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INTRoVOYS, is a Los Angeles based Fil-Am rock band with musical roots originating from Manila, Philippines. The band broke out into the Filipino mainstream market back in 1992 with the hit singles "Kaibigan", "Maynila", "Calling All Nations" and "However Whichway" all found on their best selling debut album, Back to the Roots.
Their second and third albums generated many number 1 singles leading the media and their fans to call the quintet the "Number One Band In the Land". Songs like "Will I Survive", "Kailanman", "Di Na Ko Aasa Pa", "Stay" and "Line to Heaven" have found their ways into the hearts of many and have remained relevant up to this day.
In 2005, the boys in the band decided to move to Los Angeles to live a more quiet life. But music always found its way back to its maker and so that same year, the boys released the album, A Brighter Day, which gave their fans the hits "Desire" and "A Brighter Day".
A tour of the East & West Coast created an awakening in the band's fan base, whilst creating a new breed of INTRoVOYS True Fans.
Beginning in June of 2013, INTRoVOYS embarked on a successful, well attended 16 month tour of different Cities, States and Provinces in the US and Canada.
Today, 2020, INTRoVOYS is getting ready to go back on road to reconnect with its True Fans and promote their much awaited album, Where We Left Off.
Mike Elgar, Nathan Azarcon, Mark Escueta
RIVERMAYA, is a Filipino rock band. Formed in 1994, it is one of the several bands who spearheaded the 1990's Philippines alternative rock explosion. Rivermaya is currently composed of original members Mark Escueta and Nathan Azarcon, together with Mike Elgar. Former original members include Rico Blanco, who had been the original songwriter of the band, guitarist Perf De Castro and vocalist Bamboo Manalac, who later formed the band Bamboo and later went on his solo career. Rivermaya is listed in the top twenty-five biggest selling artists/act in the Philippines as of present.
Lead Guitarist. RAZORBACK
David Aguirre remembers being drawn to rock n’ roll at a very young age. “It seemed like nothing quite gave me that same rush. My mind, body and spirit seemed to respond to this sound like nothing else at that point in life,” he says. “I always like to say that I pretty much existed in black and white until I heard Elvis Presley for the first time and only then did life start having color. I was also very lucky to have a mother with great musical tastes, who introduced me to everything from 50’s DooWop and early rock n’ roll to classic ‘60s, ‘70s psychedelic rock.”
According to Aguirre, it was Jimmy Page that made him want to play guitar. “He’ll always be my main hero. However, in the early days of the band, we shared ‘residency’ with Cocojam at the legendary Kalye bar for almost 5 solid years, giving us the opportunity to watch, experience, and learn from such seasoned Pinoy rock greats like Edmond Fortuno, Rico Velez, Rolly Maligad, and most importantly, blues shredder Jun Lopito, who is pretty much my all-time hometown hero, right up there with Page. I must’ve learned more from just watching Jun play than from anywhere else,” says Aguirre. “Juan De La Cruz also made a huge impact on us as a band. Pepe, Wally and Mike are definitely to thank for our deep passion in Pinoy rock,” adds Aguirre.
Today, David Aguirre is living the quiet life in the United States. He moved to California in 2004, and currently resides in Orange County with his lovely wife and kids. He may not be as visible around these parts unlike during his heydays with Razorback but David Aguirre's rock and roll journey is far from over. He is recently with the band named PINOY ROCK REVUE which was formed by former Rivemaya and current RockStallion guitarist Perfecto de Castro. PINOY ROCK REVUE consist of former and current band members from Rivermaya, RockStallion, RazorBack, and INTRoVOYS.
Bassist, PAROKYA NI EDGAR
Buhawi "Buwi" Meneses, is a Filipino bassist for the band Parokya ni Edgar. Buwi is the second of the four children and only son of activist Danny Meneses and the late Rosa Francia-Meneses. He took Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Not long after, Buwi joined his childhood friends to form Parokya ni Edgar and pursue a music career.
He won the "Bassist of the Year" award at the NU Rock Award in 1999 and also wrote the top seller Parokya ni Edgar song "Mr. Suave" in their 2003 album entitled "Bigotilyo"
Lead Vocal, The Teeth
GLENN JACINTO is a Filipino musician/songwriter, currently based in Los Angeles, California.He is widely known as the frontman of the pinoy 90s rock alternative band, Teeth, popularly known for the hits "Laklak", "Prinsesa", "Tampo", "Shooting Star", and much much more
Glenn moved to the US in 2000, there he found the thriving Filipino-American rock music scene called "Lokal Pinoy". Glenn continued his musical career in the US and created his own name outside his band Teeth. Glenn is now juggling both Teeth and his solo project and is set to release a solo debut album soon, both in the Philippines and in the US.
HYACINTH "HYA" CALLADO
HYA', is a young artist who goes to Oakland School for the Arts, She was a member of the renowned and five-time grammy award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus. Won a National High School acappella sing off competition at Bend, Oregon. In 2017, when she was in Encore, the advanced middle school acapella ensemble at Oakland School of the Arts.
Her career as a singer was launched during the Morrisette, INTRoVOYS & HBOM On the Go Concert in San Francisco last May 12, 2019. As she performs for the first time in front of a 1,500 capacity crowd. The crowd was amazed of her mesmerising voice, which she owes it to her voice coach, the timeless diva Ms. Miriam Pantig.