Rene Garcia - lead guitar
Ramon "Mon" Torralba - 2nd lead guitar
Dennis garcia - bass guitar
Ella del Rosario - vocals
Jacqui Magno - vocals
Andy Caberte - keyboards
Hotdog is a Pinoy rock n’ roll band that gained phenomenal popularity in 1974. The band is the creator of the "Manila Sound" in the 70's - a very light kind of pop music that uses Taglish language, and is full of juvenile sentiments. The band was formed by Ella del Rosario, Dennis and Rene Garcia, Lorrie Ilustre, Mon Torralba and Jess Garcia and was instrumental in launching the solo careers of musicians like songwriter Lorrie and singers like Ella, Mazo Diez, and Zsa Zsa Padilla.
Musicians and female vocalists have come and gone but the band’s mainstays are brothers Dennis and Rene Garcia who have scored a number of awards for their compositions and various performances.
In the 1974 Ms. Universe Pageant held here in Manila, the Hotdogs sang the Pageant’s theme song entitled “Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko.” Some of their other hit songs are: “Pers Lab,” “Annie Batungbakal,” “Bongga Ka Day” and “Beh buti nga.” The group disbanded in 1984, after producing their most popular hit “Manila,” but reunited five years later. The revived group added three musical heavyweights; bassist Tony Cortez, keyboardist Egay Monsalve and Blitz Padua.