Alamid (band)

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Alamid
Also known as The Philippines' Friendliest Rock Band
Origin Malabon, Philippines
Genres Pinoy Rock
Years active 1987–present
Labels Warner Music Philippines (1993-2001)
Independent (2001-present)
Twisted Red Cross (1989-1990)
Associated acts Neocolours
Immaculate
Ardourn Delirium
Athena's Curse
Boy next Door
Put3ska
Skarlet
Members Bradley Lowell Holmes
Dexter Facelo
Gene Mitra
Thalie Facelo
Jex Herradura
Past members Gary Ignacio (deceased)
Efryl de Dios
JD Sto. Tomas
Perry Jocson
Jet Broas
Gail Ignacio

Alamid is a Filipino rock band from Manila.[1]

History[edit]

The two main members Gary Ignacio and Dexter Facelo met while attending the St. James Academy in Malabon. In 1993, they signed to Warner Bros. Records (Warner Music Philippines) and released three albums.[2]

Their hit single "Your Love" was named Song of the Year at the NU107 Rock Awards in 1995.[3] In 2006, it was covered by Erik Santos generating renewed interest in the band, although Ignacio and Facelo constituted the band at that time. They were managed by Dodong Viray until his demise.[4] They had further success with the songs "Just Wasn't Brave Enough" and "Still Believe in Love" while the intro to "China Eyes" was used for ABS-CBN sitcom Palibhasa Lalake.[2]

In 1995, the song "Batibot" was used as a theme song for the children's show of the same name.[2] They collaborated with the rapper Francis Magalona on the song "1896".[5]

The band continue to play live both in the Philippines and abroad.[6]

On April 17, 2015, former frontman Gary Ignacio died due to multiple organ failure.[7]

Current members[edit]

  • Bradley Lowell Holmes - Lead Vocals
  • Dexter Facelo - Guitars, vocals
  • Gene Mitra - Keyboards, vocals
  • Thalie Facelo - Bass, vocals
  • Jex Herradura - Drums, vocals

Former members[edit]

  • Gary Ignacio
  • Carl McFly
  • Efryl De Dios
  • Jay Dominic Sto. Tomas
  • Perry Jocson
  • Jet Broas
  • Gail Ignacio
  • Paku Herrera
  • Roel Mangyao

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Alamid (Warner Philippines, 1994)[2]
  • Panaginip (Warner, 1995)[2]
  • Radio Friendly (Warner, 1997)
  • The Best of Alamid (Warner, 2001)
  • Anting-anting (independently released, 2005)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Rock Grooves in Delirious Ways (2007)
  • 1896 (Ang Pagsilang) (1996)
  • Servant Of All 2: In His Time (Viva Records, 2002)
  • Superbands (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alamid at Allmusic
  2. ^ a b c d e Paul Mata (14 August 2008). "Alamid recalls how hit song ”Your Love” catapulted the group to fame". PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Review, Allmusic
  4. ^ "This ‘90s band is struggling to regain control". Inquirer.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cory, celebrities mourn over Francis M's death". GMA News Online. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Gulf Times – Qatar". Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Alamid frontman Gary Ignacio dies at 49". Rappler.com. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
New award
NU Rock Awards
Song of the Year
"Your Love"

1994
Succeeded by
"Laklak"
Teeth