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Skip Reality, a rising Filipino pop rock band now invading the UK

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Skip Reality Band Album Cover

FILIPINO  pop-rock band Skip Reality is set to release on April 15 its second single entitled “Change My Number” to coincide with the launching of its music video directed by award-winning director Njel de Mesa.

Formerly A.K.A , the band, which was formed in 2014, is composed of siblings Alekzandra Nicolle (lead vocals & rhythm guitar) and Von Aiki (male vocals & lead guitar), and Kevin Romasanta (backup vocals & bass).

Skip Reality released its self-titled debut album with the lead single “Oras” (Time), under independent record label Indie Pinoy. The song went viral on YouTube with more than 10,000 views within the first few minutes of its release.

Oras won two awards from Beat 100 International Music Charts (Q2 2015 Bronze Best Song Award and Q2 2015 Silver Best Music Video Award) and was also nominated for Best Rock/Alternative Song at the 2015 ND Music Awards.

“Beautiful Things,” another song from the album, also garnered a lot of attention and won Q1 2015 Gold Best Song Award in Beat 100 International Music Charts.

Skip Reality was noticed by OPM artists including Richard Merk and the legendary folk-rock singer Freddie Aguilar. The band appeared as guests on Merk’s radio show on Energy FM 106.7 and was also invited to perform at Ka Freddie’s bar in Tomas Morato, Quezon City in 2015.

A.K.A signed with U.K. record label, Motiventcha Studios, ltd. on May 2015 as they changed the band’s name to “Skip Reality.” They released their 1st single under Motiventcha Studios, ltd. entitled “Simple Love” on January 1, 2016.

The year 2016 holds a lot of great things for Skip Reality, including a 5-track EP and a UK tour on October 2016

Christian Joel Espiritu
Christian Joel Espiritu is a veteran reporter of a Manila based newspaper. A Bachelor in Journalism degree holder from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, he started his journalism career as a reporter-trainee of the Philippine Daily Inquirer in the late 80's and early 1990's.

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