3rd Avenue (band)
|Genres||R&B, disco, OPM|
|Years active||2000 to present|
|Labels||Barnyard Music Philippines/Universal Records Philippines|
Muriel Dela Paz
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.
- "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
- "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
- 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|