NEWS: The Trews, Chris Colepaugh & The Crew, David Myles, Rose Cousins Pick Up Second Music Award at ECMA 2011 & Winners List!

Haywire receives Lifetime Achievement Award

(Charlottetown) – The Trews, Chris Colepaugh & The Crew, David Myles and Rose Cousins joined Matt Andersen, Dave Gunning and Chelsea Nisbett as multiple award winners at East Coast Music Week 2011 in Charlottetown, PEI. 

At the Bell Aliant 2011 East Coast Music Awards Gala presented by RBC on Sunday, The Trews took home their second music award receiving the Bell Aliant Fan’s Choice Video of the Year award for ‘Highway of Heroes’ (Director: Tim Martin). The band was presented with the DVD of the Year award for ‘The Trews Acoustic – Friends & Total Strangers’ on Saturday at the FACTOR Industry Brunch.  Chris Colepaugh & The Crew were awarded the Bell Aliant Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year award at the awards gala after receiving the Rock Recording of the Year award for ‘Missed a Page’ on Saturday.  David Myles picked up the Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year for ‘Need A Break’ (Producer: Joel Plaskett) at the awards gala after receiving the Folk Recording of the Year on Thursday.  Rose Cousins collected her second award, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for ‘I Were the Bird.’  Cousins was also awarded Female Solo Recording of the Year presented by Budget Rent-a-Car for ‘The Send Off’ on Friday.
Other winners at the awards gala included Children’s Recording of the Year – Rik Barron for ‘Over in the Meadow’, Francophone Recording of the Year - Lennie Gallant for ‘Le Coeur Hanté’, Group Recording of the Year – The Once for ‘The Once’, FACTOR Recording of the Year – Wintersleep for ‘New Inheritors’ (Producer: Tony Doogan), and Rising Star of the Year – The Stanfields for ‘Vanguard of the Young and Reckless.’

PEI rock legends Haywire, who sold over 450,000 records through the 1980s and 90s, were awarded the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award.  A special musical tribute to the band was performed during the awards gala.

The music awards gala was streamed live to the world by Bell Aliant.  CMT also captured footage for their documentary “Birthplace of the Beat” to air in July, 2011.  The documentary will include footage captured throughout East Coast Music Week 2011 as well.
East Coast Music Week 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.

ECMA 2011 Music Award Winners:

Alternative Recording of the Year: Slowcoaster – The Darkest of Discos
Blues Recording of the Year: Matt Andersen – Piggyback
Children’s Recording of the Year: Rik Barron – Over in the Meadow
Classical Recording of the Year: Measha Brueggergosman – Nights and Dreams
Country Recording of the Year presented by Cavendish Beach Music Festival: Meaghan Blanchard – Chasin’ Lonely Again
DVD of the Year: The Trews – The Trews Acoustic – Friends & Total Strangers (Director: Tim Martin)
Bell Aliant Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year: Chris Colepaugh & The Crew
Bell Aliant Fan’s Choice Video of the Year: Highway of Heroes (Director: Tim Martin).
Female Solo Recording of the Year presented by Budget Rent-A-Car: Rose Cousins – The Send Off
Folk Recording of the Year: David Myles – Turn Time Off
Francophone Recording of the Year: Lennie Gallant - Le Coeur Hanté
Gospel Recording of the Year: Chelsea Nisbett – Anchored Roots
Group Recording of the Year: The Once – The Once
Instrumental Recording of the Year: Gypsophilia – Sa‐ba‐da‐OW!
Jazz Recording of the Year: Dwayne Cote & Duane Andrews – Dwayne Cote &
Duane Andrews
Loud Recording of the Year: The Fed Pennies – Brain Disaster
Konica Minolta Male Solo Recording of the Year: Matt Andersen – Piggyback
Pop Recording of the Year presented by Coca-Cola: Meaghan Smith – The Cricket’s Orchestra
R&B/Soul Single Track Recording of the Year presented by BMO: Chelsea Nisbett – Anchored Roots
Rap/Hip‐Hop Single Track Recording of the Year:  Ghettosocks – Don’t Turn Around (feat. Edgar Allen Floe)
FACTOR Recording of the Year: Wintersleep – New Inheritors (Producer: Tony
Doogan)
Rising Star Recording of the Year: The Stanfields – Vanguard of the Young and
Reckless
Rock Recording of the Year presented by Roland Canada: Chris Colepaugh & The Crew – Missed a Page
Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year: Ennis – Lessons Learned
Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year presented by Purity Dairy: Dave Gunning – A Tribute To John Allan Cameron
Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year: David Myles – Need A Break (Producer: Joel
Plaskett)
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Rose Cousins – “I Were the Bird” (Performed by:
Rose Cousins)
World Recording of the Year: The Idlers – Keep Out

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