Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Gear up for NESCAFÉ Soundskool Band Competition!

Sounds Cool? Yes indeed! This year's NESCAFÉ Soundskool kicked-off with a blast last night at Paseo de Bahamas in Robinson's Manila! The place was jam-packed as Letter Day Story and other Nescafe Soundskool bands brought the house down while live band aficionados enjoy the mix of music.

NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool (

The NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool is an inter-collegiate competition open to young, unsigned bands in the Philippines. From its beginnings as a battle among student bands in the Greater Manila Area in 2005, the competition has become one of the country’s anticipated music event. NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool has produced some of the Philippines hottest young bands, including former grand prize winners Hilera (2005) and Letter Day Story (2008).
Letter Day Story

It was not until yesterday that I heard Letter Day Story live and I should say they are awesomely awesome! For a non-rock-band fan like me, I think that's something. :) The other band members other than the voclist were equal-level performers who connect with their listeners. Judging from their music style, performance and charisma, Letter Day Story has a long way to go and a great potential to be placed along the likes of Eraserheads in the future.

More on NESCAFÉ Soundskool

This year, NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool Battle of the Best College Bands, is widening its reach to around 400 colleges and universities nationwide.
The participants undergo music training programs with a series of workshops conducted by local music industry icons like Sandwich’s Raymund Marasigan, 6Cyclemind, music executives from Sony BMG Philippines, and previous finalists Gracenote, Hooligans, and Project.

"...we feel that it’s important for these young musicians to fully grasp the fact that unless there is a clear method to their creative madness, all their talent and hard work may land them back to where they began,
explained Eileen Rose Bangcoro (NESCAFÉ marketing promotions & events manager).

NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool 2009’s theme is “Huwag Na Magtago! Magparamdam Ka Na!” Aside from the intense music training workshop, one-on-one mentoring with some of the Philippine music’s hottest performers, and a live jam session with their idols during the Grand Awards Night, 13 finalist bands from different parts of the country will compete for PhP250,000 and a record label deal with Sony Music Philippines.
Young bands interested in joining this year’s NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool can get contest details from the recruiting tour now being held at various schools.

Sponsors for this year’s NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool include Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, Ix Chel, La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel and Parkmall in Mandaue City, Cebu.


Letter Day Story Performances

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