Bamboo has officially disbanded! | Band's vocalist Bamboo Mañalac issues statement

Bamboo Mañalac, the lead vocalist of Bamboo band, has confirmed late last night that his band has officially disbanded.

While I was blogging last night about Chito Miranda expressing sadness over Bamboo's disbandment, I checked the band's official website but I found no statement yet from the group.

But when I woke up this morning, an announcement is already posted in there, so I assume it was posted late last night or early in the morning.

Bamboo's main man Bamboo Mañalac has issued his statement in behalf of his group.

The statement actually did not reveal the main reason why Bamboo disbanded. It's more of a confirmation that it's indeed over for the band and also their way of saying thank you to all who were part of their successful music career.

Read on for Bamboo Mañalac's official statement:

"Hello Everbody,

We started the band 2002-2003, playing for small venues or to whoever just wanted to sit down and listen to 4 old dogs that refused to grow up and continued to do what we know we were born to do (it took me awhile. I confess.)

No one believed in us at the start. Always with a chip on our shoulder we were able and willingly ready to prove doubters wrong. Here we are 7 or 8 (tn the few) years later. (A lifetime in the business.)

Things change. As a group we've come to a point where you have 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 our 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.

So here we go - IT'S OFFICIAL - THE BAND - IT'S OVER.

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" and a new page. This is not the end. We move forward for all the right reasons. This is Not a sad day. Music will forever be a part of our lives and I couldn't imagine us just simply walking away. Not possible. All I see are possibilities.

So to end in behalf of our band and Management I would like to thank everybody.

Our Friends, fans, supporters and Believers, thank you.

To the few brave producers out there, thank you.

Our business partners throughout the years, thank you.

To EMI and Polyeast, thank you.

This is not goodbye." -
Bamboo Mañalac

How sad! :-(

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6 Comment(s):

  1. so sad for this band.. i really love Bamboo Band so much.. :(

  2. maraming salamat sa musika idol..... live and let live...

  3. ...why this happened???i love u bamboo

  4. What will happen to the music industry without you? Yes there are a lot of singers and bands coming out but they're just a bunch of copycats... sad to say but they aint got true talents...

  5. sayang ang bamboo, pang international p nman,., ixa xla xa mga pinagmamalaki ng pinoy,., and the best band in this generation,.,