MNB Award Winners Announced

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les Païens, Tomato Tomato, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire and City Natives among the winners of the 2017 MNB Awards.

Festival (506) kicked off this evening with the 8th annual Prix MNB Award Show, held this year at Moncton’s Tide & Boar. The event launches a busy three days for musicians and music industry folks with showcase performances and conferences happening throughout the city. 

Moncton’s The Divorcees took home one of the biggest awards of the evening, winning Album of the Year for their recording, From Labour Top Refreshment. And Saint John’s Jessica Rhaye won Solo Recording of the Year for her album, Song In Me. les Païens, Tomato Tomato, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire and City Natives also had their creativity honoured in fine form, each taking home two awards as part of the evening’s festivities. 

“The MNB Awards Show is a great way for us to kick off Festival (506),” says Jean Surette, MNB Executive Director. “It feels like a big family reunion and gives us a chance to acknowledge the great music being created, produced and played across New Brunswick all year round.”

The Directors’ Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to industry veteran Yolande Bourgeois. Yolande Bourgeois has worked with many cultural organizations over the past 30 years including the Francofête en Acadie, the Acadian World Conference, the Accros de la chanson and the provincial Council of cultural societies. A founding member of the Music•Musique NB Board of Directors, Yolande also headed the Arts Development Branch for the province of New Brunswick. 

Festival (506) runs through until Sunday. Full details on performance and conferences can be found by visiting www.musicnb.org

Here are the complete list of winners for this year’s Prix MNB Awards. 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
presented by | présenté par Main Stage Cases

From Labour To Refreshment, The Divorcees

 

CHANSON SOCAN DE L’ANNÉE

“le Coeur qui bat”, les Païens
{auteur(s): Marc Arseneau, Marc Arsenault, Jonah Haché, Sébastien Michaud, Denis Surette & Jean Surette}

 

EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR | DÉCOUVERTE DE L’ANNÉE
presented | presenté in memoriam for | pour Marc Chouinard
* anonymous donor | donateur anonyme

The Galpines

 

ENREGISTREMENT DE L’ANNÉE
presented by | présenté par Garrison Hill Entertainment

Carte Noire, Les Païens

 

ENREGISTREMENT SOLO DE L’ANNÉE
presented by | presenté par Productions Klef

Dans son prime, Menoncle Jason

 

GROUP RECORDING OF THE YEAR | ENREGISTREMENT DE GROUPE DE L’ANNÉE
presented by ||| présenté par Théâtre Capitol Theatre

I Go Where You Go, Tomato Tomato

 

SOCAN SONG OF THE YEAR

“Ain’t Dead Yet”, Tomato Tomato
​{writer(s): John mclaggan}

 

SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR
presented by ||| présenté par Periwinkle Productions & Management

Song In Me, Jessica Rhaye

 

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR | ENREGISTREMENT AUTOCHTONE DE L’ANNÉE

Nomadic, City Natives

 

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE BLUES DE L’ANNÉE

Mike Biggar

 

COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE COUNTRY DE L’ANNÉE

Laurie Leblanc

 

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE DE MUSIQUE ÉLECTRONIQUE DE L’ANNÉE

Elephant Skeletons

 

FOLK ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE FOLK DE L’ANNÉE

Cy

 

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

 

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE POP DE L’ANNÉE

Joey Robin Haché

 

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR | ARTISTE ROCK DE L’ANNÉE

Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire

 

EVENT/FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR | ÉVÈNEMENT/FESTIVAL DE L’ANNÉE
presented by ||| présenté par Local 107.3FM

Paddlefest NB

 

MUSIC BUSINESS OF THE YEAR | ENTREPRISE DE L’INDUSTRIE MUSICALE DE L’ANNÉE

Le Grenier musique

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONNAL OF THE YEAR | PROFESSIONNEL DE L’ANNÉE DE L’INDUSTRIE MUSICALE

Matt Carter

 

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR ||| RÉALISATEUR DE L’ANNÉE

George Belliveau

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR ||| SALLE DE SPECTACLE DE L’ANNÉE

Parkindale Hall

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR ||| VIDÉO DE L’ANNÉE

“Revival”, District Avenue

 

FANS’ CHOICE

Dillon Ryan

 

CHOIX DU PUBLIC

Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire

 

MEMBERS’ CHOICE ||| CHOIX DES MEMBRES

Les Jeunes d’Asteure

 

DIRECTORS’ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ||| PRIX ‘OEUVRE DE TOUTE UNE VIE’ DU C.A.

Yolande Bourgeois

 

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