Shopping Bag is an up-and-coming new band from BEC-Tero Music. The members consist of Mart – Manapol Subunpong (vocals), Hon – Tanat Chimpalee (guitar), George – Chaichana Yongsawai (bass), Chon – Atichon Pinthong (keyboards) and Tin – Tin Napalai (drums).
The five members all have rich experience in music as they are students at one of the most prestigious music schools in Thailand, the College of Music at Mahidol University. Music is part of their life and runs in their veins. Chon is the brother of Gak – Atirat Pinthong, bassist with Slot Machine, one of Thailand’s most successful rock bands.
The band was scouted after winning the Mama Talent Contest and signed a contract with BEC-Tero Music. They have spent three years learning about composing music and writing lyrics from a veteran composer and musician, Po Posayanukul.
Their debut single, ‘Fang Yoo’ (‘I’m Listening’), is a mid-tempo song with fun lyrics which reflect the band’s bright personality and their outstanding musical talent. The band has since released two more singles: ‘Phroh Wa Rao Hang’ (‘Because We Are Apart’) and ‘Son’ (‘Hide’).
Shopping Bag say that creating music was the first step in their friendship. They are now working together to build their own path in the indie rock world.