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Marcus Antonius Corpuz Adoro (also known by his stage name Markus Highway) is a Filipino guitarist, author and singer who rose to fame as the lead guitarist of the Eraserheads.

Biography[]

In 1988, Marcus attended University of the Philippines Diliman where he enrolled as a Philosophy student. During his freshman year, he stayed at the Kalayaan Residence Hall with batchmates Buddy Zabala, a Library Science student and Raimund Marasigan, a Mass Comm student, who were also his bandmates on The Curfew.

Although Zabala has described Adoro as optimistic and a natural philosopher, Buendia rather describes him as a "wild and crazy guy", citing at least one incident where they were involved in a motorcycle accident inside the school campus.[1]

Post-Eraserheads[]

After leaving the Eraserheads, Adoro, an avid surfer, moved to La Union where he also formed his own band Surfernando and Markus Highway.

Artistry[]

Adoro has cited musicians from the early 1900s such as Robert Johnson as his main influences.[2] As a solo artist, he describes his music as "organic" Pinoy rock—"a potpourri of local folk, pop, country, reggae and punk."[3]

Personal life[]

Soon after Buendia's departure and the rebranding of the band as Cambio, Adoro left the music scene and settled for a more peaceful life in La Union as a surfer. Playing in occasional gigs as a solo musician, he adopted the stage name Markus Highway. He is also the father of musician Syd Hartha Chua.

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