Aegis (band)

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Aegis
Origin Quezon City, Philippines
Genres OPM
Pinoy rock
Pop rock
Years active 1995–present
Labels Alpha Records
Members Juliet Sunot
Mercy Sunot
Ken Sunot
Stella Galindo
Rey Abenoja
Rowena Pinpin
Vilma Goloviogo

Aegis is a band in the Philippines. Their successful singles include "Luhà" ("Tears"), "Halík" ("Kiss"), and "Basáng-basâ sa Ulán" ("Drenched in the Rain").

Members[edit]

  • Juliet Sunot - vocals
  • Mercy Sunot - vocals
  • Ken Sunot - vocals
  • Stella Galindo - keyboard
  • Rey Abenoja - vocals/lead guitar
  • Rowena Pinpin - bass guitar
  • Vilma Goloviogo - drums

Biography[edit]

Aegis has released 10 albums over its career that have consistently made the Gold and Platinum marks beginning with Halik, Mahal na Mahal Kita, Awit at Pag-Ibig, Paskong-Pasko and Ating Balikan. They also released a mind-boggling remix collection of their hits entitled Ating Sayawin. The band is also responsible for hits such as "Luha" and "Halik".

Sisters Juliet and Mercy Sunot have been with the group since they started originally as AG's Soundtrippers (the letters A and G being their manager's initials). They later changed to Aegis in 1998 as agreed upon by the band manager & Alpha Records. Apart from the two sisters, keyboardist Stella Galindo is also the sister of the band's manager Lito, while his (Lito's) wife, Josie, is Rey's sister.

We're faced with all the 6 members of the Aegis Band, five girls and a man, whom the girls tease as already being like one of them. Of course, they're just kidding. It's nothing more than long years of close friendship and togetherness... close to eleven years to be exact. It's hard to believe that a musical group could last this long in the business of making music, traveling to foreign shoes, sharing rooms, food, stories and lives. But that's the reality. The band has truly become a family after years of shared experiences. Furthermore, they are not merely a family. Due to the potpourri of native roots within the band, the AEGIS members also seem to represent the three major islands of the Philippines.

There are actually two reasons why the group has opted for the name AEGIS. First, the group was formerly known as AG’s Sound Trippers. AG’s was the name of their manager’s company coined from their last names Abenoja-Galindo. But, since the band name was too long, they opted to go for AG’s or in other words AEGIS. Second, the literary meaning of AEGIS is "Shield" or "Protection". The group decided to adapt this word as the name of their band, because it expresses what they want to share to their listeners, to feel when they listen to their songs, that of being "protected" and "shielded" from being lonely. Most of the songs they chose for their album are love songs. They are hoping that lovers will find their songs as a protection from being lonely and broken-hearted

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Singles Label
1998 Halik "Halik"
"Bakit?"
"Sinta"
"Basang-basa Sa Ulan"
"Hahanapin Ko"
"Luha"
"I Love You Na Lang Sa Tago"
"Pagmamahal"
"Mary Jane"
"'Yun Na!"
Alpha Records
2000 Mahal Na Mahal Kita "Mahal Na Mahal Kita"
"Maniwala Ka"
"Sundot"
"Palad"
"Do You Want Me?"
"Munting Pangarap"
"To Be With You"
"Rockin' The Cities"
"Nag-Iisang Ikaw"
"Gumising Na Tayo"
Alpha Records
2001 Awit At Pag-ibig "Awit At Pag-ibig"
"Bakit"
"Sa'yo Lamang"
"Para Kay Aileen"
"Ikaw"
"Pader"
"Paano Ba?"
"Araw-Araw Na Lang"
"Babae Sa Bintana"
"Asul"
"Ilog"
Harmony Music
2003 Muling Balikan "Dukha"
"Bulag, Pipi at Bingi"
"Himig ng Pag-Ibig"
"Laki sa Layaw"
"Pagsubok"
"Bayan Ko"
"Ang Buhay Ko"
"Lupa"
"Panahon"
"Baleleng"
"Miss na Miss Kita"
Harmony Music
2006 Simple Lang "Lungkot"
"Bata"
"Yabang"
"Buti Pa Sa Bukid"
"Maghihintay Ako"
"Walang Hanggan"
"Simple Lang"
"Muli"
"Mahal Ko"
"Trabaho"
"Come - Aegis" (Jackou on vocals)
MKO Audio Production
2009 Back to Love "Light On"
"Listen"
"Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
"Help"
"One Moment In Time"
"When I Need You"
"You Raise Me Up"
"Alone"
"Run To You"
"Tears In Heaven"
"What About Love?"
"Tell Him"
"Without You"
"Forever Young"
Alpha Records

Christmas album[edit]

Year Album Singles Label
2000 Paskung-Paskò "Christmas Is Here Again"
"Sana'y Kapiling Ka Ngayong Pasko"
"Christmas Bonus"
"Paskong Wala Ka"
"Paskung-Pasko"
"Pagdiriwang Ng Kapaskuhan"
"Araw-Araw Gawing Pasko"
"Kahulugan Ng Pasko"
"Pasko"
"Ubas At Pag-Ibig"
Alpha Records

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Singles Label
2002 Ating Balikan "Pagbabalik"
"Tao"
"Usapan"
"May Bukas Pa"
"Sayang Na Sayang"
"Usok"
"Usahay"
"Minahal Kita"
"Luha" (Acoustic Version)
"Tayo'y Mga Pinoy"
"Aegis Medley" (Munting Pangarap/Luha/Sinta/Bakit/Awit At Pag-ibig/Halik)
Alpha Records
2005 Greatest Hits "Halik"
"Luha"
"Basang Basa Sa Ulan"
"Sinta"
"Bakit?"
"Mahal Na Mahal Kita"
"Munting Pangarap"
"Maniwala Ka"
"Bakit? (Ako Ngayo'y Hate Mo)"
"Sa'yo Lamang"
"Pagbabalik"
"Minahal Kita"
"Sayang Na Sayang"
"Usahay"
"Dukha"
"Bayan Ko"
"Pagsubok"
"Miss Na Miss Kita"
"Hesus"
"May Bukas Pa"
Alpha Records

Dance album[edit]

Year Album Singles Label
2004 Ating Sayawin "Basang-basa Sa Ulan"
"Luha"
"Sinta"
"Halik"
"Maniwala Ka"
"Bakit" (from the album Halik)
"Munting Pangarap"
"Mahal Na Mahal Kita"
"Awit At Pag-ibig"
"Bakit?" (from the album Awit At Pag-Ibig)
Harmony Music

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