2010 ECMA’s!!

The 2010 East Coast Music Awards are just a bit more than a week away and I couldn’t be more excited! The last two years I was lucky enough to work on the awards as the Production Manager.  Safe to say it was like a life long dream come true.  This year I have taken on a different role and will be focusing on the artists that I work with and representing them instead of working on the big show.

This year marked a record number of nominations for PEI Artists.  22 to be exact!

Here’s a breakdown of the nominees:

Catherine MacLellan – Female Recording
Two Hours Traffic – Group Recording
Lennie Gallant – Male Recording
Haunted Hearts – Rising Star
The Danks – Rising Star
Catherine MacLellan – Songwriter
The Danks – Alternative Recording
Grass Mountain Hobos – Bluegrass Recording
Cousin Cletus – Bluegrass Recording
Catherine MacLellan – Folk Recording
Joey Kitson – Folk Recording
Tim Chaisson & Morning Fold – Pop Recording
Two Hours Traffic – Pop Recording
English Words (Smothered in Hugs) – Rock Recording
Lennie Gallant – Roots/Trad Solo Recording
Colette Cheverie – Roots/Trad Solo Recording
Lazy Jacks – Roots/Trad Group Recording

Doug Gallant – Media Person

Big Grey Sound Studio – Studio
Jon Matthews – Engineer
Harmony House – Venue 
St. Mary’s Church – Venue

Other artists who are nominated and have special ties to the Island include:

In Flight Safety with 6 nominations and Jenn Grant with 3 nominations!

If you are in Sydney for the ECMA don’t forget to check out the MIA Fest stage at the Capri Club!!