It’s official: PLETHORA is this year’s Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada.
Greenwich #UltimateBandkada Winner: PLETHORA
A couple of weeks ago, the Greenwich #UltimateBandkada Search Season 2 finally ended. Held at Valkyrie at The Palace in Taguig City. Plethora 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.
Well, for those people that unaware of Greenwich #UltimateBandkada Search Competition. There was an audition that started last March, and they screened the participants until there were only eight bands. The finalists must then create an original Greenwich theme song, but there is a twist. They need to use at least two different genres for the jingle.
The event started with an opening number by B-Boys, Season 1’s Champion. Hosted by Greenwich Ultimate Bankada Season 2 resident host, Mon Ti and MTV VJs Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras to make it more exciting. Witnessing the electrifying show was a mix of music moguls, musicians, band supporters, and members of the media.
The winning band is composed of LJ Herrera (vocals/bass), Aldrin Isaguire (keyboardist), Jesser Pello (drums), and Andrew Isaguire (lead guitarist). They received Php100,000 and a recording contract with VIVA records.
Greenwich invited famous musicians to judge the performance of the 8 finalists. The judges were, City Fontanilla (Viva Records), Yumi Lacsamana (Viva Records), Sheyee (Rapper/Viva Records), Arms Millare (Up Dharma Down) and Denise Manahan (JB Music).
“We’re very happy with the win! We gave our very best starting from day 1” says LJ Herrera on their victory. ABCG came in second, while Happy Ending came in third. Each received P60,000 and P40,000 respectively.
Second Place: ABCG
Third Place: Happy Ending
Bagging more than one title that night, our Ultimate Bandkada Champions, 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 in the finals of the 2016 Greenwich Ultimate Bandkada Finals?
Check out the official hashtag of the competition #UltimateBankada on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and check out www.ultimatebankada.com.
Congratulations to the winners and to the Greenwich Team for the success of this event!