Parokya ni Edgar is a Filipino band that was formed in 1993 by a group of Ateneo high school students. The band is famous and most lauded for its original rock novelty songs and often satirical covers of famous songs. With several years in the music scene, it has transcended musical genres, varying styles from one to another - alternative rock to pop rock, funk to rapcore, and so on without leaving behind its trademark style of providing comic reliefe to their listeners.
= Naming themselves Comic Relief, the band members were originally composed of five - Chito Miranda, Vinci Montaner, Gab Chee-Kee, a certain Miko and Jerick. Their after-school jamming honed their musical skills, thus making themselves worthy enough to deserve the opening number for an Eraserheads concert. However, the band would've been incomplete without a bassist and a drummer. Luckily, Dindin Moreno and Buwi Meneses, who were enthusiastic enough to join the group, filled in the empty slots.
= During their performance at an Eraserheads concert, the members decided to name the band Parokya ni Edgar. The term was said to have been derived from an old classroom joke involvin...
|years active||1993 – present|
|origin||Quezon City, Philippines|
|music genre||Alternative rock, Novelty, Funk, Experimental music|