Had the chance to meet Ney Dimaculangan and his new band called NEY in their album launch last week in Historia Boutique Bar and Restaurant. NEY band is composed of Ney Dimaculangan, (vocals, guitar & harmonica) Arnee Escobedo (guitar and vocals) Patch Sanchez (guitar and vocals) Lui Lopez, (bass & vocals) and Kervi Capin (drums)
Ney Dimaculangan is the former vocalist of 6CycleMind with their hit singles "Sige," "Biglaan," "I" and "Aaminin." He spent almost a decade as lead vocals for this band. Ney Dimaculangan knew Lui, Patch and Arnie even before making a band while drummer Kervi is their newest member. They collectively chose the name for the band because the name "Ney" was popular even before and already established his name in the Philippine music scene.
The band describes their music as "alternative" and "Tunog 90's." The album "Napapanahon" is almost 5 years in the making and all the ten original songs are in Filipino. "Hindi naman namin na intention na [ganun katagal] If we think its the right time tsaka namin ire-release." said Ney Dimaculangan.
Some songs in the album "Napapanahon" was wrote back in 2005 and in 2008. Every emotion imaginable can be found in the "Napapanahon" album. There are songs for love, sadness, heartbreaks, ups and downs. "If you would check our album, may kwento siya. Iba-iba ang kulay, ganyan talaga ang buhay."
"Our album is an awareness na makikinig ng album namin na. Uy! 'Di lang pala ako yung nakaka-experience ng ganyan. So ayun [we hope] maa-uplift sila."
"Siyempre 90's babies kami so iba pa rin yung may hinahawakan ka na physical album na may nababasa kang lyrics at credits. So para sa akin importante yun." said the lead vocal Ney Dimaculangan on their decision to still have a tangible music album despite the fact that most music album now are just digitally released. Their album is also available as digital downloads in iTunes and can be stream at Spotify.
Aside from their music career, NEY band members are busy with their other career as a Teacher, Operations Manager and working in call center. Others are busy with their side hobbies like collecting action figures, taking care of 10 cats, and others are busy with gardening.
The carrier single of the album is "Habag" a song about self-pity penned by band leader Ney Dimaculangan. Local FM stations immediately took notice of the song not only for its catchy musical arrangement but also for the song's infectious hook. Habag is likewise reaching into the ears and hearts of millennials, as the song is on a steady climb into the chart of digital channels.
Check out their performance of "Napapanahon" below:
"Napapanahon" is released under Alpha Music Corporation and now available in all leading record bars nationwide. You can also stream it on Spotify and download it in iTunes.
For bookings you may contact 0932-0280634 and 0916-6720600. Be updated on their gigs and others schedules by liking their Facebook Page: Facebook.com/neydmacmusic