Monday, December 3, 2012

PolyEast Records

I'd like to think I am fallin for Zia Quizon after having continuous LSS of her songs for quite sometime already. So imagine my frustration of not seeing her performance during the 25th Awit Awards despite the two invitations I got from PolyEast Records and Bands Magazine to cover the event.

Awit Awards is a prestigious award-giving body, spearheaded by PARI (The Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc.)

Zia swept the major Awards that night together with other PolyEast Records Artists Bamboo Manalac and Rock Band Slapshock at the Glorietta 1 at Ayala Center in Makati on November 27, 2012. She took home her first Awit Awards trophies for Best Female Recording and Best Recording by a New Female Artist. Her first single “Ako Na Lang” won the Song of the Year and Best Engineered Recording for her song 'Simple Girl'.

Both songs are from Zia's self-titled album under PolyEast Records which reached Gold Record status March of this year. Right now, she is busy promoting her latest single “So Much In Love” (which is one of my favorites). Her sophomore album will come out this 2013. Let us all watch out for that.

Also, Music Icon and PolyEast Records’ pride Bamboo Manalac  graced the Awards Night with a closing number with his latest single “In this Life”. He took home the Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist award for his song “Questions.” Bamboo's released his solo album called “No Water, No Moon” November of last year .

The Best Album Package was given to PolyEast’s rap-metal band Slapshock together with Team Manila for the album “Kinse Kalibre”.  Slapshock marked the success of their latest release in 15 years with Kinse Kalibre which officially reached its Gold Record.

Dolphy & Gary Granada were also both honored that night with the 'Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award' with the released of their albums under PolyEast Records still “Handog Ni Pidol: A Lifetime of Music and Laughter” and “The Essential Gary Granada Collection” respectively.

I am very proud of PolyEast Records not just because I am their Online Ambassador, Hahaha!
but because they are indeed an instrument bringing good music to Filipinos all over the world by simply giving opportunities to Philippine Singers & Musicians to be heard.

Congratulations! More Power! More Music!
(Photos used courtesy of PolyEast Records website)