Fans put favourites in frame
Hundreds of fans turned out to support Hong Kong's top 10 bands.
The winning 10 were chosen by the public from among 45 contenders, in a poll organised by Ultimate 903 of Commercial Radio 2.
They received their awards and performed at a concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Five individual musicians also won awards and played in an impromptu jam that had people howling for more.
A Commercial Radio 2 spokesman told Young Post there was 'nothing quite as powerful' as music. It knew no boundaries and acted like a 'social glue', he said.
'It is a common language shared by people of different races. It can be described as a bridge that transcends language barriers and the generation gap. Where there are people, there is music,' he said.
RESULTS Top 10 Outstanding Bands - Gold, Beyond; Silver, Anodize; Bronze, Virus; 4, N T; 5, Jackal's Dream; 6, Distribution; 7, . . . Huh!?; 8, Big Mac; 9, Yiu Dao; and 10, Blackbox.
Best Singer: Anodize's Suen Kwok-wah. Best Guitarist: Paul Wong Kwun-chung of Beyond.
Best Bassist: Beyond's Wong Ka-keung. Best Drummer: Chan Hon-wing of Anodize.
Best Keyboard Player: Tangent's Anthony Chue Chun-tung.