Mcoy Fundales Alternative Artist
Marco "Mcoy" Fundales (born November 3, 1977) is a Filipino singer-songwriter, writer, actor. He gained popularity as a member of the band Orange and Lemons (ONL) and a former house player in the ABS CBN reality show's Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 edition. After Orange and Lemons disbanded in 2007, he formed the band KENYO with former ONL bandmates Ace del Mundo and JM del Mundo. He has also worked in independent films as an actor and musical scorer. He is an Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and was recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines in 1992. Mcoy hails from Baliwag, Bulacan from a family with no musical background whatsoever. His father, Joselito Fundales, was a postal employee and his mother, Teresita Dela Rosa, was a high school teacher. He's the eldest of two siblings. A self-confessed geek (graduating as Valedictorian in high school and Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines in Diliman), Mcoy never thought he could really sing and perform. He was often asked to sing in front of his class as a practical joke in high school. Mcoy found this embarrassing and he vowed to learn how to sing.
|Date of birth|
|November 3rd, 1977|
1.Orange and Lemons Pop music, Indie rock, Music of the Philippines, Alternative rock, Pinoy rock, Indie pop, Pop rock
Orange and Lemons was a Filipino pop rock band formed in 1999. The band name "Oranges and Lemons" was initially recommended by a former member of the group. Apparently the band was not aware at the time that the name was actually derived from a British nursery rhyme and a title of an album by the British band XTC. So they changed it to "Orange and Lemons". With a style of retro music combined with alternative rock, the band has become one of few Pinoy rock bands to have that definitive sound that separated them from the rest of pure pop and rock. The band's main musical influences ranged from The Beatles and The Smiths, to The Cure and The Eraserheads. Orange and Lemons or ONL was a grand and swift crossover story from their humble beginnings as a virtually unknown act in the scene to being independent artists then to being artists under the major label Universal Records Philippines. Their songs enjoyed massive airplay in radio stations and music channels in the country resulting to the band gaining popularity and winning fans of different ages and backgrounds.