Nominee – 1996 6th Annual LA Music Awards
Moonpools & Caterpillars was a Filipino American rock band based in California. The band was most popular in the 1990s.
They released three albums commercially, The Pink Album (self-released), Lucky Dumpling (1995, Elektra Records), and 12 Songs (self-released). Lucky Dumpling was produced by Richard Gottehrer.
Lead singer Kimi Ward Encarnacion is known for being very energetic on stage. Jay Jay Encarnacion gave Moonpools & Caterpillars their distinct guitar sounds, which varied from ethereal chorusing to large, wall-of-sound distortion. Bassist Tim DePala and drummer Gugut Salgado were the other two members of the band.
The band was featured in the movies The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) and Wish Upon a Star (1996).