Saturday, May 28, 2016

CONGRATS! 2016 HMA Gala Award Winners!


On May 28, 2016, Bay City Music Hall was home to the first ever, Gala Awards (formerly the  Hamilton Music Industry Awards)  It was an incredible celebration of the behind the scenes work done for our local scene.  The legendary Ian Thomas did a wonderful, hilarious job as host!

This site was nominated for Website/Online Publication of the Year. but lost to the amazing ihearthamilton.ca.

The big winners of the the night were Monster Truck (5 awards), CFMU (4) and Lou Molinaro  (2 for him + 2 for his club, This Ain’t Hollywood)

Click here for pictures of the event

Here's a complete list of winners:

Website/Online Publication: ihearthamilton.ca
Female Vocalist: Terra Lightfoot
Canadian Recording: Terra LightfootEvery Time My Mind Runs Wild
Rising Star: Camille Inston





Links: Camille Inston, More Camille Inston StoriesVideo above courtesy of Camille Inston

Male Vocalist: Jon Harvey (Monster Truck)
Guitarist: Luke Doucet (Whitehorse)
Drummer: Steve Kiely (Monster Truck)
Bassist: Jon Harvey (Monster Truck)
Piano/Keyboard Player: Jesse O'Brien (Andre Bisson)
Special Instrumentalist: Gianni ‘Luminati’ Nicassio (Walk Off The Earth)
Instrumental Record: Brad Cheeseman Group: Brad Cheeseman Group
Children's Album: Diana Panton: I Believe In Little Things
Electronic Recording: Junior Boys: Big Black Coat
Instrument Retailer: Picks and Sticks
Studio Engineer: Nick Blagona
Producer (s): Graham Walsh (Young RivalEtiquette, Metz, Viet Cong, Alvvays)
Recording Studio: Catherine North
Artist Website: ilovemonstertruck.com
Best Album Artwork: Whitehorse: Leave No Bridge Unburned
Record Label: True North
Music Retailer: Dr. Disc
Music Director (Radio): Rachel Connell (CFMU)
Publicist: Adam Bentley (Auteur Research)
Radio Show: Lou's Control (CFMU)
Media Person: Ric Taylor (CFMU, View Magazine)
Radio Station: 93.3 CFMU Print Publication: Urbanicity
Major Concert Venue: Gage Park
Live Club: This Ain’t Hollywood
Theatre: The Staircase Theatre
Talent Buyer: Lou Molinaro (This Ain’t Hollywood)
Artist Manager (Local): ‘Parkside’ Mike Renaud 
Artist Manager (International): Oliver Mitchell (Bedlam Music Management)
Talent Agency (Local): Spherical Productions
Talent Agency (International): United Talent Agency 
Tour Manager: John Morely 
Live Sound Engineer: Doug Smith (This Ain’t Hollywood)
Sound and Lighting Company : Soundbox Productions 
Event PhotographerMisha Fotos
Music Teacher (elementary school): Dawn Martens - Buchanan Park
Music Teacher (secondary school): Brian Jones - St. Mary's
Music Teacher (post-secondary school) - Jamshed Turel - Mohawk College
Music Teacher (independent school) - Kate Quigley

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