I first saw Splendio Tritus perform at the Miss Lipa Tourism 2018 Coronation Night. I remember being blown away by how talented this group of Lipeño youngsters is. I caught another couple performances after that and I’ve always enjoyed watching them.
Splendio Tritus is proudly Lipeño. They’ve performed all over the country and it’s about time that every Lipeño gets to know them.
Please introduce the whole band to our followers.
Splendio Tritus is a band established in 2012, consisting of four members who are siblings; Nicolle Ferrer on the guitar, Josh Ferrer on the bass, Iazelle Ferrer on the drums, and Yhaelle Ferrer on the keyboard. They come from Lipa City, Batangas and have been performing in many live gigs; guesting in radio stations/live streams since 2017.
Can you give us a brief history of the band?
Before the band officially started, Nicolle learned how to play the piano, and the siblings have already been singing together.
The band started in 2012 after all decided that music would be a great form of therapy for Josh, since he has Autism.
Why the name Splendio Tritus?
That’s the name chosen for the band because it’s been the Ferrer Family’s battle cry since the 15th century. It’s a Latin word that means “Splendio” – we shine, and “Tritus” – thou worn, and we stand by that statement; “We shine through challenges.” We want to share this motto with everyone.
What inspires the band to make music?
Love for family, and love for music in general.
Can you describe the normal day of the band?
It’s like any other family, really; sleep, wake up, pray, eat, do whatever…homework, maybe– except we occasionally allot time for band practice, approximately one to two hours per week. This has been our band routine since 2011. We also observe Shabbat not by religion, but by faith.
We also eat lomi during weekends at DnG Lomi house, so if you want to meet us in person, just drop by at Barangay Sico, Lipa City and feast with us.
Aside from making music, what are your other hobbies?
Nicolle draws a lot of her own characters and makes comic strips of them. Josh spends his time watching Youtube videos, learning languages, keeping up with the Oscars, and solving math problems on the internet. Iazelle plays with rubik’s cubes (she has a lot of them: 2×2, 3×3, 5×5, pyraminx, and the Megaminx). Yhaelle plays a lot of video games (he hogs the gaming console all the time). We all play with our pets, a puppy called Peanut and a cat called Miming, and our many chickens, namely Lucky, Mono, Chrome, Mocha, Ali, Maria, and Cappuccino. We have yet no name our nine+ chicks.
Who are your band inspirations?
We have several big inspirations, and their numbers increase over time since there are a lot of great bands. Our inspirations are December Avenue, Parokya ni Edgar, Join the Club, Queen, The Corrs, Paramore, and System of a Down, to name a few.
What are your goals as a band?
We have very simple goals:
1. Inspire others.
2. Entertain others.
3. Have fun.
Short term goals:
1. Release our first single. Check.
2. Release an EP— instead of an EP, we actually decided that we’ll be releasing an LP this year, 2019.
And long term goals:
1. Have one of our songs become part of a Disney movie soundtrack.
2. Stick together.
How do you juggle making music and studies?
We make sure that weekdays are solely for academics only, and weekends are when we practice for upcoming gigs.
What’s your message to your fellow Lipeños who want to make music?
Just go for it. Don’t let anyone stop you from doing what you want. Remember DELTPUD, Don’t Ever Let Them Pull You Down. It’s actually the title of the LP we’re about to release.
Please invite our followers to check you out.
If you guys want to check us out, we have a page on Facebook: Splendio Tritus Music. We also have an Instagram account and a YouTube channel with the same name.
You can also find us in any digital platforms like Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, etc.