MANILA, Philippines — It’s tough adequate to make a symbol in a song industry, even some-more so when you’re an eccentric band. With earthy manuscript shares during a low and record bars shutting shop, there’s an even bigger need to find other ways for both determined and non-established bands to get their song out. The JD Set Philippines, spearheaded by Jack Daniel’s, gives indie bands a bit of a pull with their latest bid to give some of them a genuine entrance to be heard.
The JD Set indeed started in UP and Australia, and had reached a Philippines usually final year. Kicking off a debate with 13 subterraneous bands—namely Black Manika, Blue Boy Bites Back, Cosmic Love, Freia, Fade into Oblivion, Jack VS a Crab, Kelevra, Mr. Bones a Boneyard Circus, Paramita, Playphonics, Paranoid City, Stories of Now and Thy Holy Water—the Jack Daniel’s The JD Set hold a initial live eventuality final Feb. 4 during B-Side, The Collective in Makati.
Each rope played a quickset of dual songs any to showcase their opening peculiarity and establish assembly impact. After a Feb. 4 launch, a 13 bands will pierce on to play longer sets scheduled on Feb. 18, Mar. 14 and 18, and Apr 1 in comparison venues to showcase their flexibility and composition, and ability to wow a crowd. And it would be a throng that would establish where a bands go from there—during a live gigs, Jack Daniel’s will be seeking a assembly for their opinions per a band’s live performances.
According to Gabe Fajardo, code manager of Jack Daniel’s, “The JD Set Philippines is in hunt for 7 best unsigned bands in a country. The 7 propitious bands will be on debate for 7 month in a JD Set Philippines and will accept large bearing and promotions in a process.”
Once a propitious 7 is chosen, Fajardo records that a assembly cause will still play a vital purpose in that a bands’ photos would be put adult on Facebook where fans would be means to “Like” their pictures. Voting will also be finished on site during a bar gigs. Fajardo explained, “From a 7 will arise a ‘Chosen One’ who will be awarded an whole year of support from Jack Daniel’s and 1-year artist support and bookings underneath a wing of Sonic Boom Philippines and an eventuality to attend as a country’s deputy in a subsequent Jack Daniel’s Asian Event in 2012.”
Fajardo describes a 13 bands in a debate as “very talented, creative, tight… and yes, they can rock!” Needless to say, while they all merit a exposure, usually one will overcome in a array and it would be their possibility to move their act to a subsequent level. Fajardo also notes, “Our events are informal and global—as a brands grow locally, do does a support globally. Who knows where a subsequent informal eventuality will be?” As such, he encourages support for these industrious bands.
In further to The JD Set, a code is holding a raffle that will give dual people a possibility to watch Good Charlotte and UrbanDub live in Bali, Indonesia during a Jack Daniel’s Music Festival on Apr 12-13. Each squeeze of a Jack Daniel’s bottle qualifies as an entrance until a promo ends in Mar 2011, for a Apr grand draw.