The phenomenal Aegis band led by Juliet and Mercy Sunot of Cagayan de Oro not only rocked Vienna but also appealed to Filipinos to help typhoon victims in the Philippines.
During the concert last October 4, 2009 at the Arcotel Wimberger, Hotel Vienna, Aegis took the opportunity to appeal for financial support from their fans and audience.
The donations will be given to the victims of tropical storm Ondoy that hit the country last September 26, 2009 and caused massive flooding in Metro Manila and South Luzon provinces.
“Their songs are heart warming, social conscious songs that reach the depths of the Pinoy’s inner emotions,” Jovito Cruz, Vienna PNB manager said.
Donation boxes were passed around to the audience while Aegis lead vocalists, Juliet and Mercy Sunot awakened the Filipino patriotism by singing the song “Bayan Ko”.
“There is a feeling of oneness with Aegis kasi nakaka-touch ang kanilang mga awitin. Yung mataas na nota na kinakanta nila coupled with excellent performance ay talagang nakakatindig balahibo. Their down to earth rendition awakens the Filipino innate sense of melodrama, maganda talaga, Excellent!“ Arman Dimacale, one of the organizers told ABS-CBN news.
The concert in Vienna was part of the band’s European Tour. They also performed in Switzerland, Denmark, The Netherlands and Sweden.
“The earthshaking voices of Aegis’ lead vocalists are just too mighty not to be noticed in a pop-rock arena. I am very much mesmerized by the incredible lung-power of the lady singers,” said Austrian Filipino Vanessa Geissler.
The band members also extended their deepest condolences to all Filipinos who lost not only material things but also their loved ones in the typhoon’s wrath.
Aegis is composed of five females and one male that represent the three major islands of the Philippines.
The Sunots are from Cagayan De Oro, keyboardist Stella Galindo is from Misamis Occidental, while bass guitarist Rowena “Weng” Pinpin is from Pampanga, and drummer Vilma Goloviogo is from Manila. The lone man in the band, guitarist Rey Aboneja hails from Leyte.