3rd Avenue (band)

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3rd Avenue
OriginManila, Philippines
GenresR&B, disco, OPM
InstrumentsVarious
Years active2000 to present
LabelsBarnyard Music Philippines/Universal Records Philippines
MembersPaolo Ledesma
Muriel Dela Paz
Alchris Ramirez
Joy Reyes
Migs Nuñez
Beng Gatmaitan
Adonis Tabanda
Lester Cerda
Gino Madrid
Websitewww.3rdavenuemusic.com

3rd Avenue is a Filipino band composed of Paolo Ledesma (lead vocals), Joy Reyes (lead vocals), Alchris Ramirez (lead vocals), Beng Gatmaitan (drums), Migs Nuñez (keyboards), Adonis Tabanda (bass guitar), Gino Madrid and Lester Cerda (Saxophone and Flute).

Their vocalists have individual achievements as well as their band. Paolo Ledesma was a gold medalists in the World Championship of Performing Arts and Adonis Tabanda, the Country's NexGen Musical Director.

This band started as an acoustic group of three members in 2000. The original members started performing at restaurants, bars and weddings. Although each one of them had different career backgrounds, they were bound together by their passion and enthusiasm for music.

The group embraced this bond and eventually added members to evolve into a 6-piece group. They released their first album, 3rd Avenue - In Time which was produced by Barnyard Music and distributed by Universal Records in 2007; and became the most sought after group in the Philippine wedding industry. Because of this, they are dubbed as "The Country's Premier Wedding Band".

The members of the group share a common love for music, friendships, and everything worthwhile. They are known for their musical versatility. They cover genres from ballads, pop, jazz, top 40 and more. Although the band is composed of businessmen, bankers, athletes, composers, and more, they are tied together by their musical passion.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

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  • Released: 2004
  • Producer: Vicor Music Philippines
  • Tracks:
    • "Love Answers All"
    • "Seasons Of Love"

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  • Released: 2007
  • Producer: Barnyard Music / RTI Music
  • Tracks:
    1. "Aking Hiling"
    2. "Why Can’t It Be"
    3. "No Such Thing"
    4. "Hangga’t Tayo’y Magkasama"
    5. "Before It’s Too Late"
    6. "Iwas Lang"
    7. "In Time"
    8. "O, Kay Sarap"
    9. "I Don’t Know How To Say Goodbye"
    10. "What Would You Do?"
    11. "Paano Na Ang Puso?"
    • Bonus Track: "Aking Hiling" (Acoustic)
  • Singles: "Aking Hiling" and "Why Can't It Be"

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  • Released: 2007
  • Producer: RTI Music
  • Tracks:
    1. "The Christmas Song"
    2. "Winter Wonderland"

Singles[edit]

  • "Aking Hiling" from the album In Time (July 2007) theme song for QTV-11's Asianovela Sunrise and featured in GMA 7's Daisy Siete Season 16: Tabaching-ching
  • "Why Can't It Be" from the album In Time (November 2007) OST for GMA Films' My Bestfriend's Girlfriend (BFGF), also featured in GMA 7's Maynila (2007)
  • "Hangga't Tayo'y Magkasama" from the album In Time (April 2008) and featured in GMA 7's Daisy Siete Season 18: Prince Charming and the Seven Maids

Other featured songs[edit]

  • "O, Kay Sarap" - GMA 7's Daisy Siete Season 18: Prince Charming and the Seven Maids
  • "Hangga't Tayo'y Magkasama" - GMA 7's Dear Friend (October 5, 2008 Episode)
  • "Before It's Too Late" - GMA 7's Maynila (September 27, 2008 Episode)

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 5x Top Booker at the Getting Married Bridal Fair Annual Awards
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2008 Awit Awards Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists (People's Choice Award) "Why Can't It Be" Won
Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists (Performance Award) "Why Can't It Be" Nominated

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