- Bamboo Mañalac
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Bamboo Mañalac
Birth_name = Francisco Gaudencio Lupe Belardo Mañalac
Landscape = yes
Background = solo_singer
Genre = Rock
Occupation = Vocalist,
Associated_acts = Bamboo,
Francisco Gaudencio Lupe Belardo Mañalac [ [http://www.philstar.com/archives.php?aid=2008013168&type=2 Philippine Star - Articles ] ] , popularly known as Bamboo, is the former vocalist of the
Filipino rockband Rivermaya. After Rivermaya embarked on a US tour, it was at that time that Mañalac decided to stay in Los Angeles, USA together with his family. After 5 years staying in the US, he returned to the Philippinesand eventually went on to form his own band, Bamboo along with another former Rivermaya bandmate, Nathan Azarcon, (bass), and teamed up with Ira Cruz (guitars) and Vic Mercado (drums) from the band Passage.
The band was awarded band of the year in the 2004
MTV Pilipinasand 2004 NU Rock Awards. Mañalac was also awarded Vocalist of the Year in the 2004 NU Rock Awards. He also won an award in the 2004 MTV Style Awardsin the Rock Style category.
As The Music Plays"- 2004
Light Peace Love"- 2005
We Stand Alone Together"- 2007
Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday"- 2008
* [http://www.bamboo.com.ph The Official Site of Bamboo]
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