Years active 2003-present
|Name Marc Abaya|
|Birth name Ramon Marcelino Diaz Abaya|
Born November 6, 1979 (age 43) (1979-11-06)
Occupation(s) Singer, guitarist, actor, TV host, VJ
Associated acts Shirley Beans Sandwich (band) Kjwan
Parents Manolo Abaya, Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Music groups Kjwan (Since 2003), Sandwich (1998 – 2005)
Similar People Marilou Diaz‑Abaya, Raimund Marasigan, Billy Crawford, Luis Manzano, Mong Alcaraz
Marc Abaya performs "Red Bleeds to Blue" LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus
Ramon Marcelino "Marc" Diaz Abaya (born November 6, 1979) is a Filipino musician, TV host, VJ, and occasional actor. Abaya appeared in the 2009 Philippine release of Tinker Bell.
- Marc Abaya performs Red Bleeds to Blue LIVE on Wish 1075 Bus
- Musical career
- With Kjwan
He is the son of actor/director Manolo Abaya and director Marilou Diaz-Abaya.
Abaya was discovered by Raimund Marasigan of The Eraserheads during a "battle of bands" in which Abaya's band Shirley Beans won first place. Marasigan, who was one of the judges for the night, invited Abaya to act as frontman for the band Sandwich in 1998. While Abaya was a member of the band, they released three albums: Grip, Stand, Throw; 4-track mind; and Thanks to the Moon's Gravitational Pull.
While in Sandwich, Abaya formed the band Kjwan with his closest friends in May 2003. In 2004, Kjwan released their self-titled album, which included the carrier single "Daliri."
Abaya joined MTV Philippines in 2003 and became one of the VJs until the dissolution of the channel under Music Source, Inc. on January 1, 2007. Abaya hosted a variety of shows, including Rockola on MTV and Massive. In September 2009, AYC hired him to man MTV Philippines' music station U92 for a weekly show.
Abaya played the role of Francis in an ABS-CBN afternoon drama series, Ligaw na Bulaklak. He was also one of the judges of the network's reality entertainment show Showtime and host of Pilipinas Got More Talent, a spin-off program of the show Pilipinas Got Talent.
In 2010, Abaya joined the cast of Dagim, a Cinema One Original film directed by Joaquin Pedro Valdes for which he won "Best Supporting Actor" at the Cinema One Originals Awards.
In 2011, Abaya moved to GMA Network for the shows Party Pilipinas and I Heart You, Pare!
In 2012, he was seen in the GMA Afternoon Drama show Faithfully.