Penetrating into the music industry proves to be a challenging feat for new artists, but for the newest rock band ôFRANCOö, the road to fame looks bright and promising, catapulting the landscape of alternative-rock off to a whole new level.
Not long after they broke into the music scene, the band has already managed to impress and capture the interest of various critics and audiences with their dynamic blend of smashing lines, throbbing beats and melodic sound. The undeniable musical talent radiating from each band member is insurmountable; hailing FRANCO as the ôPowerhouse bandö and the next big thing to watch out for in 2010!
Comprised of well-known figures in Philippine rock, members from the band FRANCO are no strangers to music lovers. Lead vocalist Franco Reyes is regarded as a musical genius, who, in spite of his enigmatic persona, speaks through the songs that he writes and performs. Other members include icons such as Gabby Alipe of Urbandub and Paolo "Ocho" Toleran of Queso on guitars, Buhawi "Buwi" Meneses of Parokya ni Edgar on bass, and JanJan Mendoza of Urbandub on drums.
The band is more than keyed-up as the year starts with a bang with the release of their latest self-titled album FRANCO under one of the major record labels - MCA Music. Featuring their single ôCastawayö, their self-titled album under MCA Music has already been garnering raving reviews from various musical critics.
The band also just the released their latest music video for their song ôCastawayö, it premiered last January 10, Sunday at 9 pm on MYX. Pixeleyes Multimedia spearheaded by Jalz Zarate gives off a very modern yet edgy feel to the video.
With an ALL-ORIGINAL album, FRANCO vows to give a fresh kick to music with a blend of various musical influences (such as rock, alternative and reggae) injected in their tracks. Other cyclonic tracks include ôSeasonsö, ô Next Train Outö, ôMemory Killö, ôThis Gatheringö and more.
Grab a copy of FRANCOÆs self-titled album available in all major record bars nationwide to experience fresh, raw and unadulterated music in its truest sense. FRANCO is released exclusively under MCA Music.
Watch Franco's acoustic performance on the MYX Setlist