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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jan 13, 2011

Bamboo band members now disbanded

THE BAND CALLED Bamboo known for hits like “Hallelujah” and “Noypi”, and named after lead vocalist Bamboo Manalac, has disbanded. This is Manalac’s condensed official statement: "We started the band 2002-2003, playing for small venues or to whoever just wanted to sit down and listen to 4 old dogs who refused to grow up and continued to do what we know we were born to do. No one believed in us at the start. Always with a chip on our shoulder, we were able and willingly ready to prove doubters wrong. Here we are 7 or 8 (to the few) years later. (A lifetime in this business.) Things change. As a group we've come to a point where you have to trust your gut, your hear 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. We've learned that this journey is not only about is but includes all who came along for the trip. Family, friends and of course our front row believers who were there for the best reason of all. To simply listen. So it didn't come easy winding down to this decision. So here we go--IT'S OFFICIAL--THE BAND--IT'S OVER. A chapter closes and a new one begins. So "here we go" a new page. So to end, in behalf of the band and Management I would like to thank everybody. Our friends, fans, supporters, EMI and Polyeast. This is not goodbye." The other band members are Ira Cruz (guitars), Nathan Azarcon (bass) and Vic Mercado (drums). Before this, Bamboo was also a member of the RiverMaya band which he left when he went to the States and later returned and put up his own band.