MCA Music welcomes the band OKTAVES to it's growing roster of local artists. The band, composed of Ely Buendia on vocals/guitars, Chris Padilla, also on vocals and guitars, Nitoy Adriano on guitars, Ivan Garcia on bass and Bobby Padilla on drums, formally signed a record deal with MCA Music headed by its president Mr. Ricky R. Ilacad. Check out MYXph exclusive photos from their contract signing here
Oktaves is as super band. Plain and simple.
Ely Buendia really needs no introduction. One of the most influential artists of this generation, nearly every band that was formed in the past two decades looks up to him and considers his music to be a major influence.
Nitoy Adriano is a former member of quintessential Filipino rock band "The Jerks". They are the original alternative and blues band of the Philippines. Current and past members are considered icons in the local music scene.
Chris Padilla, Bobby Padilla and Ivan Garcia are actually a three piece rockabilly group called Hilera. they may be new players in the scene compared to the other two members but they have already made quite an impact by winning the Nescafe sound school competition in 2005 and by being nominated and winning various rock awards.
The members have collaborated several times before, most notably when Hilera took part in the production of Buendia's project with the late Francis Magalona entitled "In Love and War". However, the band was officially formed almost exactly a year ago when they first went onstage as "Oktaves" when they performed at an event for a local publication.
The collaboration turned into a headlining band which now plays in the best rock venues in the country. they now have a repertoire of original songs and also perform a good number of classic rock anthems.
Oktaves' brand of music is straight rock n' roll. While their sound is classy and sophisticated, they are also very appealing to the mainstream crowd. Watch out for the band's debut album coming out this December.
Click the video below for our MYXPH exclusive interview with Oktaves.What can you say about Ely Buendia's new band? Feel free to leave a comment below.