Support Local: Cebuano Music Artists You’ll Surely Love

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Cebu is a truly wonderful island with beautiful places, delicious food, and unique culture. And, it just so happens that the Queen City of the South—Cebu—is also the home of many talents, especially in the music industry.
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From BisRock and VisPop to Original Bisaya Music, the Cebu music scene is an exciting and inspiring avenue to explore and appreciate our hometown’s musical prowess. There are many Cebuano bands and solo artists who have already break through in the music business. It’s something that we should be proud of as Cebuanos. 

 

 

If you have not listened to any homegrown music, then you better listen to one. These purely talented artists tend to produce songs with more meaning and value, focusing on themes like life, love, and the society. 

 

So, we are sharing with you a growing list of Cebuano artists that have captured our hearts. 

Wonggoys

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Wonggoys performing live on Plug and Play at SM Seaside Cebu (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)

When it comes to pop rock, no one does it better than the Wonggoys. This band of brothers—namely Gabriel, Kyle, and William (but now a band of six)—can brighten up our mood with their music and, not to mention, their cute outfits! 

 

One of the best things about this band is the way they hype up the crowd with their performances. It’s lively, entertaining, and definitely fun! 

 

Check out their latest single, “Ako“, now available on Spotify!

 

Favorite Song: Weekend

Where do we go?
It wouldn't be a weekend without the fun,
It wouldn't be a weekend without the sun,
It wouldn't be a weekend at all.

- Wonggoys

Learn more about the Wonggoys:

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wonggoys

Instagram: @wonggoys

Vincent Eco

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Vincent Eco during Bicester Cafe's first anniversary celebration (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)

Feeling a little blue? Vincent Eco’s songs are made to serenade you. This homegrown talent creates music that touches your hopeful and heartbroken soul. It’s the way how his music can put your emotions into words and beautiful rhythm.

 

His songs deserve a dedicated playlist for your mood. So, the next time you “maoy” over someone, Vincent Eco’s music is just a click away on Spotify.

 

Favorite Song: I Know You Do

I will love you… if you don’t.
I will hold you in my arms if you let go.
I know you are lying when you say you don’t love me
because I know you do.

Vincent Eco

Learn more about Vincent Eco:

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vincentecomusic

Instagram: @vincentecomusic

Three Legged Men

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Three Legged Men during Keep: Music Video Launch at Draft Punk (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)

Pop with a hint of blues, jazz, funk, and R&B—that’s what best describes the songs of this cool Cebu-based band. Three Legged Men PH have been blessing us with music that we can definitely jam to.

 

Fun Fact: They performed during the Plus63 Music and Arts Festival last February 2, 2020, together with the famous American indie pop, LANY.

 

Favorite Song: Keep

But what about love
Does it have to end
What about change
No, I won’t bend
What about faith
When there’s no hope in sight

Three Legged Men

Learn more about Three Legged Men PH:

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/threeleggedmenph

Instagram: @threeleggedmen

Lourdes Maglinte

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Lourdes Maglinte​ during Bicester Cafe's first anniversary celebration (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)

When we hear the word iconic, Lourdes Maglinte is what comes into our mind. This talented young lady captivates us with her amazing voice, and of course, her inspiring and wonderful songs. No wonder that many of us love her!

 

Check out her Start A Fire Community Music Video here. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, no one can stop this star from shining and sharing her music.

 

Favorite Song: Empty Sheets

Why did I let you go, set you free
Say goodbye and leave me
Why don't you give me a chance
Come me back to me
Cause I don't wanna sleep
And wake up on empty sheets

Lourdes Maglinte

Learn more about Lourdes Maglinte:

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/musicbylourdes

Instagram: @musicbylourdes

Cattski

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Cattski Espina during Y101FM 40th Anniversary

Well, where do we even start? When it comes to world-class music, it’s definitely Cattski. She writes songs that speak the language of the soul. Everyone who knows her know that she is the exact definition of a woman with great passion for music.

 

Cattski is the founder of 22 Tango Records, an independent record label which aims to produce, promote, and distribute Cebuano music. Thanks to this woman of power, many local artists received opportunities to share their music with locals and the rest of the world.

 

Favorite Song: Sea Hue

When I see you, I'll be different
I won't be so sensitive
There wont be a need to be defensive
When I see you, I'll be happy
I won't be paralyzed
You'll see a smile in my eyes
When I see you

Cattski

Learn more about Cattski:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CATTSKI

Instagram: @cattskimusic

More local artists will be listed here soon.

There are tons of other bands and solo artists that deserve recognition—Missing Filemon, Bethany, Sepia Times, Mandaue Nights, Groovematics, Route 83, Thinking Chair, Mary Anchit, Cattski, and more!

 

For years, our Cebuano music artists have been reigning in the Cebu local scene. Coming from the same Bisaya roots, our homegrown talents continue making us proud of being Cebuanos.

 

Let’s support local! Attend their gigs, jam to their songs, and share their talents. Check out our Spotify playlist that is composed of songs from our favorite Cebuano artists. You can also browse through our gallery and see more of our photos taken from their live gigs.

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About The Author

Chrizelle Monique

Chrizelle Monique is a Cebu photographer who has an eye for portrait and event photography. She is also a writer who hates technical and business writing, but is doing it for a living. So, she makes Duo Lens Project an avenue for her passion for photography and her love for writing about the local scene and basically anything interesting.

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