Battle of the Bands 2013 hosted by Ms. Lyza Pajo and Mr. Bernie Minucan was not only a well-attended event but a resounding success as well. The Prayer, as an Invocation was led by Biritan Finalists.
PTQ Teen Talents like Aaron Jurell Suarez, Joyce Ann Bernal, Jennalynn Bernal, Ms Lhea, Ms.Mary Angel, Ms Yasmin, Ric Gloria, Jubelle Anneth Suarez and Em-Em Gloria gave their own rendition of various genre songs.
Biritan Finalists Ms Leriza Samaco Onza, Mr Manny Penera, Mr Gene Angelo Samudio, Mr Almario Militar Lopez, Mr Mansour Melad K. Amin and Rap Infantry also performed to their hearts’ best while Selda 52c Band with Ms.Tanya Dawood gave life to 4 songs much to the delight of the audience.
Band Competitors performed 4 songs each with their members were as follows;
1. Lilium Band – Paul Stanley Ramirez – Vocals, Jomar Maquilan – Guitar, Benjie Salarda – Bass, Marvin Lariosa – Drums, Franz Ellison Balde – Guitar
2. Abandoned Band – Gene Guevara – Vocals, Jhay Esteban – Drums, Regie Jovillanos – Bass, Roy Dapulong – Lead Guitarist- Dj Vhin
3. Blue Chords Band
4. Quartala Band – Ron Garovski – Guitar, Eric Diola – Bass,Greg Santos – Vocals,Walfrido Banez – Drums
5. Brown Rabbits Band – Jim – Vocals, Joseph – Guitar, Danny – Bass, Francis – Drums
6. Passenger’s Band – Mark Rocillo – Drums, Jeremiah Sumagpao – Vocals, Marquis Mender – Guitar, Kurt Ramirez– Vocals, Cedric June M. Palaban – Lead Guitarist, Samuel – Bass
7. Evolution 9 Band – Marvin De Leon – Vocals, Dave – Guitar, Manuel Saldivar – Bass, Roland – Drums
After the presentation, major awards were given to; 2nd runner up- Lilium Band
1st runner up- Quartala Band and Champion- Abandoned Band ; they were also awarded Best in Guitar, Bass and Vocals. Best in drums – Quartala Band and Darling of the Crowd – Blue Chords Band.
Before the party hour, a solo guitar performance by Lamberto “Duds” Evangelista delighted the audience.
Battle of the Bands 2013 would like to thank the following; Red Bull
KKK – Kapangpangan Keng Kuwait, Ms Ruth M. Melad, Ms. Madis Nunag Bouhawas, Mr and Mrs Miguel Narbarte, Mr. and Mrs Richard Canlas, Mr. Roosevelt Devera, Ms. Theta Pineda De Guzman, Cebu Pacific Air.com, Chicken Inasal – Kuwait, Nadec, Mr. and Mrs Kamal Amin, Ms. Mercy Martinez, Kuwait Music, OFW Radio, Filipino Community Organizations, Parents of all talents, Organizers, PTQ talents, Panic Room Band, Selda Band
Coordinators: Emcees; Ms. Lyza, Mr. Bernie, Ticketing – Ms Elisa and Mr. Michael B., Sounds and Lights – Mr Gerry Guinto, Syco mix d’js, Trophies and Certificates,Awarding – Ms Anne Guinto, Band Technical Team – Red Shadow Band and D’Middle String Band, Usherettes – PTQ talents and members, Mr. Teddy Mr. Roel, Tabulators – Mr. Michael Belver, Mr. Michael Olfindo, Talents – Mr. Ernie Gusi, Video/Advertisement and Coverage Coordinator – Mr Michael Olfindo, Mrs Mercedita Narbarte, Food – Ate Mercy and Ate Zena ,Official Phothographer – Mr. Stanley, Adviser – Mr Miguel Narbarte, Over All Coordinator – Mr. Francis Jaranilla.