Moonstar88 is a female-fronted band in the Philippine local music scene.
As of April 2008, they have released three albums, Popcorn, Press to Play and Todo Combo, and collaborated on one track, Pag-Ibig Ko Sa Iyo, found on RoK On! Music Inspired By Ragnarok Online.
They also performed a rendition of the APO song, "Panalangin" which they recorded and was added to the tribute album for the band, Apo Hiking Society, on the Kami nAPO Muna album.
Moonstar88 was formed in 1999. They were signed to Sony BMG by 2007.
The band members all maintain successful careers outside their work as musicians. Maychelle is a pharmacist; Paolo is a famous video director; Bon is an Art Director; and Herbert is an accomplished Creative Director.
The name of the band was chosen after they had landed a gig, but did not have a name for their band. They wrote down a list of names and when they were about to perform, they choose Moonstar. They added the number 88 since Moonstar was the 88th name on their list.
They belong to Backbeat Management - the same management that handles more famous bands such as Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Queso, and The Youth.
Just recently, they made a remake of Yano's famous song, "Senti".
Maychelle Baay (Lemon Tears) - vocals/guitars
Pao Bernaldo (Orphan Lily) - bass
Bon Sundiang (Chocolate Beef) - drums/vocals
Herbert Hernandez (Angels in Disguise) - guitars
Acel Bisa - van Ommen (former lead vocalist)
Road manager: Allan Montero