The nominations are in for The Guitar Mag awards
An event that bills itself as giving “Real Awards to Real Artists”, the 2018 edition of the Guitar Mag Awards 2018 return on Monday night to Ongbak Hall on the sixth floor of Show DC.
The ceremony, which kicks off at 6pm, marks the 16th year anniversary of the music magazine and has as its theme “Music Digital 4.0” – “dontri mankong silapin mangkang wongkarn yangyuen”, which loosely translates as “stable music, wealthy artists and a sustainable music circle”.
The awards consist of 14 categories including Most Admired Artist Award for Athiwara “Toon” Kongmalai, the frontman of rock band Bodyslam, and Lifetime Achievement Award for Thaneth Warakulnukroh.
“We’ve added the ‘Most Admired Artist Award; to recognise Toon Bodyslam who is not only the pride in Thailand’s music circle but also works hard to benefit society. He’s an inspiration to everyone,” says a member of the organising team.
“Piyawan Wongsawang, the chief executive of The Guitar Mag, will personally present Toon’s award.”
Slot Machine, The Toys, The Rube, Klear, and BNK48 will entertain the audience between announcements while outside the hall, the magazine will host shows by Bao Young Blood, the Hot Wave Music Awards, and the Imperial Music Contest. To be part of the award ceremony, bring along the February or March edition of The Guitar Mag and you’ll be given a free ticket. For more information, visit www.TheGuitarMag.com or join the conversation at Facebook: The Guitar Mag.
The nominations for The Guitar Mag Award 2018 are:
The Guitar Man of the Year
Thanat Meatanayanon of Instinct for “Chart Na Mee Jing”
Theerawong Watanajarupong of The Rube for “Mai Chai Phra Ek”
Nathapong Lertsrinual of Helmet Head for “Kotra Cool”
Teekatat Tawiarayakul of Potato for “Thuk Dan Thuk Moom”
Apichat Phromraksa of Big Ass for “Cherd Singto”
Poonsak Jaturabul, “Fah Pen Jai” by 25 Hours
Suwatchai Suthirat, “Muea Wan” by Pramote Pathan
Thanwa Boonsongnern, “Korn Rudoo Fon” by the Toys
Suthee Saengsereechon,“Korn Rudoo Fon” by the Toys
Bodin Charoenrat, “Mai Chai Phra Ek” by the Rube
Best Song Writer
Tawan Chawalitthamrong, “Jeb Jon Mai Khao Jai”
Rat Pikhatpairee and Rangsan Panyajai, “Lub Luek”
Patiwet Uthaichalern, “Non Jub Mue Kan Khrang Raek”
Bodin Charoenrat, “Mai Chai Phra Ek”
Olarn Choojai, “Rak Tua Ang”
Arak and The Pisaj Band
Best Male Artist
Best Female Artist
Eve Pancharoen aka Palmy
“Cyantist”, Chanakan Ratanaudom
“Dam Sanit”, Hugo
“The Lion”, Big Ass
“Phan Muen Hetphol”, Klear
“Fortune Cookie”, BNK48
“Korn Rudoo Fon”, The Toys
“Khon La Chan”, Jaonaay
“Pen Thuk Yang”, Room39