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The Ransom Collective

The Ransom Collective


Years Active: 2013 to present

Genre: indie folk, indie pop

Country: Philippines


Kian Ransom (vocals / guitar)
Redd Claudio (drums)
Jermaine Choa Peck (percussions / vocals)
Leah Halili (bass / vocals)
Lily Gonzales (keyboards / vocals)
Muriel Gonzales (violin / vocals)

Artist Bio:

With initial influences like Mumford & Sons, Local Natives, Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men, The Ransom Collectives sound may not be unusual, but they are definitely an unconventional new player in the Philippine music scene. The sixIpiece indie folk/pop band unites the piano, violin, percussions, bass and guitar, each voice and instrument like veins sustaining a beating heart. Formed only in late August of 2013, the band found themselves on stages all over Manila within their first six months. After winning Wanderband, a competition between the countrys most promising indie bands, The Ransom Collective went on to play the annual Wanderland Festival, sharing the stage with bands such as The Drums, The Royal Concept, Architecture in Helsinki and more. The band then released their selfI titled EP in November 2014 to high praise from music critics and peers. In May 2017, they released their first full-length album entitled Traces. In addition, the band has released three music videos and has worked with several notable companies in releasing promotions and launching campaigns. Comprised of Kian Ransom (vocals and guitar), Redd Claudio (drums), Jermaine Choa Peck (percussions and vocals), Leah Halili (bass and vocals), Lily Gonzales (keyboards and vocals......[Read More]