About Mudflow

The Bicol Region is not only known for spicy foods or the majestic Mt. Mayon. This region also provides a haven for promising musicians who not only sing along the hypnotic tune of Sarung Banggi but also move along the rhythmic flow of contemporary music.

Of all the genres of contemporary music being played in the airwaves now, it is an undeniable fact that reggae has already solicited much enthusiasm among the young minds in the region. Regardless of it being in the mainstream already, reggae has already gained a vast number of followers. But out of sole doting for the said genre, a reggae band was formed right at the cradle of Mt. Mayon…

Mudflow was formed during the year 2002. The band is comprised of members who are related by blood, but nevertheless share the passion for music. The band was named as such because of an incident which is nonetheless typical to happen in the region. On the said year, the Mayon Volcano was on its due time to display its fury and create havoc and destruction. But Bicolanos never consider this as a hindrance to celebrate life and have fun. The band was then scheduled to perform at Legazpi City. On their way to the said place, however, the road was impassable because of the mudflow brought about by the volcano’s eruption. On the roadside was a sign that read, “Warning, mudflow ahead!” Consequently, they weren’t able to perform. Ironically though, the band was inspired by this incident to name their band Mudflow. From then on, the band rocked the region’s music scene carrying the name as a tribute to the land which gave birth to their name.

Mudflow was given its first taste of prominence on winning the Grand Title in Magayon Festival Band Competition 2002. Since then, the band has been well-known in the constituency, especially as a band that caters to reggae music. They had performed for Her Excellency, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, during the inauguration of Misibis Beach Resort- May, 2002. They also front-acted for several national artists, some of which are Orange and Lemons, Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Itchy Worms, MYMP, Kitchie Nadal, Barbie, Slapshock, Bamboo, Rocksteddy, Moonstar88, Coffeebreak Island, Tropical Depression, Coolie Dread and the Microphone Commander and hosted an event with no less than Peacepipe on featured performance- July 5, 2008.

Peacepipe’s Sir Jeck, Love of Coffeebreak Island, and Papadom of Tropical Depression paved the way for Mudflow to perform in some of Manila’s hottest reggae bars and venues - Xaymaca, Timog Ave., One Love Bar, Sucat, Paranaque, Fuente Circle, Eastwood City, Libis, Doobie Nights Live at Tiendesitas, Ortigas, and at Chakkiks, Ortigas respectively.

Their self-titled album was released last October, 2005 which includes their five original compositions and their own rendition of the folksong, Sarung Banggi. Mudflow’s Sarung Banggi reggae version is also included in Doobie Nights’ compilation album released thru
Galaxy Records and Jam 88.3.

Band members are:

Vocals - Abz
Lead - F3
Bass - F2
Drums - RG
Keyboard - Jasam