NEWS: East Coast Music 2011 Award Nominations Announced

David Myles leads the way with five music nominations 
Photo by Mat Dunlap
(Charlottetown, PE) – Singer-songwriter David Myles has earned a leading five nominations for the 2011 East Coast Music Awards. Artist and industry award nominations were announced today at the Confederation Centre of the Arts for East Coast Music Week 2011 to be held April 13-17 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

"Today’s announcements clearly demonstrate the incredible talent in this region and the dedication and hard work of our artists,” said Su Hutchinson, executive director of the East Coast Music Association. "Preparations are underway to celebrate our Industry’s best and brightest throughout ECMA Week 2011 in exciting new ways."

Seven other artists followed closely behind Myles walking away with four nominations each.  These include Christina Martin, Dave Gunning, Lennie Gallant, Slowcoaster, The Stanfields, The Trews, and Wintersleep.

The industry awards will be presented at this year's Industry Awards Brunch on Saturday, April 16th, at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel. The presentation of music awards will take on a different format this year.  Awards will be distributed throughout the event at various times on showcasing stages, at the Industry Awards Brunch, and at the Music Awards Gala on Sunday, April 17 at the Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.
 Voting for music and industry awards begins on February 1 and closes March 9.  This year, there are two awards for the fans to vote on – Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year and Fan’s Choice Video of the Year.  Fan’s Choice voting opens March 14 and closes April 16.

East Coast Music Week 2011 will take place in Charlottetown, PEI, from April 13-17.  The event is part of the ECMA's mandate to foster, promote and develop East Coast music. 

The East Coast Music Association would like to acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

Below and Attached is a full list of industry and music awards nominations.

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

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 / Enregistrement de l’année – musique pour enfants

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 / Enregistrement classique 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) 
Matt Andersen - New Brunswick Youth Choir – Blues on the Boulevard  

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

Alert The Medic
BLOU
Chris Colepaugh & The Cosmic 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 – Depend 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 toi 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

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 Arka Teks – Night Life
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 Cosmic 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 / Enregistrement musique du monde de l’année

    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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