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LAWSON with MJ in EASTWOOD

Center TV5 reporter MJ Marfori with LAWSON from left: drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher, vocalist Andy Brown and lead guitarist Joel Peat. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

Center TV5 reporter MJ Marfori with LAWSON from left: drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher, vocalist Andy Brown and lead guitarist Joel Peat. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

UK’s hottest pop rock band LAWSON will have a free one night only concert in EASTWOOD Mall Open Park in Libis Q.C. tonight, April 9, 2013. And the MJ with the band is not a Michael Jackson impersonator but TV5’s MJ Marfori who interviewed the very young British band at the EASTWOOD RICHMONDE HOTEL yesterday.

LAWSON vocalist Andy Brown during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

LAWSON vocalist Andy Brown during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

UNIVERSAL MCA Music Phils hands LAWSON their Gold record awards from left: Ad  & Promo Arlene Garcia, Domestic Label Mktg Mgr Mark Bonifacio,  Ad & Promo Karen Hernandez, Mktg Events Mgr Grace Foronda, Lead guitarist Joel Peat, vocalist Andy Brown, drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher and Mktg Mgr Wilson Cruz. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

UNIVERSAL MCA Music Phils hands LAWSON their Gold record awards from left: Ad & Promo Arlene Garcia, Domestic Label Mktg Mgr Mark Bonifacio, Ad & Promo Karen Hernandez, Mktg Events Mgr Grace Foronda, Lead guitarist Joel Peat, vocalist Andy Brown, drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher and Mktg Mgr Wilson Cruz. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

MCA Music Mktg Dir. Wilson Cruz said the Araw Ng Kagitingan Holiday was perfect for the event with less traffic and the summer season ensured great weather throughout. The press con at the Eastwood Richmonde’s The Gallery Bar was also an opportunity for MCA Phil to award LAWSON the Gold CD, which translates to 7,000 + purchases both online and CDs in the Philippines.

MEGAWORLD Lifestyle Malls Execs give LAWSON a jeepney from left:  Events Mgr Beda Cabaños, Lead guitarist Joel Peat, Mktg Mgr Trina Colleen Ong , vocalist Andy Brown, drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher and Mktg Events Mgr Tinay Magtira. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

MEGAWORLD Lifestyle Malls Execs give LAWSON a jeepney from left: Events Mgr Beda Cabaños, Lead guitarist Joel Peat, Mktg Mgr Trina Colleen Ong , vocalist Andy Brown, drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher and Mktg Events Mgr Tinay Magtira. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

MEGAWORLD Lifestyle Malls Execs give LAWSON a jeepney from left:  Events Mgr Beda Cabaños, Lead guitarist Joel Peat, Mktg Mgr Trina Colleen Ong , vocalist Andy Brown, drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher and Mktg Events Mgr Tinay Magtira. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

MEGAWORLD Lifestyle Malls Execs give LAWSON a jeepney from left: Events Mgr Beda Cabaños, Lead guitarist Joel Peat, Mktg Mgr Trina Colleen Ong , vocalist Andy Brown, drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher and Mktg Events Mgr Tinay Magtira. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

Some fans already attended a meet and greet with LAWSON after purchasing VIP tickets at The Gallery Bar in EASTWOOD RICHMONDE HOTEL. Some of them even got to hug their favorite members. LAWSON is composed of lead vocalist Andy Brown, bassist Ryan Fletcher, lead guitarist Joel Peat and drummer Adam Pitts.

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LAWSON’S album “Chapman Square” is now seated comfortably high on the album charts, currently climbing the iTunes charts too in UK and Asia. The band’s singles “Taking Over Me” and “STANDING IN THE DARK” are now certified hits and have both reached the Number 1 spot on Philippine Radio and Music Channels.

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LAWSON from left: Lead guitarist Joel Peat, drummer Adam Pitts during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

IMG_4141After receiving the Gold award from MCA Phils , Lead guitarist Joel Peat said, “It’s been pretty overwhelming for us not only in Manila but also in Singapore and Thailand. It’s a very proud moment for us that’s our first Gold award in Asia. We have to say thank you to our label for that.”

Richmonde HOTEL execs from left: Front Office Mgr Pinky Barba, Sales Mktg Mgr Jarina Galano, PR Comunications Mgr Annie Dioso with LAWSON: Lead guitarist Joel Peat, vocalist Andy Brown, drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher and Dir of Sales Mktg Chabs Chipeco. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

Richmonde HOTEL execs from left: Front Office Mgr Pinky Barba, Sales Mktg Mgr Jarina Galano, PR Comunications Mgr Annie Dioso with LAWSON: Lead guitarist Joel Peat, vocalist Andy Brown, drummer Adam Pitts , bassist Ryan Fletcher and Dir of Sales Mktg Chabs Chipeco. Photo was taken during the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

The band has not gotten the chance to see other places in the Philippines but would want to come back without touring and just check out the beaches. Drummer Adam Pitts said of his stay of which he’s not gotten out of the EASTWOOD RICHMONDE HOTEL yet, “It’s a lovely, lovely hotel it’s incredible. It’s the best one we’ve stayed in so far.” When asked which food Filipino food they’ve tried Pitts said, “We’ve heard of balut and we’d like to try it even if I’m a little bit scared.”

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MEGAWORLD CITIBANK cardholders also had the privilege of attending the meet and greet that fans could access by buying tickets. They just needed to show their card at the Gallery Bar and get free tickets, which also cover a companion. The concert itself tonight at the Eastwood Open Park is free to the public.

IMG_3331Sponsors include: SMART, Myx, ETC channel, JACK TV, Barangay LS 97.1, 94.7 Mellow FM, Manila Concert Scene, Phil STAR, Odyssey Music and Video, ATSROPLUS, Philippine Concert, Business World, HerWord.com, 97.9 Home Radio, CHALK

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DJ Chloe of 94.7 Mellow hosted the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

DJ Chloe of 94.7 Mellow hosted the press con at the Gallery Bar of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel April 8, 2013.

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