John15.Rocks organized its first Battle of the Band. Iba’t-ibang banda mula sa iba’t-ibang schools and churches ang sumali sa event . Ang purposes ng BOTB ay upang maipakita ang talento ng Pinoy at ibahagi ang ebanghelyo sa pamamagitan ng musika. The first to audition was ThyStories at ang humabol for the last spot was Unashamed. Originally, pito lamang ang dapat pumasok, pero magaling ang talentong Pinoy. Ito ang mga nanalo mula 15 entries.
BEST OF BEST (Live)
Best Band – Champion: Gates of Jerusalem
Best Band – 1st Place: The Lock Pickers
Best Band – 2nd Place: Reunited
Lyrics and Composition: Gates of Jerusalem
Best Singer: Rhombus Gil Endrinal of Overboard
Best Keyboardist: John David Magallanes of Gates of Jerusalem
Best in Guitar: Jonel Idagdag of Ichtus
Best in Bass: Matthew Clores of Reunited
Best in Drums: Sean Samonte of Reunited
Director’s Choice – Best in Vocals: Arvin Sangrador
Director’s Choice – Best Cover: Unashamed Band
Director’s Choice – Best in Teamwork: The Lock Pickers
Director’s Choice – Most Talented: Reunited
Director’s Choice – Best in Original Song: Afterdawn, Eight Band, ThyStories
Arvin Sangragorm Unashamed
Keihl Casandra, Afterdawn
Jacob Alipar, The Lock Pickers
Keshia Kym Mallari, Faraway
Rhombus Endrinal, Overboard
Wilson Alcober, Eight Band
Shanon Sitay, ThyStories
Ralf Aserit, ThyStories
Watch: Official Entries
Lyrics & Vocals – Jean Keihl Casandra
Composed by – Jean Keihl Casandra & Marc Johnsen Alcantara
Their entry was the most striking composition we heard. A genuine talent, these guys should have their own label.
THE EIGHT BAND “Liham”
Lyrics & Composition – Eight Band
Vocals – Wilson Alcober
Began in 2013, the group is composed by talented siblings and friends who is serious about their music. Their original composition is unique and bears all that is Filipino. Mabuhay Eight band!
Composed & Arranged by – Vince Dado, Myles Gullon, & Hollyklyn Sol Monterey
Four barkadas whose composition is unique and passionate. They are serious in coming out with an authentic brand of music. With that passion also comes their desire to worship God through music. Their own composition “Maria” is one of our favorites. It’s an intentional off-scale genre.
FARAWAY “Touch the Sky”
Hillsong United Cover
Vocals – Keshia Mallari
Their band began in 2017 crossing band members with the Manifest. Keishia, their singer whose voice captivates because of her heartfelt devotion in singing for God’s glory.
GATES OF JERUSALEM “Pagbabago”
Formed just a few months before the competition, they’ve been friends for seven years, knitted as the Praise and Worship team of their church. They were the wild card but the spotlight turned on them that night. Surely, this band has a clear mandate from heaven.
Lyrics & Composition – Wilmar Baguinan
Vocals – Jeffrey Herrera
ICTHUS “Lakas ng Kabataan”
Saved by Grace Cover
Vocals – Alvin Toledana
Likewise a homegrown talent from their Christian church, this band is a serious contender. With the passion and dedication of their vocalist, Alvin has set his goal. They were a crowd favorite with cheers that reach the sky.
METHODS “Our God”
Lyrics and composition – James Silvestre
Arranged by – Keith Robles and James Silvestre
Vocals- Jerico “Echo” Legaspi
Formed in 2016 as a church band, their friendship was redefined in order to spread God’s love through music. They are Methodists that uniquely sings Christian rock. Their instrumentation and teamwork was impeccable.
OVERBOARD “Leave me Astounded”
Planet Shakers Cover
Vocals – Rhombus Endrinal
The third band from CSOL. These guys are a pure talent. Mostly Christians from CCF, the golden voice of Rhombus brought the house down and the steady and solid drum techniques of Jeric was enough to make this band a true winner.
QUIXIAN “Radical Love”
Victory Worship Cover
Vocals – Patrick Mendoza
The first CSOL band to join, these young graders may appear shy and timid, but their hearts are bursting with talent and God’s radiance. They enjoyed each moment from the time of their audition. On the event, they had two strikingly beautiful and serious talents who made sure, God alone was lifted high.
Lyrics & Composition – Eric Samonte
Vocals – Reunited
The future of Pinoy Christian Rock are these extremely talented young boys. The band is composed of early graders being trained to use their talent for God. They came out as winners, a crowd favorite and pleaser, they did shine for God!
2KM ZONE “Binago Mo”
11th Hour Cover
Vocals – Cristina Marinas
These very reserved talents showed that night that heart and passion in singing are what they do best. With their talented drummer and the rest of their equally talented guys, two kilometers of success is not enough.
THE LOCK PICKERS “Sino”
Lyrics – Megan Legaspi, composed by the Lock Pickers
Lead vocals – Jacob Alipar
They are a serious bunch who owned the stage that night. Their original composition and singer Jacob was a crowd favorite. Like a matinee idol, he brought the house down and showed everyone how music should be rendered. They had a special connection with the audience that lasted even after the event.
THE MANIFEST “Dare You to Move”
Vocals – Abi Padua
They started jamming with friends for fun. Their main purpose is to show everyone that who listens to their songs will hear “the manifestation of God.” With their multi-talented drummer, guitarist, leader – Reyver proved that the night belonged to them.
Lyrics and composition – ThyStories
Vocals – Shanon Sitay & Ralf Aserit
As fresh and young as they look, the band was formed for the competition. The perfect tandem of Raf Aserit and Shannon Sitay was John15.Rocks personal favorite. This band reflects the quintessential Pinoy talent. They scored very high on social media singing their own composition.
UNASHAMED “Sound of the Saints”
Audio Adrenaline Cover
Vocals – Arvin Sangrador
Mostly Grade 12 students from Cavite School of Life (CSOL), they also come from different churches with one purpose and goal, that is to sing for praises for the Lord. This group was another crowd favorite and they sang twice that night, giving glory to God.