Guess kung sino ang bagong singer na magugustuhan ninyo kung may pagkakataon kayong mapakinggan siyang mag-perform? It’s no less than kundiman singer Lirio Vital son’s Chris Arrendondo who is now a Viva artist.
Yes, kahit hindi na uso ang kundiman sa panahon ng millennials, ang pagiging singer marahil ng ina niya ang malaking impluwensya kay Chris kung ano man siya ngayon.
Sabi ni Ms. Lirio sa kanyang private message sa amin sa Facebook: “Actually, in Chris growing up years, I did not try to influence him to enter showbiz or have a singing career. I wanted him to concentrate on his school. But as the saying goes, ‘It is in the blood’. Since elementary grades, Chris has always been involved, palagi syang involved sa music class, he plays all kinds of instruments, guitar, piano, bass, drums, at hindi ko alam na mahilig din siyang mag-compose his own music and lyrics.”
Pero si Chris, may kakaibang diskarte. May may sariling klase ng musika na after hearing his carrier single na kare-release lang online na “Stay” (produced by Viva Records), iba ang tunog at dating ng musika ng binata sa mga makaririnig.
“The reason why I entered the music industry is that I want to share to Filipinos my talent.” Sabi ni Chris sa aming FB question and answer sa kanya through the assistance of his mom Lirio na isa sa mga sikat na kundiman singer noon na kasabayan nina Robert Natividad sa weekly television show (RPN 9 yata ‘yun) ni Tita Midz (Armida Seguion-Reyna) during the early 70’s until 90’s, during that time, sumunod na si Miss Lirio sa mister niya sa Amerika.
Sabi ng anak tungkol sa musikang kundiman ng kanyang mom, “I don’t know much kundiman songs, but I do like the ones my mom sings, ‘Pandangguhan’, and I can’t pronounce the rest.”
“In a way, my mom has influenced me by passing down her talents. I really like to sing simply because I like singing,” pagkukuwento pa sa amin ni Chris sa private message sa FB.
Dream performance ni Chris ay maka-duet si Haley Williams na member ng sikat na bandang Paramore.
Sayang, hindi ko naabutan ang guesting ni Chris on television last Monday on Net 25 where he sang his songs sa “Letters & Music”.
Hopefully, may replay ito sa INC TV station. Malamang his guesting will be posted sa kanyang YouTube channel: Chris Arrendondo. You can also follow him sa social media platforms na Instagram: @mooredondo; and Facebook: Chris Arrendondo for his gig schedules and updates.