Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Asia Music Festival performer - Bembol Rockers
It all started during the Summer of 2006, when Marc Liwanag, Lakshmi Kirtan das Ramirez, Archimedes Archie Lacorte, and Steven Hamilton Vasquez Mora decided to get together and create their dream band. With Marc on guitar and vocals, Lakshmi on upright bass and vocals, Archie on tenor and alto sax, and Steven on drums, the Bembol Rockers were born. And later on Rod Mijares replaced the saxophone with his twanging electric guitar, then Janelle Bernardo replaced Steven Mora on the drums.
The band was born out of a vision they all shared for the music industry, plus an undeniable musical chemistry that brought forth an arresting and innovative take on the classics of the 1940s and 50s.