SM City Marikina gathered together the top caliber Indie bands which brought the house down last May 20 held at SM Marikina parking lot. It was the very first and biggest Summer Music Festival of Indie music's finest.
|The gathering was spearheaded by Badkiss|
( Christina Marie Badkiss) . Photo CTTO
Here are the bands who were part of the festival:
|Jensen and The Flips|
|Photo opp after their performance ü|
1. Jensen and The Flips - FLIPS stands for Freaky Little Island People. Their genres are RnB, Soul and Pop. The members are :
* Jensen Gomez - vocals/guitars
* Lorenz "Choi" Padilla - bass/backup vocals
* Miggy Concepcion - keys
* Michael Gemina - drums/ backup vocals
* Mel Rono - guitars
|Never The Stranger|
2. Never The Strangers - Pinoy pop rock band has been known mainly for the toothpaste jingle "Moving Closer". They just released their music video for their 2nd single "Showbiz" from their 2nd album "Screenburn." :) It's an all-Atenean lineup here!
The members of the band are :
* Ace Libre - songwriter, vocalist, keyboardist
* JP del Mundo - guitarist
* Gab Palanca - bassist
* Nash Ignacio - drummer
3. Techy Romantics - is a chillectro group that started in 2008. Their top tracks are Out of my mind, Dance Like Lightning, Photos Fade.
The group is composed of :
* Ryan Villena on guitar
* Camyl Besinga on vocals
* Dondi Virrey on rhythm and beats.
|She's Only Sixteen|
4. She's Only Sixteen - The bands genres are Indie and Garage Rock. According to them, they are four (4) guys hanging out, making music and having fun. Awit Award nominee for Best Performance by a new group recording Artist. The members are :
|Oops!one member is missing... ü|
* Robert Seña - lead vocals / guitar
* Anjo Silvoza - bass
* King Puentespina - drums
* Andrew Panopio - guitar
|Taken by Cars|
5. Taken by Cars - Their sound is a mixture of electro, shoegazing and new wave. Usually referred to as TbC is a Filipino Indie rock band composed of ;
* Sarah Marco - vocals
* Bryce Zialcita - lead guitar
* Derek "Siopao" Chua - rhythm guitar
* Isa Garcia - bass guitar
* Bryan Kong - drums and sampler
6. Franco - is a rock band that was formed in 2008.The band started out as a supergroup with local rock icon members from different well-established Filipino bands. The original lineup, which consisted of Franco Reyes (InYo) on vocals, Gabby Alipe (Urbandub) on guitar, Paolo Toleran (Queso) on guitar, Buwi Meneses (Parokya ni Edgar) on bass guitar, and JanJan Mendoza (Urbandub) on drums, disbanded in mid-2012. The band now has a new lineup which is made up of :
* Franco Reyes - lead vocals and guitar
* Paul Cañada - guitar
* Dave Delfin - bass
* Victor Guison - drums
|Motherbasss Photo CTTO|
|Look at those smiles . Some were serious, though. Hehe|
It was indeed a fun and entertaining rainy night especially to the people/fans who attended the gathering. They didn't mind the rain at all. Thankful that I was invited by SM Supermalls.
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