Nashville-Bred Artist KYD THE BAND Reveals Special Connection To The Philippines
Karen Jane Ng
Devin Guisande, better known by his stage name Kyd The Band, has toured miles around the world bringing along his honest-to-goodness sundry of music or, as he puts it, his story for thousands of people to hear. Regretfully, he has never included the Philippines in his itinerary just yet.
Here's the tea though: Even if he's never been here, our homeland has still found its way to the Nashville-bred artist's heart!
We learned from his recent MYXclusive interview with VJs Ai dela Cruz and Dani Mortel that his great-grandfather and great-grandmother on his dad's side were Filipinos! "My great-grandfather, his name is Santiago, he ended up joining the US military," he began. "He was at Clark Air Force base. He passed away, I think, in active duty. And my great-grandmother, outside of my immediate family like my mom, dad, brothers and sister, she was the closest thing to me. She was my kindergarten teacher."
The singer-songwriter recalled spending time with her great-grandmother. "I was at her house everyday. I was always eating lumpia and chopsuey. The Philippines is a very special place to me." That said, Devin can't wait to come and visit the country.
"Some of my families have been (in the Philippines) but I haven't. I'm really looking forward to it," he said with a genuine smile.
Learn more about Devin's love for the Philippines, his upcoming new music Season 2: Character Development, the stories behind his music videos, his newly married life, and everything in between! Check out the full MYXclusive below: