Every musician desires to be in the company of their heroes. A lot of people are happy to just dream about it but Red Horse shows you that they can make happen. 2012 marks the 14th year of the Muziklaban campaign and during the recent Rakrakan Series XVI in Blue Wave, all of the Red Horse Beer Bands were there: Slapshock, Wilabaliw, Greyhoundz, KJWAN and Razorback.
Francis Brewhosted part of the Rakrakan Series XVI. Francis has for many years, bridged the gap between amateur bands to join the ranks of great musicians with his former show in NU107′s “In The Raw”. He introduced the past Red Horse Beer Muziklaban winners as well as the five Red Horse Beer touring bands at the Rakrakan event.
His opinion on a certain kind of music, when he says there is a potential in it, there really is. A visionary, I guess, but then I think it’s just having to go through dozens of demos in NU107 before and finding that heart-stopping sound. There’s always that great one that rises above the rest who just needs the right opportunity to finally get out there.
So to all amateur bands out there, this year’s Muziklaban competition will probably might be what you’ve been waiting for.
and maybe you’ll be touring and playing the same stage as your heroes and maybe have a beer bonding session with them just like how Patrick Pulumbarit, Razorback’s manager told me about Kevin Roy getting David Vs. Goliath (Muziklaban 2011 Champions) drunk because Kevin said that if they’re going to be part of the Red Horse Beer family, they have to keep up with him.
Although that’s a bit unfair because the last men standing in drinking sessions would always be Louie Talan and Kevin Roy versus THE WORLD. Hahaha!
Francis telling the audience how to pay respect to their heroes, not with a handshake but a ‘mano’ with “Tito Tirso” Haha.
Marc Abaya of KJWAN watched Greyhoundz set and said hi to Niño Avenido.
PULP Magazine has a feature called PULP’s TOP FIVES. This June 2012 (the one with Slapshock on the cover) I am one of five women including Danita Paner, Francine Prieto, Joyce Floresca and Levi Reyes who were asked our Top 5 songs on various scenarios. [...]