For OPM Hitmen Richard Reynoso, Renz Verano and Rannie Raymundo, performing together comes naturally as they have been friends for the longest time.
Gracing Amy Perez and Marc Logan’s “Sakto” on Wednesday morning, the three icons of Philippine music during the 90s said their show on February 3 at the Music Museum was actually a treat for their friends, to show them that they can still be reunited after all these years.
A repeat performance is expected sometime in April or May, according to Verano, whose hit “Remember Me” is a favorite among videoke fanatics. This time, their other long-time friend Chad Borja will be part of the show, he said.
Meanwhile, Raymundo said they are looking forward to crooning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong on Feb. 16, where they will be performing at the Chater Road open area from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Asked how they feel about their hit songs being immortalized in videokes amid a new generation of singers, Raymundo said: “Napakasarap, napakasaya.”
“Darating ang point sa buhay ng artist na dati ayaw mong tumanda, hindi mo matanggap, forever akong ganito… but reality is, we all age. Darating tayo dyan, we have to be proud of it, dapat masaya ka. I’m 46 and never kong tinatago yun,” added Raymundo, whose song “Why can’t it be” hit the airwaves in 1992.
“Na-define na may nagawa kami sa industriya,” said Reynoso, whose 1991 song “Paminsan-minsan” has been revived by Piolo Pascual, Erik Santos and even Pilita Corrales, among others.