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Cueshé’s members all hail from the city of Cebu, Philippines, where they used to play as a show band. In 2005, they moved to Manila and started to play as a pop-rock band.

Their name comes from bananaCUE (bananas cooked with charcoals, a delicacy in the Philippines) and the pronoun “she.” They used to practice their music in the bedroom of their current bandleader Mike Manaloto — it was the band’s makeshift rehearsal studio. After practice, they would have Banana Cue, a cheap but nutritious Filipino street food for snacks, as it was what they could afford as students. This became the inspiration for the first syllable of the band’s name. The “shé”, pronounced ‘shay,’ comes from the gender of the vocalist, who was female. According to the band, an accent was added at the end of Cueshé to make it attractive to hear.

After surviving a near-death motorcycle mishap in December 24, 2001, Jay Justiniani replaced the female vocalist.

Guitarist/lead vocalist Ruben Caballero later joined the group. His contribution to the band evolved from only doing vocals with Jay to playing the guitar. Pianist/Keyboardist Jhunjie Dosdos came into the band with musical experience from his younger years. He joined numerous singing contests when he was still a kid. In his former band, he performed vocals and guitars.

In March 2005, the band took a risk by moving to the capital to become full-time musicians. They were urgently signed up and rushed to the studio.

* Ruben Caballero - Lead vocals / Rhythm guitar


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  • IanDrexP

    haters gonna hate tsk2x I will admit they are not the best compared to top bands but they are more than enough to kick ASS

    2 Jan 2012 Reply
  • badlorg

    If you don't like their music, make your own.

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • indie_demigod

    WTF! allowed such crap to have an artist page!

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
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    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • skwaking

    pak yu ol. show some respect to this band. Jay Justiniani rules the philippines.

    21 Mar 2010 Reply
  • boneks

    lulz naming your band after saging is instant fail

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
  • eriea

    just an 'okay' band, in my opinion, but they have a few good songs all the same.

    21 Oct 2008 Reply
  • carlo_rampage

    redundant yung mga lyrics nila. medyo trying hard na pa-deep. sorry to hurt your eyes, fans.

    23 Sep 2008 Reply
  • putoman

    weird.... so why listen if they're crap?

    16 Jun 2007 Reply
  • sl31pn1r

    Can you say Crap taking the form of a band?

    20 May 2007 Reply
  • monjiman

    pinoy rock music on estrogen.

    18 Feb 2007 Reply

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