Vancouver Island Music Awards celebrate 10 years

Gala event March 22 includes 10 nominee performances

The 2014 10th Anniversary Vancouver Island Music Awards Gala takes place Saturday, March 22 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Douglas & Broughton).

The evening includes performances by 10 of the nominees including Sue Medley and the Black Road Band, Mary Murphy with Will Millar, Sam Weber, Andrea Smith and Dave Cormier.

The gala will be hosted by 15-year-old magician Jason Verners, in addition to other cameo co-hosts.

Guest are asked to bring a can of food or donation for the Mustard Seed Food Bank who will be on site.

Doors open at 6pm and the show begins at 7pm. There will be a concession and merchandise table open before the ceremony and during intermission. This is an all ages event. There will also be door prizes.

Tickets are available at Lyle’s Place or by calling 778-350-9725 or email vima@jameskasper.com

2014 nominees include:

Vocal Performance of the Year:

Tom Lang – Giving In a LittleSue Medley – High TimeBalkan Babes – Oine DoineJessica Benini – One Last TimeSam Weber – Right-HeartedBrodie Dawson – Words

Youth Song of the Year:Kaya Martin – DandelionTeagan Johnston – Devil’s DecemberPhoenix Lazare – Run AwayNoble Savage – The Brightest DayClose the Bombay Doors – Winding Forever

Gospel Song of the Year:Carla Funk – Let It ShineFraser Campbell – Search the HeavensKoko Relleve – Why We Praise You

Music Video of the Year:Secondhand Habit – Love LetterAndrea Smith – Moonlight ShineJamie Ruddick – Maude IslandAIVIA – Some Nights

Live Act of the Year:AIVIABrodie DawsonThe DistributorsSydney Batters

World Music Song of the Year:Compassion Gorilla – La PoliziaBalkan Babes – Oine DoineBowler – Si Me Gustaba MexicoMary Murphy – The Road to Lisdoonvarna

Best Production of a Song:Jack Sigurdson – Found Her Phone Book[Producer: Zak Cohen, Woodshop Studios (Duncan)]Tom Lang – Giving in a Little[Producer: Tom Lang, Carpe Diem Studio (Victoria)]Sue Medley – High Time[Producers: John Mang/Sue Medley, MangSong Studio (Comox) / Dove Creek Studios (Courtney BC), Paul Keim, Mix Engineer]Compassion Gorilla – La Polizia[Producers: Thomas Martin and Chris Fretwell at DubWorks Studios (San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico)]Bowler – Negatism[Producer: Eric Hogg, Soma Sound (Victoria)]Dave Cormier – Sarah[Producer: Zak Cohen, Woodshop Studios (Duncan)]

Roots Song of the Year:Andrea Smith – Black MoodsDaniel Cook – Comfy CouchesKerry Jayne – DreamingRose Kirchner – FireweedJonny Miller – HomeThe Cumberland Brothers – JohnnyBruce and Judy Wing – Miss Your ExitThe Twisted Pines – Roll OnJohnny Galactic – San Francisco BabeBev Finch – The Garden

Pop/Rock Song of the Year:Riley Smith – ChicagoTom Lang – Giving In a LittleSue Medley – High TimeMark Crissinger – In Love With a LiarJoey Clarkson – Johnny the RadioAndrea Smith – LooselyBruce and Judy Wing – Lucky Lucky YouDave Cormier – SarahThis Day Burns – Still BleedingKali Moreno – Stranger

 

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