Q & A session with Ekiz band - please share
Tell me a little about yourself?
We formed in 2010 and we all live in Mitcham. We all met up through various different connections to the Mitcham Filipino-British Association. We write our own music and mix it with Filipino and English language covers. We mostly play rock and alternative with a bit of metal thrown in for good measure.
Whats the latest project you are working on?
We are currently preparing for a few gigs and also the PAMBANSANG MUSIKLABAN, UK BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2012 Pinoy Rock Challenge, Featuring: King of Pinoy Rock Joey PEPE Smith.Dec 15th at the Laytmer Projects, 154 Freston Road, W10 6TR
Please see below for further details:
We are also working on our first album Listen to our original tracks here: http://soundcloud.com/smooth_operator-ekiz
Do you get involved with the whole Pinoy music scene?
Yes! We are closely associated with all the Pinoy Musikeros in the UK. Our lead guitarist Christian is also the drummer in Pinoy Metal Band Doppelganger, he also records and producers music for other Pinoy bands and artists. David also jams with a collective of like-minded musicians now and again called Free Harmonic - David with the help of Joey also heads 3Rhythm Productions which is organizing the Pinoy Live Sessions showcase gigs for Filipino and Fil-Mixed bands and artists. See below:
Whats your favourite Pinoy dish?
David likes Caldereta, Joey goes enjoys Kare-Kare , Omar likes Sinigang na Hipon and Adobo, Christian enjoys Crispy Pata and finally Jessie likes Chicken Wings.
Any other exciting news to share?
We recently performed at the Ai Ai Got More Talent Concert at Troxy London, with stars AiAi and Kim Idol also Pretty Young Thing (PYT) and Manila Sound Band.
Our song Ang Angat Lahi Mo is featured as part of the Habagat Flood Aid Project of Port Malilllin
The album is now available to download in all major digital stores worldwide and all proceeds will be donated to the victims of the Habagat flood.
Your country needs you so please start downloading your copy! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/p.m.u.k.-friends-habagat-flood/id566259239
Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/EkiZ/204593262927955
EkiZ is Omar Palarca (vox) Joey Palomeno (Guitar) Christian Jualo (Lead Guitar) Jessie Jualo (Bass) and David Owen Johnson (Drums)