July 21, 2012 00:00
By Budsarakham Sinlapalavan
The annual Green Concert focuses on a true story
Green Wave 106.5FM’s popular show Club Friday, which aims to bring listeners’ emotional issues into perspective, takes a visual stance next month, as it becomes the foundation for the 15th Green Concert, “Club Friday: Based on a True Story”.
“This time, Green Wave’s annual concert is being inspired by a real life story aired on the programme,” says Saithip Montrikul Na Ayudhaya, aka DJ Chod, CEO of GMM Media and managing director of A-Time Media, who hosts the two-hour show collaboration with DJ Napaporn “Oy” Taivitwareegune every Friday at 9pm.
“Club Friday has been on the air for seven years now and has and proved to be far more than just a radio programme. For many listeners, it’s an important fixture in their lives.”
The concert is also supporting the new album “Club Friday: Based on a True Story by Earn Piyada”, which features 10 songs composed around actual love stories – both happy and sad – and well as stories called in by listeners.
“While it is true that most of the songs are sad, the concert won’t be like that. It will present a variety of emotions – funny, lively, and colourful in addition to sad – with 12 singers bringing their unique characters and voices to the stage,” says Piyada, who is an artist, producer and songwriter in addition to working as a psychiatrist at Loei Rajanakarindra Psychiatric Hospital.
Pongsak “Aof” Rattanapong will sing “Jeb Tae Job”, Sarunrat “Lydia” Visutthithada“Ther Mai Yom Ploi Rue Chan Mai Yom Pai”, Napat “Gun the Star” Injaiuea “Chan Rak Mai Phor Rue Ther Kor Mak Pai” while Nuengthida “Noona” Sophon and Pongkul “Pop” Suebsueng will duet on“Wan Suk”, the number that doubles as the theme of the radio show. Also performing are Thitima “Ann” Patumtip on “Khon Mai Na Songsarn” and Thanachai “Pod” Ujjin on “Jod Mai Jak Khwam Ngao”.
“All of us will invite special guests to join us on stage,” says the 31-year-old psychiatrist. “I have beautiful memories to share but I am keeping the guests’ names a secret. The audience will enjoy the surprise!”
Part of the proceeds will go to the Srithanya Hospital Foundation to support the treatment of the mentally ill.
_ “Club Friday: Based on a True Story” takes place in Royal Paragon Hall on August 25 and 26 at 8pm.
_ Tickets cost Bt1,000 to Bt2,500 at ThaiTicketMajor.