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General Luna Band
Written by Loren   
Wednesday, 15 September 2010

With the different bands of today like Kamikazee, Hale, Cueshe and Sugarfree, fresh ones can also show plenty of promises to lead the music line.

There must be ways and ways for new ones like the General Luna band, having five beautiful girls like the Pussycat Dolls but with no sexy bop moves. The girls can also thought as Sampaguita from the late '70s, a beautiful Pinay who can dish out Pinoy rock tunes.

The band's name, General, came about because the girls felt their music needed a masculine vibe and the second word, Luna, means moon, which conveys something womanly.

Girl power was also proven to be strong as group of boys wrote and produced songs General Luna's debut album. Among these guys are: Typecast front man Steve Badiola, who wrote the nightmare theme for the first single Red Heaven; Mayonnaise vocalist and guitarist, Monty Macalino for Nandito, which deals with parent and child relationships; Ebe Dancel of Sugarfree for the inspiring Maria; Typecast guitarist Pakoy Fletchero as producer of Walang Bintana; Rivermaya bassist Japs Sergio as co-producer of Dala ng Ulan and Pagmulat. Then there are also musicians and NU107 DJ Francis Brew Reyes and award-winning engineer Angee Rozul helping out in the production.

Other songs from the album are: Tila, a composition by Lambert Reyes Jr., with an irresistible beat, Usok of Lolita Carbon, which holds up very well to the rockier remake, Maria, Nandito of Monty, Hinga, Pavement, Wala Ng Mas Sasakit Pa and Blind Man.

The girls behind this band are Alex Montemayor, bass and back-up vocals; Audry Dionisio, rhythm guitars and back-up vocals; Bea Lao, drums and back-up vocals; Caren Mangaran, lead guitars, acoustic guitars and back-up vocals; and Nicole Asensio, lead vocals and keyboards. [via philstar.com]


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