Marc Tupaz : vocals
Sam Santos : bass
Nico Capistrano : guitar
Harald Huyssen : drums
Shamrock is a famous all-male Pinoy band. They were composed of 5 talented, young musicians. They used to combine the old and the new standard of vocal proficiency mixed with the modern taste of alternative rock. Their individual styles blended into a perfect genre of alternative pop. Shamrock’s style made its song of exquisite quality and unique from other bands and attracts all kind of listeners. Their songs were simple but it expresses honesty and sincerity in attitude. All their songs were pure originals except for those revival hits.
During the time, nobody booked them because they are all male in the band and besides RnB flourished that time. They need something positive even in choosing name. Shamrock is an Irish lore sacred to Celtic region and it was believed to bring good luck. Since that, Shamrock became their official band name.
Marc Tupaz, their Lead Vocalist is from Los Angeles and destined to be a musician because of his good looks and heavenly voice. His voice lesson started at Vocal Powers in Los Angeles, California and was continued at the U.P. Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Mrs. Vina Gonzales.Sam Santos was their Bassist who dreamed to be a rock star and played the bass at early age. He is former a Slapshock member and matured to a vibrant performer. Everybody wants to see him on stage.Nico Capistrano is the guitarist whose guitar solo accents brought unique alternative flavor to Shamrock’s music.Harald Huyssen, a drummer is another passionate performer. The beat of this energetic performer is simply stimulating.Henry Abesamis, a Skin’s former member former member is thier Keyboard Artist and was considered Walking Videoke Machine because of his experiences.
From obscurity, Shamrock now becomes one of the prime movers in local band scene. Ms. Serious, their first composed song is the carrier single of their first album Are You Serious?. It has been played in leading radio stations. Since people are looking for something different, their album Are You Serious?, satisfy the unending demand of the audience.
Their big break came when Alipin, one of their original composed songs was introduced to Universal Records by Bella Tan. Since then, Shamrock composed potential hit songs for successful TV series and films like Haplos and Hold On from famous Koreanovela Jumong, OK Lang, Sana and Nandito Lang Ako from Captain Barbell, Magtiwala Ka, theme song of Fantastikids, Naaalala Ka and Alipin, soundtrack of movie The Promise.
Barkada, their second album is laden with potential hits of love, affection, self-esteem and will be surely enjoyed by barkadas for a long time.
Now, Shamrock established its own trademark in music industry. Most people agree that its songs are of excellent quality and can compete internationally.
A L B U M S
Album1 : Are You Serious?[ Listen ]
Released : 2005
Label : Universal Records
Album2 : Barkada[ Listen ]
Released : 2007
Label : Universal Records
Album3 : Shamrock[ Listen ]
Released : 2010
Label : Viva Records