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A lot of P.E.I.’s music group gathered at The Rodd Charlottetown Resort on Sunday afternoon to be taught who would take dwelling the 2020 Music P.E.I. awards.
The Music P.E.I. Awards Get together, because it has develop into identified, is an invite solely occasion with company together with the nominees, sponsors and particular company and has develop into a nominee favorite occasion. They get an opportunity to have enjoyable whereas celebrating one another’s success.
The P.E.I. music group is tight and a win for one actually is a win for all. It’s nonetheless aggressive, however in the easiest way, says Music P.E.I.’s government director Rob Oakie.
“Annually we see our artists persevering with to realize new followers, recognition, tour the world taking part in larger venues and bigger festivals with the likes of Irish Mythen, The East Pointers and Vishtèn. We’ve been very lucky to see new artists like Sorrey, The Atlantic String Machine, Cory Gallant and plenty of extra proceed that growth. P.E.I. is certainly, a really particular place musically.”
Gallant was thrilled to choose up two awards —Holland School Lloyd Doyle New Artist of the Yr and Photosynthesis Entertainer of the Yr — but it surely was the latter that held the best which means. “It was voted on by the followers so it signifies that we have to be doing one thing proper,” says the Woodstock, P.E.I. musician who was a first-time delegate/performer at Credit score Union Music P.E.I. Week.
Colin Buchanan, a member of The Paper Lions, was additionally appreciative of his band successful Upstreet Track of the Yr and Group Recording of the 12 months for Keep Collectively.
“It’s a pleasant honour. As a lot as we’ve toured and loved the accolades from the remainder of the world, it’s enjoyable to get the popularity at dwelling,” Buchanan mentioned.
Hosted by Music P.E.I. president and Juno successful singer-songwriter, Catherine MacLellan the awards have been introduced by sponsors, funders, Music P.E.I. board members and particular company.
The artist who took dwelling probably the most glass trophies, created by Canoe Cove Studios, was Sorrey. The five-piece dream pop band from Charlottetown took dwelling three awards; Credit score Union Album of the Yr, Downtown Charlottetown Inc. Pop Recording of the Yr and video of the 12 months.
Double award winners additionally included Tara MacLean and Irish Mythen. The SOCAN Songwriter of the Yr award was handed out on Thursday, Feb. 6 on the SOCAN Songwriter of the Yr Live performance. It was a tie between Andrew Waite for the music Money It In and Tara MacLean for Ghosting Me.
Credit score Union Music P.E.I. Week kicked off Wednesday with a gap reception and a casual and enjoyable open mic take-over with included some pop-up performances by an incognito Irish Mythen, one in all P.E.I.’s prime internationally touring artists. It continued on with the SOCAN Songwriter of the Yr Live performance Thursday and performances Friday and Saturday evenings at numerous live shows that includes all nominees of this 12 months’s awards.
The next is the listing of those that took dwelling awards:
Achievement in Classical Music Award – Atlantic String Machine
Credit score Union Album of the Yr – Sorrey
Digital Achievement of the Yr – KINLEY
Digital Single Recording of the Yr – Vince The Messenger
Photosynthesis Entertainer of the Yr – Cory Gallant
Occasion of the Yr – Cloggeroo – The Island People Pageant
Francophone Artist of the Yr – Vishtèn
Group Recording of the Yr – Paper Lions
Dwell Music Programmer of the Yr – Dan Rowswell
Holland School Lloyd Doyle New Artist of the Yr – Cory Gallant
Downtown Charlottetown Inc. Pop Recording of the Yr – Sorrey
Producer of the Yr – Jon Matthews
Rock Recording of the Yr – Dennis Ellsworth
Roots Up to date Recording of the Yr – Irish Mythen
Cavendish Seaside Music Pageant by Bell Roots Conventional Recording of the Yr – Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
SOCAN Songwriter of the Yr – Tara MacLean & Andrew Waite
Beltone Listening to Care Centre Solo Recording of the Yr – Tara MacLean
Upstreet Track of the Yr – Paper Lions
Fly P.E.I. Touring Artist of the Yr – Irish Mythen
SOCAN Venue of the Yr – The Guild
Video of the Yr – Sorrey
Visible Artist of the Yr – Ashley Anne Clark
Lifetime Achievement Award – Alan Dowling
Dwell Music Manufacturing Skilled of the Yr – Peter Gallant
Volunteer of the Yr – Leo Cheverie
Business Particular person of the Yr – John MacPhee
Maritime Electrical Educator of the Yr – Donnie Fraser
Deep Roots Distillery Rooted to the Island Award – Mitch Jay
ABCE Musician of the Yr – Natalie Williams Calhoun
Group Contributor of the Yr – Gary Chipman
Music P.E.I. want to prolong its gratitude to all of the funders, sponsors and companions who helped to make Credit score Union Music P.E.I. Week 2020 a terrific success and large congratulations to all of the nominees and award winners.
Music P.E.I. is the music trade affiliation for the province of Prince Edward Island and our mandate is to help P.E.I. artists and trade professionals to develop sustainable careers. For additional data contact Rob Oakie roboakie@musicP.E.I.com.