Like Barbie’s Cradle and Moonstar 88, Mojofly provide a even more radio-friendly, pop-leaning option to the Philippines’ additional modern rock rings. Created in the past due ’90s by bassist Ricci Gurango to satisfy his side from the record agreement of his previously group, Hungry Youthful Poets, Mojofly reeled in both mainstream and substitute crowds using their 1999 debut LP, Birthday. The music group toured department stores in the Philippines, calling the public with an available audio that was harder compared to the country’s overflow of MOR performers however, not quite as leading edge as their name indicate. Sexy lead vocalist Kitchie Nadal became a pinup preferred, assisting to propel following singles such as for example “A LATER DATE” and “Mobility scooter Youngster” to nationwide reputation. After two albums, Nadal still left the group in June 2003 to focus on her research at De La Salle College or university in the Philippines. A season later, Nadal discovered even greater industrial success on her behalf very own than with her outdated group, launching an immensely well-known self-titled solo record that quickly proceeded to go gold. Now getting the freedom to create her own tracks, Nadal developed an enormous pursuing among teenage women with her personal, confessional lyrics, striking number 1 with “Huwag Na Huwag Mong Sasabihin” (Don’t State It). Her pretty face and slim frame created a pursuing among males aswell, but her concentrate remained on composing music that psychologically linked to listeners. For Mojofly, Nadal was changed by Lougee Basabas as well as the group got a comeback strike with “Mata” (Eyesight) in 2004. After Nadal’s departure, Gurango became Mojofly’s just remaining first member, holding on being a duo with Basabas supported with a revolving group of program guitarists and drummers.