video cams are to be seen everywhere. Everybody’s wanting to take a picture of the hottest band. Bamboo’s performance is the main event of the party. Call center agents who has shifts used their lunch break just to see Bamboo perform, and for the rest who took the night off? They rocked with Bamboo. Their first song F.U. really turned the audience on. After an hour of playing, the crowd’s really ecstatic shouting MORE…. MORE…. MORE… and so… Bamboo played 3 more songs. After their performance, Bamboo left the party leaving everybody a lively feeling of satisfaction. That night is only one of Bamboo’s great performance. Since then, the agents of Teleperformance Philippines religiously visits Bamboo’s website for any update regarding their favorite band.

// Back in the Studio
Despite the band’s very busy schedule, they’re back in the studio to record their 3rd Album with EMI Philippines. Working once again with award winning sound engineer Angie Rozul of Traxx Recording Studios. Angie Razul has been recording with Bamboo from the 1st Album “As The Music Plays” up to the present album that will be released sometime early December of 2006.
Bamboo comments, “I think people are gonna be a bit surprised with this 3rd outing. Again, it’s a labor of love and it is a tougher album to record than we initially thought it would be.”

Can’t believe how you set me free

The way you purify this soul don’t you know
Got you into my arms now I’m never letting go
This old dog is finally home… finally home… GO!

Chorus
Tell me what you want
I’ll pay the price
What’s money I’ll roll the dice
Lose it all I take the fall
I’ll let it ride
As long as I have you at my side

Friend or foe you come to me
Wasn’t sure how deep a hole I was getting into
Yet I choose to wake up every mornin with a smile on my face
Or see life for what it is one big fat race… GO!

*chorus

I’ve played the fool
Thinking I can catch you off guard and score another night with you
But the tables have been turned
This boy’s about to get burned
But before I go I gotta know – gotta know

Let’s not forget
You kept me waiting
What can I do to get through to you
Tired of singin to myself
I need a lesson
I need a blessing
The shoe fits all we need is a little glue
I hate what you do

Tell me what you want
Tell me what you want
Tell me what you want
Tell me what you want