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Wally Gonzales

Wally Gonzales
Also known as Wally Gonzalez
Born Philippines
Genres Pinoy rock
Occupations Musician, bluesman, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years active 1960s-present
Associated acts Juan Dela Cruz Band

Wally Gonzales is a Pinoy rock legend, Filipino bluesman, and professional guitarist. He established and played with the Juan Dela Cruz Band, along with lead singer and drummer Pepe Smith and bass player Mike Hanopol. Gonzales was dubbed as "the quiet Juan Dela Cruz" band member because of his non-flamboyant lifestyle. He was also a businessman who worked as a shipping company’s treasurer for ten years. In 1995, he founded the band called Wally and Friends composed of Dondi Ledesma (bassist), Wowie Posadas (drums, jazz keyboardist), Joonie Centeno (vocals), and Armand Quimpo (second guitarist). One of his famous and influential work is an instrumental called Wally's Blues from his second solo album, On The Road . He rejoined the Juan Dela Cruz Band during the group’s reunion concert on June 11, 2005 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Philippines. His trademark musical instruments are the vintage Gibson SG and Gibson Melody Maker guitars.[1]

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  • Wally Gonzales at IMDb.com
  • Photograph of Wally Gonzales at flickr.com
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