Paco Arespacochaga

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Paco Arespacochaga
Born (1971-07-21)21 July 1971
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres OPM, rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, guitar, vocals
Years active 1986–present
Labels 2Heaven Music
Associated acts Introvoys, Mystery, Skin
Notable instruments
Tama Drums, Avedis Zildjian Company

Enrico Luis Victor "Paco" Santos Arespacochaga (born 21 July 1971) is a musician and songwriter. He is the drummer of the Filipino pop-rock band Introvoys. Aside from receiving numerous Gold and Multi-Platinum awards, he also received the Guillermo Mendoza Award.[1] Since 1995, he has been a Zildjian endorser.[2]

Introvoys (1986-1996)[edit]

Arespacochaga was one of the founding members of Introvoys along with 3rd-G Cristobal and Jonathan Buencamino. Introvoys albums shot to quadruple platinum status earning the band the label “the No. 1 Band in the Land!”. In 1994 they released an album, Line to Heaven, in which Paco sang the title song which he had composed after losing both his parents. In 1996, Arespacochaga left the band.[3]

Mystery (1997-2000)[edit]

Arespacochaga formed Mystery in 1997. The line up was Marvin Yrastorza on vocals, Joseph Cruz on keyboards, G3 Misa on guitar, Mark Cruz on bass and Paco on drums. They released the album Jigsaw under Star Records.[citation needed]

Skin (2000-2001)[edit]

Arespacochaga formed Skin in 2000. The line up was Norby David on vocals, Jonathan Manuel on guitar, Henry Abesamis on keyboards, and Paco on drums.[citation needed]

Solo Album (2000)[edit]

In 2000, Arespacochaga released his solo album entitled Rebirth.

Introvoys (2001-present)[edit]

Arespacochaga reunited with Introvoys and they had a US tour. After the tour, he decided to migrate to Los Angeles, California as did the rest of the band. Their single "Nasaan Ka?" was released in June 2014.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Arespacochaga and singer-actress Geneva Cruz were married on 16 December 1995 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The couple has one child together. After three years the union ended. He has two other children by other relationships.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile, introvoys.com; accessed 25 September 2015.
  2. ^ Profile, zildjian.com; accessed 25 September 2015.
  3. ^ Profile, hollywoodflip.com; accessed 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ "INTRoVOYS continues musical journey with GMA International". GMA News Online. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Profile, gmanetwork.com; accessed 26 September 2015.

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