Asian Beat 2013

Asian Beat Grand Final 2014 Held in Japan

The Grand Final of “Asian Beat 2014” was held on November 16 in Japan at the Blue Note Tokyo. This year, Area Heats and Finals were held in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong, and the Russian Federation, with a total of seven groups participating in the Grand Final, which was judged by Lee Ritenour.

Grand Prize was awarded to ROCK-X from Indonesia for their high-level performance both as individuals and as a band. Russia won the 2nd Prize, and China won the 3rd Prize.

Grand Prize - Indonesia

2nd Prize - Russia

3rd Prize - China

Mr.Lee Ritenour

This year legendary jazz fusion guitarist Lee Ritenour was invited as a special guest judge.

The winners of the Grand Final had the opportunity to have their song produced by Lee and recorded by a top engineer.

Details on the result are as follows:

Group Awards

  Country / Region Band Name
Grand Prize Indonesia ROCK-X
2nd Prize Russia Giallo
3rd Prize China PLAY

Individual Awards

  Country / Region Name
Award Winner South Korea Junwook Kim

About Asian Beat

Asian Beat is one of the biggest amateur band contests held throughout many regions in Asia. It starts out from Area Heat in participating countries and regions. Each winner at Area Heat finals can proceed onto the Grand Final, where they will perform together on the same stage and compete to be the top of amateur bands in Asia.
Yamaha Corporation started this event as "Band Alert" in 1998, renamed to "Asian Beat" in 2001. In the past years, worldwide famous players were the judges such as Nathan East, Wes Borland, Tommy Aldridge, Sonny Emory, Billy Sheehan, James LoMenzo and Akira Jimbo.