Where are they now?
I’m not sure, but last night they were at 6 Underground. And, wow. Up to now I’m still on a sugarÂ high and still experiencing hiccups.
I have been a fan since their first album “Oracle” was released in 1995. Remember 5 years? That enticing chant-of-a-song that never fails to give me goose bumps. Also, in 1998 they released “Womb” but that was their last. Melody del Mundo left the band to go to the U.S.
My Sugar history
I remember around 2-3 years ago I saw an ad posted in Mayrics looking for a Sugar Hiccup replacement vocalist. I thought, man it’s good that they still want to continue the band but how in hell are they gonna find a replacement that can top Melody? I’ve heard bands cover 5 years before, some were actually quite good, but there was always something lacking. In 2005, Ann Shy, manager extraordinaire, gave me a demo of Melody’s new material. I believe it was done in the States. I still have andÂ listen to it, although I have no news if it has ever been released.
Their new vocalist. Her name is Beatriz Alcala. For me, a more sensual Melody del Mundo. What she fails to match in Melody’s vocal strength, she makes up in her sweet and sensual delivery; the range is there no doubt. Last year they released a new album entitled “Of Tongues and Thoughts.” Last night, it was my first time to watch them again; they played Bleed, Moden de and Summertime by The Sundays. Other members include Czandro Pollack on guitars, Russell Dacasin on bass and Mervin Panganiban on drums.
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