“Angat Navotas, Angat-angat Navotas (3x), Angat Navotas… Angat!…Kung kaya ko, kaya mo at kaya n’yo…” Hindi maaaring hindi n’yo pa naririnig ang kantang ito kung naninirahan ka sa Navotas. Siya ang nasa likod ng awiting ito na madalas nating nadidinig (dito sa Navotas) lalo na sa tuwing may selebrasyon ang ating lungsod. Kaya mas kilala siya ng karamihan bilang si Mr. Angat Navotas. Pero sino ba talaga siya?
Si Gerardo Canlas Cruz (Tunay na pangalan) a.k.a Garry Cruz ay isang Navoteño na mula sa pagkabata ay mahilig ng umawit. Madalas siyang sumali sa mga singing contest mapa-iskwelahan man o mapa-fiesta. Nahasa pa ng lubos ang kanyang talento sa pag-awit sa pagsali-sali sa mga school choir mula elementarya hanggang kolehiyo at magpahanggang ngayon ay ang mundo pa rin ng musika ang kinabibilangan niya.
More about Garry Cruz:
• Recording Artist of BMG RECORDS Pilipinas – for his self titled album “Kung Alam Mo Lang” – Garry Cruz.
—- His singles in this album has maked waves in diffrent Radio and TV Station around the country and being used as sountracks in programs such as “Daisy Siete” (season 1), “Click” and “Kaya ni Mister at Kaya ni Misis”
• He is the voice behind the Themesong of “Celebrity Bluff” that stars Eugene Domingo, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola
• He sang the local town theme song “Angat Navotas” that became a mega hit in the City.
• He is one of the main artist of the singing group Sung-its in the morning reality game show “Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo” hosted by Mr. Edu Manzano.
• He gave a different rendition with the acoutic version of “Walang Yaman”… the “Asian Treasure” theme song of a telefantasia aired on GMA 7 starring Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin.
• He sang the theme song for “Kakaba Kaboo” (gma7) with the sametitle
• He also sang the sound track for “Rosalinda” another GMA7 telenovela entitled “Ikaw na nga sana”.
• He sang the theme song for the movie “Takaw Tukso (Melodina)” a Sexy Horror Movie that stars Glydel Mercado
• His voice was used in the movie “Isusubong kita sa tatay ko!” A Fernando Poe Jr. and Judy Ann Santos movie.
• He’s not just a singer, he’s also a prolific composer. he does a lot of composition to other singers. His very first recorded composition collaborted with Ferdie Gardon was sang by Ace Espinosa entitled “Labis kitang minamahal” and the song “Kailan Kaya”.
• He collaborated with Tata Betita for the song “Kung sana Bukas” theme song for GMA7 telenovela “Babangon ako’t Dudurugin kita” and “Kapalaran”, theme song for “Grazilda” another GMA7 fantaserye.
• Together with Sherwin Castillo they collaborated for the song “Kahit Na” theme song for TV5 youth oriented series. “G&g – Goals&girls” performed by Nikki Guevarra
• And His own composition collaborated with Edwin Marollano, “Kahit mali ang puso” was used as sound track for an episode in GMA7 telenovela “Magdusa ka!”
-Vocal Coach , Background Vocals and Vocal Arranger
-Vocal Sessionist (Commercial and Political Jingles, Soundtracks, Station IDs, TeleNovela and Movie Theme Songs)
-Polycosmic Koocooz Dancer (Polycosmic Rec. Inhouse Dance Group way back 1993)
-Vocal Trainor (Imelda Papin Performing Arts Center)
-Bulacan Cable Channel Sa Bawat Hampas Ng Alon- Tele Serye (Supporting Act)
-Featured Film – Isang Lahi, Isang Dugo (Supporting Act)
-Imelda Papin Concert Tours — Local and Abroad ( Regular Front Act )
-Dimensions Creative Works, Video production and Event Management Company (Associate Producer , Talent)
-Featured Artist — ( Sama-samang Tinig Sa Iisang Himig The Album) with Imelda Papin
-Featured Artist —-Tunog Kalye vol.2 The Album for the songs Mahal Kita, Higit Sa Lahat and Ako’y Narito- tagalong adaptation of More Than You’ll Ever Know and I Will Be Here under Dyna Records
-Featured Artist — Nahigugma Cebuano (Various Artist Visayan Album) vol.2 for The songs Ihatag Ko Ang Tanan and Kasing Kasing Kong Nagahulat both composed by Jimmy Borja under Able Music
-Featured Artist—Bag-ong Binisayang Labsongs The Album for the song Kapugngan Ko Ba? By Jimmy Borja under Harmony Music
-Featured Artist — Interscholastic The Album (Duet with Master Rapper Francis Magalona) under BMG Records Pilipinas
-Featured Artist—There’s No Place Like Home (OFW Album) for the song Kahit ika’y nasa malayo under Galaxy Rec.
-Featured Artist – Inspirational songs of Imelda Papin and Friends for the song Huwag Kuwestyunin under 618 International Records
Ilan pa lamang iyan sa ibinigay niya sa akin na pinagpilian ko dahil sa dami na ng kaniyang mga naiambag sa Music Industry.