2013 Industry Award Nominees Announced ...
2013 Industry Award Nominees, Festival Line Up
& Conference Schedule Announced!!
CHCH to Broadcast 2013 HMA’s From 8-10PM, December 28th!
Music Award and Industry Award Performers Announced!
2013 Mohawk College Hamilton Music Awards,
Festival & Conference
November 14-17, 2013
Mohawk College • Various Venues
HAMILTON, CANADA (November 5, 2013): September Seventh Entertainment Limited announced today the nominees for the 2013 Mohawk College Hamilton Music Industry Awards, Festival Line Up and Conference Schedule.
Leading with the most nominations for the Hamilton Music Industry Awards are 93.3 CFMU (7), HECFI (7), Monster Truck (7), Walk Off The Earth (4), Lou Molinaro (3), Jessy Lanza (3), JP Riemens & the Fabulous Barflies (3), Smoke Wagon Blues Band (3), INDI 101 (3), Y108 (3), Lee Harvey Osmond (3), Nick Blagona (2), Madeline Wilson (2),Picks And Sticks (2) James Tennant (2), Mohawk College (2), Amy King (2), John Mamone (2), Yiannis Kapoulas (2), The Acoustics (2), Sonic Unyon (2), The Hamilton Spectator (2), Whitehorse (2), Brad Cheeseman Group (2), The Casbah (2), This Ain’t Hollywood (2),Homegrown Hamilton (2), Club Absinthe (2), Ric Taylor (2), 102.9 K-LITE FM (2), ihearthamilton.ca and VIEW (2). A complete list of nominees is included below.
The Industry Awards ceremony takes place at 6PM on Saturday November 16th in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at Mohawk College. Live performances will be given by Harrison Kennedy, From Ash To Ember, and Two Peace Extra Spicy.
Performers for the Hamilton Music Awards were also announced today and include Dawn and Marra, Jack de Keyzer, Bud Roach, Buckshot Bebee & The Secret Boyfriends, Yiannis Kapoulas, Allotrope, Lifetime Achiever Harrison Kennedy among other special guests.
Multiple nominees for the Hamilton Music Awards are Harrison Kennedy(5), Ian Thomas(4), Jessy Lanza (4), Bud Roach (3), Diana Panton (3), Rosanna Riverso (3), Ruth Sutherland (3), Walk Off The Earth (3) Brad Cheeseman Group (2), Buckshot Bebee & The Secret Boyfriends (2), Dave Rave and Mark McCarron (2), Dawn and Marra (2), Engine Empire (2), George Rose Big Band (2), Gillian Nicola & the Radio Interference (2), Jack de Keyzer (2), JP Riemens & the Fabulous Barflies (2), Lee Harvey Osmond (2), Loril Shannik (2), Monster Truck (2), Tom Wilson (2) and Yiannis Kapoulas (2). Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include conductor Boris Brott, blues artist Harrison Kennedy and broadcaster Lyman Potts. The 2013 Hamilton Music Awards ceremony takes place at 6PM on Sunday November 17th at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at Mohawk College. A complete list of nominees is included below.
The 2013 Mohawk Hamilton Music Awards will be hosted by comedienne Shelley Marshall and Alan Cross and is being filmed for television broadcast on CHCH at 8PM on December 28th.
Festival performers, applicants and nominees of the Industry Awards and Music Awards are reminded that they are entitled to complimentary tickets to BOTH Awards shows. Complimentary tickets can be picked up at Picks and Sticks located at 140 Locke Street until 5PM on Thursday November 14th.
Details for the Hamilton Music Awards Industry Conference being held at Mohawk College on Thursday November 14th were also announced today. This year’s keynote address will be given by Alan Cross, creator of the Ongoing History of New Music during his tenure at 102.1 The Edge. Cross, a highly-respected voice in the music industry and author of several books, can be heard on the new Indie 88. Guest speakers for this year’s Conference include the likes of Tim Potocic (Sonic Unyon/Supercrawl), Sam Cook (Mohawk College), Nick Blagona (Producer/Engineer), Jim McCourtie (Y108/953FRESH.fm), Eric Alper (eOne Music Canada), Graham Rockingham (The Hamilton Spectator), Ian Thomas (Artist) and many more. The Conference includes sessions such as Got Youtube? Go Viral!, A&R Session, SAC Songwriting Workshop, a Drum Clinic with Rich Beddoe (Finger Eleven, Moist, Redlight King, USS, Adam Gontier) and more. Mohawk College will also be hosting a series of Futuready tours providing conference attendees with an in depth look at the music and media programs offered at Mohawk. A complete schedule is included below.
In addition to the Rising Star Search (previously announced), the HMA festival schedule was also released today and features over 60 acts over two nights. Saint Alvia will host a farewell show at The Casbah on Nov 15th, Smoke Wagon Blues Band headlines a blues showcase at the Bay City Music Hall (Leander Boat Club) along with Harrison Kennedy, Andre Bisson and Sonny Del-Rio and the 5-Star Revue on Nov 15th. Buckshot Bebee and The Secret Boyfriends headline an all-girls night at This Ain’t Hollywood on Nov 15th with Ginger St James Band, Gillian Nicola & the Radio Interference, Missy Bauman and Molly Babin. Public Animal, Tongue Fu and Loaded Dice take the stage at “This Ain’t” on Nov 16th. A full festival schedule is included below.
The list of performers for the 2013 Rising Star Search includes : Abby Rose (St. Paul’s Catholic Elementary School, Stoney Creek), Jessie Bower (Bishop Ryan Secondary School, Hamilton), Two Peace Extra Spicy (Sherwood Secondary School, Hamilton), From Ash to Ember (Humber College, Toronto/Laurier, Brantford), Allotrope (St. Mary’s Secondary School, Hamilton), Olivia Mae Graham (Valley Heights Secondary School, Langton), Katie Harbour (Bishop Tonnos Secondary School, Ancaster), Ryan Theriault (St. Thomas Moore Secondary School, Hamilton), Maybin (MM Robinson, Waterdown /Corpus Christi Secondary School, Burlington/ St. Mary’s Secondary School, Burlington) and Izzy Martin (Fanshawe College, London).
The Rising Star Search is dedicated to showcasing up and coming musical talent from the Hamilton and surrounding communities. At least 50% of members in the musical acts selected for this event must currently be enrolled in elementary, secondary or post secondary school in order to qualify. The first round of the Rising Star Search takes place 8PM, Friday November 15th in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre at Mohawk College. The top five performers in the Rising Star Search will advance to the finals which take place on Saturday November 16th at 8PM in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre following the Industry Awards.
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology hosts the 2013 Mohawk College Hamilton Music Awards, Festival and Conference from November 14-17, 2013. Festival performances take place in venues in downtown Hamilton. Tickets for all events are on sale now through TicketMaster, Picks & Sticks and Dr. Disc. Festival and conference schedule is subject to change.
Mohawk College is Title sponsor of the 2013 HMA’s. ArcelorMittal Dofasco is proud Presenting sponsor of this year’s Conference and Rising Star Search. The Hamilton Spectator, CHCH, Y108 and AM900CHML are Presenting media sponsors. Additional generous sponsors include CBC Hamilton, This Ain’t Hollywood, Earth to Table Bread Bar, Hamilton Magazine, Burgeonvest Bick Securities, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, Judy Marsales Real Estate, Grant Avenue Studio, Catherine North Studio, Loveless Media, Kyle Weir Photography, Blue Line Taxi, MJM Productions, VIEW, Picks and Sticks and Studio 410. Our community partners include Hamilton Economic Development Department and Tourism Hamilton.
For information regarding volunteer opportunities and other event details, please visit www.hamiltonmusicawards.com.
The Hamilton Music Awards, Festival and Conference was established in 2004 to promote and recognize Hamilton’s vibrant music community. The Music Awards are broadcast each year on CHCH and have featured appearances by Monster Truck, Daniel Lanois, Arkells, The Reason, Ian Thomas, Lighthouse, Eugene Levy, Crowbar, Jackie Washington, Garth Hudson, Teenage Head, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Whitehorse and many more. To date, over 500 awards have been given to local artists and industry. The conference is attended by over 700 students and artists annually and features guest speakers from all walks of the Canadian music industry. The festival takes place over two nights in venues throughout Hamilton’s downtown core.
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September Seventh Entertainment Limited