Mike Elgar

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Mike Elgar
Birth name Michael Maximino C. Elgar
Born (1976-05-08) May 8, 1976 (age 41)
Manila, Philippines
Genres Rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Pinoy rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard
Years active 1999–present
Labels Universal Records (with Rivermaya)
Associated acts Rivermaya, 7 Foot Junior

Michael Maximino "Mike" C. Elgar (born May 8, 1976) is a Filipino musician serving as a guitarist and singer for the band Rivermaya.[1]

Music career[edit]

At the age of 10, he learned to play guitar.[2] When he was 13 years old, he already formed a band and played his first gig and in 1992 (15 years old), he is already a national guitar champion.[3]

In 1999, he signed as a recording artist in the Jett Pangan Group and produce 1 Extended Play and 1 album before it was dissolved in 2001.

In 2000, he formed the band 7 Foot Junior as its frontman and guitarist.

He was recruited by Rivermaya in 2001 with Japs Sergio (from Daydream Cycle) and Kakoy Legaspi (from Mr. Crayon) after the departure of the original bassist Nathan Azarcon and leaving Rico Blanco and Mark Escueta as the remaining members in 2001.

He has since then played with the band as lead guitarist and eventually became one of the lead vocalists of the band after the departure of Jayson Fernandez in 2010. He is also one of the songwriters in the band.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Elgar is a communications graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University.