Ely Buendia, The Itchyworms, Moonstar88 raising funds for longtime Eraserheads supporter Tita Beth

"Tita Beth is part of the Eraserheads' history," said former guitarist Marcus Adoro

A number of Filipino bands, several including former members of the Eraserheads, are banding together for a show to raise funds for Tita Beth, a longtime supporter of the band.

The online show, scheduled for January 30, will raise funds for the medical bills of Tita Beth, an early supporter who helped nurture the Filipino rock band in their early years.

Acts on the lineup include former Eheads frontman Ely Buendia, band offshoot Ultracombo – comprising former members Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adoro – plus Moonstar88, which Zabala is also a member of.

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The show, dubbed Minsan Tayo ay Naging Tunay na Magkaibigan, will also feature The Itchyworms, Medwin and Eugene Marfil of the band True Faith, as well as Blidit and Monolog.

The fundraiser show, which will be streamed on the dedicated Facebook page Tita Beth’s Cariderya, calls for donations for her medical bills.

Kitakits tayo ng 8pm, this Jan 30 dito sa fb page na ito. Sasamahan tayo ng mga kaibigan ni Tita Beth: ELY BUENDIA,…

Posted by Tita Beth's Carinderya on Friday, January 15, 2021

 

Over the weekend, Adoro, the former Eraserheads lead guitarist, also sold paintings on his Instagram account to raise funds for Tita Beth, whom he said had been diagnosed with cancer.

“Tita Beth is part of the Eraserheads’ history,” he wrote, explaining that her carinderya (eatery) in Kamias, Quezon City was the band’s “designated meeting place” for radio, television appearances, rehearsals, and interviews.

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“She was the friend of our band manager during the struggling college years. She offered rooms for rent. It was convenient for us and we always eat her food,” he added.

“I don’t remember any of us paying. Up until we were able to rent our own office space, that was the set up. She’s always bubbly and supportive. Our road manager, Julie rented a room there I think.”

“Yesterday, I got a call and was told she has cancer. I was invited to play and sing some songs together with other bands but I thought maybe I’d pitch in some other way,” Adoro said.

In December, Eraserheads released a special edition photo book chronicling their reunion concert in 2009.

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