The 2015 Eastlink East Coast Music Awards: Big Winners Include The Town Heroes, In-Flight Safety, and Kim Harris


The 2015 Eastlink East Coast Music Awards were presented last night at the Jack Byrne Arena in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This year’s edition of the ECMAs featured performances from artists like Amelia Curran, Neon Dreams, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Catherine MacLellan, Còig, The Trews, Ennis, and Adam Baldwin. The remaining Music and Industry Awards were presented over this past weekend.

The ECMAs also announced that East Coast Music Week 2016 will take place in Sydney, NS from April 13-17.

A sincere congratulations to all of the nominees and winners, and a special shoutout to all of the CIMA members who saw their artists win!

Here are your winners:

Music Awards:

Aboriginal Recording of the Year
City Natives – Red City

Album of the Year
In-Flight Safety – Conversationalist
(Producers: John Mullane and Glen Nicholson)

Blues Recording of the Year
Charlie A’Court – Come On Over

Children’s Recording of the Year
Angelo Spinazzola & The First Nations Songwriting Sessions – First Nations Songwriting Sessions with Angelo Spinazzola Volume 2

Classical Composition(s) of the Year
Derek Charke – “Reel Variations” and
Rob Power – “Tunnel Mountain”

Classical Recording of the Year
Mark Adam & Derek Charke – Kitchen Party

Country Recording of the Year
Jimmy Rankin – Back Road Paradise

Electronic Recording of the Year
Joshua Van Tassel – Dance Music: Songs for Slow Motion

Enregistrement francophone de l’année
Les Hay Babies – Mon Homesick Heart

Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year
The Town Heroes

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year
The Town Heroes – Holdin’ Up Grants
(Director: Dillon Garland)

Folk Recording of the Year
The Once – Departures

Gospel Recording of The Year
Chelsea Amber – Introducing Chelsea Amber

Group Recording of the Year
The Town Heroes – Sunday Movies

Jazz Recording of the Year
Kirk MacDonald – Symmetry

Loud Recording of the Year
Hero’s Last Rite – The Mirror’s Face

Pop Recording of the Year
Mo Kenney – In My Dreams

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year
Chelsea Amber – Introducing Chelsea Amber

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year
Radio Radio – Ej Feel Zoo

Rising Star Recording of the Year
Kim Harris – Only The Mighty

Rock Recording of the Year
The Trews – The Trews

Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year
Irish Mythen – Irish Mythen

Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year
Còig – Five

Solo Recording of the Year
Carleton Stone – Draws Blood

Song of the Year
Hey Rosetta! – “Kintsukuroi”
(Producer: Marcus Paquin)

Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year
Wendy MacIsaac – Off The Floor

Video of the Year
Meaghan Smith – “Have A Heart”
(Director: Alon Isocianu)

World Recording of the Year
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin – Corbeau


Industry Awards:

Event of the Year
Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Graphic/Media Artist of the Year
Jud Haynes

Live Sound Engineer of the Year
David Hillier

Management/Manager of the Year
Burnt Tree Entertainment

Media Outlet of the Year
Jeff’s Musical Car

Media Person of the Year
Stephen Cooke

Music Merchant of the Year
Sound of Pop

Producer of the Year
Joel Plaskett

Studio Engineer of the Year
Mike “Sheppy” Shepherd

Studio of the Year
New Scotland Yard Studio

Venue of the Year
The Carleton Music Bar & Grill

Volunteer of the Year
Berkley Reynolds

Honorary Awards:

Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Tom Gordon

Director’s Special Achievement Award
Marc Chouinard

Industry Builder Award
Fred’s Records

Musician’s Achievement Award
Glenn Simmons

Stompin’ Tom Award
Frank Barter (NB)
Mac Campbell (PEI)
Jeff Goodspeed (NS)
Max MaxDonald (CB)
John White (NL)