Barbie's Cradle

Barbie's Cradle

Infobox musical artist
Name = Barbie's Cradle

Img_capt = Vocalist Barbie Almalbis, Drummer Wendell Ramos, and Guitarist Kakoi Legaspi after Barbie's Cradle's performance at the 2005 Febfair at UP Los Baños.
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Background = group_or_band
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Origin = Manila, Philippines
Genre = Pinoy Rock Alternative rock
Occupation =
Years_active = 1999 – 2005
Label = Warner Music (Philippines)
Associated_acts = Hungry Young Poets
Pupil (band)
Little Green Men
Past_members = Barbie Almalbis (vocals, guitars)
Franklin Benitez (drums)
Rommel dela Cruz (bass)
Wendell Garcia (drums, 1999)
Kakoi Legaspi (guitars, 2005)

Barbie's Cradle was a Filipino band, formed by Barbie Almalbis (guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) and Franklin Benitez (drummer) from their previous band Hungry Young Poets. Rommel dela Cruz joined the group as bassist, and by 1999, drummer Wendell Garcia replaced Franklin.

In 2005, the group disbanded and Almalbis went on to pursue a solo career, while Rommel dela Cruz soon became the bassist of Freestyle (the original bassist migrated to Australia).


Hungry Young Poets (aka HYP) is founded in the Philippines as a duo in 1997 by Barbie Almalbis (guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) and Ricci Gurango (bassist). After releasing their one self-titled album, Franklin Benitez (drummer) would officially complete the trio.

In 1998, Gurango left the band to lead cover band, Little Green Men, [cite web|url=|title=Hungry Young Poets Co-founder Quits Band|accessdate=2006-05-07] , before forming MOJOFLY. With Gurango's assertion of rights to the band's name, Almalbis and Benitez would later rename the group, Barbie's Cradle.


*1998 - "Barbie's Cradle"
*2000 - "Music from the Buffet Table"
*2003 - "Playing in the Fields"


* 2001 Katha Awards
** Best Electronica Composition, "Up and at 'Em" (Power Puff Girls CD)
** Best Folk Song, "Dear Paul"
** Best Folk Vocal Performance, "Dear Paul" (single) by Barbie Almalbis
* 2001 NU107 Rock Awards [cite web|url=|title=RockAwards 2001: And the winners are....|accessdate=2006-05-08]
** Best Music Video, "Money For Food" (video) by Monty Parungao
* 2000 Katha Awards
** Best Alternative Song, "Goodnyt" (single)
** Best Album Packaging, "Barbie's Cradle" (self-titled) by Barbie Almalbis / Yvette Co
* PARI 13th Awit Awards 2000 [cite web|url=|title=13th Awit Awards Results|accessdate=2006-05-08]
** Best Album Packaging, "Barbie's Cradle" (self-titled)
* 1999 New Artist Awards Festival, 99.5RT
** Best New Pop-Alternative Artist, Barbie's Cradle


* [ Barbie's Cradle songs and lyrics ]

External links

* [ Online Registry of Filipino Musical Artists and Their Works: Hungry Young Poets]
* [ Online Registry of Filipino Musical Artists and Their Works: Barbie's Cradle]
* [ The Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc.] (PARI)

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