Presenters Get Set For Heavy Music Awards 2018

With the second annual Heavy Music Awards set to hit London’s KOKO in just a few hours, we caught up with our three presenters for their take on what’s to come.

Sophie Eggleton and Neil Jones will be warming things up on the red carpet. Sophie said, “Having worked in various roles within the industry for about ten years from with Journalism, PR and marketing, to interviewing and photography and seeing how hard working and passionate so many people are about artists and the music, it’s a privilege to be able to celebrate some of them via these awards!”

Neil Jones, who has become a hugely respected voice in rock, not least with his work on Cambridge 105 Radio, will be interviewing attendees alongside Sophie. He said, “It’s an absolute honour to be involved with the HMAs. It’s awesome to see an evening celebrating the heavier end of music, from the music being made and the gigs being played to other creative industries that represent one of the most vibrant scenes in the UK music industry.”

Sophie K, who hosted the inaugural Heavy Music Awards at House of Vans in 2017, returns once again. “I am so excited to be a part of the second year of the most important awards in our scene. KoKo is the perfect venue and I know that the energy in that room will be epic, especially when The Fever 333 take the stage! Last year we had the best list of celebs in attendance so I can’t wait to see who will be walking the red carpet this year.”

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Sophie K and Alex Baker to Present Heavy Music Awards

Broadcasters Sophie K and Alex Baker are to present the Heavy Music Awards 2017.

The duo – who both present popular shows on Kerrang! Radio – will take the helm at House of Vans London on August 24.

Sophie K presents the weekday breakfast show on the rock and metal station while Alex fronts Fresh Blood every Wednesday night.

Speaking to the HMAs Sophie K, who also presents for Scuzz TV and is UK correspondent for Alternative Press USA, said: “Before I even knew what the Heavy Music Awards were I said yes because I know the team from being the best at what they do.

“There is something so special about the HMAs and I feel it’s exactly what the British rock scene needs.

“While people are saying rock is dead, as fans we know its not.

“It’s as strong as it’s ever been, it’s just evolved. The HMAs is an award ceremony designed for the fans and already the level of response has proved how much rock fans care.

“The thing I love about this event is it is actually decided by fans, your votes genuinely matter.

“The tables have turned, the media used to tell us what to like and had all the power but now we decide.

“That is why I am so excited about the HMAs, we get to see which bands matter to you and for the first time show support to people who are making a big difference but often don’t get recognised, such as photographers. Plus its a chance to catch some great live music and have a few drinks, who wouldn’t be excited about that.”

Speaking on the HMAs, Alex Baker, who has been supporting and breaking new talent in the scene since 2007, said: “I am humbled and stoked beyond words to have been asked to present the inaugural Heavy Music Awards – it is a true celebration of the best of the best in our scene.

“I mean look at the fucking nominees! Actually stop for a moment and look at that list!! 100 per cent credibility, 100 per cent integrity. The House Of Vans is going to go off on the night, and I cannot wait.”

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