Pawaris Chuasukonthip (Phil)
Classically trained pianist from the age of 4, after being introduced to Marilyn Manson's 'Antichrist Superstar,' Phil has dedicated his life to rock music and has been performing and promoting shows in the Thai indie music scene since high school. Several of the bands led on to be signed with major labels including 'Lomosonic,' 'Over Me,' and 'The Yers.' After working for BEC-TERO Entertainment, the biggest international concert promoter in Thailand, for more than 3 years he has decided to pursue music full-time as an instructor at ROCKADEMY.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Jake started playing drums at the age of 5. While in high school, he never shyed away from any music program, joining the concert band, jazz band and marching band. While still in high school, he joined Winter Guard International's indoor drum line "Green Thunder Percussion" as the drum set player, touring through the mid-west. In 2012, Jake graduated from Musicians Institute with a degree in drum performance.
Jureeporn Gamontummagul (Ju)
One of the most talented female drummers in Thailand, Ju has built up her career from humble beginnings in the Thai indie music scene onto becoming the most sought after session drummers amongst Thai big-name artists. Even with a fully booked touring schedule, she still manages to juggle between playing with her full-time band 'Abuse The Youth' who recently signed with BEC-TERO Music, and other artists such as STAMP, SCRUBB, and Ornaree.
Narissarin Janpraisri (Fai)
Fai “Over Me” is easily noticeable by her petite appearance and overly large bass guitar case which she carries with her all the time. However, when it comes to her skills on the bass, she transforms into a groove machine with her signature fingered walking bass style and Brit-rock influenced sound. She is currently playing in 3 bands; Over Me, Supersub, and World Not Bad.
Warut Onoonjit (Win)
Win is not only a multi-talented musician but also the lead singer of the comedic progressive rock band 'The Ginkz,' known for witty lyrics and complex yet catchy musical structures. Starting with the Electone from the age of 11, he gradually shifted his focus to guitar and finally majoring in bass guitar from Silpakorn University. His collective experience working with various bands has made him a highly demanded musician. He has frequently been seen playing bass for the band 'Lomosonic.'
Panapong Permpoon (Top)
With influences ranging from Blues to Electronica, Top is the front man of 'The Messenger,' a synth rock band recently signed to Spicydisc Records. As a Mahidol University graduate, not only is he a highly skilled and versatile performer but he's also innovative, usually incorporating the use of samples and other musical electronics into his performances. He has also recorded guitar with artists such as Sqweez Animal, Apartment Khunpa, and Lullaby.
Petepong Phasukyud (Pete)
Former CU band winner, Pete 'Over Me,' is a highly talented singer with a burning passion for Broadway musicals. This is evident in his singing style and stage persona, screeching out inhumanly high notes with extravagant stage antics. Aside from being a singer, Pete also provides voice-overs for TV shows and commercials.
Ariytuch Poltan (Boy)
Energetic, powerful, and fearless, Boy is the lead singer of 'Lomosonic,' a modern rock band best known for their exciting stage performances. Whether the band is playing in a small bar or an arena, Boy's energy and charisma never drops and the audience is guaranteed to have a great time. Vocally, Boy has a range of 4 octaves and can sing anything ranging from soft ballads to heavy metal.
Tirarat Poomuang (Boom)
Striking each hit with precision and power, Boom is the fuzzy-haired drummer for 'The Yers' a post-punk/alternative band signed to Genie Records. With influences from world-renowned drums such as John Bonham, Atom Willard, and Travis Barker, this Silpakorn University graduate is a beast on the drum set. Blending technicality with solid grooves, his style and skill is second to none.
Prakai Voranisarakul (Mick)
Mick is the very definition of “Rock Star,” singing lead vocals and guitar for his band ‘Abuse the Youth.’ As the front man, he has led them to win several music awards, perform on stage at Fat Festival and Big Mountain, as well as tour in neighboring countries like Singapore and Malaysia. Armed with his grungy guitar riffs and raspy vocals, Mick was born to be a Rock Star.
Yotsatorn Boonthanapiwat (Ooh)
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A multi-talented musician who is the lead singer, guitarist, song writer and producer for a band called 'The Yers'. Ooh graduated with a Bachelor in Music from Silpakorn University. Before The Yers, he was also a drummer for the bands such as Krungthep Marathon and Knock The Knock. Photo by Acoustic Soulpix
Pon is the lead singer of Plastic Surgery, a Thai hard rock band that rose to fame in early 2008 best known for combining shredding guitar riffs and screeching vocals with beautiful melodies and catchy hooks. Having studied at Musicians' Institute, Pon's singing style spans a wide range of genres from epic rock ballads to screamo vocals.
Put is a multi-instrumentalist with 17 years experience playing the guitar, bass and drums for many bands in the UK, Japan and Thailand. He has an experimental solo guitar project called Wednesday, which has performed many shows in Japan and Thailand. Put also drums full time for a rock ‘n’ roll band called Plastic Section and plays the bass guitar for a hardcore band, Cana. He was also the founder of Bangkok original live music venue, Harmonica, where Hariguem Zaboy, Monomania, aire and many established bands performed in their early years.
Pree Asvaraksha (Wan)
Named one of the best of Bangkok's indie bands of 2013, Wan is the front man for the highly sought after rock band "Mattnimare." Graduating from Mahidol University majoring in vocals, Wan's voice is as captivating as his stage presence which not only magnifies the massiveness of the band's sound but also succeeds in winning the hearts of Thai indie music fans. Photo by Bemanoy Photography
Supatchaya Sompong (Boss)
Originally from Chiang Mai, he grew up listening to bands such as AC/DC, Metallica and Black Sabbath, with his Dad’s influence, and started playing guitar when he was 13 years old. Boss then went on to graduate from Payap University with a Bachelor in Jazz Music. When he was living in Chiang Mai, he was part of an electronic rock band called Khokdin and now he is the guitarist of a very popular metal hardcore band ‘Annalynn’!! If you want to learn guitar either jazz, metal hardcore or anything in between, Boss is the one for you!
Nonlapan Umpuch (Pun)
Pun is the lead singer of Jelly Rocket, an all-girl electronic/dream pop band, whose songs have recently reached over 10 million views on YouTube. For over 3 years, the band has become a sensation in the Thai indie music scene. Despite taking part in a school choir for 10 years, Pun actually grew up around Hip-hop and R&B with influences like Ne-Yo, 50 Cent, Eminem, Jojo and etc. She is also passionate in a wide range of genres from Hip-hop R&B, Dream Pop, EDM to J-Rock and K-pop. One thing she always tell her students at Rockademy is, “never be afraid to express yourself!”
Sirasith Tangbunduangjit (Ben)
Ben graduated from Mahidol University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Entertainment, majoring in bass guitar. He loves funk, groove and disco music that’s fun, kind of like his personality. Ben studied piano since he was 4 years old and started to play guitar and bass, as he grew older. From all those years playing the piano from a young age, Ben has really good ear training. He also has a lot of experiences playing back up for many famous Thai bands. So if you’re looking to learn keyboard, piano or bass, Ben’s the one!