Tropical Depression (band)

Tropical Depression
GenresReggae, reggaeton
Years active1987–present
MembersBonglennon Eudela
Pex Holigores
TJ Espinola
Macky dela Cuesta
Cholo Famisan
Jaydee Abugan
Past membersDominic "Papadom" Gamboa
Ariel Policarpio
Lito Crisostomo
Edwin Aguilar
BingBing Austria
Nonong Timbalopez
Mike Llacar
Jo Staples
Lala Lejeune
Arlene Empalmado
Anabel Bosch
Brutus Lacano
Ryan Locsin
Jun Lazo
Omnie Saroca
Pio Valdez
Abba Pangilinan
Jacob Sawyer
JR Oca

Tropical Depression is a Filipino reggae band formed in 1987 by vocalist and guitarist Dominic "Papadom" Gamboa (1965-2013) and guitarist Lawrence "Bonglennon" Eudela. It was the merging of 2 pioneering Ska bands when Domeng left hispband, The SKAVENGERS and joined in with Bonglennon"s band, The SKALAWAGS ( with bassist Edwin Aguilar, and drummer Nonong Timbalopez, vocalist Raymond Encinas) Then got Bing Austria ( a friend of Domeng's from BRAIN SALAD) to play Keyboards, completing the 1st line-up, naming the band TROPICAL DEPRESSION as we geared our music from SKA to Reggae and having our residency at Mayrics Bar for a long while ( sometimes backup singers Tonette Bernales, Sazi Zosimo, Annabel Bosch and Cutie Paduano ( yes,that was before Agaw agimat was formed) and recorded some demo tapes at LOUDHOUSE... Then came some line-up changes due to member's other interest, that saw Brutus Lacano coming in on drums, TJ Espinola and Irwin Cafugawan on Keyboards, and new wave pioneer Jun Lazo ( from Dean's December) coming in for Bass duties, adding back-up singers, Anabel Bosh & Jo Staples ( also Quennie Calma, Tonette Bernales) on which The band became part of the compilation album together with other bands COLOR IT RED, THE BREED and RIZAL UNDERGROUND called ALERT LEVEL 4 produced by Loudhouse Music Enterprise ( owned bt Stephen Lu of Rizal Underground). The band went into the mainstream in 1994 with the release of KAPAYAPAAN, their first album under VIVA-NEO Records and with another Line-Up changes with Pexx Holigores on Bass. Aside from Gamboa and Eudela, the band's notable line-up was composed of guitarist Lito Crisostomo, bassist Pex Holigores, keyboardists TJ Espinola and Mike Llacar, back-up vocalists Arlene Empalmado and Lala Lejeune, and drummer Brutus Lacano.

The band was one of the several bands who spearheaded the 1990s Pinoy rock explosion and popularized the songs "Kapayapaan", "Bilog Na Naman ang Buwan" and "Alaala". All songs are Composed by Dominic 'PAPADOM' Gamboa and Co-Composed by Lawrence Stephen "BONGLENNON" Eudela, also as the Song arranger.

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