BEN&BEN Reveals Story Behind '9-Piece Chicken Nuggets' Nickname

Brianne Constantino

Posted at May 04, 2020

Ben&Ben's recent MYXclusive interview sesh with VJ Ai and VJ Anton was a fun and nostalgic ride not only for the folk pop band but for their BBs as well.


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The 9-piece crew of Miguel & Paolo Guico, Poch Barretto, Keifer Cabugao, Andrew de Pano, Toni Muñoz, Agnes Reoma, Pat Lasaten, and Jam Villanueva are holding up quite well during quarantine. They've been busy putting out benefit shows to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

The "Kathang Isip" hitmakers also shared stories from when they were starting out and how the band lineup was solified. Did you know that they were practically strangers when they started playing gigs? Violinist Keifer and bassist Agnes were the first two "recruits" for the band while the other members would soon join them.



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Their fans like to refer to the band as '9-piece Chicken Nuggets' and Miguel finally shed some light as to how they got the moniker. He explains: "Kaya kami naging 9-piece chicken nuggets, kasi nung bago kaming tumutugtog, yung TF (talent fee) namin sapat lang pang-chicken nuggets. Di ba may certain fast food chain na merong 10-piece chicken nuggets? So yun, binibili namin yun tapos tig-iisa kami." Andrew would later joke that he gets the extra piece. LOL! It's amazing how far they've come!

Aside from recalling their humble beginnings, the Limasawa Street artists also talked about their recent releases "War," "Fall," and their first international single "Doors," their encounter with John Mayer (including how they pranked Poch that he wouldn't be able to meet John), and their future plans. Check out the full interview here!

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