Easy, honest and straightforward. These are the words that best describe Amihan's music. Born out of accidental acquaintances and the unifying force of music, Amihan is now making the rounds in the city's bars to share their stories that we all can relate to.
Name: Tina Siuagan
Influences: Classical, Broadway, Rock
Tina’s vocal portfolio started at an early age, as a member of the IJA Glee Club during her grade school and high school days. She was the vocalist of the band Cigarette in 2009, and now takes the helm as AMIHAN’s frontwoman. Judging from past AMIHAN performances, she not only tells stories, but also makes sure the audience play a big part in it by connecting with them.
Name: Karl Imperial
Instrument: Lead guitar
Influences: Larry Carlton, Oz Noy, Dream Theater
Genre: Progressive Rock, Jazz
Karl has played for numerous bands, and indulged in solo side projects, including guitar recordings for various online music competitions. He started listening to the Beatles, 70’s rock and eventually to pop alternative.
Name: Jayson Santos
Instrument: Rhythm guitar
Genre: 90’s Rock, Acoustic, 80’s music
Influences: Tuck Andress, Sting, Andy Mckee
Jayson’s rhythm playing was borne out of extensive experience, playing as regular musician for the Center for Pop. His full and tasteful rhythm chops provide the perfect palette for AMIHAN’s music.
Name: Jude Delos Santos
Influences: Drugstore, Spyro Gyra, PearlJam, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Pop Rock, Jazz, Funk
Jude’s current stint in Center for Pop has given him the solid foundation in playing different genres. Past bands include acoustic stints with Soul Symphony, gigs in Club Dredd. Part of his portfolio of events were out of town gigs in Subic bay and Gadgets Magazine anniversary party. He considers alternative, indie rock, jazz and funk as his major influences.
Name: Michael Peralta
Influences: Michael Alba, Dave Weckl, Jojo Mayer
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Funk
Mike has played for bands of diverse and opposite genres, including variety and metal. With more than 14 years experience behind the kit, Mike now opts for a more expressive approach to music. Recording-wise, he prefers a raw and primal approach, to the point of purposefully including mistakes during takes in the final cut. His message: "Make mistakes, be human. Revel in your singularity."