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Rivermaya



Things are coming full circle.

Rivermaya is set to release their long awaited single Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Magigising. While the band has been no stranger to changes throughout their almost 2 decades in the scene, many fans may be surprised to find out that Rivermaya's latest lineup is a homecoming of sorts for "new" members Norby David and Ryan Peralta.

Norby and Ryan were part of a short lived band with Rivermaya guitarist Mike Elgar called Little Green Men (which later became Mojofly) in 1998, and have been friends ever since.

Norby was also actually drummer and guitarist Mark Escueta's first drum teacher. The two musicians go back as early as the 1st grade, and by their first year of high school, formed their first band "Feedback." Mark went on to Rivermaya a few years later, while Norby became part of numerous bands playing bass, guitar and vocals.

Ryan, one of the leading session drummers in the Philippines, has been playing for the band as early as 1998, whenever Mark would have his sick days or needed to concentrate on his college thesis.

"I just realized, Rivermaya was my very first session work!" laughs Ryan. "I remember I was so scared going to rehearsal. But everyone was just cool. The first time I rode an airplane was with Rivermaya too! I then just took the courage to say yes to every gig that knocked and took it as a challenge."

Ryan would then go on to be one of the country's top session drummers, working with everyone from show bands to rock bands such as Sandwich and Rizal Underground, to the contemporary jazz and latin music of Boy Katindig, to the world music of Grace Nono and Bob Aves, and to solo artists like Sitti, Aiza Seguerra, Christian Bautista, Jolina Magdangal, Gian Magdangal, Top Suzara, and Cooky Chua.

"Everytime I went up on stage with Rivermaya I felt like I was a beginner all over again. I loved it," reflects Ryan.

Mike regards his new bandmates with the utmost esteem, considering them to be two of the most humble and gifted musicians in the industry. "Why look elsewhere when you have the perfect guys for the job in front of you?," Mike says. "Besides, we've been working with them in Rivermaya on and off for the past few years. The chemistry is already there - we needed bandmates - so it made sense to absorb them."

"Both Norby and Ryan have the drive and passion that only true musicians have," acknowledges Mark. "More importantly, they're very well grounded in spite of being extremely talented."

Norby admits the pressure of joining a group he deems an icon in the music industry and in the Philippines. "Throughout the years, each member has made a big mark in the band's history. It feels really good to think that they believe that I can possibly do the same," he says. "Hopefully it can take the fans to a whole new level, and maybe even attract more new listeners to our songs and stories. We are all excited for what each of us can bring to the table, and soon to your ears."


RIVERMAYA ALBUMS

RIVERMAYA SONGS
TITLE ALBUM GENRE
Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Ma...
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Malayang Magmahal
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Tayo Lang Dalawa
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Magic Wand
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Tayo
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Hey Goodbye
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Nasa Sa 'Yo Featuring G...
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Can't Hide It Anymore
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Song About You
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
The Better One
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Perfect Crime
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Paalam
Panatang Makabanda Alternative
Malayang Magmahal
Playlist 2012 Rock
Perfect Crime
Playlist 2012 Rock
Pilipinas, Kailan Ka Ma...
Playlist 2012 Rock
Tayo
Playlist 2012 Rock
Umaaraw, Umuulan
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Imposible
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Alab Ng Puso
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Faithless
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Slap Vs. Freak
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Agent Orange
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Madapaka
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Evil Crown
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Shiver
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Wag Init Ulo Baby
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Basketbol
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Pers Lab
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Alab Ng Puso (Studio Ve...
Rivermaya Live And Acoustic Rock
Alab Ng Puso (Full Vers...
Alab Ng Puso Rock
Alab Ng Puso (Radio Edit)
Alab Ng Puso Rock
Alab Ng Puso (Trailer E...
Alab Ng Puso Rock
Alab Ng Puso (Peanut Bu...
Alab Ng Puso Rock
Posible
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Umaaraw, Umuulan
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Liwanag Sa Dilim
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Balisong
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Wag Na Init Ulo Baby
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Sunday Driving
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
A Love To Share
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
241 (My Favorite Song)
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Makaaasa Ka
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Atat
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Basketbol
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Ipo-Ipo
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Faithless
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Ambulansya
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Alab Ng Puso (Tagumpay)
Rivermaya Greatest Hits 2006 (Th... Pop
Gising Na
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Posible
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Basketbol
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Kagat Ng Lamok
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Bagong Liwanag
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Umaaraw, Umuulan
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Karayom
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Bochog
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Age Doesn't Matter Anymore
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Desperado
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Ipo-ipo
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Wag Na Init Ulo Baby
Tuloy Ang Ligaya Rock
Isang Bandila
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Golden Boy
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Things Are Getting Comp...
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Tupperware Party
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Ilog
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
My Sanctuary
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Things Within
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Healing
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Romantic Kill
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Never The Bright Lights
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Padayon
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Inosente Lang Ang Nagta...
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Sumigaw, Umawit Ka
Isang Ugat, Isang Dugo Rock
Liwanag Sa Dilim
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
A Love To Share
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Never The Bright Lights
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Balisong
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Romantic Kill
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Atat
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Tupperware Party
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Inosente Lang Ang Nagta...
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Wag Na Init Ulo Baby
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Ilog
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Alab Ng Puso
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Posible
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Basketbol
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Sunday Driving
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Golden Boy
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Umaaraw, Umuulan
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
241 (My Favorite Song)
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock
Isang Bandila
Rivermaya 18 Greatest Hits Rock


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