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Moonstar88 performing at Earth Day Jam 2013.
|Genres||Alternative rock, Pinoy rock, OPM|
|Labels||Alpha Music (2000–2007)
Sony BMG (2007–2012)
Ivory Music (2012–present)
|Associated acts||Lemon Tear, Orphan Lily, Chocolate Beef, Angel In Disguise, Parokya Ni Edgar, APO Hiking Society|
|Past members||Acel Bisa
As of April 2008, they have released three albums, Popcorn, Press to Play and Todo Combo, and collaborated on one track, Pag-Ibig Ko Sa Iyo, found on RoK On! Music Inspired By Ragnarok Online.
Moonstar88 was formed in 1999. The name of the band was chosen after they had landed a gig, but did not have a name for their band. They listed several names and when they were about to perform, eventually choosing "Moonstar" and adding the number 88 since Moonstar was the 88th name on the list. They were signed to Sony BMG by 2007, and later to Ivory Records in 2012.
The band's members all maintain successful careers outside their work as musicians. Baay is a pharmacist with academic achievements outside music; Bernaldo is a famous video director; Sundiang is a Marketing Manager; and Hernandez is an accomplished Creative Director. Previously under Backbeat Management, they are now with Soupstar Management under Darwin Hernandez (Herbert's brother) which also handles other famous bands such as Sandwich, Callalily, 6cyclemind, Pedicab and many more.
The band has also recorded a cover of Yano's famous song, Senti.
After the success of their studio albums and chart-topping hits like “Torete”, “Sulat”, and “Migraine”, Moonstar88, rises to new heights with the release of their newest album “This Year” which took two and a half years to finish, from pre-production, demo and playing the songs live on gigs. The album is under Ivory Music and contains 8 tracks, including a special track featuring Parokya Ni Edgar’s Chito Miranda and an acoustic version of “Migraine”
“This Year” also wins the Best Design Packaging Category in the ADOBO Design Awards 2013 held last April 26 at the Ayala Museum, Makati City. The very creative album cover is a special pop-up packaging that was designed by JP Cuison of Gigzilla.
- Maychelle Baay - vocals/guitars
- Pao Bernaldo - bass
- Bon Sundiang - drums/vocals
- Herbert Hernandez - guitars
- Acel Bisa-van Ommen (former lead vocalist)
- William "Popo" Pineda
- Teng Marcelo
- Tone Delas Alas
- Jasmin Macaraeg
- Allan Montero
- Rupert Tabiano
- Apol Pueblo
- Shellby Reyes
- Bernard Ambong
Fall On Me
I'm Sorry (Acoustic Version)
|Moonstar 88||Press to Play||Sabi Mo
More Than That
Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito
Huwag Na Muna
|Moonstar 88||Todo Combo||Todo Combo
Panalangin (originally by APO)
Late Ka Na Naman
|Moonstar 88||This Year||Ligaw
Erase My Heart
Ligaw feat. Chito Miranda
- RoK On! Music Inspired By Ragnarok Online (Viva Records, 2005) (collaboration)
- Kami nAPO Muna (Universal Records, 2006)
- Gusto Ko Ng Rock (Sony Music, 2009)
- Tambayan 101.9 (Star Records, 2009)