What was a simple birthday party among friends turned out to be a momentous occasion for OPM as old friends and former band mates Bamboo Ma±alac, Mark Escueta, and Mike Elgar, on the spur of the moment, jammed to Rivermaya's classic hits.
Photographer Ni±a Sandejas
blogged about the experience and posted photos of the impromptu jam session. (see photos here
Celebrity VJ Paolo Valenciano
(see related article
) was one of the lucky few to witness the rare occasion and managed to catch it on video which he shared on Salamin's YouTube page.
The Salamin front man also got to jam with the three 'Mayas! Talk about lucky. Check out Paolo and Ni±a Sandejas gushing on Twitter about the epic night!
Tangina kinikilig parin akoooo
I just jammed with bamboo and rivermaya. I almost fainted
Rivermaya, considered one of Pinoy rock's most influential bands, shot to stardom in the early 90's spawning hits like "Elesi," "Himala," "214," and "Kung Ayaw Mo Huwag Mo" to name a few. Vocalist Bamboo and guitarist Rico Blanco has since left the band to pursue solo careers. Bassist Nathan Azarcon, meanwhile, has formed the band Hijo with former band mates Ira Cruz and Vic Mercado of the now-defunct Bamboo the band where Bamboo served as the vocalist (Watch our exclusive interviews with Bamboo and Hijo, here and here)
Could this mean a possible reunion for the 'Mayas? What do you think?