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 punk presentation. They cite these artists as their musical influences: The Police, The Kinks, 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 1221 recently came back from their successful tour of Philippines. From playing well known venues at Saguijo Bar and The 70’s Bistro to performing on live television on GMA Network and Net 25 in Manila. The brothers won the 2019 Jim Beam National Talent Search in Canada and performed at Canadian Music Week in Toronto soon after that. They've been busy around their current hometown city in Winnipeg as well. They’ve released their sophomore EP entitled, Hello Yellow. Performed at 92.1 CITI FM and at The Village Idiots' Facebook live series, Live At The Roslyn, and opened for two punk rock icons The Rippers and Mobina Galore. The trio has been featured on the cover of University Of Winnipeg's The Uniter Fiver Music Issue 2018.