Viva Live, Inc, the concert outfit behind hit online streaming shows such as “The Rico Blanco Songbook,” “Four Hearts” and “HRNA” is to present another surefire special titled “This Bandang Juans.”
As hinted in the title, the streaming concert brings together 3 of the biggest bands in the Pinoy pop music scene today: This Band, Bandang Lapis and The Juans.
This Band is the group behind the monster hit “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na.” The song has the distinction of being the biggest song of 2018 and to date, has over 106.8 million streams on Spotify and more than 50 million accumulated views on YouTube.
It has since become the breakout hit of this sextet that includes lead vocalist Andrea Manzano, guitarist-songwriter Euwie Von Loria, keyboardist Melvin Carson, lead guitarist Raymart Gubat, bassist Miccael Galvan and drummer John Macaranas.
This Band has since scored a string of big hits with songs such as “Hindi Na Nga” (with over 76 million streams on Spotify alone), “’Di Na Babalik” (43.3 million) and “Nang Iwan” (16.5 million) among other hits that make them one of the most listened-to groups of the last 3 years.
Meanwhile, Bandang Lapis is a surprise group that lorded it over YouTube and streaming platforms in 2020 when their elegiac song “Kabilang Buhay” became the de facto anthem and hit during the first few months of the pandemic.
Bandang Lapis, The biggest breakout band of 2020, had their nationwide success for their elegiac song “Kabilang Buhay.” The track continues to grow and to date, “Kabilang Buhay” now has over 50.1 million views for their music video, 63.4 million views for their Wish Bus performance, and over 35.4 million streams on Spotify.
Bandang Lapis, the Rizal-based group includes lead vocalist Lesther Abano, guitarists Mark Jay Nievas, Ryan Paul Marangga, Lenrey Jamorol Beltran, drummer Leandro Repuno, spoken word-and-rapper Mark Ivan Morallos and keyboardist Jomari Luna, continues to score hits with “Sana’y Di Nalang,” “Nang Dumating Ka” and “Kung San Ka Masaya.”
Then there’s The Juans, who over the past half-decade has been steadily growing in stature in the music scene.
Starting with early fan-fave hits such as “Atin Ang Mundo,” and “Magkasama” to “Nasayang Lang,” and “Prom,” to current day hits such as “’Hindi Tayo Pwede,” “Istorya,” and “Pangalawang Bitaw,” The Juans – singers Carl Guevarra, Japs Mendoza, rhythm guitarist RJ Cruz, bassist Chael Adriano and drummer Joshua Coronel, have amassed a considerable catalog that many of their fans and casual listeners can relate to.
The Juans have established themselves as a formidable music group at par with the biggest bands the local music scene has produced. As Carl Guevarra once said, “we’re nothing without the songs and those who listen to us. So that’s what we’re going to keep giving them.”
Sure enough The Juans just keep getting better at dishing hits as their recent singles “Dulo” and “Anghel” continue to match and shatter the group’s previous accomplishments.
The Juans have almost 140 million streams on Spotify alone on about 10 of their most popular singles to date and are still growing.
“This Bandang Juans” streams Nov. 20 on KTX.ph, iWantTFC and TFC IPTV.