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2016 MusicNL Award nominees announced


Repartee, Duane Andrews and Long Distance Runners are among the nominees for this year’s MusicNL awards, a list that saw a number of local acts doubling up on their potential to bring home some hardware.

Repartee, who have seen national success since the release of their newest album, “All Lit Up,” last spring, are nominated for five awards: FACTOR Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Group of the Year, Molson/Coors Pop/Rock Recording of the Year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year and Nickel Music Video of the Year for “Dukes,” their first single off the new album. The synth-pop band (Meg Warren, Robbie Brett, Nick Coultas Clarke and Josh Banfield), who are now mostly based in Toronto, are no strangers to the MusicNL awards, having swept them back in 2012, leaving with five trophies.

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"We're just so honoured to be recognized at home," Warren said. "The list of nominees is amazing this year and it's incredible to see our names up there with a lot of friends and musicians that we really look up to."

Repartee has some stiff competition this year, including guitarist Duane Andrews, who is also nominated for five awards, many of them in the same categories: FACTOR Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, DC Design House Male Artist of the Year and Coast 101.1 Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year for his latest album, “Conception Bay.”

Singer Jordan Coaker is up for five awards in two different musical outfits: rock group Waterfront Fire (with bandmates Ryan Tobin, Ben Thistle, Andrew Boyd and Cody O’Quinn) and acoustic duo Quote the Raven, with Kirsten Rodden-Clarke.

It’s been a huge year for Coaker, who released albums with both groups, broke into musical theatre with TaDa! Events’ version of “Rock of Ages” and was subsequently awarded a scholarship by the production company to study sound recording and production at the College of the North Atlantic.

“I just wanted to play music, so any accolades or any recognition is kind of crazy,” Coaker told The Telegram. “It’s been a transition year. Last year I was still working that full-time job that I didn’t really want to do, didn’t really fit in, and this has been the switch. I think this is at least the beginning of something. I think this is the beginning of the rest of my life.”

Other multiple award nominees this year include Rozalind MacPhail, Pilot to Bombardier, Long Distance Runners, Mick Davis, Hot x Proxy and more.

MusicNL announced the nominees at a Wednesday morning news conference at Fred’s Records in St. John’s, where it also unveiled its new logo and branding, featuring a simplistic, stylized map of the province in multiple colours.

 

The 2016 MusicNL Awards will be handed out during MusicNL Week Oct. 13-16 in Bonavista.

Here is the full list of nominees:

• FACTOR Album of the Year: Rum Ragged; Repartee; Duane Andrews; Mick Davis; Pilot to Bombadier; Long Distance Runners.

• Alternative Recording of the Year: Long Distance Runners; Hot x Proxy; Pilot to Bombadier; London Above; Green & Gold; Cabbages and Kings.

• Country Recording of the Year: Corey Pike; Peter Willie Youngtree; Stephen B. Lawrence.

• Entertainer of the Year: Duane Andrews; Long Distance Runners; Everglow; Green & Gold; Fortunate Ones; Repartee.

• The Elephant Shop Female Artist of the Year: It Could be Franky — Danielle Hamel; Laura Madonna Murray; Michelle Noftall; Rozalind MacPhail.

• Folk/Roots Recording of the Year: Quote the Raven; Adam Baxter; AE Bridger; Michael Kinsella; Gary & Whit; Rum Ragged.

• Group of the Year: Cabbages and Kings; Waterfront Fire; Repartee; Beauwater; Long Distance Runners; Fairgale.

• Instrumental Recording of the Year: Dave Panting; Ewan Dobson; Laura Madonna Murray; Rozalind MacPhail.

• Coast 101.1 Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year: Beauwater; Duane Andrews; Earle & Coffin.

• DC Design House Male Artist of the Year: Ewan Dobson; Mick Davis; Pilot to Bombardier; Matt Cooke; Stephen Green; Duane Andrews.

• Molson/Coors Pop/Rock Recording of the Year: Repartee; Stephen Green; Mick Davis; David Picco; Fairgale; The Monday Nights.

• Bell Aliant Rising Star of the Year: Lady Brett Ashley; Hot x Proxy; Gary & Whit; Waterfront Fire; Stephen Green; Quote the Raven.

• SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Repartee; The Monday Nights; Chris Kirby; Mick Davis; Ewan Dobson; Duane Andrews.

• Urban/Electronic Artist of the Year: Alex Byrne; It Could Be Franky.

• Nickel Music Video of the Year: Repartee — “Dukes” (director Josh Warburton); Fortunate Ones — “Lay Me Down” (directors Tatjana Green, Nazar Melconian and Matt Barnett); Cabbages and Kings — “Earth”; Long Distance Runners — “Pulling it Together” (director Mike Simms); Waterfront Fire — “First Light” (director Cody Westman); Pilot to Bombardier — “Long Time Coming.”

• Media Person of the Year: Glenn Pardy; Greg Smith; Warren Gordon.

• Music Educator of the Year: Kyle McDavid; Adam Baxter; Matthew Barrett.

• Outstanding Company of the Year: Citadel House; Sound Solution; Lawnya Vawnya; Second Stage Creative Arts.

• Industry Professional of the Year: Christopher K. Daw; Glenn Pardy; Jason Whelan; Peter Daniel Newman; Second Stage Creative Arts; Citadel House.

• Graphic Artist of the Year: Jessie Meyer; Tara Thompson.

• Volunteer of the Year: Christopher K. Daw; Glenn Pardy; Gary Mitchell.

• Side Musician of the Year: Andrew McCarthy; Jason Whelan.

tbradbury@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @tara_bradbury

Repartee, who have seen national success since the release of their newest album, “All Lit Up,” last spring, are nominated for five awards: FACTOR Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Group of the Year, Molson/Coors Pop/Rock Recording of the Year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year and Nickel Music Video of the Year for “Dukes,” their first single off the new album. The synth-pop band (Meg Warren, Robbie Brett, Nick Coultas Clarke and Josh Banfield), who are now mostly based in Toronto, are no strangers to the MusicNL awards, having swept them back in 2012, leaving with five trophies.

Related stories:

Repartee is All Lit Up

A new album, Quote the Raven

Breathing air, catching fire

"We're just so honoured to be recognized at home," Warren said. "The list of nominees is amazing this year and it's incredible to see our names up there with a lot of friends and musicians that we really look up to."

Repartee has some stiff competition this year, including guitarist Duane Andrews, who is also nominated for five awards, many of them in the same categories: FACTOR Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, DC Design House Male Artist of the Year and Coast 101.1 Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year for his latest album, “Conception Bay.”

Singer Jordan Coaker is up for five awards in two different musical outfits: rock group Waterfront Fire (with bandmates Ryan Tobin, Ben Thistle, Andrew Boyd and Cody O’Quinn) and acoustic duo Quote the Raven, with Kirsten Rodden-Clarke.

It’s been a huge year for Coaker, who released albums with both groups, broke into musical theatre with TaDa! Events’ version of “Rock of Ages” and was subsequently awarded a scholarship by the production company to study sound recording and production at the College of the North Atlantic.

“I just wanted to play music, so any accolades or any recognition is kind of crazy,” Coaker told The Telegram. “It’s been a transition year. Last year I was still working that full-time job that I didn’t really want to do, didn’t really fit in, and this has been the switch. I think this is at least the beginning of something. I think this is the beginning of the rest of my life.”

Other multiple award nominees this year include Rozalind MacPhail, Pilot to Bombardier, Long Distance Runners, Mick Davis, Hot x Proxy and more.

MusicNL announced the nominees at a Wednesday morning news conference at Fred’s Records in St. John’s, where it also unveiled its new logo and branding, featuring a simplistic, stylized map of the province in multiple colours.

 

The 2016 MusicNL Awards will be handed out during MusicNL Week Oct. 13-16 in Bonavista.

Here is the full list of nominees:

• FACTOR Album of the Year: Rum Ragged; Repartee; Duane Andrews; Mick Davis; Pilot to Bombadier; Long Distance Runners.

• Alternative Recording of the Year: Long Distance Runners; Hot x Proxy; Pilot to Bombadier; London Above; Green & Gold; Cabbages and Kings.

• Country Recording of the Year: Corey Pike; Peter Willie Youngtree; Stephen B. Lawrence.

• Entertainer of the Year: Duane Andrews; Long Distance Runners; Everglow; Green & Gold; Fortunate Ones; Repartee.

• The Elephant Shop Female Artist of the Year: It Could be Franky — Danielle Hamel; Laura Madonna Murray; Michelle Noftall; Rozalind MacPhail.

• Folk/Roots Recording of the Year: Quote the Raven; Adam Baxter; AE Bridger; Michael Kinsella; Gary & Whit; Rum Ragged.

• Group of the Year: Cabbages and Kings; Waterfront Fire; Repartee; Beauwater; Long Distance Runners; Fairgale.

• Instrumental Recording of the Year: Dave Panting; Ewan Dobson; Laura Madonna Murray; Rozalind MacPhail.

• Coast 101.1 Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year: Beauwater; Duane Andrews; Earle & Coffin.

• DC Design House Male Artist of the Year: Ewan Dobson; Mick Davis; Pilot to Bombardier; Matt Cooke; Stephen Green; Duane Andrews.

• Molson/Coors Pop/Rock Recording of the Year: Repartee; Stephen Green; Mick Davis; David Picco; Fairgale; The Monday Nights.

• Bell Aliant Rising Star of the Year: Lady Brett Ashley; Hot x Proxy; Gary & Whit; Waterfront Fire; Stephen Green; Quote the Raven.

• SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Repartee; The Monday Nights; Chris Kirby; Mick Davis; Ewan Dobson; Duane Andrews.

• Urban/Electronic Artist of the Year: Alex Byrne; It Could Be Franky.

• Nickel Music Video of the Year: Repartee — “Dukes” (director Josh Warburton); Fortunate Ones — “Lay Me Down” (directors Tatjana Green, Nazar Melconian and Matt Barnett); Cabbages and Kings — “Earth”; Long Distance Runners — “Pulling it Together” (director Mike Simms); Waterfront Fire — “First Light” (director Cody Westman); Pilot to Bombardier — “Long Time Coming.”

• Media Person of the Year: Glenn Pardy; Greg Smith; Warren Gordon.

• Music Educator of the Year: Kyle McDavid; Adam Baxter; Matthew Barrett.

• Outstanding Company of the Year: Citadel House; Sound Solution; Lawnya Vawnya; Second Stage Creative Arts.

• Industry Professional of the Year: Christopher K. Daw; Glenn Pardy; Jason Whelan; Peter Daniel Newman; Second Stage Creative Arts; Citadel House.

• Graphic Artist of the Year: Jessie Meyer; Tara Thompson.

• Volunteer of the Year: Christopher K. Daw; Glenn Pardy; Gary Mitchell.

• Side Musician of the Year: Andrew McCarthy; Jason Whelan.

tbradbury@thetelegram.com

Twitter: @tara_bradbury

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