Callalily and 6cyclemind, both known as two of the most sought-after mainstream rock band in the country, get together in one exclusive event as they showed their support for the Converse Get Loud Philippine band competition.
Held at FLARE bar (formerly Mugen) at Metrowalk, Callalily and 6cyclemind performed some of their latest songs as five of the Converse Get Loud were introduced as the 5 Finalist of the nationwide online search.
The Converse Get Loud campaign is a celebration of music, creativity and the talented Pinoy artists. Converse and music are inseparable. Converse, especially its iconic sneaker the Chuck Taylor All Star, has always been the sneaker of choice for many musicians as it is a badge of self-expression.
These bands namely Even from North Luzon, Bethany from Visayas, Kissbone from Cainta, Brisom from Metro Manila, and Jad Montenegro from Davao showed up in a press launch musical gathering in Pasig City. The five acts showcase their original songs which will be recorded by one of the music industry’s finest producer, Angee Rozul, as part of the online voting competition where their fans can start voting for them starting on October 7. Fans may vote for their favorite act at www.facebook.com/ConversePhilipines by clicking on the “Get Loud” tab, 20% of these votes will comprise the band’s final score.
“These bands represent the best of the alternative scene,” says Eli Bonsol, Converse Philippines Advertising and Marketing Manager. “Based on the strength of their original song submissions and performance, these semi-pro bands represent the best values of musicians in the industry”.
Composed of Dyanne Licudine (vocals), Jam Bumanlag (guitars), Coco Saupan (bass) and Dan Allan Acosta (drums), Even from North Luzon is a Baguio-based band that describes their music as “dark and melancholic.” They take pride for their songs for their “well thought-out lyrics woven into heavy chugs and bass, unisoned into drumlines.” Even performed their original song “Luminary.”
From the Visayas, particularly Cebu, Bethany is composed of Luis Quibranza III (lead vocals and guitar), Angelo Quibranza (lead guitar and vocals), Paolo Miguel Quibranza (drums and vocals) and Kevin Borromeo (bass). The Quibranza siblings immersed themselves into songwriting in 2008 and began performing soon after Kevin’s addition. The band takes pride in their delivery of alternative rock music that has “a lot of curve balls, intense guitar work, smart lyrics and infectious melodies.” Bethany performed “Keep Moving On.”
Representing South Luzon, Kissbone is composed of Armin Joseph Pepito (guitar and vocals), Justine Sioson (guitar and vocals), Renz Jerome Villanueva (drums), Parker Cataquian (bass) and Allan Paulo Luching (rhythm guitar). Beginning with punk rock to emo-screamo genre during their days at Sienna College Taytay, Kissbone now regularly unleashes hardcore and rock metal music. The band performed “Distance and Motion.”
Brisom, from NCR, is composed of Brian Sombero (vocals and guitar), Jeffrey Castro (drums and beats), Jason Rondero (bass), Tim Abbott (synthesizer and keys) and Terence Teves (guitar). Most of Brisom’s songs are based on Brian’s “soul-changing travels and life-changing realizations,” capturing the sound of soulful indie rock with “straightforward clarity” and “lyrics from the heart.” They performed “Waking Lives.”
Jad Montenegro, from Mindanao, takes its name from its lead vocalist. Completing the band are Dave Ibao (guitar and backing vocals), Eric Luzada (lead guitar), Pjoe Sabanpan (bass) and Carlo Garcia (drums, backing vocals). After performing as a solo acoustic act in Davao, Jad felt the need to expand her musical horizons by forming a band with friends. Their song entry for the competition is “The Escapist.”
Starting October 7, supporters of these 5 bands can start voting for them. Fan votes shall comprise 20 percent of the band’s final score. Fans can also increase the band’s chances of winning by uploading a video or photo featuring their favorite Chucks and their favorite band. Each photo or video entry earns the band 2 points per entry. As an added treat, the most creative video and photo also will win limited edition Converse items. Voting and uploading of entries will end on November 4 and 5, respectively.
The “Get Loud” Finals will happen on November 9.The grand prize winner will walk away with Php 150,000 worth of cash and Converse products. The first and second runner ups and the two finalists will be awarded with Php 100,000; Php 60,000 and Php 40,000 worth of cash and Converse products respectively.
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For more info, visit Converse Philippines’ Facebook page at www.facebook./ConversePhilippines for full details.
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