|Years active||1990–2013, 2015–present|
|Members||Bong Lennon Eudela|
|Past members||Dominic "Papadom" Gamboa|
Tropical Depression is a Filipino reggae band formed in 1990 by vocalist/guitarist Dominic "Papadom" Gamboa (1965-2013) and guitarist Lawrence "Bong Lennon" Eudela. Aside from Gamboa and Eudela, the band's classic line-up was composed of guitarist Lito Crisostomo, bassist Pex Holigores, keyboardists TJ Espinola and Mike Llacar, back-up vocalists Arlene Empalmado and Teng Santaromana-Gamboa, and drummer, percussionist and back-up vocalist Lala Lejeune.
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