Garry Cruz: New Crooner To Watch
By BMG Records Pilipinas
November 12, 2003
These days, the country has been deluged with female singers but only a few male acts. Suddenly, another crooner is out to prove his versatility and be added to the list of the country's premier balladeers. Meet Garry Cruz. This former demo and multiplex artist is making waves as he releases his debut album, Kung Alam Mo Lang, under BMG Records Pilipinas. His first single of the same title has been garnering a string of airplay from the country's top radio stations and requests from listeners. Originally an entry to Metropop, the single Kung Alam Mo Lang was one of demos Garry did for composer Bong Fernandez. Many singers have expressed interest with the song but he only wanted Garry to sing it. And it worked. This guy is truly one singer the country can be proud of. Last year, he was chosen as one of the ten finalist in the prestigious Marickville RSL Australian Open, one of the biggest international talent searches in Australia. He competed with over forty contestants all over the world, which also included singer Dulce, who bagged the second prize plum. To think Garry Cruz almost left the country for good. "Nothing is happening with my career here so I considered migrating to Australia. But then, BMG heard my demo and the rest his history," Garry said. The country could have lost another great talent had he pursued his decision. His love affair with singing began during his elementary days where he frequently joined singing contests whether in school or in barangay fiestas. Garry's voice was further honed when he became a member of his school choir from elementary up to college. Aside from doing demos for various composers, Garry also shared his talent with other aspiring artists as a vocal coach. Kung Alam Mo Lang also contains original ballads such "Alaala", "Buong Buhay Ko", and "Iniibig Kita (Pangarap Ko'y Isang Katulad Mo)". Karaoke lovers would have a grand time since minus one version of the tracks is also included in this album. For this album Garry collaborated with composers like Lito Camo and Edwin Marollano. This album also showcases his songwriting skills with his composition "Kahit Mali ang Puso." Kung Alam Mo Lang is now available in CDs and cassettes at your favorite record stores nationwide.