NEWS: Matt Andersen, Chelsea Nesbitt & Dave Gunning Multiple Winners at East Coast Music Week 2011

Industry Awards also handed out...

(Charlottetown) – Matt Andersen, Chelsea Nesbitt and Dave Gunning picked up their second ECMA award each at East Coast Music Week 2011 in Charlottetown, PEI.  Andersen, awarded the Konica Minolta Male Vocalist of the Year Award for ‘Piggyback’ on Friday, was awarded Blues Recording of the Year for the same album on Saturday.  Nesbitt was awarded the R&B/Soul Single Track Recording of the Year presented by BMO for ‘Anchored Roots’ after taking home Gospel Recording of the Year for ‘Anchored Roots’ on Friday.  Dave Gunning who took home the Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year presented by Purity Dairy on Thursday, received an industry award for Producer of the Year presented by Shoppers Drug Mart.

Other winners on Saturday included Slowcoaster for Alternative Recording of the Year for ‘Darkest of Discos’, Chris Colepaugh & The Crew - Rock Recording of the Year presented by Roland Canada for ‘Missed a Page’, Ghettosocks – Rap/Hip Hop Single Track Recording of the Year for ‘Don’t Turn Around’ (feat. Edgar Allen Floe), The Fed Pennies - Loud Recording of the Year for ‘Brain Disaster’, Meaghan Blanchard – Country Recording of the Year presented by Cavendish Beach Music Festival for ‘Chasin’ Lonely Again’, The Trews – DVD of the Year for ‘The Trews Acoustic – Friends & Total Strangers’ (Director: Tim Martin), Dwayne Cote & Duane Andrews – Jazz Recording of the Year for ‘Dwayne Cote &Duane Andrews’, Meaghan Smith - Pop Recording of the Year presented by Coca-Cola for ‘The Cricket’s Orchestra, and The Idlers – World Recording of the Year for ‘Keep Out’.
Fourteen industry awards were presented Saturday morning at the FACTOR Industry Awards Brunch held at the Delta Prince Edward.  Two honourary awards were also presented during the Brunch.  Elliott Wight received the Stompin’ Tom Award and the Musician’s Achievement Award was presented to Chas Guay

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.

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