Silly Fools

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Silly Fools
Origin Bangkok, Thailand
Genres
Years active 1995–present
Labels Bakery Music (1996)
GMM Grammy (1998-2007)
Sanamluang Music (2007-2008)
RS Promotion (2008-2011)
Warner Music (2013-2015)
Me Records (2015-)
Members Jakarint Juprasert (Ton)
Thevarit Srisuk (Rang)
Rat Kobayashi (Rat)
Kritsana Pandonlan (Rim)
Past members Korbpob Baiyam (Teoy)
Natapol Puthpawana (Toe)
Tortrakul Baingen (Tor)
Benjamin Jung Tuffnell (Ben)

Silly Fools (SF) is a Thai rock band. Their music can be described as modern rock.

The group first formed in 1995, and in 1996, released an EP named Sampler on the independent label Bakery Music. The band then moved to More Music and released their first full length album, I.Q. 180, but attracted a small audience compared with that of labelmates Loso.

Silly Fools popularity increased as the musical style of their later albums was more accessible to the public. They are now considered among the top rock bands in Thailand.

Silly Fools was the winner of the favorite artist for Thailand at the 2005 MTV Asia Awards.

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Jakarint "Ton" Juprasert (Thai: จักรินทร์ จูประเสริฐ; rtgsChakkarin Chuprasoet) – Guitars (1995-present)
  • Thevarit "Rang" Srisuk (Thai: เทวฤทธิ์ ศรีสุข; rtgsThewarit Si-suk) – Bass guitars (1995-present)
  • Rat Kobayashi (Thai: รัตน์ โกบายาชิ; rtgsRat Kobayachi) – Drums (2013-present)
  • Kritsana "Rim" Pandonlan (Thai: กฤษณะ ปานดอนลาน) – Lead vocal (2015-present)
Former members
  • Korbpob "Toey" Baiyam (Thai: กอบภพ ใบแย้ม; rtgsKopphop Bai-yeam) – Drums (1995-1999)
  • Natapol "Toe" Puthpawana (Thai: ณัฐพล พุทธภาวนา; rtgsNatthaphon Phutphawana) – Lead vocals (1995-2006), formed his new band HANGMAN, but now retired and changed name to 'Wirachon Satthaying' (วีรชน ศรัทธายิ่ง).
  • Tortrakul "Tor" Baingen (Thai: ต่อตระกูล ใบเงิน; rtgsTo-trakun Bai-ngoen) – Drums (1999-2012)
  • Benjamin "Ben" Jung Tuffnell (Thai: เบนจามิน จุง ทัฟเนล) – Lead vocals (2006-2015)

On June 26, 2006, Natapol Puthpawana quit the band, claiming that he no longer could play in venues serving alcoholic beverages due to his religion.

On November 12, 2006, Silly Fools appeared at the 2006 Fat Festival, performing 2 songs. Their new lead singer, whose identity was not revealed, performed 2 songs while wearing a mask. Both songs that were performed that evening were in English.

On December 21, 2006, Silly Fools (Ton,Rung,Tor) released their latest album "Silly Fools Mini", and unveiled the band's new lead singer, Benjamin Jung Tuffnell. The "Mini" album includes 5 English songs, and was made available for sale around January 26, 2007.

In 2012, Tortrakul Baingen quit the band, with personal reason. In 2013 Rat Kobayashi became the new permanent drummer for the band. The band produced a single for digital download in 2012 Soon Ya Kad.[1]

Members of the band produced TV shows Rock Rider about rock music and travel on big bike. In 2014, Silly Fools together with the band Airborne, and former lead singer of Big Ass Ekarat Wongcharat "Dak", formed Rock Rider project to produce music and do concert tours.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • I.Q. 180 (June 1998)
  • Candyman (July 1999)
  • Mint (September 2000)
  • Juicy (March 2002)
  • King Size (January 15, 2004)
  • The One (March,2008)
Singles and extended plays
  • EP. Sampler (1996)
  • Mini E.P. (January 26, 2007)
  • Tham Rai (ทำร้าย) [single, digital download] (2010)
  • Soon Ya Kad (สูญญากาศ) [single, digital download] (2012)
Compilation albums
  • Combo (May 2004)
  • Silly Fools: The Singles (July 2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] (Thai only)

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