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Rockin’ 60s at Sunshine Place anniversary celebration

To celebrate its 4th anniversary, apart from having its own annual, private celebration on Sept. 15 with instructors, students and special guest performances, Sunshine Place decided to stage a special mini-concert from Rockin’ 60s Band on Sept. 22 at the Happy Garden Café.

Rockin’ 60s at Sunshine Place anniversary celebration
Rockin’ 60s Band, (from left to right) Boy Najarro, Dero Pedero, Cathy Castaneda, Weng Eraña, Titus Santiago, will have a mini-concert at Sunshine Place: Senior Recreation Center.
The band, which started with its hunger and nostalgia for the glory days of classic rock and roll, jukebox music, and swinging and dancing, is a well-known performer in hotels, bars and huge events in the country.  Today, Rockin’ 60s Band is known for taking its audience down memory lane with popular and hard-to-find and not-so-heard songs from yesteryears. The band even won an Aliw Award for Best Group Performer in Hotels, Bars and Lounges for three consecutive years (2014 to 2016). Consequently, the band was elevated to the Aliw Hall of Fame in December 2017. 

For the Sunshine Place Anniversary, its vocalists will perform minus-accompaniment of great song selections from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s as the band also celebrates its 8th anniversary this month. 

Band members include Titus Santiago, a corporate executive turned entrepreneur, leader and manager of the band.  He also happens to be the “Ricky Nelson of the Philippines.” Weng Eraña is a culinary school graduate who caters parties. Weng is a popular singer who has sung with RJ and the Hi-Jacks and MOBB, among other popular bands. Dero Pedero conducts life seminars and is a singing coach to famous personalities. However, he is more popularly known as a grand prize-winning composer, advertising jingle producer and book author. His most popular compositions among others, are “Narito Ako,” “Isang Mundo, Isang Awit”, and the famous SM jingle, “We’ve got it all for you.”  Cathy Castaneda has been a member of various bands over four decades and is currently with Tonyboy Cojuangco’s Glass Onion Band.  She has also done backup vocals as session musician for different artists, both local and international, including Julia Fordham, David Pomeranz, and Kenny Rankin. The newest member of the band, Boy Najarro is a versatile and veteran singer.

For ticket reservations, please contact T. (632) 856-4144 / 856-4162, M. (0917) 515-5656, or E. [email protected] 

Topics: Titus Santiago , Weng Eraña , Dero Pedero , Cathy Castaneda , Boy Najarro , Rockin’ 60s Band

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