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Music icons The Wailers – Live at Hard Rock Pattaya

As part of Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock Tour and in celebration of our Founders’ Day, this year marking the 40th Anniversary of Hard Rock, the hotel is proud to present a one-night-only, special performance by the legendary reggae band, The Wailers, on Friday 17th June 2011 at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.

Tickets are available at THB 2,000 net and THB 2,500 net (VIP area) inclusive of 2 drinks. There is also an offer of special room packages inclusive of breakfast for 2 persons and 2 tickets at THB 6,000 net (1 night) or THB 8,000 net (2 nights).

The Wailers tour in Asia includes dates at the Hard Rock Cafes in Pattaya, Bali and Penang. They are best known for their invigorating, energizing reggae music with hits, including “Get Up Stand Up,” “I Shot the Sheriff, “ “No Woman No Cry,” “Buffalo Soldier,” and countless more. Together with the late Bob Marley, they formed one of the most successful reggae bands in the world and have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. The band has produced more than 20 chart hits, including seven Top 10 singles.

Outside of The Wailers’ groundbreaking work with Marley, the band has also played or performed with international acts like Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Alpha Blondy. The Wailers have also toured the globe, playing to an estimated 24 million people, from the U.K. to Africa and the Far East.

Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh recruited the Barrett brothers – bassist Aston “Family Man” and drummer Carly – from Lee Perry’s Upsetters to play on hits such as “Lively Up Yourself”, “Trenchtown Rock”, “Duppy Conqueror”, and many more besides. Inspired by Rastafari and their ambitions of reaching an international audience, this is the line-up that pioneered roots rock reggae, and signed to Island Records in 1971.

Bunny and Peter left two years later. It was at this point that the in-demand Barrett brothers – whose rhythms also underpinned innumerable seventies’ reggae hits by other acts – assumed the title of The Wailers, and backed Marley on the group’s international breakthrough album, Natty Dread. Under Family Man’s musical leadership, they then partnered Bob Marley on a succession of hit singles and albums that made him a global icon, winner of several lifetime achievement awards, and Jamaica’s best-loved musical superstar.

Drummer Carlton “Carlie” Barrett died in 1987, leaving his brother as the main beneficiary of the Wailers’ mantle. Subsequent line-ups have revolved around Family Man, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest bass players. Modest and unassuming, he was present on all of those unforgettable performances by Bob Marley & The Wailers from the seventies.

Family Man continues to be the main axis of the current Wailers – a group that’s one of the last, great reggae institutions, yet which refuses to live off past glories. That’s because Family Man represents tried and trusted roots authenticity and, along with The Wailers, injects fresh excitement into a show that continues to attract enthusiastic audiences from around the world.

This will is a show that is sure to rock you! For ticket and package information, please call 038 428 755-9 or email rooms.pattaya@ hardrockhotels.net.


Beauty, musical acumen comes together at Miss Hard Rock 2011

Staff Reporters

Judges at Pattaya Hard Rock Hotel’s were looking for beauty and a deep understanding of music history and style when they chose the hotel’s “Miss Hard Rock 2011” at the beachfront hotel last month.

Piyada “Jamie” Monmaneerat was crowned as “Miss Hardrock Pattaya 2011”.

Different from most beauty pageants, the May 28-29 Miss Hard Rock contest valued rocker-style clothing over swimsuits and talent in identifying song titles and performers over singing and dancing.

Thirteen women vied for the title in a bid to become the hotel’s public relations ambassador for the next year, and after two days of competing 22 year old Piyada “Jamie” Monmaneerat from Bangkok was delighted to take the winner’s sash and the 142,000 baht first prize.

Piyada certainly seemed to make an impact with the judges with her fine rendition of the Alicia Keys number “If I ain’t got you” during the talent contest round and she will now go on to represent Hard Rock Pattaya in all the hotel’s rockin’ events and promotions during the next 12 months.

Penlak “Honiez” Kanchanawadee took the 1st runner-up prize.

Penlak “Honiez” Kanchanawadee took first runner up prize, followed by Kirataya Phosarn as second runner up and also winner of the “Miss Rock Facebook” award, voted for by the general public online.

In addition there was a separate prize titled “Miss Rock Friendly Breeze”, which was awarded to the girl chosen by her fellow competitors and the media; in this case the winner being Chanya Wichianlam.

All the winners will take part in a future fashion shoot to be featured in the exclusive Rokz Magazine.

The contest followed few of the rules of traditional pageants with the first day having contestants quizzed by judges on their musical knowledge. They also gave background on their favorite performing artists and had to name the title and artist of various song clips. They also put on a fashion show of rock-styled clothing around the pool. The day wrapped with a chance for hopefuls to talk about the Hard Rock Pattaya in public.

The second day saw contestants get back into a more-traditional mode, slipping into swimsuits for the judges’ approval. They also worked more on showing off their spokeswomanly skills.

Chanya Wichianlam was “Miss Rock Friendly Breeze”, voted for by her fellow contestants.

Kirataya Phosarn, left, 2nd runner-up and “Miss Rock Facebook” receives her awards from Jorge Carlos Smith, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya.

Piyada “Jamie” Monmaneerat introduces herself to the judges on the first day of the contest.

The girls talk time out from the competition to relax at the Hardrock’s foam party.

The contestants strut their stuff on stage.

Swimwear was the order of the day for the final round of judging.



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Music icons The Wailers – Live at Hard Rock Pattaya

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