Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Photo via Instagram @moonpoolsandcaterpillars
Last night Moonpools and Caterpillars played their first show in the Philipines in almost 20 years.  The year was 1996 when the band last performed there; their critically acclaimed debut album Lucky Dumpling was just released a year earlier.  Since then Moonpools and Caterpillars has amassed a large and loyal following to this day and it's not hard to see why. 

In 2013, Moonpools and Caterpillars, consisting of Kimi Ward Encarnacion, Jay Jay Encarnacion, Tim De Palma and Gugut Salazar, reunited and performed to a sold out crowd for the first time in 15 years.  Then this past April, they reunited again at The Whiskey A Go Go but this time it was to help disaster relief efforts in the Philippines which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan which hit the islands back in November. The show raised exactly $21,336.75   with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the Philippine disaster relief. 

When news broke that the band would return to the Philipines, tickets immediately sold out which prompted the addition of two more shows at Amber Ultra Lounge.

“Usually after a really good show, you can say that you killed. But last night, I think you could say that the audience killed. Manila, you were a force. It was such an honor to play in front of you last night,” Moonpools and Caterpillars immediately posted on their Facebook page. “We've never seen anything like it. What a blast from start to finish!!!” 

Check out their closing song "Heaven" from last night's show at the Amber Ultra Lounge. 

"Heaven" by Moonpools and Caterpillars