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Typecast (band)

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Years active  1999–present
The Typecast band members-Chi Resurreccion, Pakoy Fletchero, Steve Frank Badiola,and Sep Rono

Labels  EMI PhilippinesWarner Music
Associated acts  KamikazeeSlapshockSave Me HollywoodHileraSmall HandsChicosci
Past members  Melvin MacatiagKen Salang
Origin  Santa Rosa, Philippines (1999)
Members  Steve Badiola, Melvin Macatiag, Pakoy Fletchero, Chi Ressureccion
Genres  alternative rock, Pop punk, Post-grunge, Hard rock
Albums  Every Moss and Cobweb, Last Time, The Infatuation Is Always, Sweet 16 (Live at Checkpoi

Similar  Chicosci, Urbandub, Hilera


Typecast performs "The Boston Drama" LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus

Typecast is an alternative 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.


The Typecast band members- Pakoy Fletchero, Steve Frank Badiola, Sep Rono, and Chi Resurreccion


The Typecast band members-Chi Resurreccion, Steve Frank Badiola, Pakoy Fletchero, and Sep Rono

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. 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. This success eventually led to the opportunity to open for other popular bands such as Thursday, The Rogel Romero Experiment, Darkest Hour, Good Charlotte, Saosin, Anberlin, and just recently, All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, The Used, and Cobra Starship.

In 2014, drummer Melvin Macatiag quit the band.

In 2015 the band announced its new drummer, Sep Roño.

Critical reception

The Typecast band members-Pakoy Fletchero, Chi Resurreccion, Steve Frank Badiola, and Sep Rono

Being the No. 1 Top Artist in MySpace all over Southeast Asia, 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. 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. They've been reviewed as one of the Most Influential Rock Bands in Southeast Asia according to, an online magazine based in Singapore and Malaysia.


  • Word Sits Heavy (EP) (2014)
  • How Your Influence Betrays You (2011)
  • Every Moss and Cobweb (Warner Music, 2006)
  • The Infatuation Is Always There (EMI, 2004)
  • Last Time (independent release, 2001)
  • Members

    Current members
    The Typecast band members-Pakoy Fletchero, Chi Resurreccion, Sep Rono, and Steve Frank Badiola during an interview

  • Steve Frank Badiola – lead vocals, guitars 1999–present
  • Chi Resurreccion – co-vocals, bass guitar 1999–present
  • Pakoy Fletchero – lead guitar, vocals 1999–present
  • Sep Roño – drums 2015–present
  • Past members
  • Melvin Macatiag – drums 1999–2014
  • Ken Salang – rhythm guitar 2005–2007
  • Awards and nominations

    2008 MYX Music Awards

  • Nominated: Favorite Rock Video - "Will You Ever Learn"
  • 2013 MYX Music Awards

  • Nominated: Favorite Rock Video - "Reverend's Daughter"
  • 2007 NU Rock Awards

  • Won: Song of the Year - "Will You Ever Learn"
  • Nominated: Vocalist of the Year - Steve Badiola
  • Nominated: Guitarist of the Year - Steve Badiola
  • Nominated: Drummer of the Year - Melvin Macatiag
  • Nominated: Best Live Act
  • Nominated: Artist of the Year
  • Nominated: Album of the Year - Every Moss and Cobweb
  • Nominated: Producer of the Year - "Every Moss and Cobweb"
  • Nominated: Best Music Video - "Will You Ever Learn" (directed by Pedring Lopez)
  • Songs

    The Boston DramaEvery Moss and Cobweb · 2006
    Will You Ever LearnEvery Moss and Cobweb · 2006
    Reverend's DaughterSweet 16 (Live at Checkpoint Bar - Parañaque) · 2016


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