Thor (singer)

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Thor Dulay
Birth name Ettore Bungabong Dulay
Born (1980-12-02) December 2, 1980 (age 34) [1]
Panabo City, Davao del Norte
Occupation(s) Singer, vocal coach, backing vocalist
Years active 2001–present
Labels Evolution Music (2004)
Warner Music Philippines (2004)
Ivory Records (2007–2009)
Star Records (2014–present)
Star Magic (2014–present)
Associated acts Nina

Ettore Dulay, better known by his stage name Thor Dulay or simply as Thor, is a Filipino singer-songwriter and vocal coach.

Biography[edit]

Born in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, he was a choirboy who began singing professionally at the age of nineteen. He finished his high school at Maryknoll High School of Panabo.[2] He graduated from Ateneo de Davao University before trying his luck in Manila with his band, Extreme Mix, now known as Myxtreme. He has also provided backing vocals for artists such as Luke Mejares and Jay-R.[3]

His debut album was released in 2004 by Evolution Music, distributed by Warner Music.[2]

Duets with Thor & Mccoy was a regular feature on Wave 89.1 and tracks from this were collected for his second solo album Soul Obsessions: Duets With Thor.[3]

He was a part of Satya Project, an R&B-Soul-Jazz band led by Marcos Sainz and Juan Galiardo.[4] The band recorded their first album, Shine A Light, in Spain.[1][4] He was able to perform as front act for David Foster at the Araneta, won an Awit Award in 2004 for Best Collaboration with Nina, and another award in 2005 for the cut Kasalanan Nga Ba?” as Best Theme Song for that year’s MMFF.

As a backing vocalist, Thor worked with several musical bands for various television shows such as Gandang Gabi Vice.[5]

2013: The Voice of the Philippines[edit]

He auditioned for the first season of The Voice of the Philippines, which aired on ABS-CBN on Saturday, June 15, 2013. He sang "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston that had all four coaches offer him a place on their respective teams.[6] He ultimately picked apl.de.ap to be his coach.[7]

Performances/results[edit]

Show Song Original artist Order Result
Blind Audition "I Have Nothing" "[8][9] Whitney Houston 7 Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo Mañalac and Apl.de.Ap
Dulay joined Apl.de.Ap's Team.
Battle Rounds "I'll Make Love to You" (against Sir Lord Lumibao) [10] Boyz II Men 1 Winner
Week 1/Top 24 "Narito" Gary Valenciano 5 Safe
Week 3/Top 16 "Lately (Stevie Wonder song)" Stevie Wonder 8
Week 5/Top 8 "Umagang Kay Ganda" (against Janice Javier) Basil Valdez 4
Semi-final "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" The Sound of Music 7 Eliminated

2014-present: Philpop 2014 and fourth studio album[edit]

On July, 26, 2014, Thor took part as an interpreter for the song entry titled "The Only One" written by Venelyn San Pedro at the third Philippine Popular Music Festival. On January 30, 2015, he released his fourth studio album titled "Master Of Soul" under ABS-CBN's Star Music.[11] The music video for its carrier single is "Paano Ko Sasabihin" premiered on January 25.[12][13]

Discography[edit]

Studio album[edit]

Artist Album Tracks Year Records
Thor Thor Believe In Me
Someday, Somewhere, Somehow
Wonderland
I'll Always Stay In Love
Live Versions
2004 Warner Music
Thor Soul Obsessions: Duets With Thor & Mccoy Ramos OBB Intro
Be My Number Two (feat. MYMP)
What About Love
Spend My Life With You
Whenever You Call (feat. Nina)
Suddenly
Everytime I Close My Eyes
The Girl Is Mine
You Don't Know Me
I'm Ready
Just One Dance
Home
2007 Ivory Records
Thor The Moonwalker Got To Be There
Happy
I'll Be There
Ben
Music And Me
One Day In Your Life
Human Nature
Rock With You
Man In The Mirror
Way You Make Me Feel
Blame It On The Boogie
She's Out Of My Life
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
You Are Not Alone
2009 Ivory Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thor Dulay Profile", ABS-CBN, 15 June 2013, retrieved 2013-06-16
  2. ^ a b Martinez-Belen, Crispina (2010) "Three Gifted Artists Perk Up 360 Nightly", Manila Bulletin, 16 September 2010, retrieved 2011-07-16
  3. ^ a b Libarios, Gabby (2007) "Thor gets his big break", The Philippine Star, 23 November 2007, retrieved 2011-07-16
  4. ^ a b "Shine A Light by Satya Project". CD Baby. 2008. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "THOR JOINS THE VOICE OF THE PHILIPPINES; GETS FIRST 4-CHAIR TURN". Cornerstone Talents. 15 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Watch: First 4-chair turn on 'Voice PH'". ABS-CBN News. June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "TVOP Episode 1 Summary". The Voice of the Philippines. June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Watch: First 4-chair turn on 'Voice PH'". ABS-CBN News. June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ Karen Valeza (June 24, 2013). "Experienced singers join ‘The Voice of the Philippines’". Yahoo! OMG! Philippines. Retrieved June 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ Miguel Dumaual (August 3, 2013). "4-chair turner Thor advances to 'Voice PH' live shows". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ Delos Reyes, Jhon Kenneth (31 January 2015). ""Master Of Soul" THOR Launches Newest Album!". Myx Philippines. 
  12. ^ "THOR - Paano Ko Sasabihin (Official Music Video)". Cornerstone Talents YouTube Channel. 25 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "THOR DULAY - Paano Ko Sasabihin (Official Music Video)". YouTube. ABS-CBN Star Music's Official YouTube Channel. 4 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.