It’s true what they say: ‘from struggle comes success’ – and Be Discovered Artist Viva Airport proves just that. After a storm left Northern Samar with no lights and no electricity, this group of friends decided to form a band to pass the time and entertain themselves. Now composed of Benj Aliposa, Jeff Tejero, Yuri Tejano, Mark Delmoro, Paulrick Mengullo, and Rick Destura, they decided to call themselves ‘Viva Airport.’
Check out their One Music Live session below:
After a couple of jam sessions, they decided to record and upload their first performance video to Facebook. They never expected anything from the simple video, but to their surprise, it went viral with more than 100 shares and was featured on various music-related Facebook pages.
Despite this, they were faced with another struggle: it seemed that those from their city didn’t appreciate their music, and instead, it was those from other parts of the country that wanted to hear them play. Eventually, they decided to save money from their gigs and move to Manila, where they found that all kinds of music were listened to and respected.
Viva Airport is set to record some tracks this August, with the release date scheduled for some time around October. For more updates, check out their official Facebook page HERE.
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Writer/photographer/non-musician that hopes to promote local independent music. Probably hanging out at a gig at this very moment...