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Aegis Band

Pepe Smith and Aegis OPM band in Sydney, March 28

Aegis Band
Aegis Band


The Philippines’ favourite “senti-birit” band AEGIS is returning to Sydney in March, courtesy of the Manila Sydney Entertainment. Filipinos in Sydney will once again be treated to the unique AEGIS blend of sentimental rock music, which has earned them loyal fans all over the Pinoy diaspora, making them one of the busiest Filipino band over the past decades.


Led by sisters Juliet and Mercy Sunot, the AEGIS Band has dominated the Pinoy rock scene. 

during the 80s and 90s, releasing 10 Platinum and Gold albums. Some of their immortal hits include Luha, Halik, and Basang-basa Sa Ulan. 

As a tribute to this iconic band, the Philippine Educational Theatre Association is producing a rock musical entitled Rak of Aegis, using the greatest hits of AEGIS. 

This much anticipated concert will be made doubly special by the special participation of legendary Pinoy rock artists Joey “Pepe” Smith and Wally Gonzales, both former members of the iconic Juan de la Cruz Band of the 70s.

The Juan de la Cruz Band is credited as one of the bands that ushered in the emergence of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), starting with the pioneering hit song Ang Himig Natin.

The concert, simply titled AEGIS 2014, is slated for Friday, March 28 2014 at the Showroom Mounties at Mount Pritchard in Western Sydney.

Lending able support will be talented young local Australian-Filipino artists led by Arvee de la Cruz and the Gale Force Band.

Those interested in buying the coveted tickets may contact Tess (0414894693); Bong (0448914514); Jonie (0433096996); Serna (0449950008); Gina (0423411175); or Bhajune Parramatta (98911955).

The AEGIS Band Australia Concert Tour 2014 also includes concerts in Brisbane (March 29) and Darwin (March 21).

 IT’S BEEN A LONG WAY since  the six female and one male band “Aegis” from the Philippines first performed its initial public concert. The band has released 40 music albums throughout its close to 11 years career.

In the process the band has evolved to one close family “making music, travelling foreign shores, sharing food, stories and lives.”

Sydneysiders will have the chance to hear and see them in their coming “Rock of Aegis” music concert on Saturday 1 September  at the Tivoli Room, Rooty Hill RSL Club. Door open 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm.

Their most successful music hits “Luha”, “Halik”, and “Basang-basa ng Ulan” have made the sound and the name of the band almost another brand in itself. Aegis started earlier as AG Soundtrippers which evolved into the present name which literally means “Shield” or “Protection.”

Aegis is famous for its love songs. :”The band hopes that lovers will find protection loneliness and heart breaks,” said a band spokesman.

Sisters Mercy Sunot  (vocals)  Julie Sunot (vocals) and Ken Sunot (vocal) came all the way from Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao while Stella Galindo (keboard)  hails from Misamis Occidental. Vilma Goloviogo (drums) is from Manila. The only male member Rey Abenoja (guitar) is from Southern Leyte. Bass guitarist Rowena Pinpin is from Pampanga.

Local supporting acts on night of September 1 include Criz Guce, Jena Gigante,  Alwynn delos Santos, Marlissa Punzalan, Aleksie and Monique Manese,  Lex Mcfarland, and Rvee dela Cruz.