The last NU107 Rock Awards

NU107 Rock Awards 2010

It has been a long time since I went to an NU107 Rock Awards night. The last time I went to one was five years ago which was dubbed as NU107 Rock Awards 2004: Unsilent Night. This was my third time to go to NU107’s Rock Awards Night. By the way, thanks to Sha‘s officemate for giving us the tickets. πŸ™‚

This time, I was not able to see the pre-awards show. We came there pretty late and we weren’t able to catch the performances of Tanya Markova, General Luna, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, Us-2 Evil-0, Peryodiko and Sleepwalk Circus. Those who performed in the main show are: The Dawn, Up Dharma Down, Archipelago (I think they replaced Bamboo since they weren’t listed in the tickets), The Youth (Multong Bakla!), Itchyworms (fireworks in the middle of their performance and Kel wore a jejecap), Slapshock (performed two songs and one of which is Agent Orange), Pupil, Wilabaliw (Ian Tayao wore an oversized skull), Greyhoundz (Ian Tayao jammed with them), Sugarfree, Kamikazee (dressed up like grandpa’s and they really looked like one), Franco, Urbandub and Rivermaya.

Kevin Roy of Razorback sang the National Anthem and I must say the suit looks really good on him. πŸ˜€ Celebrities like Iza Calzado, Anne Curtis Smith, KC Concepcion, Hayden Kho (presented the video of the year), and Vicky Belo were there.

Franco at the NU107 Rock Awards 2010 - 8

Congratulations to Franco! I was expecting them to win the Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. As for the Listeners Choice, I was not really expecting them to win but I’m glad they made it!

Urbandub at the NU107 Rock Awards 2010 - 1
Gabby Alipe

Gabby Alipe of Urbandub won again as Vocalist of the Year. Lalay Lim of Urbandub won as bassist of the year and I think they are both worthy of the said awards. πŸ™‚

Urbandub at the NU107 Rock Awards 2010 - 2
Lalay Lim

Francis Reyes with Rivermaya at the NU107 Rock Awards 2010 - 5
Francis Reyes

Amongst all the performances in this 2010 Rock Awards, Rivermaya was the best one because there were NU107 DJs and other staff on-stage performing with them. Also, Francis Reyes went towards the center of the stage and brought his guitar with him playing the lead part with Mike Elgar. The song they performed was “Awit ng Kabataan”.

Rivermaya at the NU107 Rock Awards 2010 - 1

Artist of the Year – Franco

Album of the Year – Franco β€šΓ„Γ¬ Franco

Vocalist of the Year – Gabby Alipe β€šΓ„Γ¬ Urbandub

Guitarist of the Year – Peavy “Sideshow” Nicolas, Fran Lorenzo β€šΓ„Γ¬ Sleepwalk Circus

Bassist of the Year – Lalay Lim β€šΓ„Γ¬ Urbandub

Drummer of the Year – Otep Concepcion β€šΓ„Γ¬ Ozawa / In Love and War

Song of the Year – This Gathering β€šΓ„Γ¬ Franco

Best New Artist – Tanya Markova

In The Raw Award – The Flying Ipis

Listeners Choice – Franco

Video of the Year – Disney β€šΓ„Γ¬ Tanya Markova

Best Album Packaging – Sleepwalk Circus

URock College Band of the Year – Reese & Vica of Ateneo

Producer of the Year – Angee Rozul, Ely Buendia and Robert Javier

Best Live Act – Tanya Markova

Hall of Fame – Angee Rozul

This year’s rock awards is a sentimental night. When Francis Reyes presented the “In the Raw Award” he said that even if this is the last In the Raw Award that will be given never stop making music. I hope this statement from Francis inspired all the budding musicians out there. πŸ™‚

Check out my other photos of the NU107 Rock Awards 2010 in Flickr. πŸ™‚

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