Starlight Replica serenades Energy FM

Starlight Replica with DJ Sheena (Photo by Dexty MN)

Starlight Replica serenaded the listeners of Energy FM with their powerful voice, meaningful songs, and witty personalities last Saturday, January 14, in the program Only Indie Philippines.

The Cavite-based band composed of Eman Gabuya (vocalist), Seb de los Reyes (bass), Boc Caballero (drummer), Boriz Vicente (guitarist), and Ronald Biyo (guitarist) showcased three of their songs entitled, “We Are”, “An Endless Serenade”, and “Evergreen”.

DJ Sheena interviewed the band and asked what the name of their band signifies. Eman answered, “Ang ibig sabihin po ng Starlight Replica, Starlight is parang hope tapos Replica is parang, through music, nire-replicate namin ‘yun [hope] sa ibang tao.” He also shared that their songs are mostly about love, traditions, politics, and the like.

Some of their songs were based on a real-life experience. “Somewhere in Cali” for instance, is about Eman’s own love story with inputs from Boc. “Naalala ko si Bok nung sumali siya sa amin, ‘yung storya niya parang bumuo dun sa kanta.”
The band said that the best time to write a song is when they are inspired. Alternatively, Eman said that some of their songs came as blessing as he finished it within an hour while some took about a month.

The band also expressed their frustration with the OPM industry.

“Ah, sana mas maraming tao na sumuporta sa mga Pinoy na artist kasi maraming magaling, wala lang sila sa TV, wala lang sila sa radio. Kaya thankful kami na nandito kami ngayon.”

The guesting of Starlight Replica in Energy FM 106.7 was by, so far, the most memorable for them. (Photo by Dexty MN)

So far, the band members shared that their guesting in Energy FM was the most unforgettable gig for them.

They also expressed their heartfelt thanks to those who supported them ever since they started.

“Taos pusong pagpapasalamat. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng sumuporta.”

For those who wanted to have a copy of their album, “Endless Serenade”, Starlight Replica is giving it for free. You may visit their Facebook page at and send them a private message for the album. You can also listen to their song on Soundcloud at and on YouTube at starlightreplicaOFFICIAL. –Mary Milorrie M. Campos