Sugarfree (band)

Sugarfree (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Sugarfree
Background = group_or_band

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Years_active = 1999 – Present
Origin = Manila, Philippines
Genre = Pinoy rock/OPM
Alternative rock/Pop rock
Indie rock/Indie pop
Label = EMI Philippines
Associated_acts = Cambio Twisted Halo Fatal Posporos The Pin-up Girls Ciudad
Current_members = Ebe Dancel (vocals/Guitar) Jalton Taguibao (Bass/vocals) Kaka Quisumbing (Drums)
Past_members = Mitch Singson (Drums)
URL = [ The Official Website of Sugarfree]

Sugarfree is a three-piece Filipino band composed of Kaka Quisimbing on drums, Jalton Taguibao on bass, and vocalist Ebe Dancel on guitars, influenced by the likes of bands Popsicle, Oasis and Radiohead. Under EMI Philippines, they have launched three successful albums — "Sa Wakas" (2003), "Dramachine" (2004), and the repackaged version of "Dramachine" (2006). Their 3rd studio album, entitled "Tala-Arawan" produced by Robin Rivera, who also produced the Eraserheads, was released on November 24, 2006.


Sugarfree first became known in 2003. They climbed their way to fame through their songs "Telepono", "Mariposa", "Burnout", "Hari Ng Sablay", "Prom", "Kwarto" and a lot more of the band’s compositions from their albums "Sa Wakas" (2003) And "Dramachine" (2004).

Sugarfree has come a long way for their own niche in Pinoy rock music. They have had performances all over the country, with impressive showing in local charts in both radio and music channels; and they have sold more than 20,000 copies of their "Dramachine" album after its release in July 2004. After that, they partnered with StarDust's frontman; Christian Cirineo.

From the album Dramachine’s line of well-crafted hits, two are their album’s newest singles. "Makita Kang Muli"--the original soundtrack for ABS-CBN’s TV series of a Philippine folk tale Panday-- have scaled the charts in no time. "Makita Kang Muli" was written by Cymbee Antiporda and was arranged by Jimmy Antiporda.

Another hit is penned by Ebe, known as the "Hari Ng Sablay". This new song of love unfolds against a soul-ish melodic rock backdrop called "Cuida" which means “to take care of” in Chavacano. The song "Kwarto" which was included in their 2nd album Dramachine, was also included in the soundtrack of the film "Pinoy Blonde."

Sugarfree is famous with their trademark of everyday tales, and also with their videos having won several awards. Videos of "Hari Ng Sablay", "Tulog Na", "Kwarto", "Sinta" And "Prom" are included in the repackaged album.

"Dramachine" reached its gold status in September 2005 and is nearing platinum status.

The band's third and latest album is entitled "Tala-Arawan". The first single off the album, "Kung Ayaw Mo Na Sa Akin" was released simultaneously on 35 radio stations across the country on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 8:00 am Philippine time. The song's video was premiered at 6:00 pm Philippine time on a local music channel, Myx and has since risen to number 3 on the station's daily top ten.

Tala-Arawan, the third album from the band features their new drummer, Kaka Quisimbing. And as Myx has called the "genius" behind the Eraserheads, Robin Rivera as the album's producer. The album features 12 brand new tracks with one bonus track that was used for the Kami nAPO Muna Apo tribute album, "Batang- Bata Ka Pa". The album has been receiving very critical acclaim and sales have been doing well, the album rising to number 6 in Music One's sales charts.

2007 marked the release of their next single, "Dear Kuya", a song written by Ebe for his brother overseas.

A third single from the highly-successful 'Tala-Arawan' was released, 'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak' and it became one of the group's most successful singles hitting the number one spot on the Myx Hit Chart for three non-consecutive weeks.

ingles/Music Videos

*"Hari ng Sablay" (OST-Hari ng Sablay/Pinoy Blonde)
*"Kwarto" (OST-Pinoy Blonde)
*"Makita Kang Muli" (TV Soundtrack-Panday)
*"Tulog Na"
*"Kung Ayaw Mo Na Sa Akin"
*"Dear Kuya"
*"Wag Ka Nang Umiyak"
*"Walang Katulad Pa Rin" (San Miguel Beer song)
*"Tikman" (A cover of The Eraserheads Original Song)
*"Batang Bata Ka Pa" (A cover of The APO Hiking Society Song)

Compilations of Sugarfree

*Tunog Acoustic 3 (Warner Music Philippines, 2003)
*UltraelectromagneticJam (Sony BMG Music Philippines, 2005)
*Pinoy Ako! (Star Records, 2005)
*Kami nAPO muna (Universal Records, 2006)


*NU 107 2003 Rock Awards "Best New Artist"
*NU 107 2003 Rock Awards "Best Album" for "Sa Wakas"
*2004 Awit Awards "Best Rock Song" for "Mariposa"
*2004 Awit Awards "Best Alternative Recording" for "Burnout"
*2005 Awit Awards "Best Video" for "Hari ng Sablay"

External links

* [ Sugarfree songs and lyrics ]
* [ Sugarfree profile] at EMI Music Philippines
* [ Sugarfree streaming music]
* [ Sugarfree streaming music page]
* [ Sugarfree (band) websites]
* [ Sugarfree (band) websites]

Band members

* Ebe Dancel - Vocals/Guitar
* Jalton Taguibao - Bass/Vocals
* Kaka Quisimbing - Drums

Past members

* Mitch Singson - Drums

External links


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