Five bands compete for the Converse Philippines’ “Get Loud”

Converse Philippines gathered members of the press and online community in Flare Bar, Metrowalk, last October 1, for the launching of its newest campaign that celebrates music, creativity and talented of Pinoy artist – the Converse’ “Get Loud.”

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Hosted by Carl Mcfly, the rocking event showcased the chosen five (5) bands from key regions of the country to battle it out for the Converse Philippines’ “Get Loud.”  They are Brisom from National Capital Region, Even from North Luzon, Kissbone form South Luzon, Bethany from Visayas and Jad Montenegro from Mindanao.

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The event was started by the music of Even from North Luzon, composed of Dyanne Licudine (vocals), Jam Bumanlag (guitars), Coco Saupan (bass) and Dan Allan Acosta (drums). The band performed their original “Luminary.” They take pride for their songs for their “well thought-out lyrics woven into heavy chugs and bass, unisoned into drumlines.” Dyanne shared she describes their music as “dark and melancholic.

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Even

The second band who performed in the launching event was from Visayas, particularly Cebu, Bethany. The band 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). Three of the members of the Bethany are siblings. They performed the alternative rock sound of their original song “Keep Moving On.” Angelo Quibranza shared their music has “a lot of curve balls, intense guitar work, smart lyrics and infectious melodies.

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Bethany

Representing NCR, Brisom, the band 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). They performed the song “Waking Lives” which captures the sound of soulful indie rock with “straightforward clarity” and “lyrics from the heart.”

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Brisom

From the 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). The band performed a hardcore and rock metal sound  of their song “Distance and Motion.”

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Kissbone

The last band performed on that afternoon was from Mindanao, Jad Montenegro. The band takes its name from its lead vocalist. They are composed of Jad Montenegro (lead vocalist and guitarist) Eric Luzada (lead guitar), Pjoe Sabanpan (bass) and Carlo Garcia (drums, backing vocals). They performed their rocking song “The Escapists.”

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Jad Montenegro

The event was also joined by two of the hottest bands in the country, Callalily and 6 Cycle Mind.

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Callalily
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6Cycle Mind

If you’re one of the supporters of these 5 bands, you can cast your votes starting October 7, by liking www.facebook./ConversePhilippines and clicking on the “Get Loud” tab. The bands will be recording theirs songs with one of the music industry’s finest producers, Angee Rozul.

You can get a chance to win limited edition Converse items by uploading a creative and unique video or photo featuring your favorite Chucks and your favorite band. The good thing about it, each photo or video entry can also increase the band’s chances of winning in this competition. It will give the band 2 points per entry.

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The grand prize winner of “Get Loud” will walk away with P150,000 worth of cash and Converse products. The first and second runner ups and the two finalists will be awarded with P100,000 P60,000 and P40,000 worth of cash and Converse products respectively.

Converse’ “Get Loud” Finals will be happened on November 9, 2013.

For more info, visit Converse Philippines’ Facebook page at www.facebook./ConversePhilippines.

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Marco Dennis

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