Asanee–Wasan is a Thai rock band fronted by brothers Asanee “Pom” and Wasan “Toe” Chotikul. Among the band’s hits is a 1989 song that puts into verse the lengthy ceremonial name for Bangkok, “Krung Thep Mahanakhon” (“กรุงเทพมหานคร”).
The elder brother, Asanee, is known for his guitar solos and his wild, “rock star” persona. His way of singing ballads is often described as broken-heart jiggo (jiggo is a Thai slang for a bad boy, a parody from Gigolo in English and Italian). The bespectacled Wasan is known for his sensitive songs and softer, gentler style. Their songs often include a hook chorus sung by female backing vocalists.
In concerts they frequently throw autographed guitar picks into the crowd as souvenirs. They are glued on to their guitar or microphone stand ready to be handed out. We hope you can be there to catch one!
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