Yael Yuzon is a Filipino musician best known as the vocalist and guitarist of the band Sponge Cola.
Full Name at Birth
Ysmael Yrastorza Yuzon
English Literature, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter
Claim to Fame
Lead Vocalist for the band group Sponge Cola
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So many Filipino singers and bands have come and gone. But there is one singer that clearly remains standing on top of the rest. Well, it is none other than the lead rock vocalist of Spongecola, Yael Yuzon.
His full name is Ysmael Yrastorza Yuzon and was born on November in the year 1985. His awesome singing voice has beguiled many; and together with Armovitz, Gosh Dilay, and Chris Cantafa, they create genuine Pinoy music better than ever. In the year 2004, Yael and his band mates have released their debut album titled Palabas, and it was truly a great hit. People can’t wait to get their hands on their recent album which has the songs that are truly hitting the charts. So how was he discovered?
It was way back in 1998 when Yael and Gosh Dilay spotted each other in Ateneo High School and met through the theater club, Teatro Baguntao. Yael Yuzon was the front man of a rock band named White Chapel back then. However, he felt the urge to form a band with Gosh and two other members of the guild. That was when they decided to call the group Sponge, named after R. S. Surtee’s Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour. They just simply decided to add “cola,” to give their name more semblance. Soon they started to perform and join in several high school musical competitions. This paved his way to fame and the popularity of the band, as they competed and won several recognitions.
After few years, Yael and Gosh Dilay remained in the lineup while the two other members were replaced by Christopher Cantada and Erwin Armovit. Erwin was the former guitarist of Rampqueen, which is the sister band of Spongecola. Yael’s career started early, though. His popularity being the lead rock vocalist of the band has earned him many credits and awards as well. He and his band mates came up with a self-titled EP in the last quarter of 2003. This contained five original songs namely, “Saturn,” “Cigarette,” “Jeepney,” “Lunes,” and “A Tear.” These extensive songs have exposed Yael’s ability to adjust his vocal range—his skill to shift from mellow to scream tone without losing its touch. This unique style has captured many music lovers, and their albums are selling begin to sell like hotcakes. With their EP, he was able to get more shows, exposures, and concerts from all over the country.
Yael also managed to sing a version of Madonna’s “Crazy for You,” which then became such a popular hit. Who wouldn’t get mesmerized by his amazing sultry voice? The favorable response from the public further led to larger opportunities for Yael and his band mates. His melodic dexterity is blended perfectly with Armo’s eccentric guitars and Gosh’s bass lines. Chris’s wonderful drum beats, meanwhile, harmonize perfectly with Yael’s powerful and unique voice. Although he is now considered as one of the top band singers in the country, he never forgets to remain humble and happy with his career right now—that’s why he’s still sticking with Spongecola.
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