|Wonggoys is a music trio of brothers - Gabriel, William, and Kyle .|
The group's moniker, sounding obviously like onggoy, Filipino word for monkey, is a reinvention of their Chinese surname Wong.
At first glance I almost mistook him for an old friend who owns DaVinci Pizza. In seconds I figured he just looked like him. His name is Gabe. We had a long good talk. Then after a while I veered my focus back to my laptop and worked again.
Then a month ago, Cattski asked me to draft a music publishing contract for a group called Wonggoys. The name stuck. I was sure I heard the name somewhere. Ah yes, my nephew Gio mentioned them, that they perform in his high school events and they had a huge fanbase. To me, it sounded like it was just another band story. I heard this often times before.
Back to the cat, she said she's signing them up for 22 Tango Records and needs a publisher from the back end. It was meant to be a lazy Sunday for me but after I listened to the songs she emailed, I had to change priority. In other words I got hooked and jumped on the drafts.
That was a month ago. And guess what? My head still spins on their music especially on "Chase The Girl Or Rule The World", my personal favorite from their debut album I’m Not Sure What To Say But I’ll Say It Anyway.
Bang! There's the connection.
Impressed by their mp3's, I waited for their turn to come on stage. They brought session musicians with them. They played. They're good. No, that's an understatement. These young lads can really write, sing, and perform.
The cat hit a gold mine. And she did excellent work as the creative producer for Wonggoy's album - a producership debut she declares outside her Cattski career. Altogether, if she purrs this out right, she can make quality pop music for Cebu come alive again.
Kudos. Congratulations. I'm now looking forward to see and hear more of Wonggoys this year.