New Crawdaddy Club

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British Blues Awards 2016

It's that time of year again. You're in the running for that coveted Oscar and you just know it's going to be this year! YES! It is my time...... Well, as it goes it's much the same when it comes to the British Blues Awards and this year is no exception with all the nominated players on tender hooks waiting for that call...... So, here we go.

  Winners and Runners Up:-

Male Vocalist of the Year – Sponsored by Blues in the South

1) Alan Nimmo
2) Aynsley Lister
3) Marcus Bonfanti

Female Vocalist of the Year – Sponsored by Digital Blues

1) Rebecca Downes
2) Connie Lush
3) Kaz Hawkins

Band of the Year – Sponsored by The Tuesday Night Music Club

1) The Nimmo Brothers
2) The Laurence Jones Band
3) Red Butler

Acoustic Act of the Year – Sponsored by Blues is the Truth

1) Ian Siegal
2) Marcus Bonfanti
3) Joel Fisk and Jon Amor

Guitarist of the Year – Sponsored by New Crawdaddy Blues Club

1) Laurence Jones
2) Alan Nimmo
3) Aynsley Lister

Harmonica Player of the Year – Sponsored by Wall2Wall Blues

1) Mark Feltham
2) Will Wilde
3) Trevor Steger

Keyboard Player of the Year – Sponsored by G99photography

1) Paul Long
2) Paddy Milner
3) Steve Watts

Bass Player of the Year – Sponsored by The Blues and Soul Show.com

1) Lindsay Coulson
2) Roger Inniss
3) Matthew Brooks

Drummer of the Year – Sponsored by The Hat Reviews

1) Andrew Naumann
2) Sam Kelly
3) Mark Barrett

Instrumentalist of the Year – Sponsored by Raven and the Blues

1) Becky Tate
2) Kyla Brox
3) Karena K

Young Artist of the Year – Sponsored by Pablo and the Blues Show

1) Laurence Jones
2) Alex Butler
3) Matthew Long

Blues Festival of the Year – Sponsored by Blues and Roots PR

1) Upton Blues Festival
2) Blues on the Farm
3) Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival Colne

Overseas Artist of the Year – Sponsored by Sunday Morning Soul

1) Buddy Guy
2) Dan Patlansky
3) Dana Fuchs

Independent Blues Broadcaster of the Year – Sponsored by The Roots Collective

1) Paul Long
2) Dave Raven
3) Gary Grainger

Blues Album of the Year – Sponsored by Sedgefield Rock and Blues Club

1) Reaching for the Light – King King
2) Renaissance – Connie Lush Band
3) Big Blues – Jesse Davey

Blues Song of the Year – Sponsored by GMH Promotions

1) Rush Hour – King King
2) Believe – Rebecca Downes
3) Walk on Land – Chantel McGregor

The Barry Middleton Memorial Award for Emerging Artist of the Year – Sponsored by Blues in Britain

1) Rebecca Downes
2) The Voodoo Sheiks
3) The Della Grants

The Kevin Thorpe Memorial Award for Songwriter of the Year – Sponsored by Blues and Roots Connections

1) King King
2) Stevie Nimmo
3) Wily Bo Walker

Blues Great – Papa George – Sponsored by Cavern Club London

Blues Great – The Hoax – Sponsored by Ginger Cow Marketing

Lifetime Achievement – Pete Feenstra – Sponsored by

Wrinkly Rockers Club.

 

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Congratulations to all the Winners and we look forward in seeing a lot of them down the

New Crawdaddy Blues Club in the near future.

Keep it real. Keep it Live & Keep on attending.

If you don't go to the gigs then that's another club gone and Nobody wants that.

Hope to see you all soon.

The Oracle