Filipino rock bands Sandwich, Imago and more will perform at “It Takes A Village” virtual benefit

Veteran Filipino rock bands Sandwich, Imago and more will perform at a virtual benefit show next Sunday (July 18).

Organized by artist management company Soupstar, the concert, dubbed “It Takes A Village”, is a fundraiser for Sandwich and Imago bassist’s brother, Myrene Academia, who recently suffered a stroke.

Other bands on the lineup include 6Cyclemind, The Vowels, Moonstar88, They Orbit, Banda Ni, Pedicab, Gracenot, Kleggy and Ultracombo.

Academia announced the show for his brother Marlo in an Instagram post late Thursday night. “Hi guys! My brother had a stroke last week. He is stable and may be going home soon,” she wrote.

“My Soupstar management and our groups have decided to help with the bills and have organized this fundraiser. Details to watch out for are below. I deeply appreciate all the help. Thank you so much. ♥️”

Tickets are priced at PHP 500 per person and can be purchased from Soupstar Music by making direct transfers to Soupstar’s bank accounts as shown in the Instagram post.

After payment, confirmed registrants will receive a Zoom link to the show, which begins at 6 p.m. on July 18.

In April, Sandwich took part in a three-day fundraising festival titled “Juno Jams” alongside Ben & Ben, Leanne & Naara, The Itchyworms and more. The benefit show was organized to help creative director Juno Oebanda’s mother and sister, who were facing huge medical bills.

Late last year, Sandwich also released a cover of “Potluck” by Academia’s other band, Duster, as well as a music video featuring members of Autotelic, Cheats, Pedicab, Oh , Flamingo!, Imago, Chicosci, among others.

Meanwhile, Imago released their latest single “Sigurado” in February this year, following their self-titled six-track EP last year.

Virginia F. Goins