The LOUDEST Band Event this year made its Grand Conclusion last November 9 at the Excess Superclub in Timog, Quezon City as five (5) new local bands battle it out for one final performance with hope of getting the title of the first CONVERSE GET LOUD Grand Champion!
“After selecting these bands through an exhaustive nationwide search, rallying their supporters through various online initiatives and organizing bar tours to get them revved up for the big day, we are down to the wire and eager to know who will be the chosen one,” says Eli Bonsol, Converse Philippines’ advertising and marketing manager. “It’s just really a matter of giving an explosive performance on stage and establishing that unique connection with the audience.”
All the five bands performed their original songs composed exclusively for the competition. The strength of their music takes the bulk of percentage points (composition with 30 percent and musicality with 25 percent) Judge’s score is (25 percent). The remaining 20 percent is based on online votes.
Here are the five (5) bands and their awesome live performance:
BRISOM (Manila – Waking Lives)
EVEN (North Luzon – Luminary)
KISSBONE (Rizal – Distance and Motion)
BETHANY (Visayas – Keep Moving On)
JAD MONTENGRO (Mindanao – The Escapist)
Aside from the five competing bands, the stage also exploded with the music of bands STEREO DEAL, PARANOID CITY and PESO MOVEMENT.
But in the end, there can only be ONE band that stood out! Here are the results:
KISSBONE (4th Runner-Up)
BRISOM (3rd Runner-Up)
JAD MONTENEGRO (2nd Runner-Up)
and more JAD MONTENEGRO…
BETHANY (1st Runner-Up)
EVEN (Grand Champion)
During the CONVERSE GET LOUD press launch – I listed as my favorites BRISOM and BETHANY. However, during the Finals night, EVEN’s performance really out-shined the others! It was an electrifying display of musical creativity – vocals are a little off in some areas but over-all, their music was outstanding.
EVEN also got the most number of online votes getting them the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD as well plus the Grand Champion prize of P150,000 worth of cash and converse products.
The event was hosted by DJ Carl McFly of the band Alamid.
For more updates on the competition, stay connected via www.facebook.com/ConversePhilippines