Northamptonshire Local Music Awards finalists announced

Northamptonshire Music Prize.

Voting at the first Northamptonshire Local Music Awards is open after organizers revealed the shortlist of nominees in each category.

More than 2,500 people nominated musicians and venues in 14 categories earlier this year after the launch of the event which organizers hope will become an annual date on the music calendar.

Awards Director Tommy Gardner said: “Voting is open for the next seven weeks.

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“There are voting forms on our website and winners will be determined based solely on the number of votes.

“If your favorite candidate has been shortlisted, I urge you to go to the website and submit your vote because every vote truly makes a difference.

“Our shortlisting was overseen by Kerrie Cosh who had the very difficult task of shortlisting just five finalists per category.

“She’s done a fantastic job creating a good mix of nominees for all of the awards.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 15 September at the Deco Theater in Northampton, a venue steeped in musical history which has previously hosted concerts by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Mr. Gardner said: “The evening will feature all of our award shows, special guest presenters as well as live performances from some of our most beloved artists.”

There will also be an award for Outstanding Contribution to Local Music which will be decided independently by the organizers but will be awarded to someone who has gone above and beyond to support Northamptonshire’s music scene.

Tickets for the Thursday September 15 awards ceremony are on sale from Friday July 15 at 11 a.m. via www.thedeco.co.uk or by calling 01604 491005.

Tragic – Disgraced Gentlemen

Afreine – Plans to be loved

Deanne Dexter – Blind Eye

Sarpa Salpa – A Feeling You Can’t Replace

Maddox Jones – Believe It

Tu-Kay & Ryan – Passage of Time

Flash Peasants – 3 day week

RAP / GRIME / HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

INDIE / ROCK / ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

R&B / JAZZ / BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ACOUSTIC FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

COVER ARTISTS OF THE YEAR

Honey Honey – ABBA Tribute

LOCAL MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR

The Old Grocery Espresso Bar

LIVE EVENT OR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Peace Concert for Ukraine (Spinadisc)

SPECIALTY MUSIC SHOW OR PODCAST OF THE YEAR

Shoetown Sounds (NLive Radio)

The Scratched Record Podcast

The Urban Show (Radio Revolution)

Jason D Lewis, Inspiration FM