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SPMA 2019 Fever hit London

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.


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

Special Awards:

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

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