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Side A's "Only 1" Album Launch



For years now, the yearning to relive romanticism through music has been the battle cry of Pinoys both here and abroad, and itÆs been a long wait for our sentimental side to be once again genuinely stirred. It has been an extensive journey, but it is well-worth the anticipation; for the PhilippinesÆ ONE and ONLY legendary, multi-awarded and platinum selling band is back with a new offering! Much preparation and hard work went into the creation of a masterpiece comprised of ALL-ORIGINAL material breathing new life into music and giving a new meaning to OPM. After a hiatus from the recording studio, the countryÆs legendary music icons are now back with a new lineup, new original songs and a new album û SIDE A is here with their latest offering, ONLY 1 under MCA Music.

Being the band who has filled up different concert arenas to the brim, selling chart-topping & award winning albums, and creating massive hits not only in the country but also across international shores, SIDE A proves that they are still one of the countryÆs undisputed bands with melodies serving as the sweet salve to their own strongly-held sentiments.

Known for their romantic ballads and up-beat live performances, the group is unyielding in reinventing themselves, working hard to give their very best in both recordings and live concerts. Individually talented, multi-awarded, and renowned for their own sound, the bandÆs newest album is a showcase of the membersÆ craftsmanship, with different members doing the lead vocals for the tracks. Comprised of Joey Generoso, Naldy Gonzales, Ernie Severino and with new members Ned Esguerra and Leevon Cailao, SIDE A stands as the most durable band in the country today and continues to be an ever-innovative musical force in the industry. Enduring and lasting, Side A is managed by no less than Wyngard Tracy, a well respected figure in the entertainment industry.

SIDE A serves as the voice through which Pinoy romantics could hear themselves. Featuring their latest single ôI JUST WANNA BE WITH YOUö, with one of Side AÆs newest members Leevon Cailao, doing the lead vocals, the bandÆs music will surely captivate you with their original songs and at the same time, that will bring back a lot of fond memories.

Containing 11 all-original and fresh creations, the new album features tracks which represent the Filipino soul such as ôONLY ONEö, ôTILAö, ôSOMETHINGÆS MISSINGö, ôWHERE DO I GOö, ôDIE JUST A LITTLEö and more. SIDE A takes people to a trail down memory lane with a new sound, as a result of their new arrangements and the addition of their new band members.

The band is a representation of timeless Pinoy music, maintaining their unwavering success in the industry. Among their plethora of accolades include ôAwit AwardÆs Best Performance by a Duo or a Groupö; ôAwit AwardsÆ song of the Yearö, ôKatha Music AwardÆs Best Groupö, among others. In a sea of artists singing to covers and adaptations, Side A remains steadfast in concocting and creating ORIGINAL music, making them truly legendary Filipino Musical icons.

After doing mostly original compositions from the band, it was in 1998 that Side A decided to record OPM hits from different notable composers of the land which includes among others, works of national artist Lucio San Pedro (Ugoy ng duyan) and George Canseco (Kailangan kita) as their tribute to the masters of Original Pilipino Music. Some industry insiders say that Side A is instrumental in shaping the course of live entertainment and band scene in the country today, since their commercial success in the early ninetyÆs. Until now, they continue to dominate the club scene and constantly perform in various Filipino communities abroad: USA, Canada, Australia, U.K., U.A.E., Japan and Southeast Asia.

Side AÆs newest offering ONLY ONE is slated for release on October 19, and will be available in all major record bars nationwide.

Watch Side A perform LIVE ONLINE! on the MYX Setlist on November 25, 2009, 6 PM Manila Time.

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