Carlos Balcells

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Carlos Balcells
Birth name Carlos Balcells
Also known as Caloy
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres Alternative Rock
Occupation(s) Industrial Engineer/Musician
Instruments Bass and Acoustic guitar
Years active 1985–present
Associated acts The Dawn
State of the Art
Notable instruments
Fender Jazz Bass Guitar
Steinberger Bass Guitar
Rickenbacker Bass 4001

Carlos Balcells is a Filipino bass guitar player, most notable for his work as the bass guitarist of Filipino rock band The Dawn.[1]

The Dawn[edit]

Balcells joined the band in 1985 after bassist Clay Luna left for the United States. He has performed on live rock concerts and he has been a part of seven studio albums, one live album and 2 compilation albums released by The Dawn within the 18 years that he was the bassist. The album releases include hit songs like Enveloped Ideas, Salamat, and Iisang Bangka Tayo. However, in 2003, he had to quit the band since he had to go back to his province to work in their family business. He was replaced by Mon Legaspi, bass player for Wolfgang.[2]

On June 7, 2016, Balcells along with Francis Reyes rejoined after Buddy Zabala who left the band on the same day. Thus, making a quintet again for the first time since 2004.[3] [4]


The Dawn


  1. ^ De Jesus, Totel V. "Alarming Sound". Archived from the original on October 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  2. ^ "The Dawn: Evolution". Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  3. ^ Sallan, Edwin P. "The Dawn bares major line-up change, brings back Francis Reyes, Carlos Balcells". Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Arcega, Adrian. "Francis Reyes, Carlos Balcells return to The Dawn". Radio Republic. Retrieved 7 June 2016.