Typecast (band)

Typecast is a Filipino rock band from the Philippines. Originally an underground act, they have surfaced on the mainstream Philippine music scene, while managing to hold on to their underground roots.

OriginSanta Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines
Years active1999–present
Associated acts
MembersSteve Badiola
Chi Ressureccion
Pakoy Fletchero
Sep Roño
Past membersMelvin Macatiag


Laguna has been home to hardcore punk bands since the early 1990s. Brought up in a DIY community, the band came together in 1999, initially doing cover versions, after that they started doing their own songs. In 2004, they released their debut studio album, The Infatuation Is Always There, which paved their way to become one of the most influential rock bands in Southeast Asia.[1] With the release of their second studio album, Every Moss and Cobweb, in 2007, the band changed their sound from gritty to melancholic lyrics that turned out to be emo. The band broke into the local mainstream with the single, "Will You Ever Learn", which won Best Song of the Year at the 2007 NU Rock Awards.[2] This success eventually led to the opportunity to open for other popular bands such as Thursday, Darkest Hour, Good Charlotte, Saosin, Anberlin, All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, The Used, and Cobra Starship.

In 2014, drummer Melvin Macatiag was removed from the band due to alleged domestic abuse against his wife. He was replaced by Sep Roño in 2015.

Critical receptionEdit

Typecast pioneered the social networking website as a venue for independent music in Southeast Asia and holds the most number of friends and fans in the area. They've been reviewed as one of the Most Influential Rock Bands in Southeast Asia according to Magmug.com, an online magazine based in Singapore and Malaysia.[1]

Musical stylesEdit

The band's sound emphasizes on alternative rock, pop punk, post-hardcore and emo, which marked them in the country's rock music scene. Having often been mistaken for an American band, even Geoff Rickly of the band Thursday said that the band reminds him of the post-rock band Explosions in the Sky. In addition, Badiola's voice has also been compared to Chris Carrabba's voice.



Current members
  • Steve Frank Badiola – lead vocals, guitars (1999–present)
  • Chi Resurreccion – co-vocals, bass guitar (2003–present)
  • Pakoy Fletchero – lead guitar, backing vocals (2005–present)
  • Sep Roño – drums (2015–present)
Past members
  • Melvin Macatiag – drums (1999–2014)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2007 NU Rock Awards Song of the Year "Will You Ever Learn" Won[3]
Vocalist of the Year (for Steve Badiola) Nominated[4]
Best Music Video "Will You Ever Learn" Nominated[4]
Producer of the Year "Every Moss and Cobweb" Nominated[4]
Album of the Year "Every Moss and Cobweb" Nominated[4]
Artist of the Year N/A Nominated[4]
Best Live Act N/A Nominated[4]
Drummer of the Year (for Melvin Macatiag) Nominated[4]
Guitarist of the Year (for Steve Badiola) Nominated[4]
2008 MYX Music Awards Favorite Rock Video "Will You Ever Learn" Nominated[5]
2013 MYX Music Awards Favorite Rock Video "Reverend's Daughter" Nominated


  1. ^ a b We Like Numbers// 10 OF ASIA's MOST INFLUENTIAL ROCK BANDS Archived March 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Tales from the Aliw Awards". Vid & Vibe. Inquirer.net. 2007-12-14. Archived from the original on 2012-06-09. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
  3. ^ "NU Rock Awards 2007 winners". Thoughts in Binary. Retrieved 2020-10-26.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "And the nominees are ..." Inquirer.net. 2007-11-26. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
  5. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan (February 18, 2008). "Third MYX Music Awards to be held on March 26". PEP.ph. Retrieved September 26, 2020.

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