Pinoy Rock legend Jun Lopito passes away

Jun Lopito has handed away Tuesday night time, March 29. Full particulars are nonetheless not accessible as of this writing however a number of of Lopito’s musician pals have already posted tributes to the fallen Pinoy Rock guitar legend on social media.

Broadly acknowledged as one of many nation’s most completed musicians, Jun Lopito was additionally one of the vital revered figures in Pinoy Rock historical past. The blues-based guitar virtuoso has performed with nearly each Pinoy Rock icon together with The Jerks, Grace Nono and the late, nice Joey “Pepe” Smith.

Over time, Jun has additionally discovered success as a solo act and as chief of his band, the Bodhisattvas. Final Might, 2020, he graced BusinessMirror’s SoundStrip Dwell & in Quarantine with an unique acoustic efficiency of “Fate,” a observe from his acclaimed 1995 album, Bodhisattvas. He mentioned the track talks about “owning your own destiny and taking accountability for one’s own life and actions.”

The unique studio model of “Fate” was co-produced by business veteran Diego Garrido from New York. The recording displays Jun’s palpable guitar expertise and options fellow Pinoy Rock greats and long-time pals Jamie Wilson and Sammy Asuncion.

In upholding a sentiment that stays related twenty years after its launch, the guitar legend, who has had his share of challenges all through his life and profession famous, “There will be doubts and discouragement, and the song reminds us to charge forward with our own growth.”

Previous to his demise, Lopito was capable of full his final full-length album, bodhi3NMRK for Ely Buendia’s Offshore label. Two singles, “Moonflowers” and “Sagala Girl” credited to Jun Lopito and the Bodhisattvashas had been earlier launched.

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