Bamboo Mañalac is a Filipino American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He has gained huge fame for appearing in the reality music show as a Judge in shows like ‘The Voice of the Philippines’, ‘The Voice Kids’, and ‘The Voice of the Philippines (season 2)’. Moroever, he started his career as a vocalist of the band ‘Rivermaya’.
After that, he formed the band Bamboo after moving in 2002 with Ira Cruz, Vic Mercado, and Nathan Azarcon. But the band dismissed in 2011 and later in the same year, he started his solo career. He debuted with his solo debut album ‘No Water, No Moon’ under the label of PolyEast Records. In 2020, he was rumored to pass away in a car accident, however, it only remained rumor and judging a reality music teen show.
Caption: Bamboo Mañalac, the Filipino-American musician and actor.
Bamboo Mañalac: Bio, Family, Education
The singer was born on 21 March 1975 as Francisco Gaudencio Lope Belardo Mañalac. He was born in Quezon City, Philippines to Filipino parents whose information not revealed in the media. When he was 10 years old, his family immigrated to San Francisco, California where he spent his childhood there.
However, his family was very supportive and has always been there for him. Also, his mother gave him the nickname ‘Bamboo’ which he used later as his stage name. He has not provided information on his educational qualifications.
Bamboo Mañalac: Career & Life Achievements
He started as a vocalist from a band Xaga replacing vocalist Jesse Gonzales along with band members Kenneth Ilagan guitarist, Nathan Azarcon bass guitarist, Rome Velayo drummer, and Rico Blanco keyboardist and backing vocalist. After some time, he left the band and had his last performance with the band on 10 October 1998 in Oakland, CA. The reason behind his dismissal speculated to remove from the group due to drug addiction. After that, he stayed with his family and joined the school School in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
In 2002, he returned to the Philippines and formed the band ‘Bamboo’ along with members lead and rhythm guitarist Ira Cruz, drummer Vic Mercado, and former band member Nathan Azarcon. Later in 2011, he started his solo music career and debuted with the album ‘No Water, No Moon’ under the label of PolyEast Records. After four years in October 2015, he recorded his second solo album ‘Bless this Mess’.
Along with his musical career, he has appeared in television shows as well. He performed in the show ASAP after he joined in January 2012. He has also appeared on the last episode of the Philippines evening musical show ‘Sarah G Live!’. In 2013, he announced to have a stint as a coach and judge in the Philippines version of the music reality show ‘The Voice’.
Bamboo Mañalac: Personal Life & Wife
Speaking of his personal life, he is a married man. He married his girlfriend turned wife Cecil Mañalac in a close ceremony after dating for several years. Further, he has not provided information on his dating history or previous relationships. Together, the couple welcomed two children: Isabelle Mañalac and Lucius Mañalac.
Some time in line, there was a rumor that he had separated from his wife. But the rumor announced to be false and claimed to have a healthy married life. In addition, he has not involved in any kind of rumors or controversies.
Caption: Bamboo and wife Cecil
Bamboo Mañalac: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He surely is earning a hefty amount from his career as a singer and songwriter. Since 1994, he has been actively working in the music industry and became a rock icon in the Philippines, famous for his vocals combining with a rock style. Though he has not shared information on his exact income, he has earned a profitable amount from his music career. Therefore, he has an estimated net worth of above $1 million.
The musician is also active over different social media platforms with unverified and personal accounts. On Instagram, he has an account @bamboomuzaklive with 305k followers. He goes by the Twitter account @Bamboomusiclive with 702.3k followers.
Bamboo Mañalac: Body Measurements
The singer has an average body that stands to an average height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.67 meters. His healthy body type weighs around 75 kg with unknown measurements. He has brown eyes as well as black hair.