Kamikazee Band

Biography

Kamikazee is the name of a popular rock band from the Philippines. The band is Allan "Bords" Burdeos (drums), Jay Contreras (Lead Vocalist), Jomal Linao (Guitars/Back-up Vocals), Led Zeppelin Tuyay (Guitars), and Jason "Puto" Astete (Bass Guitar).

The band’s name speaks volumes of the band’s philosophy – pure passion and fearless music! The music they make will leave you exhausted, exhilarated and yearning for more…and Kamikazee is fast gaining the reputation as being one of the most explosive bands in the Fil music arena.

Their own music ranges from heartbreaking, to fun and light prankster music. Their song lyrics exhibit a rarely found creativity, singular wit and compassion to speak of the truth with wild abandon. The band members united due to their common love for music, fun and a desire to make it big while studying at the U.P. Fine Arts Department. Their favourite music bands are Parokya Ni Edgar , Cheese, The Eraserheads, Deftones, New Found Glory, Slipknot and Pantera.

The band then known as ‘Kamikazee Cornflakes’ came together in 2000 and played their first gig the same year as a ‘boy band’. Soon, they shortened their name to just Kamikazee and landed their first big record deal in 2001. Their maiden self-titled album was released in December 2002. The album won many awards and many hearts in Fil. Hits like ‘Chinelas’ which soared to #1 position in 2003, ‘Ung Tagalog’ which  won the Best Alternative Recording award by Awit, and the cover of Britney Spears ‘Lucky’ which won Best Music Video award at the MTV Philippians Awards in 2003 cemented their position as the most talented rock act around.

2003 proved to be the year of reckoning for Kamikazee as they also picked up the Listener’s Choice Award at the 2003 NU 107 Rock Awards function, while Allan Burdeos won the Drummer of the Year trophy! Two years since, they were names as the year’s Best Live Act at 2005 NU 107 Rock Awards. They also gave an electrifying performance of the hit song ‘Chicksilog’ that was nominated as the Song of the Year. The song reach the #1 position at NU 107’s Midnight Countdown and ended at the #9 position of the Yearend Countdown for 2005. {mos_ri}

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