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The East Coast Music Awards Nominees Announced

January 20, 2011

The 2011 ECMA nominees have been announced. Included in the nominees are numerous Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival performers and Newfoundland artists. View the list of nominees below.

ECMA 2011 MUSIC & INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES

MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Alternative Recording of the Year / Enregistrement alternatif de l’année

  • Pathological Lovers – Calling all Favours
  • Racoon Bandit – Campcraft
  • Ruth Minnikin – Depend on This
  • Ryan MacGrath – Cooper Hatch Paris
  • Slowcoaster – The Darkest of Discos
  • Wintersleep – New Inheritors

Blues Recording of the Year / Enregistrement blues de l’année (Watch Video of the nominees here)

  • John Campbelljohn – Good to Go
  • Matt Andersen – Piggyback
  • Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards – Redemption
  • Scott Parsons – Live at Mahogany Hall
  • The Dungaree Brothers with The Hupman Brothers Band – The South Mountain Swamp Rock Opera
  • Thom Swift – Blue Sky Day

Children’s Recoding of the Year / de l’année

  • Art Richard – Art Richard chant avec sec amis
  • Rik Barron – Over in the Meadow
  • Scotty and the Stars – Making Music
  • Zany Lane – Raised By Ducks

Classical Recording of the Year / de l’année

  • Bruno Jacques Pelletier – Musique Ancienne-Early Music
  • Duo Concertante – It Takes Two
  • Frances Gray – Soundscapes of Spain
  • Measha Brueggergosman – Nights and Dreams
  • Shallaway Newfoundland & Labrador Youth in Chorus – Shallaway Sings Ann and Seamus-A Chamber Opera
  • The Elmer Iseler Singers – Lamentations of Jeremiah/Lamentatio Jeremiah Prophetae

Country Recording of the Year / Enregistrement country de l’année

  • Ashley Condon – Come In From the Cold
  • Heather Allison – Heather Allison
  • Kevin Davison – Just the Beginning
  • Larry Foley – Larry Foley
  • Meaghan Blanchard – Chasin’ Lonely Again
  • Tonya Kennedy – Lucky I Lost You

DVD of the Year / DVD de l’année

  • Blou – Noël Blou (Director: Francois Lallier)
  • Jessica Rhaye – Jessica Rhaye: Good Things from the Stage (Director: Andrew MacCormack)
  • New Brunswick Youth Orchestra – Blues on the Boulevard (Director: Greg Hemmings)
  • Spesh K – 90209 (Director: Bun One Productions)
  • The Jimmy Swift Band – JSB Live at the Marquee (Director: Greg Hemmings)
  • The Trews -The Trews Acoustic – Friends & Total Strangers (Director: Tim Martin)

Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year / Artiste de l’année

  • Alert The Medic
  • Blou
  • Chris Colepaugh & The Crew
  • Christina Martin
  • Chuck & Albert
  • Dave Gunning
  • David Myles
  • Jenn Grant
  • Joel Plaskett
  • Lennie Gallant
  • Matt Andersen
  • The Stanfields
  • The Trews

Fan’s Choice Video of the Year / Vidéo de l’année

  • Gypsophilia – Hietzing / Battery Life (Director: Scott Simpson)
  • Hey Rosetta! – A Thousand Suns – Live (Directors: Noah Pink & Christopher Norris)
  • Jenn Grant – You’ll Go Far (Director: Drew Lightfoot)
  • Paper Lions – Lost the War (Directors: JP Poliquin & Nathan Boey)
  • Pathological Lovers – Best Served (Director: Jordan Canning)
  • The Trews – Highway Of Heroes (Director: Tim Martin)
  • Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold – Broken Hearted Beat (Director: JP Poliquin)
  • Two Hours Traffic – Noisemaker (Director: Richie Mitchell)

Female Solo Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – artiste solo féminine

  • Carmel Mikol – In My Bones
  • Christina Martin – I Can Too
  • Kim Wempe – Painting With Tides
  • Meaghan Smith – The Cricket’s Orchestra
  • Rose Cousins – The Send Off
  • Ruth Minnikin – Depends on This

Folk Recording of the Year / Enregistrement populaire de l’année

  • Dave Gunning – We’re All Leaving
  • David Myles – Turn Time Off
  • Jon Bryant – Two Coasts for Comfort
  • Madison Violet – No Fool for Trying
  • Ron Hynes – Stealing Genius
  • Rose Cousins – The Send Off

Francophone Recording of the Year / Enregistrement francophone de l’année

  • Chuck & Albert – énergie
  • Daniel Goguen – Juste tio et moi
  • Lennie Gallant – Le Coeur Hanté
  • Marie Philippe Bergeron – Le complex du gémeau
  • Mary Barry – Chansons Irisées
  • Tradition – Un Autre

Gospel Recording of the Year / Enregistrement gospel de l’année

  • Becka deHaan – Wait For The Wind
  • Chelsea Nisbett – Anchored Roots
  • Elizabeth Deveau – The True Vine
  • Marko Simmonds – Marko Presents…
  • Naomi Striemer – Entertaining the World
  • Richard Paul – Where I Need To Be

Group Recording of the Year / Enregistrement du groupe de l’année

  • Acres & Acres – All Nations
  • Boxer The Horse – Would You Please
  • Paper Lions – Trophies
  • Sherman Downey & The Ambiguous Case – Honey for Bees
  • Slowcoaster – The Darkest of Discos
  • The Once – The Once
  • Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold – Broken Hearted Beat
  • Wintersleep – New Inheritors

Instrumental Recording of the Year / Enregistrement instrumental de l’année

  • Aaron Collier – Neo
  • Chrissy Crowley – The Departure
  • Colin Grant – Fun For the Whole Family
  • Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews – Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews
  • Gypsophilia – Sa-ba-da-OW!
  • Samantha Robichaud – Collected
  • Duo Concertante – Wild Bird

Jazz Recording of the Year / Enregistrement jazz de l’année (Watch Video of the nominees here)

  • Daniel Matto – I’m Old Fashioned
  • Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews – Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews
  • Glen Strickey – Roots for Rudy
  • Krisanne Crowell with Solarocity – Right In the Middle of Wrong
  • Lina Boudreau – Noel Lounge
  • Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington – BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Two
  • Swingology – Under Paris Skies

Loud Recording of the Year / Enregistrement loud de l’année

  • Last Call Chernobyl – Last Call Chernobyl
  • Obsydian – The Grotesque Presage
  • Orchid’s Curse – Voices: The Tales of Broken Men
  • Soul Seeker – Practice What You Seek
  • Tempting Tragedy – Descent Into Madness
  • The Fed Pennies – Brain Disaster

Konica Minolta Male Solo Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – artiste solo masculin

  • Dave Gunning – A Tribute to John Allan Cameron
  • David Myles – Turn Time Off
  • Ian Sherwood – And Now The Fun Begins
  • Matt Andersen – Piggyback
  • Ryan MacGrath – Cooper Hatch Paris
  • Thom Swift – Blue Sky Day

Pop Recording of the Year / Enregistrement pop de l’année

  • Carmel Mikol – In My Bones
  • Christina Martin – I Can Too
  • Lovestorm – Great Ocean
  • Meaghan Smith – The Cricket’s Orchestra
  • Paper Lions – Trophies
  • Radio Radio – Belmundo Regal
  • The Subtitles – Quick and Painless

R&B/Soul Single Track Recoding of the Year / Enregistrement gospel de l’année

  • Chelsea Nisbett – Anchored Roots
  • Cyndi Cain – Back to the Old School
  • Marko Simmonds – Dance With Me

Rap / Hip-Hop Single Track Recording of the Year / Enregistrement simple rap / hip-hop de l’année

  • Ghettosocks – Don’t Turn Around (feat. Edgar Allen Floe)
  • Ghettosocks – Out For The Treats
  • Hotbox – Little Bits (feat. Expedyte, Radar & Phakt)
  • Hotbox (feat Sean One & Monark) – Perfect Formula
  • Spesh K – Can’t Put A Price On Love (feat. Cory Lee)
  • The Caravan – Autumn

FACTOR Recording of the Year / Enregistrement sonore FACTOR de l’année

  • Christina Martin – I Can Too (Producers: Christina Martin & Dale Murray)
  • David Myles – Turn Time Off (Producer: Joel Plaskett)
  • Lennie Gallant – If We Had A Fire (Producers – Hayward Parrott & Lennie Gallant)
  • Slowcoaster – The Darkest of Discos (Producer – Brian Talbot)
  • The Stanfields – Vanguard of the Young and Reckless (Producers: The Stanfields & Darren van Niekerk)
  • Thom Swift – Blue Sky Day (Producers: Thom Swift & Charles Austin)
  • Wintersleep – New Inheritors (Producer: Tony Doogan)

Rising Star Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Étoiles de demain

  • Boxer The Horse – Would You Please
  • Carmel Mikol – In My Bones
  • Jerry Stamp – Bloodwork
  • Ryan MacGrath – Cooper Hatch Paris
  • Sherman Downey & The Ambiguous Case – Honey for Bees
  • The Stanfields – Vanguard of the Young and Reckless
  • Tonya Kennedy – Lucky I Lost You

Rock Recording of the Year / Enregistrement rock de l’année

  • Air Traffic Control – Can’t Kill Love
  • Boxer The Horse – Would You Please
  • Chris Colepaugh & The Crew – Missed a Page
  • Dwight Deon – Anthems for the Restless
  • Gloryhound – Leave it Alone
  • Jerry Stamp – Bloodwork

Roots / Traditional Group Recording of the Year / Enregistrement folklore / traditionnel de l’année – groupe

  • Chris Norman & David Greenberg Duo – Let Me In This Ae Night
  • Chuck & Albert – énergie
  • Ennis – Lessons Learned
  • Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys – Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
  • Pogey – Full Speed Ahead
  • Scott MacMillan & Brian Doyle – Live Off The Floor

Roots / Traditional Solo Recording of the Year / Enregistrement folklore / traditionnel de l’année – artiste solo

  • Colin Grant – Fun For the Whole Family
  • Cynthia MacLeod – Riddle
  • Dave Gunning – A Tribute To John Allan Cameron
  • Eleanor McCain – Green Hills of Home
  • Kathleen Gorey-McSorley – Cheoil Binn
  • Richard Wood – A Change of Reasons

Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year / Chanson de l’année

  • David Myles – Need A Break (Producer: Joel Plaskett)
  • Sleepy Driver – Like A Weapon (Producers: Ethan Young-Lai, Peter Hicks & Mike Hatheway)
  • Slowcoaster – War on War (Producer: Brian Talbot)
  • The Keats – Give Me A Ring (Producer: Chris Burke-Gaffney)
  • The Stanfields – The Dirtiest Drunk (In the History of Liquor) (Producers: The Stanfields & Darren van Niekerk)
  • The Trews – Highway of Heroes (Producers: John-Angus MacDonald & Gordie Johnson)

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year / Compositeur ou compositrice SOCAN de l’année

  • Chris Kirby – “Entertainer of the Year” (Performed by: Chris Kirby)
  • Jenn Grant & Buck 65 – “Paper Airplanes” (Performed by: Jenn Grant & Buck 65)
  • Lennie Gallant – “Emily’s Letters” (Performed by: Lennie Gallant)
  • Meaghan Smith – “I Know” (Performed by: Meaghan Smith)
  • Paul Murphy, Tim D’Eon, Loel Campbell, Michael Bigelow – “Preservation” (Performed by: Wintersleep)
  • Rose Cousins – “I Were the Bird” (Performed by: Rose Cousins)

World Recording of the Year (Watch Video of the Nominees here)

  • Native Gumbo – Native Gumbo
  • StahMeNah Vybz – Stahmenah Rewind
  • The Idlers – Keep Out
  • Vineet Vyas – The King of Dhamaar

INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Broadcast of the Year

  • Atlantic Airwaves
  • Atlantic Beaver
  • CKDH Kitchen Party
  • East Coast Countdown
  • Route 104

Event of the Year

  • Cavendish Beach Music Festival
  • Celtic Colours International Festival
  • Festival of Small Halls
  • Halifax for Haiti
  • Halifax Pop Explosion
  • Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
  • New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee

Independent Company of the Year

  • Garrison Hill Entertainment
  • GroundSwell Music
  • Malkin Music
  • Marcato Digital Solutions
  • Sonic Entertainment Group
  • SpinCount

Industry Professional of the Year

  • Eirinn Fraser
  • Glenn Meisner
  • Heather Gibson
  • Ian McKinnon
  • Jimmie Inch
  • Kimberly Sinclair

Live Sound Technician of the Year

  • Carl Gosine
  • Kenneth Ryan
  • Matt Miller
  • Nathan Petrie
  • Russ Wood
  • Stephen Doherty

Manager of the Year

  • Darren Gallop
  • Eirinn Fraser
  • Heather Gibson
  • Ian McKinnon
  • Jeff Liberty
  • Shelley Chase

Media Person of the Year

  • Doug Gallant
  • Jeff Liberty
  • Jimmie Inch
  • Kurt Fawthrop
  • Marc Xavier LeBlanc
  • Tom Bedell

Producer of the Year

  • Andrew Melzer
  • Tim Feswick
  • Daniel Ledwell
  • Fred Lavery
  • Dave Gunning
  • Jon Matthews

Radio Station of the Year

  • 1015 The Hawk
  • 94.1 East Coast FM
  • 95.1 CFCY
  • CKDH Radio
  • Q104
  • The Coast 89.7

Record Company/Distributor/Independent Label of the Year

  • Company House Records
  • Diminished Fifth Records
  • GroundSwell Music
  • Sonic Records
  • Sound of Pop Inc.
  • Warner Music Canada

Studio of the Year

  • Big Grey Sound Studios
  • Feswick Productions
  • Lakewind Sound Studios
  • MasterTracks Recording Studios
  • Soundpark Studios
  • The Sonic Temple

Studio Engineer of the Year presented by OIART

  • Darren van Niekerk
  • Dave Skinner
  • Dennis Field
  • Jamie Foulds
  • Jon Matthews
  • Michael Shepherd
  • Tim Feswick

Venue of the Year

  • Harmony House Theatre
  • Hunter’s Ale House
  • St. Mary’s Church
  • The Company House
  • The Fredericton Playhouse
  • The Paragon Theatre

Visual Artist of the Year

  • Cheryl Smith
  • Chr!s Sm!th
  • Daniel Ledwell
  • Jocelyne Vautour
  • kelly clark fotography
  • Peter Farmer
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The 2010 MusicNL Awards Nominees

September 14, 2010

The Idlers performed at the this years Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival

Album of the Year

Amelia Curran – Hunter, Hunter

Sherman Downey – Honey for Bees

The Idlers – Keep Out

Matthew Hornell and the Diamond Minds – Matthew Hornell and the Diamond Minds

Matthew Byrne – Ballads

Group of the Year

The Idlers

Matthew Hornell and the Diamond Minds

Ennis

The Navigators

Kujo

Male Artist of the Year

Jerry Stamp

Sherman Downey

Rick Lambe

Matthew Byrne

Jeff Quilty

Mary perfomed her latest album Chansons Irisées during the 2010 WIJBF

Female Artist of the Year

Amelia Curran

Teresa Ennis

Mary Barry

Irene Brider

Kellie Loder

Entertainer of the Year

The Idlers

Matthew Hornell and the Diamond Minds

Larry Foley

The Navigators

Sherman Downey

Rising Star New Artist/Group of the Year

Matthew Hornell and the Diamond Minds

Sherman Downey

The Subtitles

Blair Goudie

Matthew Byrne

Molson Pop/Rock Artist/Group of the Year

Matthew Hornell and the Diamond Minds

The Subtitles

Rick Lambe

Jerry Stamp

Gramercy Riffs

Folk/Roots Artist/Group of the Year

Sherman Downey

Amelia Curran

Ennis

Jeff Quilty

The Celtic Fiddlers

Country Artist/Group of the Year

Joe Belly

Larry Foley

Rod Jackson

Shawn Lidster

Randy Doyle

Gospel Artist/Group of the Year

Jerry Stamp

Irene Bridger

Blair Lane

The Dogberries performing at the 2010 WIJBF. Photograph by Colin Peddle http://www.colinpeddle.com/

Instrumental Artist/Group of the Year

Duane Andrews and Dwyane Cote

McKudo

The Dogberries

Alternative Artist/Group of the Year

The Idlers

Kujo

The Pathological Lovers

Bird & Bear

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year

Amelia Curran – “The Mistress”

Maureen Ennis/Mark Murphy (Ennis) – “Newfoundland”

Kirk Penney (The Subtitles) – “Actions”

Arthur O’Brien (The Navigators) – “Stayed for Reason”

Victor Lewis (Kujo) – “Slumber Party”

Side Musician Award

Craig Follett (Kujo, Chris Kirby and the Marquee)

Darren Browne (The Subtitles, Duane Andrews)

Luke Power (The Idlers, Mopaya)

Sandy Morris (8 Track Favorites, Wonderfel Grand Band)

Mark Neary (The Novaks, The Monday Nights)

Media Person of the Year

Krissy Holmes

Kevin Kelly

Tom Power

Sam Whiffen

Denielle Hann

Industry Professional of the Year

Tony Murray

Shelley Chase

Louis MacDonald

Jud Haynes

Dean Stairs

Music Educator of the Year

David Chafe

Janet Cull

Fergus O’Byrne

Sonny Hogan

Paul Murphy

Outstanding Company of the Year

Steele Communications

Fred’s Records

Music City

Mighty Pop

Garrison Hill Entertainment

Volunteer of the Year

Angela Record

Micheal Worthman

Ashley Collins

Anna Power

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2010 JUNO Award Winners for Jazz, Blues and World Music

April 19, 2010

The JUNO award ceremony was held here in St. John’s Newfoundland on Sunday, and despite poor weather and travel problems it was a night to remember.  Below is a list of with video of the key winners in the world of Jazz, Blues and World Music.

Michael Buble – Winner of JUNO Fans Choice Award, Single of the Year,  Album of the Years for ‘Crazy Love’, Pop Album of the Year for ‘Crazy Love’ .

Jazz inspired music sensation Michael Buble picked up four awards on a productive night for the native of Burnaby, British Columbia. Buble has won and been nominated for numerous JUNO’s in his short career, with last night being by far the most successful (four wins from six nominations).

Ranee Lee Winner of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for “Ranee Lee Lives Upstairs’.

This was Ranee Lee’s fifth nomination for a JUNO yet only her first win. In a prestigious career Lee has been awarded honor of The Order of Canada as a member in 2006 for her contributions to music in her long and distinguished career. Ranee has also won awards for her acting and is an accomplished writer of children’s books.

For the full list of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominees with video click here

Charles Spearin Winner of Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year

A member of the band Broken Social Scene, Spearin is no stranger to the JUNO Awards, previously winning two awards. This album, which is based around the spoken word recordings of his neighbors in Toronto talking about happiness. ‘The Happiness Project’s” success has come as a refreshing surprise.

To view bios and video of all other Best Contemporary Jazz Album nominees click here

Terry Clarke Winner of Traditional Jazz Album of the Year

Terry Clarke is an accomplished drummer who has played with the likes of Oscar Peterson, John Handy and Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra. Born in British Columbia and now based in Toronto, Clarke’s musical careers dates back  to the 1960’s. Despite this long and illustrious career this is Clarke’s first album release as a band leader.

To read about the other traditional Jazz Nominees click here

Jack de Keyzer, Winner of Blues Album of the Year

Jack de Keyzer won a  JUNO for Best Blues Album in 2003 for ‘6 String Lover’.  British born de Keyzer has been performing for over thirty years, with his music taking him across the globe.  An accomplished guitarist he has appeared on numerous albums by artists such as Bo Diddley, Etta James and Blue Rodeo.

To read bio’s and watch video of the other Blues Album of the Year Nominees click here.

Dominic Mancuso, Winner of World Music Album of the Year

Toronto born Dominic Mancuso’s album ‘Comfortably Mine’ is an exploration of his cultural roots in Southern Italy. Dominic takes the traditional and fuses it with his modern Canadian influences in and innovative way to produce this album.

To watch Video and read about the other nominees click here.

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High School Juno Jam

March 30, 2010
Three high school bands will be chosen to perform live on CBC Radio on JUNO weekend.
Send CBC Radio your band’s latest Mp3 by Friday April 2nd, 2010.
WAM host Angela Antle and a panel of music industry professionals (including Craig Norris of CBC Radio Three and Bob Hallett of Great Big Sea) will name an overall JUNO JAM winner on a live radio broadcast at the DELTA Hotel in St. John’s on Saturday, April 17th.

To apply go to http://www.cbc.ca/wamjunojam/

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ECMA 2010 FAN’S CHOICE VOTING NOW OPEN!

February 22, 2010

As the 2010 East Coast Music Awards, Festival and Conference approaches, music fans can have their say through a pair of Fan’s Choice awards!

The Cape Breton Credit Unions Fan’s Choice Artist/Group of the Year Award will be selected from all ECMA 2010 Music Award nominees. And new to 2010, ECMA is pleased to introduce the Bell Aliant Fan’s Choice Video of the Year Award, which will feature all Video of the Year submissions.

These awards are the only East Coast Music Awards voted on by the public, and fans have until Friday, March 5th at midnight (AT) to cast their vote. Cast your vote online at http://www.bellaliant.net/ecma or http://www.ecma.com.  Please note that only one vote per computer will be tabulated.

Winners of the Cape Breton Credit Unions Fan’s Choice Artist/Group of the Year Award and Bell Aliant Fan’s Choice Video of the Year Award will be announced March 7th during the ECMA 2010 Bell Aliant East Coast Music Awards Gala presented by RBC at Centre 200. The gala will be shown worldwide via web broadcast when Bell Aliant Brings ECMA Live to the World at www.bellaliant.net/ecma.

“These Fan’s Choice Awards allow all fans of East Coast Music to be an active participant in our biggest night of the year,” said Su Hutchinson, executive director of the East Coast Music Association. “These are the awards that artists truly cherish, because they are based on the respect and appreciation of the fans they serve. Everyone can make their voice heard through the online voting process and help us determine these deserving winners.”
To read more visit the ECMA website
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