British Blues Awards 2013 . . . . winners and nominees

Posted on: Monday, Aug 26, 2013

The British Blues Award winners were announced yesterday at The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival at Colne:

BRITISH BLUES AWARDS 2013 WINNERS:

BAND
WINNER KING KING –
Runner-up – Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods
3rd – Ron Sayer Band

Other nominees :-
24 Pesos
Jon Amor Blues Group
The Motives

ACOUSTIC
WINNER MARCUS BONFANTI –
Runner-up – Ian Siegal
3rd – Babajack

Other nominees:-
Blues Boy Dan Owen
Lucy Zirins
Wooden Horse

MALE VOCALIST
WINNER IAN SIEGAL – As this is for the 3rd Year he will now go into the ‘Hall of Fame’
Runner-up – Alan Nimmo
3rd – Marcus Bonfanti

Other nominees :-
Blues Boy Dan Owen
David Migden
James Hunter

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FEMALE VOCALIST
WINNER CHANTEL McGREGOR –
Runner-up – Bex Marshall
3rd – Dani Wilde

Other nominees:-
Connie Lush
Jo Harman
Kyla Brox
Lorna Fothergill
Lucy Zirins

GUITARIST
WINNER – CHANTEL McGREGOR –
Runner-up – Alan Nimmo
3rd – Ben Poole

Other nominees:-
Joel Fisk
Jon Amor
Ron Sayer

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HARMONICA
WINNER – PAUL LAMB –
Runner-up – Giles King
3rd (Tied)- Will Wilde & Trevor Steger

Other nominees:-
Giles Robson
Steve “West” Weston

KEYBOARD
WINNER – BENNETT HOLLAND –
Runner-up – Paddy Milner
3rd – Moz Gamble

Other nominees:-
Dale Storr
Jonny Dyke
Paul Jobson

BASS
WINNER – LINDSAY COULSON –
Runner-up – Barry Pethers
3rd – Roger Inniss

Other nominees:-
Fergie Fulton
Ian Jennings
Silas Maitland

DRUMS
WINNER – WAYNE PROCTOR –
Runner-up – Sam Kelly
3rd – Simon Small

Other nominees:-
Dave Raeburn
Mark Barrett
Stephen Cutmore

INSTRUMENTALIST
WINNER – BECKY TATE –
Runner-up – Sarah Skinner (Sax)
3rd – Kyla Brox (Flute)

Other nominees:-
Carla Viegas (Percussion)
Patsy Gamble (Sax)
Simon Anthony (Sax)

YOUNG ARTIST
WINNER – BLUES BOY DAN OWEN & LUCY ZIRINS –
Runner-up –
3rd – Laurence Jones

Other nominees:-
Alex McKown
Andrew Pipe
Lewis Hamilton
Mitch Laddie

FESTIVAL
WINNER -HEBDEN BRIDGE –
Runner-up – Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival (Colne)
3rd – Blues on the Farm

Other nominees:-
Carlisle
Maryport
Newark

OVERSEAS ARTIST
WINNER – WALTER TROUT –
Runner-up – Henrik Freischlader
3rd – Buddy Whittington

Other nominees:-
Hamilton Loomis
Matt Andersen
Mud Morganfield

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ALBUM
WINNER – CANDY STORE KID – Ian Siegal and the Mississippi Mudbloods –
Runner-up – Rooster – Babajack
3rd –

Other nominees:-
Better Side – Ron Sayer Band
House of Mercy – Bex Marshall
Jocks Juke Joint Vol 2 – Various Artists
The Motives – The Motives
Villa Del Vibro – Jon Amor Blues Group

INDEPENDENT BROADCASTERS
WINNER – DAVE RAVEN – RAVEN & BLUES –
Runner-up – Gary Grainger – The Blues Show
3rd – Tim Aves – The Blues is Back

Other nominees:-
Ashwyn Smyth – Digital Blues
Martin Clarke – The Blues Session
Paul Stiles – UK Blues Today

For the fourth year, Nottingham Blues Society have organised the British Blues Awards and the third year of the Kevin Thorpe award for Original British Blues Song. The previous two winners were 2011 – Joanne Shaw Taylor – Same As It Never Was and in 2012 – Marcus Bonfanti – The Bittersweet.

WINNER – I AM THE TRAIN – Ian Siegal from the album Candystore Kid

Runner-up – Here I Am – Oli Brown from the album Here I Am
3rd – Katie Bradley from the album She’s Ready

Other nominees:-
Blind Dead McJones – Blind Dead McJones Band from the album Last Resort Mexico
Don’t Make Me Stay – Ron Sayer Jnr from the album Better Side
Do You Remember (When) – Otis Grand from the album Blues 65
Rosco Levee and the Southern Slide from the album Final Approach To Home
I’m No Superman– Half Deaf Clatch from the EP Hard Times Make Me Harder
Journeyman Blues – Tom Doughty from the album Have A Taste Of This
Love Is Here To Stay – Stuart James
Rooster Blues – Babajack from the album Rooster
The Burning Truth – Dani Wilde from the album Juice Me Up
The Snow Lies Deep – John Fairhurst from the EP Hungry Blues
Try Anything Twice – Blues n Trouble from the album Try Anything Twice
White Lightning – Mighty Mojos from the album Hook Line and Sinker

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS AWARDS
MIKE VERNON – Legendary Blues Producer
BARRY MIDDLETON –

BRITISH BLUES GREATS
BILL WYMAN
WILKO JOHNSON
CHRIS FARLOWE

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