Barbie's Cradle was a popular Filipino band, formed by Barbie Almalbis (guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) and Franklin Benitez (drummer) from their previous band Hungry Young Poets. Rommel dela Cruz joined the group as bassist, and by 1999, drummer Wendell Garcia replaced Franklin.
In 2005, the group disbanded and Almalbis went on to pursue a solo career, while Rommel dela Cruz soon became the bassist of Freestyle (the original bassist migrated to Australia).
Hungry Young Poets (aka HYP) was founded in the Philippines as a duo in 1997 by Barbie Almalbis (guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) and Ricci Gurango (bassist). After releasing their one self-titled album, Franklin Benitez (drummer) would officially complete the trio.
In 1998, Gurango left the band to lead cover band, Little Green Men,, before forming MOJOFLY. With Gurango's assertion of rights to the band's name, Almalbis and Benitez would later rename the group, Barbie's Cradle.
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