Moonstar 88

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Moonstar88
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Moonstar88 performing at Earth Day Jam 2013.
Background information
Origin Manilla, Philippines
Genres Alternative rock, Pinoy rock, OPM
Years active 1999–present
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
Website soupstar.ph
Members Maychelle Baay
Pao Bernaldo
Bon Sundiang
Herbert Hernandez
Past members Acel Bisa
William Pineda
Teng Marcelo

Moonstar88 is a Filipino rock band formed in Manila, Philippines.

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.

They also performed a rendition of the APO song, "Panalangin" which they recorded and was added to the tribute album for the band, Apo Hiking Society, on the Kami nAPO Muna album.

History[edit]

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.

At Present[edit]

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.

Members[edit]

  • Maychelle Baay - vocals/guitars
  • Pao Bernaldo - bass
  • Bon Sundiang - drums/vocals
  • Herbert Hernandez - guitars

Past members[edit]

  • Acel Bisa-van Ommen (former lead vocalist)
  • William "Popo" Pineda
  • Teng Marcelo
  • Tone Delas Alas

Road managers[edit]

  • Jasmin Macaraeg
  • Allan Montero
  • Rupert Tabiano
  • Apol Pueblo
  • Shellby Reyes
  • Bernard Ambong

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Artist Album Tracks Year Records
Moonstar 88 Popcorn Bata
I'm Sorry
Torete
Again
Fall On Me
Untamed
Doors
Sa Langit
Hear Me
Fear
Panaginip
Thanks
I'm Sorry (Acoustic Version)
2000 Alpha Music
Moonstar 88 Press to Play Sabi Mo
Sayang
Timeless Peace
Sulat
Lonely Tree
Take Away
Pasensiya Na
More Than That
Sana
Tongue-tied
Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito
Huwag Na Muna
2002 Alpha Music
Moonstar 88 Todo Combo Todo Combo
Tadhana
Migraine
Can't Stop
Senti
Panalangin (originally by APO)
F.V.O.
Late Ka Na Naman
Dot Song
Bintana
T.Y.P.
Lumiliwanag
Friendster
M.V.O.
Di Kasi
Di Kita
Girlfriend
Damang-dama
2007 Sony Music
Moonstar 88 This Year Ligaw
Gilid
Bastusan
Boom Ka
Erase My Heart
Taxi
Ligaw feat. Chito Miranda
Migraine (acoustic)
2012 Ivory Music

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 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)

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