Jed Madela, Sheryn Regis and Jona kick off Valentine’s Tour at Cache Creek Casino Resort
By Cesar Antonio Nucum Jr.
As the anticipation builds for the upcoming series of Valentine’s shows this February featuring the dynamic trio of Jed Madela, Sheryn Regis, and Jona, the artists shared more about the legacy they want to leave behind, their signature moves, and the love songs that resonate with their personal journeys.
In a recent media huddle, the trio shared how many times they were in the U.S. to perform for their fans, what they have learned from these concerts in themselves and from the Filipino fans.
The Filipino American Sheryn admitted that TFC has brought her to a lot of different states to perform for Filipinos and Americans and it gave her “so much joy, every time that I perform, feeling like I am in a Filipino gathering, I was never lonely and it even gave me more life and energy because sometimes when you’re at home you know that — sometimes when you don’t work, in your house you, you feel bored.”
“And then when I started singing and performing and traveling in different stages to perform for Filipinos in America and I said oh my gosh, it gives me it gives me the hope that I can be happy here in the U.S. I’ll sing and mingle with a lot of Filipinos. So you know, it’s a great help for the people like me who easily gets sad,” Sheryn delightfully shared.
Jona stated that she has performed in U.S. and other parts of the world, numerous times since “I started my career in 2005 2006. I have been returning here and it’s always a pleasure talaga Whenever I perform especially for our kababayans I strongly feel their warmth and love nila. I feel as if like their long-lost relativethat when they see me in person, it was so joyous with warm greetings telling me, “so good to see you.”
“It is so much fun seeing them all aside from having the chance to perform in front of them because after shows are when there are chances to really talk and get to know more of each other. These are my treasured moments and that has contributed to my disposition as an artist,” Jona beamed.
Jed, on the other, remembered that he has been to the U.S. almost every year do shows and would bring talents.
“I would do my own concerts and one thing that I noticed with the audience in the U.S., was also the warmth that Jona feels. They make you feel like a long- lost relative that when you see each other, they’re very responsive and you become verry close already,” Jed recalled. “One of the things I really like whenever I perform on stage is that the reaction of the people is automatic and you won’t feel left hanging in the air. If you want to shout, they will shout with you. They are very transparent and I guess it’s also because of the connection that The Filipino Channel gave us.”
Jed also said TFC has become the bridge to whatever Filipinos in the U.S. miss in the Philippines.
“Just as when they see us on TV, we become part of their life, we become part of their family to the point that when we come to perform for them, we come to visit a family. And we are doubly happy because we have a lot of pasalubong to bring home,” Jed giggles.
It is evident that this trio of artists have gone through real-life experiences ranging from pain, longing, and triumph. The wealth of personal stories, and the depth and breadth of heartfelt emotions which they can draw from ensures that audiences will witness magnificent performances in “Jed, Sheryn, Jona Live in Concert.”
The tour kicked off on February 2, 2024, Friday, at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, CA. Doors opened at 8 PM, and the show started at 9 PM. Tickets starting at $65.
Next stop for the trio was is on February 3, 2024, Saturday, at Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, OK. Admission wass free for those who registered or called 945-267-1488.
And the final stop will be on February 10, 2024, Saturday at the Special Events Center, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA. Show starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets available starting at $38.