Chito Miranda says no to going solo

Posted at 12/14/2011 2:53 PM | Updated as of 12/14/2011 11:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The frontman of the Filipino rock band Parokya ni Edgar, Chito Miranda, said that leaving his band and going solo has never crossed his mind.

In an interview with ABS-CBN’s “Bandila” on Tuesday, Miranda said that he really enjoys the company of his bandmates—who are also his good friends—and he couldn’t imagine himself having a career in music without them.

“Mas gusto ko ma-associate as vocalist of Parokya [ni Edgar] kumbaga, than to be an individual na gano'n,” Miranda said.

“I’d rather have this with a band and enjoy it as magkasama kami, we’ve been friends kasi, than to have a career na solo. Kumbaga, I enjoy it na with my friends eh, so hindi ko talaga kayang bitawan,” he added.

With solid 18 years behind them, Miranda said that the biggest accomplishment of their band is the fact that they—not only as a band, but as best friends—are still in tact.

“Siguro the fact that we’re still here and people, hopefully, still find us relevant, and ‘yung fact na nagbabanda pa rin kami,” Miranda said.

Parokya ni Edgar won a total of 4 awards in the recently concluded 24th Awit Awards.

The band took home the following citations: Best Ballad Recording, Best Collaboration for a Duet (for the song “Pangarap Lang Kita”), Best Performance by a Group and Song of the Year (for the song “Pakiusap Lang").