By Admin, Jul 2 2019 04:04PM
BAR FM hosted the 3rd annual SPMA 2019 (Side Projects Music Awards) A celebration continuing to give recognition for the creative musical talents of local Filipino bands and artists in the UK, who tirelessly pass joy to our communities. Also giving awards to the efforts of our organisers, DJs, producers, Filcom leaders and charities.
Bar FM also bagged the "Best Music Venue" renowned for hosting most of the local Pinoy bands, singers and artists in the UK as well as celebrities from the Philippines.
X Factor's Neneth Ortega was once again awarded "Best Female artist" as Riversion and Ooberfuse won the "Best Live Band" and "Band of the Year" respectively.
This year acknowledged Trans singer/ songwriter and entertainer Dee Chanelle with the award for "Best Solo Act" which she describes as "a major breakthrough for the LGBT community." and added "I accept this award on behalf of all my fellow artists and supporters, most specially my LGBT brothers and sisters. Not forgetting of course my live band "The in-Laws" I humbly thank SPMA for recognising my artistry"
Special Awards were given this year to multi-instrumentalist Norbz Gayanilo for "Rock Icon" and also to Athena Alcantara for "Top Mentor" for guiding and discovering WCOPA (World Championships of Performing Arts) of the UK delegates bound to California this July.
Lifetime Achievement awards were given to the OPM rock legends Gary Perez of Anak Bayan/Sampaguita (composer of Laguna, Tao, & Bonggahan) and Marvin Velasquez. (previously received by The Boyfriends)
The night also featured some of the best live music from Sam Cajipe of Salatin, Skylove, MVMENT, Marvin Velasquez and SP40 ft Abrakadabra offsprings to name a few.
Winners were voted and influenced by fellow musicians, public opinion and a board of judges.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Best Male Artist - Jun Degamon
Best Female Artist - Neneth Ortega
Band of the Year - Ooberfuse
Best Live Band - Riversion
Best Media - One Philippines
Best Solo Act - Dee Chanelle
Best Sound System - R & R Bristol
Event of the Year - Summer Filipino Fiesta
Best Organiser - Carol Panday
Best Music Venue - Bar FM
Best Instrumentalist - Leon Gonzales
Woman of the Year - Cynthia Barker
Man of the Year - Gene Alcantara
Best Emcee - Mudak
Musician of the Year - Ordep Resplandor
Most Inspiring Musician - Sam Cajipe
Best Organisation - Dabawenyo UK
Rock Icon - Norbz Gayanilo
Rap Icon - T. Max
Composer of the Year - Erasmo Mallillin
Recording Artist of the Year - Marvin Velasquez
Lifetime Achievement Award - Gary Perez
Album of the Year - Skylove (Luwalhati)
Posthumous Award - Jun Mallillin
Top Charity - Give Love Program
Top Mentor - Athena Alcantara
Photo Credits: Side Projects Productions