Get to know the Top 10 Wanderbands

Get to know the Top 10 Wanderbands


Now on its fourth year, Wanderland Music and Arts Festival holds a yet another exciting search for the next Wanderband.

The Wanderband Competition is where amateur indie bands or underground local acts have a chance to showcase their talents and stand a chance to play the same stage alongside the festival's international headliners. Past winners have included The Ransom Collective, Strange Creatures, and Oh, Flamingo!—all of whom have proven to be truly promising acts.  

Recently, the Top 10 finalists have been named, and it's up to us Wanderers to help decide which among them will go on to compete at the Jungle Battle, where they will be naming the ultimate Wanderband. So which band will have their gig of a lifetime?

Let's get to know the Top 10 Wanderbands!


UPDATE: Wanderland has announced the Top 5 Wanderbands - Banna Harbera, Cinnamon Crayons, Lola Amour, Manila Magic and Mickey Sulit


Member/s: Yzabel Torres (vocals), Jake Masigan (lead guitar), Josh Planas (bass), Theo Blanch (keys), Patrick Felipe (drums)

Origin: Manila, Philippines

Years Active: 3 years

Genre/s: Alternative Soul, Funk

Recommended Song: Persistence

Musical Influences: Emily King, Allen Stone, The Beatles


Member/s: Warren Van G. Santos (vocals, guitar, synthesizers, melodica, & percussion), Sandra Joy G. Santos (vocals, ukulele,     synthesizers, & percussion), Elijah Daniel Inocencio Salvado| (vocals, guitar, & synthesizers)

Origin: Manila, Philippines

Years Active: 2 years

Genre/s: Indie Folk, Alternative

Recommended Song: Infinite Space

Musical Influences: The Staves, Oh Wonder, Coldplay, Daniela Andrade, The Oh Hellos and Freelance Whales


Member/s: Pio Dumayas (vocalist), Seok Jin Kim (pianist), Raymond King (bassist), Zoe Gonzales (rhythm guitar), Mico Fernandez (lead guitar), Angelo Mesina (trumpet), Joxx Perez (saxophone), Renzo Santos (drums)

Origin: De La Salle Zobel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Years Active: 1 year

Genre/s: Indie Rock

Recommended Song: No Tomorrow

Musical Influences: Balance and the Travelling Sounds, Jason Mraz, The Bloomfields


Member/s: Zild Benitez (vocals), Tim Marquez (synth and guitar)

Origin: De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde Music Production

Years Active: 2 months

Genre/s: Synthpop

Recommended Song: I Feel Like Dancin'

Musical Influences: George Duke, Michael Jackson, Bon Iver


Member/s: Mickey Sulit (vocals & guitar), Daniel Bell (bass), Lachlan Smith (electric guitar), Andrew Mitchell (drums)

Origin: Australia

Years Active: 2 months

Genre/s: Indie Pop, Jazz

Recommended Song: Holiday

Musical Influences: New Navy, HONNE, Bombay Bicycle Club, Lucy Rose


Member/s: Paolo Lim (vocals & rhythm guitar), Joe Puyat (drums), Karl Valdez (bass guitar), Ian Invencion (lead guitar)

Origin: Manila, Philippines

Years Active: 6 years

Genre/s: Pop Rock

Recommended Song: Value Man

Musical Influences: The Beatles, The Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala


Member/s: Divino Dayacap (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Max Cinco (backing vocals, drums), Travis Barce (bass guitar), Jon Acosta (guitar, occasional keyboard)

Origin: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Years Active: 2 years

Genre/s: Dream Pop, Psychedelic Soul, Psychedelic Rock

Recommended Song: If You Dance With Him

Musical Influences: Phil Spector Wall Of Sound, Baroque Pop, Pink Floyd, 60s and 70s Motown records, OPM, Neapolitan music


Member/s: KL Dela Cruz (vocals & guitar), Karlo Maglasang (backing vocals & bass), Vince Lucero (guitar), Bob Sadural (drums)

Origin: Manila, Philippines

Years Active: 6 months

Genre/s: Swabecore

​Recommended Song: Papara

Musical Influences: John Mayer, Issues, Lower Than Atlantis


Member/s: April Hernandez (vocals, guitar), Mark Martinez (backup vocals, guitar), Miko Villena (bass), Mel Ferrer (keyboard), Karlo Soriano (drums)

Origin: Las Piñas City, Quezon City

Years Active: 2 years

Genre/s: Folk Rock, Indie Folk

Recommended Song: In Darkness

Musical Influences: Gabrielle Aplin, Fleetwood Mac, Mumford and Sons, Sara Bareilles, Bon Iver


Member/s: Jed Belen (vocals, & ukulele), Kaydee Sablaon (vocals, xylophone, harmonica, & tamborine), Patrick Olart (bass), Pogs Fortes
(drummer), Angelo Cablitas (guitar), Jp Roncales (percussion)

Origin: Las Piñas City, Parañaque

Years Active: 3 years

Genre/s: Folk Pop, Indie Folk, Indie Pop

Recommended Song: Bliss

Musical Influences: The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Heroes, Dresses, Mumford and Sons, Oh Land, Givers, Hellogoodbye, Beatles

Vote for your favorite Wanderbands by liking their video on the Wanderland Facebook. Polls close at 11:59PM today!