From left : Shawn (SKOWT), Vincent, Kurenai, Jay and Alvin (Music Asia)

Singapore, 24 February 2017

Hard Rock band, Vivienne’s Verdict from Singapore, was presented with their VIMA-SKOWT Bronze Crystal award at a VIMA microawards ceremony held at Hood Bar and Cafe yesterday.

Shawn Ng from SKOWT presented the award to band members Vincent Lee (guitarist), Kurenai (vocalist) and Jay Kwek (guitarist).

The band, formed in 2009, was originally conceived as a covers band, but moved forward ambitiously to release their debut EP “Depiction” from which they submitted all 5 songs as entries for consideration at the VIMA Music Award 2016.

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Vivienne’s Verdict shared :

“We wish to thank VIMA and SKOWT for this amazing recognition and dedication to push local music further. We feel incredibly honoured and humbled to be part of this event. We would like to thank all our fans, friends and family who have been constantly supportive throughout our music journey. We will continue to strive and work hard on all of our future material.

Also do check us out on our social media pages as we are releasing our new single titled ‘Hurricane’ in March!”


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Jheeva from SKOWT shared:

“We are proud to once again be partnering with VIMA in recognising independent music artists globally.

Vivienne’s Verdict is a great example of a hugely talented independent artist with amazing potential and drive. We at SKOWT would like to congratulate them on this award and will be doing our best to help showcase their talent.

Join us at and help us discover how incredibly talented some of these artists truly are!”

SKOWT is a platform that focuses on unsigned artist worldwide giving them an opportunity to showcase their talent.The platform is open to artist from any background, genre, language or country. The only requirement is that the artist registering to use the platform has to be independent from any record labels. The unsigned artist uploads their biography and their songs that they wish to showcase.


VIMA (which stands for Voice International Music Awards) is considered the most important and anticipated music award in South-east Asia, and the 2016 edition, opened up submissions to musicians from Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The award has become a benchmark for many awards platform across the globe and often acts as a launch pad for music acts tipped to be the next big thing. Some of the past winners include Yuna, Altimet, The Great Spy Experiment (Singapore), Joe Flizzow, Project E.A.R (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia), Prema Yin, K-Town Clan, Ze Rebelle, Sasi The Don, Alex Subryn, An Honest Mistake, Inch Chua (Singapore), Feez Madea (Brunei), Electrico (Singapore), Pop Shuvit, Melissa Indot and many more.

The award platform is unique for allowing submissions from bedroom DJs, college acts, concert performances and even demo versions. It also champions singles rather than albums and recognizes songs of all languages in all genres including electronica,hip-hop,metal,pop,dance,rock and mash-ups/remixes.