Pinoy Rock Band BAMBOO, Disbanded!
“So here we go – IT’S OFFICIAL – THE BAND – IT’S OVER.”
Bamboo Mañalac declared on his Message from Bamboo that the band has officially broken up. Bamboo was founded in 2002, and is the band behind hit songs such as ‘Noypi,’ ‘Halleluja,’ and ‘Tatsulok’. Bamboo Mañalac was the former vocalist of Rivermaya.
Bamboo noted on his statement that “things change.”
“As a group we’ve come to a point where you have to trust your gut, your heart and your head and accept that all things change. The hardest part as always is to know when to pack it up and part ways.”
“We’ve learned that this journey is not only about us but includes all who came along for the trip. Family, friends and of course front row believers who were there for the best reason of all. To simply listen. So it didn’t come easy winding down to this decision,” it continued.
“This is not the end,” assured Mañalac. “We move forward for all the right reasons. This is not a sad day. Music will forever be part of our lives and I couldn’t imagine us simply walking away. Not possible. All I see are possibilities.”
Bamboo added “A chapter closes and a new one begins. So what happens next? I don’t know. 2011 and I readily look forward to tomorrow’s ‘I don’t knows’ and hiccups. So ‘here we go’ a new page,” before proceeding to express gratitude on behalf of the band.
Bamboo thanked all their “friends, fans, supporters and Believers,” as well as to their “few brave producers out there” and their “business partners throughout the years,” which includes music distributors EMI and PolyEast Records.
Bamboo ended his message with “This is not goodbye”