ANCHOR - Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award
ANCHOR AWARD - Winner 2018
Belgian double victory at the ANCHOR 2018: for the first time ever, two winners were chosen at the Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award. Singer/songwriter Tamino and multi-instrumentalist Faces On TV jointly accepted the award at the end of the ANCHOR 2018 Award Show at the St. Pauli Theater, held under the motto We Want More.
In addition to this surprising decision - which was debated rather hotly, not only behind the scenes - the show was graced with yet another special appearance. Together with the Kaiser Quartet, jury members Linda Perry, Cassandra Steen, and Skye Edwards performed a classic rendition of the 4-Non-Blondes hit "What's Up", that caused goosebumps and one or two teary eyes in the audience. Another highlight was a visual collage in honor of the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Graphic design legend Klaus Voormann was among the special guests in the audience and shared a few anecdotes with host Joe Forrester from the Beatles era and the origins of his most famous work, the Revolver album cover.
We Want More - this message from the ANCHOR 2018 Jury, consisting of Linda Perry, Skye Edwards, Cassandra Steen, Tony Visconti, and Jason Bentley, was not only addressed to this year's nominees, namely also Anna Aaron, Blanco White, Freya Ridings, FRUM, Hope and Tiwayo, but the entire music industry. More passion, more hard work, more music that really means something.