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Mindanaoan band EEVEE bags Nescafe Soundskool 2009 top plum

Mindanaoan band EEVEE bagged the top prize in the recently concluded Nescafe 3in1 Soundskool 2009 finals held in Manila. EEVEE, which represented the Philippine Women’s College of Davao City, bested 13 other groups from all over the Philippines. EEVEE received P250,000.00 cash, an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music Philippines and their school, PWC, will receive P100,000.00 worth of music equipment.

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A few days before the grand finals, EEVEE and the 12 other bands underwent workshops in Boracay. They were all briefed on the ins and outs of the Philippine music industry, coached on songwriting techniques and performance styles.

EEVEE is composed of Enzo Villegas, Paolo Raymundo Segura, Craig Neniel and Jerick Adrian Sy.

Mindanaoan had the chance to meet these talented boys during the regional finals of Nescafe Soundskool 2009 in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao. EEVEE grabbed the crowd’s attention (and mine!) when they belted out their fun original composition, “Gusto Ko Lang Ng Girlfriend.”

After the competition, Enzo told me that they were hoping for the best. “Whether we win or not, all we want is that our music will be heard,” he said.

Well, their wish has been granted!

I wish EEVEE the best and I hope to work with these guys very soon! 🙂

Meanwhile, the two other Mindanaoan bands that participated in the national finals were Xavier University’s Little School House and St. Michael’s College’s Disco, Disco, Disco.

Little School House band of Xavier University was reportedly declared the People’s Choice awardee.

The 2009 Nescafe 3in1 Soundskool holds the theme “Huwag Na Magtago! Magparamdam Ka Na!” Supporters of this annual event include the Commission on Higher Education, Sony Music Entertainment Philippines, Paseo de Bahamas, Rudy Project, Boracay Scuba, Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel, Ix Chel, La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel and Parkmall Mandaue Cebu.

The Nescafe 3in1 Soundskool is an inter-collegiate competition open to young, unsigned bands in the Philippines. Nescafe 3in1 Soundskool, which has committed itself to discovering the best college bands and helping them become famous, has produced some of the country’s hottest young bands including last year’s winner Letter Day Story and Hilera. NESCAFÉ 3in1 Soundskool aims to support the artistic passions of young Pinoy musicians all over the country.

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