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. 🙂
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. 😀 Celebrities like Iza Calzado, Anne Curtis Smith, KC Concepcion, Hayden Kho (presented the video of the year), and Vicky Belo were there.
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!
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. 🙂
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”.
Artist of the Year – Franco
Album of the Year – Franco ‚Äì Franco
Vocalist of the Year – Gabby Alipe ‚Äì Urbandub
Guitarist of the Year – Peavy “Sideshow” Nicolas, Fran Lorenzo ‚Äì Sleepwalk Circus
Bassist of the Year – Lalay Lim ‚Äì Urbandub
Drummer of the Year – Otep Concepcion ‚Äì Ozawa / In Love and War
Song of the Year – This Gathering ‚Äì Franco
Best New Artist – Tanya Markova
In The Raw Award – The Flying Ipis
Listeners Choice – Franco
Video of the Year – Disney ‚Äì 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. 🙂
Check out my other photos of the NU107 Rock Awards 2010 in Flickr. 🙂