The 2012 MusicNL awards were handed out over the weekend, with a grand total of five of the awards going to Corner Brook’s favourite east coast-based synth-dance-pop group Repartee — every award they were nominated for!
Our one-take music video making friends at HeavyWeather.ca also picked up the award for Company of the Year, no doubt for helping promote so many local musicians (including Corner Brook-based folks) with beautiful sounding and beautiful looking video. Congrats also go out to our friends in The Once, who took home the award for Folk/Roots Artist or Group of the Year.
As you’ll notice, there’s no west coast representation on the list of winners below. Actually, if you look back at the list of nominees, there’s no west coast representation there either. So is there no new music happening in our neck of the woods? Or are there ways to make MusicNL more relevant on the west coast of Newfoundland?
Let us know what you think in the comments.
Thanks to CBC for the list of award winners:
Album of the Year: Repartee - Repartee
Male Artist of the Year: Chris Kirby - Wonderizer
Female Artist of the Year: Katie Baggs - Home Again Home Again
Group of the Year: Repartee
Rising Star New Artist or Group of the Year: Repartee
Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year: Repartee
Folk/Roots Artist or Group of the Year: The Once - Row Upon Row of the People They Know
Celtic/Traditional Artist or Group of the Year: The Dardanelles -The Eastern Light
Pop/Rock Artist or Group of the Year: Repartee - Repartee
Alternative Artist or Group of the Year: Mark Bragg - Your Kiss
Country Artist or Group of the Year: Terry Penney - The Last Guitar
Jazz/Blues Artist or Group of the Year: Dwayne Cote and Duane Andrews - The Empress
Gospel Artist or Group of the Year: Dan Bursey - Spread Your Love
Side Musician of the Year: Sandy Morris
Songwriter of the Year: Chris Kirby - Waiting So Long
Industry Professional of the Year: Tony Murray
Volunteer of the Year: Justin Davis
Educator of the Year: Kathy Conway
Company of the Year: Heavy Weather
Media Person of the Year: Tom Power – CBC Radio
Photo: Whitney MacDonald