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Raimund Marasigan

Raimund Emmanuel Parcon Marasigan or simply known as Raimund Marasigan, is a rock musician and record producer in the Philippines. Oftentimes, his first name is misspelled as Raymond, Raymund, Raimond and other variants. The breadth of his projects has made him one of the most well-respected mainstays of the Philippine rock band scene.

He was the drummer, vocalist and lyricist alongside former bandmate Ely Buendia of The Eraserheads, and the current keyboard/synths player for Pedicab, former rhythm guitarist and now frontman of Sandwich, current drummer of Cambio, vocalist of Project 1 and the man behind Squid 9. Aside from writing songs and being a musician, he is also a record producer, voice actor, tv host and product endorser.

The band Sandwich was formed in 1996 with his now-life partner Myrene Academia (Imago) on bass, Marc Abaya on lead guitars and vocals later replaced by Mong Alcaraz of Chicosci (mong alcaraz only replaced him on the guitars)when the former quit to focus on being an MTV mainstay, Diego Castillo on rhythm guitars, and Mike Dizon (of bands Pedicab and Teeth) on drums.

Although existing simultaneously with the Eraserheads, Sandwich provided a heavier, grittier sound, and built up their own fan base. Marc Abaya left the band in 2005 to concentrate on his career as a VJ while frontlining for his other band Kjwan and Raimund Marasigan has since taken over as the lead vocalist.

They have released three albums: Grip Stand Throw and 4-Track Mind (later reissued as a 2-in-1 by Sony BMG, and 2004’s award-winning Thanks To The Moon’s Gravitational Pull (initially an indie release; then later reissued by EMI Philippines with bonus tracks. Sandwich released further albums, entitled Five on the Floor (2006) which featured the phenomenal hit single, Sugod, and <S> Marks the Spot (2008), with its hit single Procrastinator and Betamax.

Other Information

  • Birth name : Raimund Emmanuel Parcon Marasigan
  • Also known as : Lemon, Sugar Raims
  • Born : May 22, 1971
  • Origin : Philippines
  • Genres : Alternative rock/pop, Disco punk, Electronica, Experimental, Hip Hop, Pinoy rock, Rap rock, Punk rock
  • Occupation : Singer, Song-writer
  • Instruments : drums, percussion, synthesizers, guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Associated acts : Cambio, Eraserheads, Pedicab, Planet Garapata, Sandwich, Squid 9, Sun Valley Crew, Project 1, The Curfew, Keltscross, The Pin-Up Girls, Yeng Constantino

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