All’s well that ends well

THE NEWS regarding the recent split-up of the band Orange & Lemons (which popularised the catchy Pinoy Big Brother theme Pinoy Ako in 2005) rocked the music world. Vocalist Clem de Castro announced his decision to leave the band and go..

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

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Published: Wed 19 Sep 2007, 10:48 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:50 PM

solo, a surprise decision that was particularly shocking, since it came on the heels of the release of the band’s latest album, Moonlane Gardens.

At the launch of Kami nAPO Muna Ulit, the second volume of the tribute album to the music of the Apo Hiking Society, released by Universal Records, we caught sight of Orange & Lemons member McCoy Fundales, but without the rest of the band. He was there to do a live rendition of Salawikain, which he performs on the album with the reggae band Spaceflower Show.

McCoy sat down for an exclusive interview minutes before they were due to go onstage, and according to him, he, Clem and the brothers JM and Ace del Mundo (who make up the rest of Orange and Lemons) have ironed out their differences. The band purposely took a break and turned down offers to perform, preferring to concentrate on tours abroad. This way, they were able to work and find time to talk and settle their differences away from the prying eyes of the local media. All’s well that ends well, says McCoy.



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