Just Can’t Get Enough!
The Greatest Hits of the 80’s in Anaheim
Randy Santiago, Louie Heredia, Raymond Lauchengco And Gino Padilla revives the 80’s
Anaheim, CA – The Men of the 80’s did what they were supposed to do: bring back the golden years of the 80’s by singing the hits of the 80’s. Last, August 22, 2009, at the Heritage Forum, the songs that we loved in the 80’s, both local and foreign songs were revived by Randy Santiago, Louie Heredia, Raymond Lauchengco and Gino Padilla.
The Men of the 80’s, a group put together by VIVA back in Manila, were back on their second year in California after a successful concert last year in Pala Casino. The group arrived in Los Angeles after a doing well with their Calgary, Toronto and Texas tour.
The gates opened at 7:30PM and the long line of fans made their way inside the venue. After two front acts, the group headed their way to the stage and opened the show. The group sang as a whole and took turns entertaining the fans with their hits. Louie Heredia sang his famous hits including (Can Find No) Reason. Raymond Lauchengco opened his act with his very first recording, I Need You Back. Gino Padilla sang Gusto Kita and his hit duet Let the Love Begin. Randy Santiago performed his 80’s hit, Babaero. The group went around the audience singing and dancing as the spectators took their chance to take photos and swarmed around them to get a kiss and a hug. As they take turns, the video wall showed a collection of their photos and videos from the 80’s and during their promotion of their concert in the Philippines. Interestingly, Louie showed a video during a Wowowee show where they promoted and as he enters the stage, he slipped and fell down on live TV with millions tuned in to the popular noontime show. Louie also featured his mastery of a famous Filipino dish called Paella. He talked about his being a chef and how he makes business with this delicacy back in the Philippines. Gino showed his first TV commercial which was filmed in LA where he partnered with Tina Turner in a Pepsi advertisement. Raymond Lauchengco, famous for being in the original cast of Bagets together with Aga Mulach, William Martinez, Herbert Bautista and JC Bonin, sang the love theme of the famous 80’s movie. Randy or “Shades” did his antics on stage and interacted with the fans as pictures from his 80’s bands, gigs and magazine covers were flashed on the video wall.
As the show progressed, the colors and memories of the 80’s were revived more as the group impersonated and performed international artists during that decade. Louie Heredia dressed up as Boy George and the Culture Club and sang Karma Chameleon. Raymond Lauchengco became Robby Rosa of the famous Menudo, Gino Padilla transformed into the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and Randy became the glamorous Prince. The men of the 80’s continued to entertain fans by reviving the theme songs of popular movies in the 80’s such as Zapped, Tootsie and Manequin.
Towards the end of the show, the audiences were treated not only to a concert, but the Heritage Forum became a party scene as Randy, Louie, Raymond and Gino started to sing the greatest hits of the 80’s. Fans stood up, left their chairs and started to come down the stage and danced to their favorite songs: Gold, Just Can’t Get Enough, Jump, Just Got Lucky, Build Me Up Buttercup and more. Both regular spectators and a famous personalities watching became united as they danced to 80’s which looked like Rumors or Faces disco back in Makati, Philippines. Overall, the concert was spectacular, colorful and very reminiscent of the generation we called the 80’s. The four performed very well and we expect them to be back on tour for the third year very soon.
Well known faces were present at the show including Janelle So of Kababayan LA, Jackie Regala of KATZ Entertainment, Dee Barrameda of nicheGrafix, Gimmickcity’s Giovi Zamora and Gandi Villareal of Gandi Skin Care. Also there were media people: Jush Andowitt of GMA Pinoy, FilAM Nation’s Manny Legaspi, Lou Sabas, and Eugene Supnet. The show was produced by: Ernan Ebreo of EE Entertainment, Joel Macaspac of TEN (The Entertainment Network), Rongi Enterprise, Inc’s Roni Collantes and Anabelle Abesamis of AA Entertainment.
After the show, the group headed to Bamboo Bistro in West Covina for an after-party. nicheGrafix and Adobo County had a post show informal interview with the men of the 80’s. The group was on tour since July 29th and can’t wait to come home to the Philippines the following day. The group received individual copies of Adobo County Pinoy Lifestyle Magazine: 80’s issue before the show that featured them during the press conference at Max’s Restaurant at Puente Hill’s Mall.
The men of the 80’s impersonate their favorite 80’s artists.
The group sang a medley of their own hits.
The Greatest Hits of the 80’s turned into a disco scene at the Heritage.