How rivermaya was formed?
Just so, why did Rico leave rivermaya?
"Rivermaya survived the departure of Perf de Castro, Bamboo Mañalac, and Nathan Azarcon simply because they're not the chief songwriter," one music journalist said. "Rico was the most important component of that band because he supplied the hits. It was the same when Ely (Buendia) left the Eraserheads.
Secondly, who is the first vocalist of Rivermaya? The first line-up consisted of Jesse Gonzales on vocals, Kenneth Ilagan on guitars, Nathan Azarcon on bass, Rome Velayo on drums, and Rico Blanco on keyboards. They were managed by Lizza Nakpil and director Chito Roño who had the intention of molding the group into a rock show band. The band was then called Xaga.
Also to know, who wrote Rivermaya songs?
They started putting together original songs like "Ulan" [Rain], "214", and "Awit ng Kabataan" [Song of the Youth] (mostly composed by Rico Blanco) in demo form for prospective recording companies.
When did Bamboo leave rivermaya?