As part of the highly anticipated Fusion 2023 music fest, the #BornReady stage is a captivating
highlight that will redefine your perception of emerging bands.
These aren’t merely groups of musical hobbyists—these are determined artists ready to put
their name out there and showcase their unique sound and relentless passion.
Below, we’ll uncover the top 10 remarkable groups that will captivate the crowd at Fusion 2023.
Song title: “Ikaw ay ikaw”
Meet Dalumat, the six-piece alternative rock sensation from Laguna State Polytechnic
University. Known for their impressive storytelling and emotional depth, Dalumat’s music is as
inspiring as it is unforgettable.
Get ready to be moved by their music and emotions poured into every note.
Song title: “Irog”
Next up is a band whose name draws inspiration from the street that sparked their artistic
beginnings. Magiliw Street, a solid quartet, begins a musical journey that pushes creative
boundaries. Their unique fusion of folk and pop genres forms the foundation of their sound.
Song title: “Akala”
Bhouze is an energetic band that emerges from the creative depths of the University of San
Carlos. With an innovative name that can be interpreted as ‘Boss’ and ‘B-House,’ adorned with a
twist of Z, they embody a spirit of open-mindedness and embrace diverse perspectives.
Bhouze aims to make a lasting impression through its music and spark a wave in the global
The Great Magsaysay
Song title: “Pinoy Ako”
Set your sights on The Great Magsaysay, a dynamic ensemble of nine cultural scholars from
Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges. Established in 2019, this pop band effortlessly traverses
genres like pop, reggae, rock, and soul.
The Great Magsaysay proudly represents the spirit of RMMCian and embodies their school’s
vision. Watch as they own the #BornReady stage and perform their stirring rendition of “Pinoy
Song title: “Orasan”
PAU is a neophyte band arranged in 2023 by budding artist Pauline Cueto from the College of
St. Benilde. PAU created a distinctive and compelling sound with its expert blend of pop, R&B,
and rock elements.
Their song “Orasan” is a true gem that will immediately engross listeners with its addictive beat
and enthralling melodies.
Song title: “Pasensya”
Immerse yourself in the alluring music of Aling Pepay, a dynamic trio representing various
schools in the lively city of Quezon.
Their soundscape breaks free from genre constraints and blends Afro-Cuban jazz’s rhythmic
pulses with the soulful melodies of R&B. With their captivating track, prepare to join a sonic
journey that explores a rich tapestry of emotions and moods.
That Band Astra
Song title: “Hilo”
This versatile quintet, originating from top universities, is the perfect blend of brains and talent.
With Miles’ vocals and the gifted artistry of Buffy, Gibson, Theo, and Zoie, they skillfully create a
lovely mix of genres that enchants listeners.
On May 27, That Band Astra will transport you into a world of infectious beats and irresistible
Song title: “Nalilito (Hanggang Ngayon)”
The eighth band that will fight its way to the spotlight is 4:13. Composed of six talented
musicians, this vibrant group has emerged from Mapua University in Makati.
Their unique mission? To translate an array of human emotions into their music through original
alternative Pinoy rock. Known for being fearlessly innovative, they constantly test the limits of
their creativity and venture into undiscovered realms of music.
Song title: “Puyat”
Prepare to awaken your wild inner side with this powerhouse band led by Sean Archer
Abareles. Much like the iconic tiger mascot of their alma mater, these Thomasians pounce with
a raw energy that draws and unites listeners.
Their song speaks to the adult’s experience like no other, embodying the familiar struggles in a
profoundly relatable way.
Song title: “Ayaw ko”
Rounding off our list but by no means the least, is the extraordinary group, “Little Neko.” This
inspiring 5-piece band unites vibrant talents from two Lasalle branches.
Leaving behind their days of performing anime covers that initially won hearts, they now
captivate fans with their original songs.
So those are the bands you can look forward to! Who among them are you excited to watch?
Let’s listen to the new generation of Pinoy music and witness who’ll be crowned as the winner of
FreeJam’s Battle of the Bands on May 27! Grab your Fusion tickets at SM Tickets.