Freestyle has 10 albums to date, all of which with songs that have been in and up the charts. Their latest album entitled "PLAYLIST" has 14 new songs that do not fail to show the band's exemplary flavor and taste in music.
When Freestyle hit the Manila bar scene in 1998, it was a case of young musicians being at the right place at the right time, with the right sound. Those five guys and a girl had then what Manila was looking for- a new band with vast appeal and the knack for filling venues with their blend of pop, R&B and original hits.
After seven years of doing what they do best, Freestyle has grown into an OPM heavyweight with four studio-recorded albums (two of which made platinum), a string of local and international concerts, and industry accolades under their belts, thus making them one of the country’s best-loved and most sought-after group.
This year, a new leaf has turned for Freestyle. Freestyle has learned that change is vital for any band seeking quality and longevity in the music biz. Ushering a new era for Freestyle are the fresh voices of Mike Luis (former Brand New Funk, Next Level), and Joshua Desiderio (former Kindred Garden, Art & Soul), themselves seasoned musicians. Continuing members are Gerald Banzon (drums), Nikki Cabardo (keyboards), Tat Suzara (guitar), Rommel de la Cruz (bass), former Barbie’s Cradle and Jinky Vidal(vocals).
Seven seems to be a good number for the group who, after only a few rehearsals have blended together seamlessly. The addition of Mike and Joshua (who each play synths on stage) has revitalized Freestyle’s sound to a level of funk and soul that builds upon Jinky’s solid vocals and the band’s tight playing. The result is a powerhouse of rich harmonies and robust music, flavoring their cool mix of old and new school R&B, Hip Hop, funk, neo soul and ballads.
FREESTYLE PLAYLIST - 14 tracks of cover songs that we love to play in our regular gigs.
Our latest video for the single I WILL SURVIVE is now playing at MYX and your favorite video channels!