Converse Gets Loud! With top local bands of the Philippines

Callalily during the Get Loud event.
Converse Philippines latest campagin "Get Loud" screams out music and creativity. Scouring different band sites and surfing the web for the freshest alternative bands in the country. 

This is a celebration for the talented Pinoy astists. Throughout the years, the iconic sneaker Chuck Taylor All Star has always bee the sneaker of choice for many musicians as a statement of self-expression. As old as the brand, music and converse have been inseparable.

There will be five bands vying for the first-ever "Get Loud" Champ title.

Even from North Luzon
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 will perform their original song “Luminary.”

Brisom from NCR
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 will perform “Waking Lives.”

Kissbone from South Luzon
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 will perform “Distance and Motion.”

Bethany from Visayas and
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 will perform “Keep Moving On.”

Jad Montenegro from Mindanao
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.”

Start supporting these 5 bands starting October 7. Start voting for them 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. 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.

So what's in it for the winners? The grand prize winner 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.

“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”

So, why not Get Loud yourself and take advantage of the the Coverse sale happening till October 5! :) 

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

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