Naalala mo pa ba ang bandang Jeremiah?
May 14, 2019
The band behind the songs “Nanghihinayang,” and “Oh Babe” Jeremiah started in the summer of 1998 with original members Rolando “Olan” Crizaldo, Piwee Polintan, Froilan “Froi” Calixto, Glenn “G” Gonzales and Al Nievera.
The group was formed by Larry Hermoso, who was also the composer of the song “Nanghihinayang”, the group’s first single which was used as the theme song of the hit movie “Labs Kita, Okey Ka Lang?” starring Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin.
The group’s first album entitled “Heart & Soul” under Star Records. The following year, Jeremiah was awarded “Best New Group Singer/Entertainer” by Awit Awards, “Most Popular Group Entertainer” by Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. and several record awards by PARI.
The self-titled second album was bannered by the song “Bakit Ka Iiyak?” which was performed by the new member Symon Soler, who replaced Al Nievera. Jeremiah’s third album was recorded under Viva Records under the stewardship of their new manager June Rufino. “Basta’t Ikaw”, the album’s carrier single also became a movie theme song.
In 2001, Glenn G left the group to pursue his studies in the US. Jeremiah decided not to replace Glenn G and instead continued with a 4-member group.
The group did bar tours all over the country but was not able to record an album and in 2005, they disbanded after Olan decided to leave for abroad.
The band held a successful comeback concert entitled “Love and Laughter” at Zirkoh together with Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola in 2014. Jeremiah left for Dubai later that year to perform at Dubai’s iconic Filipino Bar, Maharlika Café. When they came back in 2015, they recorded a new single entitled “Sana” under 8TriMedia Pro. They will be promoting the single mid-2016.