Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire dominate MNB awards winning four categories. Kill Chicago receive Album of the Year award for The Grey.
Music-Musique NB handed out its annual awards last night during the 7th annual Prix MNB Awards Show, at the Carrefour communautaire Beausoleil. The event, celebrating New Brunswick music, kicked off Festival (506), which takes place in Miramichi through October 16. All in all, some 25 awards were handed out to New Brunswick artists and music industry professionals.
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire received the most honours picking up four awards in total for Rock artist of the Year, Group Recording of the Year (for Touche-moi pas là), Enregistrement de l’année (for Touche-moi pas là) and Choix du public. Emerging Miramichi band, Lionsault, took home the Fans’ Choice Award, as well as the first ever Members’ Choice Award. Fredericton’s Kill Chicago took home the award for Album of the Year for their 2015 album, The Grey.
All MNB Award winners were presented with the brand new award statuette created in collaboration with Aitkens Pewter.
“The MNB Awards Show is always such a great boost to start our event,” says Jean Surette, MNB Executive Director. “It brings everyone together and gives us a chance to give thanks for the great music that is being created, produced and played across New Brunswick all year round.”
Festival (506) continues through October 16, showcasing more than forty artists on a variety of stages throughout Miramichi. For information regarding the festival schedule and a list of the MNB award winners, visit www.musicnb.org
And the winners are:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR | The Grey, Kill Chicago
CHANSON SOCAN DE L’ANNÉE | “Le vieux matelot”, Danny Boudreau
EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR | DÉCOUVERTE DE L’ANNÉE | Simon Daniel
ENREGISTREMENT DE L’ANNÉE | Touche-moi pas là, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
ENREGISTREMENT SOLO DE L’ANNÉE | Danny Party, Danny Boudreau
GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR | ENREGISTREMENT DE GROUPE DE L’ANNÉE | Touche-moi pas là, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR | “All The Words”, The Motorleague
SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR | Silent, Tyler Hache
COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE COUNTRY DE L’ANNÉE | Tyler Deveau
ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE DE MUSIQUE ÉLECTRONIQUE DE L’ANNÉE | Elephant Skeletons
FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE FOLK DE L’ANNÉE | Andy Brown
HIP-HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE HIP-HOP DE L’ANNÉE | City Natives
LOUD ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE LOUD DE L’ANNÉE | ZAUM
ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE ROCK DE L’ANNÉE | Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR | ÉDUCATEUR DE L’ANNÉE | Krista Touesnard
EVENT/FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR | ÉVÈNEMENT/FESTIVAL DE L’ANNÉE | Accros de la chanson
MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE YEAR | ENTREPRISE DE L’INDUSTRIE MUSICALE DE L’ANNÉE | Dirt Road Records
MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONNAL OF THE YEAR | PROFESSIONNELLE DE L’ANNÉE DE L’INDUSTRIE MUSICALE | Shelley Chase
MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR | RÉALISATEUR DE L’ANNÉE | Chris Colepaugh
VENUE OF THE YEAR | SALLE DE SPECTACLE DE L’ANNÉE | Plan b Lounge
VIDEO OF THE YEAR | VIDÉO DE L’ANNÉE | “Harley 1970”, Raphaël Butler
FANS’ CHOICE | Lionsault
CHOIX DU PUBLIC | Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
MEMBERS’ CHOICE | CHOIX DES MEMBRES | Lionsault
DIRECTORS’ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD | PRIX ‘OEUVRE DE TOUTE UNE VIE’ DU C.A. | Matilda Murdoch
Festival (506) has been made possible through the support of numerous partners including the government of New Brunswick, and the City of Miramichi. We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, Musicaction, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.