Many thanks to the videographers of the Malasimbo Festival, including Mara Benitez for the fantastic footage, Clang Sison for the mind-blowing visuals, and Miro Grgic for making us sound incredible!!!
An original by 70's Pinoy Funk band "Advisors" performed with the utmost respect and gratitude to the Ting Bernabe and the rest of the band.
It's been 5 years since SinoSikat first floored listeners with self-titled debut, and the band continues to breaks musical stereotypes with their own concoction of home grown music inspired by sincerity, purity & honesty through music. Their music is an orgy of jazz, soul, funk, rock, & sexy groovy beats matched with unparalleled skill.
They have proven to be quite a force in the music industry, wowing audiences both underground and in the mainstream, local & international, and young & old alike. With a string of number one hits, the band has garnered prestigious awards & endorsementsIn 2007, singer Kat Agarrado bagged the NU 107 Rock Awards Vocalist of the Year title, besting other prominent performers such as Bamboo, Mark Abaya of Kjwan & Ebe Dancel of Sugarfree. It was no stretch then that in last year's Awit Awards the band earned three titles, Best World/Alternative Music, Best Jazz Recording, and People's Choice for Favorite Group, racking up recognition points for their critically acclaimed debut album. Kat also recently won Wave 89.9's 1st Urban Music Awards' 2009 Style Icon of the Year title, proving that the band's cultural stamp goes beyond the boundaries of music.
Vocalist Kat Agarrado most certainly is the centerpiece of this soulful 4-piece. Others may know her from collaborative projects, such as Blues with Wally Gozales, and Hip-Hip with Stick Figgaz, where she her skill has shined brightly. One thing is certain though, SinoSikat is the primary source of her creative energy.
Musical Renewal is the theme for SinoSikat? at the 2012 Malasimbo Festival, with the band entering the festival performing for the first time live with their original lineup (Allen Umali returning on Bass). So what does this mean for those who will be watching their set? Expect a unified groove, and a vibe among the band mates that is fully in-synch. Lineup aside, they are driven and intense in their craft, which overflows in their live performances. SinoSikat as always will Rock your Soul!