Reo Brothers

The Reo Brothers is a band composed of four brothers from the Otic family. They are doing renditions of 1950s thru 1970s music of The Beatles, Beachboys, Dave Clark Five, Bee Gees, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Lettermen, America (band), The Ventures, VST & Co. and other prominent bands of the era. The band became more popular after they performed at the ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2013 in Araneta Coliseum. It was a concert graced by over a hundred local stars and celebrities but it was Reo Brothers band that drew the only standing ovation that night. It was in 2005 when Ronjoseph made drums from tin cans covered with chips packaging bags. He fixed it up and started learning to play the drums on his own. After learning to play the drums, he then mastered playing the guitar and passed the skills to his other three siblings, Ralph,Reno and Raymart. They started playing Original Pilipino Music, songs from famous boy bands and songs inspired by their father's(Reynaldo Otic) collection of 50s through 70s songs of The Beatles, Bee Gees, Sir Cliff Richard etc. It was October 2008 when Mr. Roger David Gabero Bichachi, an employee of the City Mayor's Office of Tacloban and a member of PGBI (Philippine Guardians Brotherhood Inc) Tacloban Chapter saw them jam with their friends, singing and playing their improvised instruments. Mr Bichachi then invited them to his birthday party to sing some songs of The Beatles with Ronjoseph the lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player. Mr. Bichachi was so impressed with the Otic siblings, he then pledged to help with the band formation. He bought them their musical instruments and requested the band to play for his other parties and events. The band mastered some songs until they created their playlist for gigs, events and competitions. They were later discovered by Mr. Bia Ong, a friend and previous employer of Mr Bichachi. Mr. Bia Ong is a retired musician, a member of the Biatles band, a band that did renditions of The Beatles and other prominent bands of that era in Tacloban during the 1970s through the 90s. He mentored and trained the Otic siblings and gave them support.