By Chelsea Tan
The well-renowned band Aegis celebrated 20 years in the music industry this year.
Their classic hits Halik, Basang Basa Sa Ulan and Luha, which continue to resonate with Filipino fans all over the globe.
The seven-member group is touring North America for the latter part of the year, and we caught up with them during their press conference here in Calgary.
Juliet Sunot, one of the lead singers, spoke about their experience in the city.
“We can’t forget Calgary,” she says. “We’ve made so many memories here. Even though we’ve made you guys happy with our past performances, we hope that we’ll make you even happier through this concert, even though we’re getting really old.”
The band’s sold-out concert was held at the Grey Eagle Event Centre this past Oct 20 and fans were amazed to find that the calibre of their voices has not changed, despite two decades worth of performances.
“After 20 years, their voices are still the same,” says Calgary Aegis fan, Debbie. “They can still hit the high notes!”
The lead singers of the band are the siblings Juliet, Mercy, and Kris Sunot. They’re famous for belting out high notes in their signature raspy voices, and there’s nothing quite like the Aegis when it comes to epitomizing Filipino angst and heartbreak.
“We enjoyed watching and listening to their powerful performance,” says Debbie “It was definitely worth paying for.”
To celebrate two decades of music, the band held a star-studded concert in Manila in July at the famous Araneta Coliseum with guests like Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis.
The Coliseum, which is located in Quezon City, holds as much as 16,500 people.
When asked about their most memorable experience as a band, Juliet says filling the stadium was one of their most memorable moments.
“We filled the Smart Araneta Coliseum!” The band’s keyboardist, Stella Pablico echoed the sentiment.
“We had our first major concert at the Araneta Coliseum, and although it was raining hard, the fans still showed up.”