Stereotype is a hitmaker in the making. A musical gem from the South, this 4-piece acoustic band is composed of Francis Greg Dagatan, Levi Lao, Noah Lao, and Ren Ella Talisic. Stereotype was formed in 2014. Since then, the band has been a staple performer in bars and restaurants around the metro. But due to the pandemic, live events stopped, but not the music. The band saw an opportunity in live streaming. They keep themselves busy by doing regular Facebook live sessions where thousands of fans from anywhere in the world watch and enjoy their performances and shower them with virtual gifts.
The band was recently featured in a local newspaper and took notice of their burgeoning popularity not just in the live scene, but in the digital world as well. The band’s official Youtube channel reached 100,000 subscribers in a matter of months: a rare feat for an artist who has just started making a name in the industry. Their cover of Matchbox Twenty’s “Unwell” is well-loved and has over 2,000,000 views and still counting.
Stereotype recently released their rendition of the Savage Garden original “I Knew I Loved You” on March 19, 2021.