bands performing at Bootleg Gold Live V

Your radio’s ultimate rock experience will come to life this Friday at The Emerald Pub & Grub.

It will be a headbanging night full of stellar performances from Metal Muffins, Eve’s Garden, and Leon & the Bandits! A thrilling night featuring classic rock music from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s!

But who really are these bands performing this Friday?


Metal Muffins is one of Cebu’s unique bands. A hard-edged all-female rock band whose forte is classic 80’s rock and metal! The band is consists of five members; Chai the vocalist, Cathee the lead guitarist, Mishia the rhythm guitarist, Dannica the bassist, and P the dummer. Sometimes they bring in Jill as a session bassist.

The band was established in August 2015. Since then they’ve been awarded multiple times including being 1st runner up’s in AudioGig Battle of the Bands, Lightbulb Project Band Brawl, and the Harley Davidson Band Showdown. They were also able to become a semi-finalist at the Girls Rock Asia in Bangkok, Thailand last year.

They are influenced by classic rock acts such as AC/DC, Guns n Roses, Poison, and of course Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Somewhat of a supergroup akin to Franco, Eve’s Garden is a band consists of members from other established bands in Cebu and one from New York. Drummer Wiggy Colmenares formed the band in 1997. It was initially called Stone Free. He took in Ric Villanueva to be the bassist and Randy Pages of Cuarenta to be the guitarist. Later Dondon Luche of Bad Baby became a second guitarist and Bien Lobetos replaced the original vocalist.

The band had a good run in the late 90’s, but eventually disbanded when Wiggy left for the U.S. to join the New York band The Glorious Veins.In the recent years however, Eve’s Garden performed some small reunion gigs, albeit rarely since most members belong to other bands. They’ve even added two new members such as bassist Jay Young of Joint Project and drummer Ed Catalan of Bad Baby.

While the band members treat Eve’s Garden as a side project, they recently decided to concentrate to make it have its own unique blend of blues and rock and roll. They’d still perform their classic rock roots as well as pen original material! Eve’s Garden will be performing mostly 70’s hit at the Bootleg Gold Live V.


Leon & The Bandits is a relatively new band here in Cebu. It is formed by Leon Parker, the general manager of the The Emerald Pub & Grub where the Bootleg Gold Live V will be happening. The Emerald has also hosted several great acts like the old school goth band The Late Isabel, the experimental Sucar Hiccup, and the wonderful Camerawalls, which the Bandits had the pleasure to front act for.

Catch Leon & The Bandits this Friday for the Bootleg Gold Live Series: V!

Doors are open, admission is free. But for table reservations, contact Anthony #09397152617

Bootleg Gold Live V is a night you wouldn’t want to miss! Satisfy your rock and roll craving only here at the rhythm of the city, Y101, Always First.

(The Emerald Pub & Grub is located at Piazza Elesia, Gov. M. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City. For more information follow them on Facebook)

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