Friday, April 4, 2014

The New Smokey Mountain is looking for singers

Back in the 90’s, the era when “text” is just an illustrated 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch cardboard that we boys flip by 3’s up in the air and then shout “pati pato’t panabla” (while the girls play 10-20 with their Chinese garters), you’re totally OP when you don’t know any song from the Pinoy pop band Smokey Mountain. That's why the song hits were quite huge back then.

For those who don’t know them (or those who deny to know them just to hide their real age), Smokey Mountain was a Filipino singing group formed by musical director, composer, conductor Ryan Cayabyab and had James Coronel, Geneva Cruz, Jeffrey Hidalgo, and Tony Lambino as its original members while Jason Angangan, Chedi Vergara & Zhar Santos joined James Coronel for the second line-up after Cruz, Hidalgo and Lambino left the group.

Who can forget these lakas maka-High School lines:

“Bakit kaya nangangamba
Sa tuwing ika'y nakikita
Sana nama'y magpakilala
Ilang ulit nang nagkabangga
Aklat kong dala'y pinulot mo pa
'Di ka pa rin nagpakilala”

Hay, I just spent 30 minutes watching Youtube clips of SM and good thing I remember that I have to finish this post. I have a big crush on Geneva and Chedi back then (I’m blushing now). Anyways, just want to share the good news to this who dreams of becoming a part of the Smokey Mountain history. Not as residences huh? But as member of the new Smokey Mountain that could be your key to your future singing career.

If you’re interested, go to to check if you’re qualified or not. Submission of application is until April 30. The great thing about this is that former members of SM will do the screening, interview and selection process. They will also have a reunion soon to celebrate the birth of the band 25 years ago.

So what if you’re not qualified? I have option B for you. Viva Artists Agency (VAA) is looking for new talents and they can include in future shows of Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis, KC Conceprion, Richard Mamuyac, errr, delete that last entry.

Just go to the VAA office at no. 61 Scout Madrinian cor. Scout Ybardaloza, Timog, QC on Aporil 5 and 12 from 10am to 3pm. Bring one whole body photo, one close-up photo and an audition piece in CD and VCD (cassette tapes is not an option, okay). And I almost forgot, you must be 11-17 years old nga pala.

So what, are you waiting for? Join now! (Lakas maka-Uncle Bob Lucky 7 Club)  

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