Clash is one of the most popular Thai rock bands in Thailand today. The band consists of Bank(lead vocals), Ponn(guitar), Hack(guitar), Soom(bass), and Yak(drum). The band signed to UP G record in 2001 and up until now they have released 5 albums, 2 greatest hits albums, and 2 special acoustic albums.
Current members are (nickname in parenthesis):
Preeti Barameeanant (Bank): vocals
Thanapon Rokesomput (Ponn): guitar
Thapana Na Bangchang (Hack): guitar
Sukrit Sripaoraya (Soom): bass
Anan Dapphetthikon (Yak): drum
The band first united as "Lucifer" in order to participate in the second and third Hot Wave Music Awards Contest. After winning the contest they signed a deal and joined UP G record (under the GMM Grammy records banner) in 2001, and changed their band name to "Clash" and released their first album "ONE". Their first single "Guad(Hug)" was a hit and lead the young band to success.
In February 2003 Clash went back to the studio and released their second album "Soundshake". The album had two hit singles "Ter Ja Yoo Gup Chun Dtalot Bai" and "Kor Chet Nam Dta". 2003 also Bank record a solo song "Nueng mitr chid klai" for the International hit Thai movie "Beautiful Boxer". Towards the end of 2003 Clash joined 6 other Grammy bands for 2 special rock albums under the banner "Little Rock Project", the albums also saw a spin off concert in November 2003 and success of the single "Aow pai luey!",which Clash recorded with the band Kala.
Then in 2004 they released their third album "Brainstorm" which fans praised and gave the album good reviews. 2004 also say Bank star in the Thai movie "Pun X Dek Sood Kua" along with long time friend and fellow singer Num, from the band Kala, the Movie featured the hit song Pleng ruk pun X, which saw release on the movies OST. At the end of 2004 GMM Grammy chose to end the year by releasing a special album to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The album featured Clash and 3 other bands (Kala, AB Normal and Potato) sing some of the greatest hits from Grammy's 20 years, the Album was titled "Pack-4". Artists such as Loso, Silly Fools and Asanee Wasan were covered by the young bands. Clash covered songs made famous by Joe & Kong, Y-Not-7 and Maew Jirasak Panpoom.
January 2005 saw Clash join the other Pack-4 bands for the hit spin-off concert "Pack 4 Freedom Romantic Rock". In the October 2005, they released their fourth album "Emotion" which includes the hit single "Lakorn Luk Tae" and is accompany with three other singles like "Sop Tee Ogk Chun", "Pleng Peua Seau", and "Fai Ruk".
March 2006 saw them release a second acoustic album and on they finally held their very own first concert. July saw them release their 2nd Greatest hits Album. The hit song "Naang Fa Kon Derm" was the official theme song of Andrew Gregson's first directed lakorn call " Sa Doot Ruk" starring Andrew Gregson and Buachompoo Ford. In October 2006 they release a new single call "Kaang Ka". On , 2006, they release their 5th album call Crashing and their first single Kaang Ka is already topping music charts in Thailand.
As of right now in recent news, Bank reveals that his mom is serious ill and is suffering from a chromosome condition affecting her white blood cells to the point where she could not walk and may develop into "Leukemia". Due to his mom illness, Bank is busy making money to pay for the treatment for his dearly love mother. So far Bank has paid millions on her treatment, he has to take his mother to the hospital for blood transfusion everyday. "