Based in Winnipeg, the exciting power pop punk trio - The 1221 - was originally formed in Manila, Philippines. Young, energetic, and performance driven, the numerically-named act consists of three talented brothers: Roman Maceda (vocals/guitars), and twins Rico Maceda (bass/vocals) and Roque Maceda (drums).
The Maceda brothers simply carried on with their strong passion in music when they came to Canada. Their sound is an exciting blend of precision, modern rock'n roll tunes with a striking power pop presentation. They cite these artists as their musical influences: The Police, The Kinks, Arctic Monkeys, Green Day, and Blink-182, but there's more going on with The 1221! It's something you'll have to hear to understand for yourself!
The Maceda's been releasing singles since 2017 and will be releasing an EP soon. The 1221 has performed on well known venues in Winnipeg, from The Pyramid to Club Regent Event Centre, They played at Indie Week Toronto and the trio has toured Asia - playing gigs in Japan and the Philippines while opening for artists who toured Canada in the past couple years like Ely Buendia (Eraserheads, Pupil, The Oktaves, Apartel), Arnel Pineda (Journey), Bamboo, The Dawn and most recently opened for pop rocker Yeng Constantino. The 1221 owes their solid sound to performing - and, of course - from their unique natural bond as brothers.
Check out The 1221's music on Spotify and iTunes
Facebook: The 1221
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