Hamilton Music Awards

2012 Music Awards Winners

1. Female Artist of the Year

All About Maggie – Now Hear Me Out
Chantal Chamberland – Chantal Chamberland No. 5
Ariana Gillis – Forget Me Not
Terra Lightfoot – Terra Lightfoot
Diana Panton – To Brazil With Love

Winner: Terra Lightfoot – Terra Lightfoot

2. Male Artist of the Year
Edgar Breau – Patches Of Blue
Wax Mannequin – No Safe Home
Lee Reed – Emergency Broadcast
CA Smith – Someone You Love
Tomi Swick – Tomi Swick

Winner: Lee Reed – Emergency Broadcast

3. Local Group of the Year by the Peoples Choice
Dawn Before Descent
Hachey the MouthPEACE
Hey Brother
Illusion Avenue
Still Life

Winner: Hey Brother

4. New Artist/Group of the Year
Missy Bauman – Missy Bauman
Hachey the Mouth Peace – Outside The Box
The Human Orchestra – Lip Service
Illusion Avenue – Illusion Avenue
Weekend Riot Club – Rubber Bullets

Winner: Missy Bauman – Missy Bauman

5. Jazz Recording of the Year
Ralf Buschmeyer – JazzSpeak
Chantal Chamberland – Chantal Chamerland No. 5
Diana Panton – To Brazil With Love
Skip Prokop - Smoothside
Trio Arjento – Love Lets Go

Winner: Skip Prokop - Smoothside

6. Roots Recording of the Year
Sarah Beatty – Black Grammophone
Edgar Breau – Patches Of Blue
Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers – In The Time Of The Great Remembering
Fred J. Eaglesmith – 6 Volts
Wax Mannequin – No Safe Home

Winner: Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers – In The Time Of The Great Remembering

7. Alternative/Indie Rock Recording of the Year
Motem – Psychos
The Rest – Seesaw
San Sebastian – Relations
CA Smith – Someone You Love
Still Life – Page One

Winner: CA Smith – Someone You Love

8. Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year
Drew Smith – The Secret Languages
The Blazing Fiddles – Through The Roof
Jeremy Fisher – Mint Juleps
The Rogues – 3 Lbs. Of Rage
S.G Sinnicks – The Last Irishman In Corktown

Winner: S.G Sinnicks – The Last Irishman In Corktown

9. ArcelorMittal Dofasco Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipient: Gordie Tapp

10. Rock Recording of the Year
Arkells – Michigan Left
Fat Cats – Shine Box
Illusion Avenue – Illusion Avenue
Radio Free Universe – Six
The Zilis – Sketches

Winner: Arkells – Michigan Left

11. Loud/Metal Recording of the Year
Aerith – T'wards The Sun's Rising
Dawn Before Descent – Dawn Before Descent
Skynet – Skynet
That Boy Ain’t Right – That Boy Ain’t Right
Threat Signal – Threat Signal

Winner: Dawn Before Descent – Dawn Before Descent

12. Punk Recording of the Year
The Dirty Nil – Little Metal Baby Fists
The Responsibles - XXX
Rifkin - Deadbeats
TV Freaks – TV Freaks
Thought Beneath Film – Detours

Winner: The Dirty Nil – Little Metal Baby Fists

13. Adult Alternative Recording of the Year
Matthew de Zoete – Colour Film
Christine Leakey – Tapping Trees In The Trinket Box Of Treasure
Dave Gould – ADAD
Dan Griffin – Leave Your Love
Whitehorse – The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss

Winner: Whitehorse – The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss

14. Blues Recording of the Year

Andre Bisson – Till The Real Thing Comes Along
Corey Lueck + The Smokewagon Blues Band – It Ain’t Easy
Guitar Mikey & The Real Thing – Out Of The Box
Harrison Kennedy – Shame The Devil
Steve Strongman – A Natural Fact

Winner: Harrison Kennedy – Shame The Devil

15. Alt/Country Recording of the Year
Blind Mule – Blind Mule
The Good Hunters – Love You Baby
Terra Lightfoot – Terra Lightfoot
Neil W. Young – What Difference Does It Make

Winner: Terra Lightfoot – Terra Lightfoot

16. Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year
Hachey the Mouth Peace – Outside The Box
P.O.E. (Poetically Organized Entity) – P.O.Evilution
Redlight King – Something For The Pain
Lee Reed – Emergency Broadcast
Slur – Pills & Spilled Beer

Winner: Redlight King – Something For The Pain

17. Pop Recording of the Year
All About Maggie – Now Hear Me Out
Aitch – Eleven:Eleven
Ariana Gillis – Forget Me Not
Ashley Sloggett – Between Sleep And Summer
Tomi Swick – Tomi Swick

Winner: Tomi Swick – Tomi Swick

18. Religious Recording of the Year
Eric Brandon – Stories
Neeraj Prem & Bruce Harding – A Black & White Christmas
Skip Prokop – Smoothside
Peter Tigchelaar – More Like Lightning

Winner: Neeraj Prem & Bruce Harding – A Black & White Christmas

19. ArcelorMittal Dofasco Artist Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipient: Crowbar

20. Instrumental Recording of the Year
Andre Bisson – Till The Real Thing Comes Along
The Blazing Fiddles – Through The Roof
Ralf Buschmeyer – JazzSpeak
Sandi Stirling – Before It All Fades Away

Winner: Ralf Buschmeyer – JazzSpeak

21. Songwriter of the Year
Arkells – Michigan Left
Edgar Breau – Patches of Blue
CA Smith – Someone You Love
Tomi Swick – Tomi Swick
Whitehorse – The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss

Winner: Arkells – Michigan Left

22. Female Vocalist of the Year
All About Maggie – Now Hear Me Out
Missy Bauman – Missy Bauman
Terra Lightfoot – Terra Lightfoot
Melissa McClelland – Whitehorse
Diana Panton – To Brazil With Love

Winner: Terra Lightfoot – Terra Lightfoot

23. Male Vocalist of the Year
Drew Smith – The Secret Languages
Harrison Kennedy – Shame The Devil
Max Kerman – Arkells – Michigan Left
Steve Strongman – A Natural Fact
Tomi Swick – Tomi Swick

Winner: Harrison Kennedy – Shame The Devil

24. Canadian Recording of the Year by Peoples Choice
Arkells – Michigan Left
Justin Bieber – Believe
Michael Buble – Christmas
Feist – Metals
Monster Truck – The Brown E. P.

Winner: Monster Truck – The Brown E. P.

25. Record of the Year
Arkells – Michigan Left
Lee Reed – Emergency Broadcast
The Rest – Seesaw
Tomi Swick – Tomi Swick
Whitehorse – The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss

Winner: The Rest – Seesaw

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