On a humid night at Route 196 along Katipunan, Never the Strangers strode on stage at the appointed hour. They played five songs in a 30-minute set marked by rock and roll, new wave and aching ballads. The keyboards were as much in the play as the roaring guitars and the steady backbeat.
But you could barely hear the band from the rowdy crowd up front who sang along to every tune. Never The Strangers were serenading their audience as much as the guests were singing back to the band. No stranger in the house that night!
So I wondered, would Never the Strangers still have made it as far as they did if they had kept the name Leonecast? You’d be unsure of the pronunciation—Leo-nee-cast? Leon-cast? But then again the rock scene is littered with acts with strange names.
New name with maturity
Still, midway through college at the Ateneo de Manila, Leonecast decided they were moving to a mature phase in their lives and junking their oldRead More »from What’s in a name change? Ask Never The Strangers