Sponge Cola in Beale Street Music Festival 2012


The 2012 Beale Street Music Festival marks the 36th anniversary of the festival which each year attracts music enthusiasts from all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries to the storied city where rock-n-roll and blues music all began. Over the past decade the festival has attracted over 1.1 million music fans to the multistage three-day event, best known for its eclectic mix of contemporary rock, blues, soul and modern talent and its musically inspired setting. The festival is held in a beautiful 25 acre riverfront park at the foot of historic Beale street overlooking the mighty Mississippi river.

The music festival has played host to a board array of diverse and notable contemporary musical talents such as: the Dave Matthews Band, John Mellencamp, Van Morrison, Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, Kid Rock, John Mayer, MGMT, Santana, Cee Lo Green, Jack Johnson, Aretha Franklin, Beck, James Taylor, Fergie, Jason Mraz, Lou Reed, Katy Perry, Ben Harper, The Killers, Steely Dan, Fall Out Boy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Shinedown, Fleetwood Mac, John Lee Hooker, Sarah McLachlan, the Allman Brothers Band, Cat Power, Elvis Costello, James Brown, Widespread Panic, Nelly, Godsmack, Willie Nelson, Iggy Pop, My Chemical Romance, ZZ Top, Big Star, Korn, Al Green, 30 Seconds to Mars, Steve Miller Band, Three Doors Down and Jerry Lee Lewis.

This 2012 Filipino Pop/Rock band Sponge Cola will be playing 2 dates (May 4 and 5) at the Beale Street Music Festival, which is part of Memphis in May.

Sponge Cola has been consistent in powering , romancing and inspiring the entire Philippine nation with their collection of original and certified hit songs culled from their impressive catalogue of award winning and critically acclaimed full-length albums.

Composed of Yael Yuzon on lead vocals and guitar, Armo Armovit on guitar, Gosh Dilay on bass and Ted “TMAC” Cruz on drums. All four boys are alumni of the Ateneo de Manila University where all first met each other and it was also in their days as students of the Ateneo where they formed Sponge Cola.

A press conference was held last April 19, 2012 at Shakey’s Tomas Morato to discuss more information about the said music festival.

“This is one great opportunity to share the country and our music to other people,” Yuzon said in a statement. “We are extremely thrilled, and thankful to have been given this chance.”

The band recently released their much awaited and highly anticipated 4th full-length, studio album under Universal Records titled: Araw Oras Tagpuan. It contains 12 tracks including songs from tthe band’s Tambay which was released in early 2011 via Coca-Cola’s summer promo. The outstanding sales of Tambay gave Sponge Cola a diamond record awardd as it sold over 200,000 units this summer.

Araw Oras Tagpuan is an innovative album that blends fresh ideas by incorporating piano as performed by Yuzon, drum loops and synths while retaining the trademark Sponge Cola sound fans have grown to love them for.


tambay | stargazer | regal | ok dito | she weeps | kay tagal kitang hinintay | she wants you to | walang wakas | new steel | warning: | scenic view | araw oras tagpuan

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