The 1221

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Pop Punk

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, 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!

In 2016, The Maceda’s released their debut EP. Since then they released singles on Spotify and Apple Music. The year 2018, they recently released their latest single called “Every Day, Every Night” and will be releasing their sophomore EP for 2019. They’re also the winner of University Of Winnipeg’s The Uniter Fiver Music Issue 2018. The 1221 has performed on well known venues in Winnipeg, from The Pyramid, The Good-Will, The Handsome Daughter, The Cavern to Club Regent Event Centre and The Garrick, They played at Indie Week Toronto, performed at Canada Day at The Forks 2018 and the trio has toured Asia – playing gigs in Japan and and most recently played shows in the Philippines. They’ve opened for artists who toured Canada in the past years like Arnel Pineda (current frontman of Journey). The 1221 owes their solid sound to performing – and, of course – from their unique natural bond as brothers.

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