The 2017 ECMAs are happening right now in Saint John, New Brunswick. The entire weekend filled with conferences, showcases, awards, and just a general good time with good people and good vibes. Last night was the actual award part of the East Coast Music Awards and did the performers and host ever put on a show. Comedian James Mullinger entertained the audience with his wit just as well as the performers did with their talent. Most of the awards were handed out during the live broadcast, but some still remain to be handed out at various showcases throughout the weekend, and of course the industry awards on Sunday.
The winners so far:
Album of the Year – Old Man Luedecke ‘Domestic Eccentric’
Bucky Adams Memorial Award – Ced Marty & Dave (Accepted by Juanita)
Country Recording of the Year – Tristan Horncastle ‘Turnin’ Up a Sundown’
Enregistrement francophone de l’ánnée – Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire ‘Touche-moi pas là!’
Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year – Lennie Gallant
Fans’ Choice Video of the Year – Hillsburn “Run Down”
Group Recording of the Year – Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire ‘Touche-moi pas là!’
Indigenous Artist of the Year – War Horses
Rising Star Recording of the Year – Like a Motorcycle ‘High Hopes’
Rock Recording of the Year – The Motorleague ‘Holding Patterns’
Solo Recording of the Year – Ria Mae ‘Ria Mae’
Song of the Year – Classified “No Pressure”
Congratulations to all the winners so far and good luck to those in the upcoming categories!
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.