Sonny Zandueta is a singer-songwriter, musician and front man for Sonny Zandueta (Band). Born in the Philippines, he spent a lot of time in Europe and California. He is also known for his guitar work and vocals in Stainless Steel. Originally formed in Belgium, the band was one of the folk rock pioneers in this part of the world. Zandueta performs mainly on acoustic guitar but is known to play piano, drums and percussion in the recording studio. He is the first Filipino singer-songwriter artist to record, produce and release a solo folk-rock album in Europe. The Passing Show album was recorded and produced at Morgan Studios, Brussels.
Sonny Zandueta (Band) was originally formed in Louvain, Belgium in 1975. The original members were singer-songwriter guitarist Sonny Zandueta, vocalist Viona Westra, violinist and mandolin player Griet Vercruysse, banjo and bouzouki player Leks Grobben, pianist Joris Verdin, bassist Roland Kotsch, guitarist Chris Schraepen and drummer Raf de Vlieghere.
Sonny Zandueta Band shared the stage as front act with Canadian duo Kate and Anna McGarrigle in 1976 in Brussels, Belgium.
The band released the album "The Passing Show" in 1976. They were also featured in "Belgian Pop Sampler" an album collection of musical pioneers in rock, jazz and progressive music. There are new recordings in 2012 with an all new Sonny Zandueta band being set to perform the new recordings. The music has its roots in blue-grass, folk, rock and jazz.
The new album "Do You Know?" was released on April 23, 2013 and features, Tots Tolentino on saxophone, Sam Asuncion on electric guitar and Rhany Torres on bass guitar. The project was recorded and mastered at Amerasian Studios and engineered by Joel Mendoza.
The current band has Christian Herve on electric accordion, Jon Ducusin on acoustic and electric guitar, Jojo Pelayo on bass and Chester Peralta on Drums.
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