Dicta License Profile
Why the name Dicta License?
Literally ‘Dicta License’ means ‘License to Speak’. Which in this band’s case can be associated with their philosophical/socio-political tone evident in their songs.
Dicta License’s Sounds?
Fusion of Rock, Rap and Grudge. More specifically Political Rock (?)
The trio of Kelley, guitarist Boogie Romero and drummer Bryan Makasiar were once part of a youth group in church during high school and have been playing together since. (Kelley and Boogie, being full-time musicians, do double duty as part of Kjwan while Bryan plays for a side project called Black Rims).
Pochoy was then singing for his own band Reaction 105 while still a freshman in Ateneo and although two years younger, he can sing and rap to the kind of music the other three wanted to pursue. Read more…
- Pochoy Labog – Vocals
- Boogie Romero – Guitars
- Kelly Mangahas – Bass
- Bryan Makasiar – Drums
- EP (2003, Independent) – Includes “Duct Tape” and “Smoke Under The Table”
- No Seat Affair (Compilation)
- The band members came from Ateneo
- Their first big break happened in 2001, when Warner Music Philippines included their songs “Duct Tape” and “Criminal” in its compilation album, No Seat Affair.
- Invited to the Busan International Rock Festival in Korea, where they performed in front of a 25,000-crowd.
- “Ang Ating Araw” and was used as a theme song for ABS-CBN’s tagalized version of the Asianovela, Amazing Twins
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