About this Artist
SANDWICH’s story starts in 1998: Diego and Raymund decide they want to be together in a band. Diego’s former bandmates Mike and Myrene are recruited. Raymund discovers Marc (Abaya) at a party while jamming to a Beastie Boys song. They land a recording deal with BMG Records in the same year and release their debut album Grip Stand Throw soon after. Sandwich is recognized by different award-giving bodies and receives several nominations and awards.
After the success of their first album, Sandwich released their second album, Four Track Mind, still under BMG Records. Four Track Mind was hailed Album of the Year in 2001 by Manila’s Rock FM Station, NU107.
After Sandwich’s record deal with BMG expired, the band continued to make music independently. In 2003, Sandwich began recording their third album Thanks to the Moon’s Gravitational Pull, and released it in January 2004. A few months later, vocalist Marc Abaya decided to focus on a different career path and left the band. Guitarist Raymund Marasigan took over the vocals and to strengthen their sound, they asked Mong (guitars), who had jammed with them for some time, to formally become a member of the band, thus leading to the present lineup.
More than a year after working as an indie band, Sandwich was signed by another major label (EMI Music) in 2006. The booming music industry soon witnessed the redefinition of OPM Rock as the new material of Sandwich was released on their fourth album, Five on the Floor in February 2006.
In celebration of their 10th year in the music industry, Sandwich released their fifth album, Marks the Spot. The album was launched during the celebration of their tenth anniversary at the 2008 UP Fair in UP Diliman.
In 2010, the band released their 6th album, called Contra Tiempo.