Gracenote was founded at the hallways of St. Scholastica's College Manila where all the band members are taking up majors in music. Through their shared interests, they formed the foundation of the band. From their humble beginnings of playing in minor productions, the band worked its way up, eventually achieving the first runner-up title in the Sing for Cancer: Battle of the Bands 2008. That event paved the way for Gracenote's road to greatness.
During their front act gig at the University of the East, they met Alan Ortiz, who then worked his way into organizing the various business matters of the band. As they worked with their new-found manager, the band got in the regional eliminations of the Nescafe Soundskool last October 18, 2008, where they got a chance to enter the finals.
After a short tour and some mentoring by the Nescafe Soundskool team at Boracay, the band went on to their main event, The Finals Night at the Ultra Sports Complex: The event that proved to be one of the highlights of the band's history. There, they shared the stage with 6 Cyclemind to play the song Sandalan, and Gracenote's original song, "Far Away". Although they did not win in the event, they gained valuable experience and friends they will never forget.
Several gigs and a few months later, Gracenote once again joined another competition, the DZUP: College Collision Year 2. This was an annual fundraiser event held by DZUP that was held at Tiendesitas last March 15, 2009. There they won first place.
Gracenote comes from the musical term "grace note", a notation that signifies an ornament that serves to decorate a part of a song. For some, decorations seem small and unnecessary, but in the world of music, these little superfluities can make all the difference.
We are a collection of artists whose collective goal is to simply make good music. As individuals however, we are funny, eccentric, and sometimes totally out of this world. Yet we still manage to create songs that seem so familiar yet so different from anything you've ever heard.