Tuesday, November 11, 2008

RICO BLANCO: Your Universe

After his controversial exit as front man of the known Banda ng Bayan. The former Rivermaya vocalist Rico Blanco, released his new and first solo album entitled "Your Universe" it is jam packed with 10 strong and poetic tracks.

Rico Blanco (born March 17, 1973) is a Filipino musician. He is one of the founders of Filipino rock band Rivermaya, where he served as vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and chief songwriter from 1993 to 2007. Blanco has so far recorded, written and produced more local and regional number one hits than any other musician since 1994, and has sold over a million albums in the Philippines and Southeast Asia during that period.

Aside from being the chief songwriter of Rivermaya, Blanco has also arranged and written the music for the United Nations MDG theme "Tayo Tayo Rin" as well as the Philippine Department of Tourism theme "Biyahe Tayo" both of which were performed by veteran Filipino musicians, such as Freddie Aguilar, the Apo Hiking Society, Lea Salonga, and Sharon Cuneta. He has also co-written the theme song for the South East Asian Games, "Posible" and theme song of ABS-CBN news program "Bandila".