Joyo Velarde

Joyo Velarde

Her initial goal was to be a news anchor (for real!), but once those around her got wind of those pipes, becoming the next Connie Chung just seemed like a total waste of cabbage. After this native of Manila studied opera in Rome, she returned to the Bay Area, where she and her paramour LB recorded what would go on to be Solesides' greatest hit, a little number called "Balcony Beach." If you lived in California in the 90s, chances are you've sung Joyo's refrain in the shower.

Not content with mere studio stardom, Joyo began touring with the... more