Former original members include Rico Blanco, who had been the original songwriter of the band and vocalist Bamboo Mañalac, who later formed the band Bamboo and later went on his solo career.
Rivermaya is listed as the twentieth biggest-selling artists/act in the Philippines as of present.
Bts had been interviewed in a Japanese magazine (Oricon Style) when promoting the Japanese version of their single “Danger.” They had been asked typical questions throughout the interview, but they eventually asked Suga’s ideal type.
They were later signed with Viva Records and released an EP "Alab ng Puso" [Fire of the Heart] an original soundtrack for the film of the same name which starred Robin Padilla.
The EP also featured a remix by Raimund Marasigan's Squid 9.
Roño who had the intention of molding the group into a rock show band. Rivermaya's classic line-up was composed of (from left to right) Mañalac on lead vocals, Azarcon on bass guitar and backing vocals, Escueta on drums, percussion and backing vocals, de Castro on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Blanco on keyboards, guitar and co-lead vocals.
In the process of grueling practice sessions, Ilagan, who left the band due to personal reasons, was replaced with Perfecto "Perf" de Castro who owned the rehearsal studio where the band used to jam; Azarcon's childhood friend Mark Escueta replaced Velayo who left due to undisclosed reasons; and Azarcon's schoolmate Francisco "Bamboo" Mañalac replaced Gonzales who was asked to leave the band.
I don't have an ideal type, and it's not limited to a girl.” This is surprisingly overlooked by the kpop community, and many ARMYs have debated over whether the statement was lost in translation.
You can decide for yourself, but I don't think there's much to lose.
Formed in 1994, it is one of several bands who spearheaded the 1990s Philippine alternative rock explosion.
Rivermaya is currently composed of original members Mark Escueta and Nathan Azarcon, together with Mike Elgar and Ryan Peralta.
In February 2001, Nathan Azarcon departed from the group to focus on other musical interests, leaving Rico Blanco and Mark Escueta as remaining members.
Japs Sergio (from Daydream Cycle) filled in on Azarcon's position in gigs.
The band released its fifth studio album, aptly called Free, entirely for free on the Internet as well as on CDs distributed at their gigs.