Freestyle (Filipino band)

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Freestyle is a pop/R&B band from the Philippines formed in 1996 and hit mainstream in 1998. The band is famous for the songs "Before I Let You Go", "So Slow", "This Time" and "Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?".

OriginDavao, Philippines
GenresPop, R&B
Years active1996–present
LabelsViva Records
Independent (present)
Associated acts3rd Avenue
Next Level
New Funk
Smokey Mountain
Kindred Garden
Art & Soul
Sabado Boys
MembersJoshua Desiderio
Mike Luis
Ava Santos
Gerald Banzon
Bobby Velasco
Joel Guarin
Gino Aguas
Past membersJinky Vidal
Top Suzara
Tat Suzara
Rommel dela Cruz
Nikki Cabardo
Carlo Tapia
Obet Luzon
Tzuki Garcia


Current membersEdit

  • Ava Santos (vocals) 2012–present
  • Joshua Desiderio (vocals/keyboards/guitars) 2005–present
  • Mike Luis (vocals/keyboards) 2005–present
  • Gerald Banzon (drums/percussion) 1996–present
  • Bobby Velasco (keyboards) 2018–present
  • Joel Guarin (bass guitar) 2019–present
  • Gino Aguas (lead guitar) 2019–present

Former membersEdit

  • Jinky Vidal (vocals) 1996–2011
  • Christopher "Top" Suzara (vocals/guitar) 1997–2005
  • Tat Suzara (lead guitar/backing vocals) 1996–2019
  • Rommel dela Cruz (bass guitar) 2005–2019
  • Nikki Cabardo (keyboards) 1998–2009
  • Carlo Tapia (bass guitar) 1996–2005
  • Obet Luzon (keyboards) 1996–1998
  • Tzuki Garcia (guitars) 1996–1998
Additional footnotes:
  • Former vocalist Top Suzara is the cousin of founding member Tat Suzara.[1]
  • Former Viva Hot Babe Sheree, relative of Jinky Vidal, was once a touring vocalist.[1]
  • Philippine Idol finalist Gail Blanco also guested as a touring vocalist.[2]
  • Filipina Dutch singer Aliya Parcs also once guested as a backing vocalist for some selected shows.[2]
  • Tat Suzara, cousin of former vocalist Top Suzara, happens to be the ex-husband of another former vocalist, Jinky Vidal. Vidal and Tat got separated and eventually annulled in 2013. Vidal is now married and has a child with singer/songwriter X Factor finalist Jeric Medina who is 16 years her junior.[1]


Studio albumsEdit

Artist Album Tracks Year Records
Freestyle Freestyle Goodluv
Not That Easy
Wanna Be The One
Before I Let You Go
Let's Get It On
I'm Gonna Love You
So Slow
Treat You So Right
Get With Me
Bakit Iniwan Na?
1999 Viva Records
Freestyle This Time Down And Funky
Take A Little Time
'Til I Found You
This Time
Love Is Here
Missing You
Para Sa 'Yo
Love Is Here
Don't Go
My Way, Your Way
Make Love
You Wanna Be With Me
2000 Viva Records
Freestyle I Wanna Get Close Mr. What I Wanna Be
You've Taken Over Me
Lying To Myself
To Love Me
I Like The Way
All That I Want
It's Got To Be Love
I Wanna Get Close (feat. Kyla)
I Like The Way (Dance Remix)
2002 Viva Records
Freestyle Once in a Lifetime Sa Ayaw Mo't Sa Gusto
Right By Your Side
Hindi Na Ba Pwede
Sa 'Yo
I'll Wait For You
Once In A Lifetime
Forever Loving You
When Hello Means Goodbye
Hanap Ka
2004 Viva Records
Freestyle Back at the Yard Tameme
Muling Ibalik
Mapipigil Mo Ba?
I Will Still Love You
Paper Rain
Is It Over?
Rainbow Coloured Sky
Bawat Tao
Wrapped Around Your Fingers
Bakit Kaya?
2007 Viva Records
Freestyle Playlist I Will Survive
There's No Easy Way
Got To Be There
I Live For Your Love
Take Me I'll Follow
Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Love's Holiday
'Till I Loved You
Sweet Baby
I Can't Find The Words To Say Goodbye
2009 Viva Records
Freestyle Mga Kwentong Kinanta True Love
Paputol Putol
Kulang Ang Mga Sandali
Isang Halik
Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw
Paano Nga Kaya
2014 Freestyle Music Philippines

Compilation albumsEdit

Artist Album Tracks Year Records
Freestyle Greatest Hits Before I Let You Go
Bakit Iniwan Na?
This Time
I Wanna Get Close
Missing You
'Till I Found You
Good Luv
So Slow
Para Sa 'Yo
Treat You So Right
Once In A Lifetime
Down And Funky
Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang? (feat. Pops Fernandez)
Love Medley (Weak, Incomplete, 6-8-12, I'd Still Say Yes)
2005 Viva Records
Freestyle Silver Series So Slow
Let's Get It On
Before I Let You Go
This Time
Get With Me
Missing You
I Like The Way
Bakit Iniwan Na?
Incomplete (feat. Zsa Zsa Padilla)
OPM Medley (When I Met You, Bakit Ba Ganyan, I Think I'm In Love)
2006 Viva Records
Freestyle 18 Greatest Hits Bakit Iniwan Na?
Before I Let You Go
Half Crazy
So Slow
Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?
One Hello
Down And Funky
I Wanna Get Close
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Ebony And Ivory
Good Luv
Treat You So Right
Once In A Lifetime
I Don't Want To Lose You
2009 Viva Records

Collaboration albumsEdit

  • Closer to Home (Viva Records, 1999)
  • Closer to Home 2 (Viva Records, 2000)
  • Servant of All Jubilaeum A.D. 2000 (Viva Records, 2000)
  • Tunog Acoustic 1 (Warner Music Philippines, 2003)
  • Acoustic Lokal (Viva Records, 2003)
  • Senti: 18 Pinoy Love Hits (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2008)
  • Senti Dos (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2008)
  • Hit Covers (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2009)
  • Senti 3 (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2009)
  • Simly Fied (More Than Acoustic) (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2009)
  • Senti Four: It's Complicated (Viva Records & Vicor Music, 2010)

Live albumsEdit

  • The Love Concert: The Album (2001)
  • All Hits Live at the Araneta (2003)
  • Freestyle Live (2004)
  • Live @ 19 East (2006)


  • The Love Concert: The Album (2001)
  • All Hits Live at the Araneta (2003)
  • Freestyle Live (2004)
  • Live @ 19 East (2006)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2008 Awit Awards Best R&B Recording "Rainbow Coloured Sky" Nominated


External linksEdit