Pancake 80 calls for "maraming boto" to make it to redAMP's Top 3 ASEAN bands

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Pancake 80 was formed by young Pinoys who are lovers of pancakes and of the 80's music—(from left) Richard Navarrete on bass, Ruth Lagamson on vocals, Franz Madriaga on guitar, Flecher Hernandez on drums, Rusty Balanquid on guitars, and Chris Maliwat on vocals.

When asked how they would distinguish their group from the other local indie bands, Franz (third from left) told PEP, "Siguro sa music na lang namin para makilala nila...Alternative [kami] p


Pancake 80 members hope fervently that, come Wednesday, July 7, their group will get included in redAMP's Top 3 ASEAN Bands.

During the band's gig at Padi's Point resto-bar in Sky Garden SM North EDSA, last Wednesday, June 30, its vocalists Ruth Lagamson and Chris Maliwat repeatedly asked the audience to vote for them.

Since the public voting began last June 23, the Pinoys' bet has been consistently part of the "Top Voted" bands, which includes Indonesia's Golden Dragon, Malaysia's Bizharo, and Thailand's Sixty-Nine.

Bassist Richard Navarrete is still nervous though, given Indonesia's bigger population and Malaysia's media support. In an exclusive interview, he told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), "Kailangan namin talaga ng votes kasi ang population ng Indonesia is malaki at saka hindi rin namin alam kung may unli-text sila doon. At saka sine-search din namin sa internet, nada-diyaryo din sila."

TRACK RECORD. This is not the local indie band's first crack at regional contests.

Ruth related, "Ang target ko ngayon is competition sa ibang bansa, hindi dito. Nakita ko yung sa Asia Voice of Independent Music Awards [AVIMA]. Nakita namin ito, sabi ko, 'Tara, pasok tayo.' Actually, 'yong pinasa lang namin na video, rehearsal lang namin para sa tugtog namin dito."

In 2007, Pancake 80 won the grand prize in Acoustic Jive Battle of Bands, Blue Wave Fest Battle of the Bands, and Halo-Halo Songwriting and Band Competition, which made them the official representative to Yamaha Asian Beat in Hong Kong, where they bagged third place.

"Grabe rin ang support ng mga Pilipino doon [sa Hong Kong]. Noong nalaman nila na may kasamang Pilipino, nanood talaga sila. Nalaman nila na magpe-perform kami sa Hong Kong Disneyland. Noong nakita nilang ganun, talagang nagpa-picture pa sila sa amin," Richard recalled happily.

They're not daunted by the thought of performing in front of so many people. And, though they're not too confident that they would get to that stage, Pancake 80 is up for the challenge.

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Ruth said, "Parang kami, 'Patay tayo diyan, kailangan patunayan natin.' Pero sana nga...."

Vote for Pancake 80 by logging on to www.AirAsiaRedTix.com (CLICK HERE); or visiting redAMP's Facebook account (CLICK HERE), which makes multiple voting possible; or keying in RA 06 and sending to 09165955600. Voting ends on July 7, 2010.

Prizes at stake:

1. The grand winner will receive a recording and distribution deal worth 50,000 ringgit (Php 700,000), AirAsia e-gift vouchers worth 10,000 ringgit (Php 140,000), and professional training from Malaysia's prominent producer-engineer Roslan Aziz.

2. The winning Top 3 bands will be given a chance to perform live at an exclusive redAMP concert that will be hosted by AirAsiaRedTix.com.

3. The top voters will walk away with an all-expense paid trip for four to catch the redAMP Finals concert.

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