Rockers from Chandrakasem Rajabhat University win this year's Onori Band Battle
Butcher, a band from Chandrakasem Rajabhat University, rocked both judges and spectators at MCC Hall in The Mall Bang Kapi recently, snatching victory from the seven other finalists in the third edition of the Onori Band Battle.
The winning rock band, featuring Saranyu Dej-In on vocals, Nathasit Wonghakot on guitar, Nakharin Khunpakdi on bass, Sithichai Krodkrua on drums, went back home with a prize valued at more than Bt400,000 after winning the hearts of Oishi Group’s vice president Paisal Aowsathaporn, Superstar Academy’s Thosapon Trivichapan, “Rokz” magazine’s Than Sangsombat, Sweet Mullet’s singer Dulyakiet “Tao” Lertsuwankul, and singer and songwriter Jidapa Niyomsrisakul.
“Our thanks to the Onori Band Battle for giving us a chance to show off our music abilities and to the judges who voted for us,” said Saranyu.
“We are so pleased to know that all the rehearsing was worthwhile. This year, we adjusted our singing style and made our rock sound heavier. We intend developing our skills and producing our songs.”
Toffee Cake Band, Hello Jack, Girlfriend for Rent, Chess, Coma, Assist, and Postman, all selected from video clips sent by more than 200 bands, also made it through to the final round, with Postman from Chandrakasem Rajabhat University named first runner-up and Assist from Ban Somdej Chaopraya Rajabhat University the second runner-up.
Postman, featuring Mingpimuk Lertritrasamee, Teerapat Sukto, Kunupakarn Thammasiri, Supasit Sangsap, Adisak Sukbantoeng, and Juthangkun Pho-mon, also won the Popular Vote and went home with a prize worth Bt370,000.
Assist, featuring Atipatai Thaitrong, Phumin Ngamsongnern, Nathawut Khaisongnern, Sakda Thamraksa, and Pithayut Busaba, got Bt200,000.
“This is the first time that we have taken part in this music contest and we are delighted to receive two awards. Thank to all judges and our fans for giving us courage. We promise we won’t stop working on our songs,” said Mingpimuk.
The event also featured short sets by Mild and Big Ass.