One of Davao’s best homegrown talents, Jad Montenegro, launches their first EP album after a couple of years of opening for more seasoned bands, and leading the indie music scene.
The band’s vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter, Jad Montenegro, sings lead vocals and guitar for her self-titled band, and is lead vocals for Polar Depth and Dopamine Effect. She started playing solo acoustic acts after moving here from Manila. That time, she also hosted two rock shows called Muzika del Sur and Durian Shake. She eventually met and formed a band with musical geniuses: drummer Dave Ibao and bassist Pjoe Sabanpan. Dave also plays guitar for Polar Depth and Go Larry Go while Pjoe is also the bassist for a few other bands namely Davao Karate Club, Polar Depth and Dopamine Effect. Recently, the trio was joined by Khuko Luzada (from another band, Tramonto) for 2nd guitar.
Mostly, Jad Montenegro is known for unforgettable guitar rhythms and words that tackle the pragmatic facets of love, friendship and life. Pretty much raises the bar on how the local music scene produces original indie folk and pop rock.
Prior to forming a band, Jad won Best Pop Artist in 2009 at the Muzika del Sur Awards, and Best Music Video in 2010 for her song, “The Backyard”. After roughly a year and a half of being a complete band, they have finished recording a full length album based on Jad’s original songs, and are releasing the first half in a casual launch party this coming Saturday, June 23, 2012 (details below).
Don’t forget to drop by Jad Montenegro’s EP launch this Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 3F Southspot Studios, Aala Bldg, Anda st., Davao city (across Cecil’s Bakeshop). Event starts at 9PM. Entrance of P150 entitles you to one EP album and a drink. Local bands Azimuth, Anne and the 05s and Foursided Circle will also be playing intimate acoustic sets for the rest of the night.
They have also recently shot a new music video for their song “Ano” directed by Bagane Fiola of Studiobugsy.net, which can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/41477626
If you want to RSVP to this event, click THIS LINK for the official FB Event page.
And show them some love! Click THIS LINK to like their official Facebook fan page.
Surely this is one even you don’t want to miss! So, see you there? 🙂 Cheers for awesome local music! See you there, biatch!