‘Magpapractice po kami every day’: Ben&Ben reacts to upcoming guest performance in Ed Sheeran’s concert


OPM hitmaker Ben&Ben shared their thoughts following the announcement of their performance alongside British singer Ed Sheeran at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Parañaque on March 9, 2024. 

In an exclusive interview with The Philippine STAR during the #RisingOnTikTok event on Wednesday, the band expressed excitement as they will share a stage with the international singer.  

“Ever since, isa rin siya sa mga influences ng band. Isa sa mga earliest na ginawa namin is a cover of ‘Perfect’ na pinost namin sa Youtube, even before kami maglabas ng songs namin. Kaya this is a really, really huge, huge thing for us,” the band said. 

“We’ll do our best to really bring out the heart of our music and represent Liwanag and especially, Filipinos din and Filipino music,” they added.

Pat Lasaten and Agnes Reoma also proved that they are certified ‘Sheerios.’  

“Medyo wild kasi, since bata pa talaga ako, nakikinig ako kay Ed Sheeran. Ta-try mo ‘yung mga guitar-guitar. Si Pat may video ‘yan!” Reoma noted.  

“Meron akong cover noong “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You,” proweba na I’m a fan,” said Lasaten.  

“Magpapractice po kami everyday, 24/7,” the band assured the fans.  

In an Instagram post, the nine-piece Filipino indie folk-pop band shared a clip of their own cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.”  

“Ma, special guest na kami ni Ed Sheeran sa concert niya 😭 Parang dati lang, nagcocover lang kami ng “perfect” sa Youtube. Never in our wildest dreams did we think this could happen. Surreal. SLIDE FOR A THROWBACK! Ibang iba pa itsura namin nun. Andami na pala nating pinagdaanan, Liwanag,” the caption reads.

Ed Sheeran will be bringing his + – = ÷ x Tour in the Philippines next week. Alongside Ben&Ben, English singer and songwriter Calum Scott will also have a special performance at the concert. 

Janelle Lorzano
Janelle Lorzano
Janelle Lorzano likes long walks on the seaside and listening to people about their lives. When she isn't writing, she travels and discover new places.