Freestyle (Filipino band)

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Freestyle
Origin Davao, Philippines
Genres OPM, pop, R&B, jazz, soul, funk, soft rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels Viva Records
Independent (present)
Associated acts 3rd Avenue
Next Level
New Funk
Smokey Mountain
Kindred Garden
K24/7
Art & Soul
Sabado Boys
Website http://www.oneentertainmentinc.com
Members Joshua Desiderio
Mike Luis
Rommel dela Cruz
Gerald Banzon
Tat Suzara
Ava Santos
Past members Jinky Vidal
Top Suzara
Carlo Tapia
Nikki Cabardo
Obet Luzon
Tzuki Garcia

Freestyle is a pop/rock/soul/jazz/R&B band from the Philippines formed in 1996 and hit mainstream in 1998. The band is famous for their songs "Before I Let You Go", "So Slow", "This Time" and "Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?".

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Ava Santos (vocals) 2012–present
  • Joshua Desiderio (vocals/keyboards) 2005–present
  • Mike Luis (vocals/keyboards) 2005–present
  • Rommel dela Cruz (bass guitar) 2008–present
  • Gerald Banzon (drums) 1996–present
  • Tat Suzara (lead guitar/backing vocals) 1996–present

Former members[edit]

  • Jinky Vidal (vocals) 1996–2011
  • Christopher "Top" Suzara (vocals/guitar) 1997–2005
  • Carlo Tapia (bass guitar) 1996–2008
  • Nikki Cabardo (keyboards) 1998–2009
  • Obet Luzon (keyboards) 1996–1998
  • Tzuki Garcia (drums) 1996
Additional footnotes:
  • Former vocalist Top Suzara is the cousin of remaining member Tat Suzara who happens to be the husband of another former vocalist, Jinky Vidal. Vidal and Tat separated sometime in 2013. Vidal is now in a relationship with The X Factor Philippines finalist Jeric Medina who is 16 years her junior.[1]
  • Former Viva Hot Babe Sheree, who happens to be Jinky Vidal's niece, was once a touring vocalist.[1]
  • Philippine Idol finalist Gail Blanco also guested as a touring vocalist.[2]
  • Filipina Dutch singer Aliya Parcs also once guested as a backing vocalist for some selected shows.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Artist Album Tracks Year Records
Freestyle Freestyle Goodluv
Not That Easy
Wanna Be The One
Lover
Before I Let You Go
Let's Get It On
I'm Gonna Love You
So Slow
Treat You So Right
Get With Me
Bakit Iniwan Na?
1999 Viva Records
Freestyle This Time Down And Funky
Take A Little Time
'Til I Found You
This Time
Love Is Here
Missing You
Para Sa 'Yo
You
Love Is Here
Don't Go
My Way, Your Way
Make Love
You Wanna Be With Me
2000 Viva Records
Freestyle I Wanna Get Close Mr. What I Wanna Be
You've Taken Over Me
Lying To Myself
To Love Me
I Like The Way
All That I Want
Nakilala
It's Got To Be Love
Paano
I Wanna Get Close (feat. Kyla)
I Like The Way (Dance Remix)
2002 Viva Records
Freestyle Once in a Lifetime Sa Ayaw Mo't Sa Gusto
Right By Your Side
Hindi Na Ba Pwede
Mananatili
Sa 'Yo
I'll Wait For You
Once In A Lifetime
Forever Loving You
When Hello Means Goodbye
Hanap Ka
2004 Viva Records
Freestyle Back at the Yard Tameme
Naglalambing
Muling Ibalik
Mapipigil Mo Ba?
Dati
I Will Still Love You
Paper Rain
Is It Over?
Wonder
Rainbow Coloured Sky
Bawat Tao
Wrapped Around Your Fingers
Maybe
Sugar
Bakit Kaya?
Nananabik
2007 Viva Records
Freestyle Playlist I Will Survive
There’s No Easy Way
Got To Be There
Suddenly
I Live For Your Love
Take Me I’ll Follow
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
Sara
Love’s Holiday
'Till I Loved You
Sweet Baby
Easy
I Can’t Find The Words To Say Goodbye
Truly
2009 Viva Records
Freestyle Mga Kwentong Kinanta True Love
Paputol Putol
Kulang Ang Mga Sandali
Isang Halik
Bangon
Kahapon
Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw
Paano Nga Kaya
Pasensya
Mahal
2014 Freestyle Music Philippines

Compilation albums[edit]

Artist Album Tracks Year Records
Freestyle Greatest Hits Before I Let You Go
Bakit Iniwan Na?
This Time
I Wanna Get Close
Missing You
'Till I Found You
Mananatili
Good Luv
So Slow
Para Sa 'Yo
Paano?
Treat You So Right
Once In A Lifetime
Down And Funky
Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang? (feat. Pops Fernandez)
Love Medley (Weak, Incomplete, 6-8-12, I'd Still Say Yes)
2005 Viva Records
Freestyle Silver Series So Slow
Mananatili
Let's Get It On
Before I Let You Go
Nakilala
This Time
Get With Me
Missing You
I Like The Way
Bakit Iniwan Na?
Incomplete (feat. Zsa Zsa Padilla)
OPM Medley (When I Met You, Bakit Ba Ganyan, I Think I'm In Love)
2006 Viva Records
Freestyle 18 Greatest Hits Bakit Iniwan Na?
Before I Let You Go
Half Crazy
Mananatili
So Slow
Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?
One Hello
Still
Maybe
Down And Funky
I Wanna Get Close
Paano?
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Ebony And Ivory
Good Luv
Treat You So Right
Once In A Lifetime
I Don't Want To Lose You
2009 Viva Records

Collaboration albums[edit]

  • Closer to Home (Viva Records, 1999)
  • Closer to Home 2 (Viva Records, 2000)
  • Servant of All Jubilaeum A.D. 2000 (Viva Records, 2000)
  • Tunog Acoustic 1 (Warner Music Philippines, 2003)
  • Acoustic Lokal (Viva Records, 2003)
  • Senti: 18 Pinoy Love Hits (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2008)
  • Senti Dos (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2008)
  • Hit Covers (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2009)
  • Senti 3 (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2009)
  • Simly Fied (More Than Acoustic) (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2009)
  • Senti Four: It's Complicated (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2010)

Live albums[edit]

  • The Love Concert: The Album (2001)
  • All Hits Live at the Araneta (2003)
  • Freestyle Live (2004)
  • Live @ 19 East (2006)

References[edit]

External links[edit]