Smokey Mountain High
January 3, 2007 at 2:57 am kidswereus
“Kailan/Kailan mo ba mapapansin ang aking lihim/Kahit anong gawing lambing/Di mo pinapansin”. These are the opening lyrics of my then favorite song, ‘Kailan’ sung by the teenage pop group organized by Ryan Cayabyab. Ryan christened the group as Smokey Mountain, yes after the famous dumpsite (in the Philippines). The group was composed ofTony Lambino, James Coronel (thanks lovelygirl!), Geneva Cruz, and Jeffrey Hidalgo.
The group disbanded after releasing one album. Geneva worked on a separate album and also got offers endorsing the fashion watch Swatch, Tony joined the cast of Ang Tv, and it took Jeffrey a good seven years before returning to the music business. James, however, decided to try again the whole teenage singing group thing. Two years after the first batch of Smokey Mountain disbanded, Smokey Mountain was revived this time with James, Chedi Guevarra, and Banig.
Entry filed under: Culture, Entertainment, Idols, Nineties.