Arlene Paculan released her first EP titled ‘I’m Worth It’ in early 2010. After her visions of becoming a recording artist had been put on hold for a few years to establish her acting career, Arlene continued to write songs and create homemade demos without the intention of recording or performing them professionally. Thankfully, her mother reconnected with a business client in October 2009 and casually mentioned Arlene’s recording techniques: a laptop, keyboard, guitar, mic, and Cubase, though leading to one cramped bedroom, also gave birth to many early songs.
Arlene Paculan's love for creating music originated from the time she picked up her pink plastic toy guitar and started singing a song she had made up for her mother - where she promised to buy her a diamond ring. Mom is still waiting for it.
The Lesson is a 4 member Toronto-based band. Formed out of a deep friendship and commitment to music, The Lesson’s sound is best described as “happy songs for sad people”. Lead singer Jon Manalo’s catchy melodies are mixed perfectly with guitarist Trevor Juras’ cranked 1960s amp, Godfrey Teeoh’s melodic basslines and Lucas Mailing’s solid backbeat. Their songs are infectious, unpretentious and full of substance.