MANILA — He began his online live show with a couple of disclaimers: that he’s neither used to performing alone, nor that he’s particularly good with the guitar.
He also admitted suffering from stage fright still, even with all the years he has as a musician.
This will no doubt make you wonder why Chito Miranda agreed to do this then, but the answer’s really simple —the Parokya ni Edgar frontman just wants to help out in this time of crisis, and spread a little joy to his fans cooped up inside their homes.
Miranda performed for “Bayanihan, Musikahan,” a fundraising initiative from local artists to support, among other causes, the urban poor who are unable to make a living during the ongoing quarantine period.
He also dedicated his show to healthcare workers and frontliners against the coronavirus: “They’re fighting this war for us.”
Miranda filled his set with his band’s relatively mellow hits such as “Sampip,” “Harana,” and “Sorry Na,” to name a few. It was a conscious decision, admitting that they were easier to play and that he rarely gets to sing them during their regular gigs.
He was the last of the artists scheduled for Thursday. Juris, known for her heartbreak tunes, was also part of the day’s lineup.