Sunday, February 23

Pancake 80 of Philippines joins Asia Music Festival

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KUCHING: Pancake 80 from the Philippines will be performing at the upcoming Asia Music Festival 2014 to be held at Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club in Miri on Oct 3-4.

This is a band comprising five musically talented individuals who share the same interest and love for music of different genres, according to Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) in a press release yesterday.

“From reggae, rock, pop alternative and especially new wave music of the 80’s to which they (Pancake 80) add their own flavor when covering songs,” STB stressed.

The band made achievements throughout the course of their career. They have also joined local and international ‘Battle of the Bands’ and have been recognized for their talents as they have won several awards.

Most notable, was as the grand prize winner of the Yamaha Asian Beat Band competition with the song “Flame”.

This earned them the right to represent the Philippines in the Asian Beat Competition in Hongkong, competing with 10 other bands from different countries in February 2009 to place third overall.

They were also third runner-up at the Redamp’s search for Asean’s next best band with the song “Time” held at Kuala Lumpur, in a 2010 and more recently, winner of the first ‘Hard Rock Calling Battle of the Band’ competition in 2011 by Hard Rock Cafe Makati, making them the Philippine representative to the International Hard Rock Calling Battle of the Band competition.

“Watch Pancake 80 performing on stage at Asia Music Festival. Others confirmed in the line-up this year includes SoulMate (India), Salammusik (Malaysia), Masia One (Singapore), Pisco (Taiwan), Retrospect (Thailand), Ras Muhamad (Indonesia) and Mad August (Malaysia),” STB said.

Those interested can get presale tickets now at only RM25 for adults and RM10 for children/student (aged 3-18) at www.asiamusicfestival.net

Tickets also available from all STB’s Visitors Information Centre located at Sarawak Tourism Complex, Kuching (+6 082-423600), Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980). Door-sale tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students.