It wasn't very long ago when everybody was expecting Cookie Chua to succeed Sampaguita as Queen of Pinoy Rock, and Kitchie was just one of a handful of next-generation female rockers fronting male-dominated rock bands along with Acel Bisa of Moonstar88 and Brownbeat All Star's Myra Ruaro.
Of course, back then, there were already a number of believers who predicted that Nadal could do better solo than being in Mojofly, her
pretty face and winsome voice notwithstanding.Given that thought however, not too many expected that she
could be this big.Kitchie herself revealed she hardly knew anything about music prior to joining Mojofly on a "whim" a couple of years ago.
The only experience she
said, before joining the band was singing for friends at home.
Short stint with Mojofly
Nadal admits she
did enjoy her
short stint with Mojofly
, however, her
commitments with the band took its toll on her
schooling."I had to compromise," she
confides.Eventually, she left Mojofly to concentrate on her studies [double degree in Psychology and Education].
"The rest of the guys knew about it.At the onset, they knew that schooling was my priority.They understood," she
Kitchie studied for almost a year after Mojofly
continued listening to music including those of Queen, Fiona Apple and Skunk Anansie.Inspired, she
began writing songs again.
"My musical rebirth coincided with my spiritual quest," she
said admitting that "Deliverance," one of the first songs she
ever wrote after her
self-imposed sabbatical, was illustrative of this.
"It was my way of asking God to be my savior.I was practically lost and asked for help," she
explained.Not too many know that Nadal is a very active member of her church group, The Victory Christian Fellowship.
"A big part of my music is my newfound faith," she