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Local artists leading the ECMA pack


How do you celebrate being nominated for an East Coast Music Award when you’re away at university and at school when you get the news?

If you’re Kat McLevey, you go to the cafeteria and treat yourself to a coco-puff cupcake.

“It’s all so exciting,” McLevey told The Telegram. “I’ve got my head in the books far off the island and yet I’m still able to live this life back home in the form of a six-panel digipak.”

McLevey, who is studying at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, was nominated for the ECMA for Rising Star of the Year for her debut full-length album, “Evergrown.” The recording also earned her two MusicNL awards back in the fall.

More important than the physical recording, McLevey said, is the amount of support and encouragement she’s been receiving for it.

“That has been the amazing part of it all. I’ve achieved far more than I ever imagined. Time to set new life goals, I suppose.”

Jerry Stamp, who won the 2015 MusicNL DC Design House Male Artist of the Year Award for his CD “Rogue Doubt,” was nominated for the ECMA for Rock Recording of the Year- the only solo artist nominated in the category.

Stamp said at the time of his MusicNL win that “Rogue Doubt” may well be his last recording, given his battle with psoriatic arthritis, and he reiterated that Tuesday.

“This album was very important for me as it will be my last, possibly ever; possibly for a very long time, so to be recognized for that by a jury of industry professionals is great,” he said. “It allows for a self-managed solo act like me to get recognition alongside bigger-names signed bands. If some of their notoriety can rub off on me, that’s cool.”

St. John’s-based Ouroboros was nominated for the Jazz Recording of the Year ECMA for their debut self-titled album.

“We’re among some very established artists in our category. For our first album to be nominated along with these heavyweights is very exciting and a great honour,” said frontman Greg Bruce.

Newfoundland and Labrador artists are leading this year’s ECMAs, a number of them earning multiple nominations.

Hey Rosetta! is nominated for seven ECMAs: Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year, Song of the Year ( for “Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)”), Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year and Fan’s Choice Video of the Year. Frontman Tim Baker is also nominated for the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Amelia Curran is vying for the Songwriter of the Year, Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year (for “Somebody Somewhere”), Folk Recording of the Year and Solo Recording of the Year for her album “They Promised You Mercy.”

Catherine Allen and Andrew James O’Brien of Fortunate Ones — who swept the MusicNL Awards in St. John’s last fall — have earned five nominations: Rising Star of the Year, Song of the Year (for “The Bliss”), Songwriter of the Year, Group of the Year and Album of the Year.

Other local nominees include:

Duo Concertante: Classical Recording of the Year for “Mendelssohn and MacDonald Double Concertos”

Pillorikput Inuit: Aboriginal Recording of the Year for "Inuktitut Arias for All Seasons"

Quentin Reddy: Country Recording of the Year for “Diamond in the Rough”

Cabbages and Kings: Loud Recording of the Year for “Cabbages and Kings”

Brianna Gosse: Pop Recording of the Year and Rising Star of the Year for “AERA”

The Ennis Sisters: Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year for “Stages”

Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis: Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year

ChessClub: Electronic Recording of the Year for "ChessClub"

Everglow: Fan’s Choice Video of the Year for “Feel Your Heart”

The Once: Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, Fan’s Choice Video of the Year for “We Are All Running”

Kilbride Music: Management of the Year

The Overcast: Media Outlet of the Year

Scott Hammond: Studio Engineer of the Year

The Blue Room: Studio of the Year The ECMAs will be handed out during 2016 East Coast Music Week in Sydney, Nova Scotia April 13 to 17.

 

tbradbury@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @tara_bradbury

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Strong showing for Newfoundland and Labrador artists in 2016 ECMA nominations

Hey Rosetta!, Amelia Curran and Fortunate Ones are among the leaders of the pack when it comes to this year's East Coast Music Nominations.

Hey Rosetta! is nominated for seven ECMAs: Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year, Song of the Year ( for "Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)"), Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year and Fan's Choice Video of the Year. Frontman Tim Baker is also nominated for the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Amelia Curran is vying for the Songwriter of the Year, Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year (for "Somebody Somewhere"), Folk Recording of the Year and Solo Recording of the Year for her album "They Promised You Mercy."

Catherine Allen and Andrew James O'Brien of Fortunate Ones - who swept the MusicNL Awards in St. John's last fall - have earned five nominations: Rising Star of the Year, Song of the Year (for "The Bliss"), Songwriter of the Year, Group of the Year and Album of the Year.

Other local nominees include:

Duo Concertante: Classical Recording of the Year for "Mendelssohn and MacDonald Double Concertos"

Quentin Reddy: Country Recording of the Year for "Diamond in the Rough"

Ourorboros: Jazz Recording of the Year for "Ouroboros"

Cabbages and Kings: Loud Recording of the Year for "Cabbages and Kings"

Brianna Gosse: Pop Recording of the Year and Rising Star of the Year for "AERA"

Kat McLevey: Rising Star of the Year for "Evergrown"

Jerry Stamp: Rock Recording of the Year for "Rogue Doubt"

The Ennis Sisters: Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year for "Stages"

Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis: Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year

The Once: Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year, Fan's Choice Video of the Year for "We Are All Running"

Everglow: Fan's Choice Video of the Year for "Feel Your Heart"

Kilbride Music: Management of the Year

The Overcast: Media Outlet of the Year

Scott Hammond: Studio Engineer of the Year

The Blue Room: Studio of the Year

 

The ECMAs will be handed out during 2016 East Coast Music Week in Sydney, Nova Scotia April 13 to 17.

If you’re Kat McLevey, you go to the cafeteria and treat yourself to a coco-puff cupcake.

“It’s all so exciting,” McLevey told The Telegram. “I’ve got my head in the books far off the island and yet I’m still able to live this life back home in the form of a six-panel digipak.”

McLevey, who is studying at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, was nominated for the ECMA for Rising Star of the Year for her debut full-length album, “Evergrown.” The recording also earned her two MusicNL awards back in the fall.

More important than the physical recording, McLevey said, is the amount of support and encouragement she’s been receiving for it.

“That has been the amazing part of it all. I’ve achieved far more than I ever imagined. Time to set new life goals, I suppose.”

Jerry Stamp, who won the 2015 MusicNL DC Design House Male Artist of the Year Award for his CD “Rogue Doubt,” was nominated for the ECMA for Rock Recording of the Year- the only solo artist nominated in the category.

Stamp said at the time of his MusicNL win that “Rogue Doubt” may well be his last recording, given his battle with psoriatic arthritis, and he reiterated that Tuesday.

“This album was very important for me as it will be my last, possibly ever; possibly for a very long time, so to be recognized for that by a jury of industry professionals is great,” he said. “It allows for a self-managed solo act like me to get recognition alongside bigger-names signed bands. If some of their notoriety can rub off on me, that’s cool.”

St. John’s-based Ouroboros was nominated for the Jazz Recording of the Year ECMA for their debut self-titled album.

“We’re among some very established artists in our category. For our first album to be nominated along with these heavyweights is very exciting and a great honour,” said frontman Greg Bruce.

Newfoundland and Labrador artists are leading this year’s ECMAs, a number of them earning multiple nominations.

Hey Rosetta! is nominated for seven ECMAs: Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year, Song of the Year ( for “Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)”), Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year and Fan’s Choice Video of the Year. Frontman Tim Baker is also nominated for the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Amelia Curran is vying for the Songwriter of the Year, Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year (for “Somebody Somewhere”), Folk Recording of the Year and Solo Recording of the Year for her album “They Promised You Mercy.”

Catherine Allen and Andrew James O’Brien of Fortunate Ones — who swept the MusicNL Awards in St. John’s last fall — have earned five nominations: Rising Star of the Year, Song of the Year (for “The Bliss”), Songwriter of the Year, Group of the Year and Album of the Year.

Other local nominees include:

Duo Concertante: Classical Recording of the Year for “Mendelssohn and MacDonald Double Concertos”

Pillorikput Inuit: Aboriginal Recording of the Year for "Inuktitut Arias for All Seasons"

Quentin Reddy: Country Recording of the Year for “Diamond in the Rough”

Cabbages and Kings: Loud Recording of the Year for “Cabbages and Kings”

Brianna Gosse: Pop Recording of the Year and Rising Star of the Year for “AERA”

The Ennis Sisters: Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year for “Stages”

Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis: Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year

ChessClub: Electronic Recording of the Year for "ChessClub"

Everglow: Fan’s Choice Video of the Year for “Feel Your Heart”

The Once: Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, Fan’s Choice Video of the Year for “We Are All Running”

Kilbride Music: Management of the Year

The Overcast: Media Outlet of the Year

Scott Hammond: Studio Engineer of the Year

The Blue Room: Studio of the Year The ECMAs will be handed out during 2016 East Coast Music Week in Sydney, Nova Scotia April 13 to 17.

 

tbradbury@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @tara_bradbury

Previous story:

Strong showing for Newfoundland and Labrador artists in 2016 ECMA nominations

Hey Rosetta!, Amelia Curran and Fortunate Ones are among the leaders of the pack when it comes to this year's East Coast Music Nominations.

Hey Rosetta! is nominated for seven ECMAs: Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year, Song of the Year ( for "Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)"), Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year and Fan's Choice Video of the Year. Frontman Tim Baker is also nominated for the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Amelia Curran is vying for the Songwriter of the Year, Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year (for "Somebody Somewhere"), Folk Recording of the Year and Solo Recording of the Year for her album "They Promised You Mercy."

Catherine Allen and Andrew James O'Brien of Fortunate Ones - who swept the MusicNL Awards in St. John's last fall - have earned five nominations: Rising Star of the Year, Song of the Year (for "The Bliss"), Songwriter of the Year, Group of the Year and Album of the Year.

Other local nominees include:

Duo Concertante: Classical Recording of the Year for "Mendelssohn and MacDonald Double Concertos"

Quentin Reddy: Country Recording of the Year for "Diamond in the Rough"

Ourorboros: Jazz Recording of the Year for "Ouroboros"

Cabbages and Kings: Loud Recording of the Year for "Cabbages and Kings"

Brianna Gosse: Pop Recording of the Year and Rising Star of the Year for "AERA"

Kat McLevey: Rising Star of the Year for "Evergrown"

Jerry Stamp: Rock Recording of the Year for "Rogue Doubt"

The Ennis Sisters: Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year for "Stages"

Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis: Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year

The Once: Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year, Fan's Choice Video of the Year for "We Are All Running"

Everglow: Fan's Choice Video of the Year for "Feel Your Heart"

Kilbride Music: Management of the Year

The Overcast: Media Outlet of the Year

Scott Hammond: Studio Engineer of the Year

The Blue Room: Studio of the Year

 

The ECMAs will be handed out during 2016 East Coast Music Week in Sydney, Nova Scotia April 13 to 17.

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