It’s official: PLETHORA is this year’s Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada.
GREENWICH ULTIMATE BANDKADA SEASON 2
Last September 10, 8 finalists vied to be the second Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada Champion. I haven’t attended a band competition since college, and I missed this kind of night out.
The 8 finalist bands competed by playing their own rendition of Greenwich’s Ultimate Barkada Experience theme song.
The Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada Search Grand Face-Off began with an opening number by B-Boys, Season 1’s Champion. Greenwich kabarkada and MTV VJs Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras took center stage along with Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada Season 2 resident host, Mon Ti. Witnessing the electrifying show was a mix of music moguls, musicians, band supporters, and members of the media.
Civ Fontanilla (Viva Records Record Producer), Yumi Lacsamana (Viva Artist), Sheyee (Viva Artist), Armi Millare (Up Dharma Down Vocalist), and Denise Manahan (JB Music Marketing Manager) had the tedious task of judging the eight finalists for the night.
We also enjoyed a performance by Up Dharma Down:
At the end of the night, Plethora became the new Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada Search Season 2 Champions. They received Php100,000.00 plus prestigious recording and management contracts with VIVA records.
“We’re very happy that we took home the award. We gave our very best starting from the audition until tonight,” says LJ Herrera on their victory. ABCG came in as second runner up, while Happy Ending came in as third runner up.
I called the it! I knew these bands would make it.
Congratulations to the winners!
Plethora is composed of LJ Herrera (vocals/bass), Aldrin Isaguire (keyboardist), Jesser Pello (drums), and Andrew Isaguire (lead guitarist). They won the seal of approval of the judges after their fantastic rendition of Ultimate Barkada Experience with a neoclassical metal and rock, but also a reggae and alternative twist. The group emerged as the top band among the eight finalists at the culminating event held recently at Valkyrie at The Palace in Taguig City.
Plethora, also took home the title of Favorite ng Barkada after they successfully earned the most number of votes from the official online poll of the competition.
“Greenwich is once again successful in providing a venue where best friends can bond and enjoy awesome music over great food. This ultimate barkada experience is not only evident tonight but throughout the duration of the Search. We are thankful that Greenwich is supporting OPM this way. Music is a great way to foster friendship and this initiative cannot do a better job than it already has. We are happy to be a partner of The Ultimate Bandkada Search for two years now and we look forward to more in the coming years,” shares Val S. Del Rosario, Viva Communications, Inc. Vice President for Production and MTV Pinoy Content Head.
Missed out on the fun that went down at the finals of the 2016 Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada Finals? Check out the official hashtag of the competition #UltimateBandkada on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and/or check out www.ultimatebandkada.com.
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