‘Prince of Smiles’ fills Amari ballroom with dancing fans

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Thailand’s “Prince of Smiles” had fans dancing in the aisles as the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower ballroom welcomed Ice Saranyu in concert.

General Manager Brendan Daly welcomed Ice, whose real name is Saranyu Winaipanit, to the North Pattaya hotel’s ballroom on Saturday, June 22. 

The 29-year-old pop singer belted out hits like “Khon Mun Rak,” “Too much” and “So Much, Very Much,” and covers of international songs, including Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger.”

Brendan Daly, GM of Amari Orchid Pattaya (center left), presents flowers as a welcome gift to Ice Saranyu (center right) before his concert in Pattaya.Brendan Daly, GM of Amari Orchid Pattaya (center left), presents flowers as a welcome gift to Ice Saranyu (center right) before his concert in Pattaya.

Saranyu came to prominence after winning the “First Stage Show” talent competition in 2003.  In 2006, he released his debut album “Ice” along with the single “Kon Jai Ngai.”  A year later he released his second album, “Party on Ice,” followed by “Ice Kool Hits” in 2008.  He’s currently working with pop singers Palitchoke Ayanaphutra (Peck) and Pongsak Rattanapong (Aof), under the name “Peck, Aof, Ice,” and has released an album entitled “Together.”

Ice belts out another hit song for his many fans.Ice belts out another hit song for his many fans.

Fans enjoy the atmosphere during the ‘live’ concert.Fans enjoy the atmosphere during the ‘live’ concert.

Ice Saranyu performs at the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Saturday, June 22.Ice Saranyu performs at the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Saturday, June 22.