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Aegis vocalist Juliet Sunot shares the secret to her powerful singing voice

Aegis finally performs in their biggest concert ever in Manila on September 1.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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08/09/2017 09:13 AM
Aegis vocalist Juliet Sunot shares the secret to her powerful singing voice

 

Fresh from their US tour, Pinoy rock band Aegis returns to the country with a grand homecoming concert that will also celebrate their successful two decades in the music business. “Mixed emotions kami.  Masaya kami kasi merong taong nagtiwala sa amin para mag-perform sa Newport Performing Arts Theater kasi isang malaking karangalan yun. Kaya pala namin yun (laughs). “Ngala ngala na talaga ilalabas namin kasi talagang kinakabahan kami kasi sa Resorts World na eh. Nandun pa rin yung kaba namin. Malaki (na venue) na ito pero talagang andun pa rin yung kaba namin. Siguro talagang kakaiba ito. So biritan na ng biritan bahala na. Ito yung isa sa pinakamalaki. Andun pa rin yung kaba kasi kahit sabihin mong kanta kami pag nakikita namin yung madaming tao kinakabahan kami. Andun pa rin. Ganun talaga,” Aegis vocalist Juliet Sunot shared during the Aegis na Aegis presscon held last August 8 at Resorts World Manila.

Apart from making their mark on the Pinoy rock scene with their classic hit songs “Halik,” “Basang Basa sa Ulan,” and “Luha,” Aegis admitted that they also plan to share their own versions of other rock songs as well as current popular hits. “Mga Heart, basta mga Celine Dion, Whitney Houston na in a Aegis way. Mga Despacitokung kakayanin ba naman namin (laughs). Wala pa kaming bagng album pero may mga cover songs na makakaya namin and yung mga songs pa rin na hindi pa nila naririnig na kasama sa album isasali namin,” Juliet revealed.


Despite their popularity, Aegis admitted that they have had their fair share of challenges during the past decade especially whenever they go abroad. “Dati kasi hindi mo ma-please lahat ng mga tao. So nung nasa Amerika kami minsan hindi kami kilala pero sa ngayon nung nag-US tour kami grabe sobra yung tanggap nila sa amin. Simula nung 15 shows namin lahat napuno namin. Siguro madaling masundan yung mga kanta namin kahit bata nakakanta rin sila sa aming mga kanta kasi nasusundan nila,” Juliet said.

With a new generation of music lovers, the group said they have no doubts about their universal musical appeal. “Talagang kukuhanin din namin ang loob ng mga millennials. Meron kaming mga kanta na ma-a-appreciate din nila. Yung covers namin na the Aegis way pa rin. Na kung pabiritan, ibirit na lang namin (laughs). Ganun na lang,” she added.

As one of the vocalists of Aegis, Juliet (along with her fellow vocalist and sister Mercy) saidthey have no special secrets when it comes to maintaining their distinctive and powerful voices on and off stage. “Hindi ako umiinom ng malamig, maligamgam lang yung kailangan ko tapos bawal sa akin ang ice cream, matatamis. Ice cream po puwede siya i-microwave para makakain lang ako tapos tulog lang yan ang kailangan ko. Basta tulog, disiplana lang sa sarili. Walang vocalization. Before lang (mag-perform) mag-pray lang kami. basta hot water lang bago kami mag-show,” she said.

Watch Aegis na Aegis: A Story of Us on September 1, Friday, 8 pm at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila. Presented by RWM in cooperation with Ultimate Shows, Inc. with direction, concept, and script by Lambert De Jesus. For ticket inquiries, please call 908-8833.