Vocalist Joey Generoso leaves Side A

Vocalist Joey Generoso leaves Side A
Joey is pursuing a solo career, according to the group

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino group Side A announced that lead vocalist Joey Generoso has left the group to pursue a solo career.

This is the official statement posted on the group’s Facebook page:

“Side A confirms Joey Generoso opted to pursue a solo career this year as he turned 53 years old. He leaves Side A after many great years and memories with the group regarded as the premiere band of the Philippines.

“Side A has garnered several awards and recognitions with Joey G. Its only fitting for him to create a new sound he can regard his very own. This opportunity affords him an exciting chapter in his career.

“Side A is abuzz with plans. They are motivated to rise up to the challenges presented by changes in the industry. Creating fresh and new material is in the offing. Please watch out for updates on Side A’s new journey.

They count on the support of their friends, keep the ones they earned through the years and capture the hearts of more. The band is committed to carry on with their signature sound. Their musical standards will remain uncompromised and Forevermore will live on with Side A.”

The group rose to popularity in the mid-80s and 90s with songs such as “Hold On,” “Sana Naman,” “Tuloy Pa Rin Ako,” “So Many Questions,” “Forevermore,” and “Tell Me.”

Side A will go on with members Naldy Gonzalez on keyboard and vocals, Ernie Severino on drums and vocals, Leevon Cailao on lead guitar and vocals and Ned Esguerra on bass and vocals. 

The group’s last album Side A 25: A Silver Anniversary Collector’s Edition was released back in 2011. –Rappler.com

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