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Nominees revealed for fifth annual music awards

We are pleased to announce the nominees for this year’s fifth annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards. Like the past two years, the nominating process was completely fan driven. We received so many nominations that we expanded the number of nominees in each category from seven to eight. We also added two new ones: “Video of the Year” and “Country Artist of the Year.”

As to how the nominees were selected, we simply took the top eight artists who received the most nominations and placed them in each category. Some bands received as many as 50 nominations. Anyone who won an award in a specific category last year is ineligible to be nominated for that same award this year. Public voting begins today and lasts until 11:45 PM on Friday, Jan. 25.

An all-ages awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 16, at the Rock Junction in Coventry, RI, where the winners will be revealed. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/315633.

Check out the list of nominees below and be sure to vote in our poll at this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/limelightmagazinereaderspoll. Only one vote per computer (or IP address) counts.

N.E. Tribute Band of the Year

Beast over Boston: Tribute to Iron Maiden

The Great Escape: Tribute to Journey

Gun Powder Gelatine:Tribute to  Queen

Holy Diver: Tribute to Ronnie James Dio

Human Clay: Tribute to Creed

Klassik Kiss: Tribute to Kiss

Lotus Land: Tribute to Rush

LoveSexy: Tribute to Prince

Live Act of the Year

Awesome Express

Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch

Indiana Handshake

Tony Jones & The Cretin 3

Lansdowne

Lisa Markovich & Beyond Blonde

Fly Kite Canvas (previously Scarlet)

Thurskills Vision

Female Vocalist of the Year

Lauren Bateman

Keturah Burgess

Dorian Havers

Tammy Laforest Schneider

Erin Elizabeth Ollis

Jessica Prouty

Jessica Scalese

Jenny White

Male Vocalist of the Year

Corey Amaral

Joseph L. Auger

Walter Barlow

Norman Bishop

Mark Cutler

Steven Scott Haidaichuk

Spogga Hash

Jesse Liam

Album/EP of the Year By Group

Closer Than We Appear – Evaluating Expressions

Fall and Bounce – Kickknack Avalanche

The Few – Headstock

Hemlok – A Cautionary Tale

Omega Reign – Arise

Satellites Fall – Lines On The Road

A Simple Complex – Come Undone

We Own Land – The Plan

Album/EP of the Year By Solo Act

Chris Allen – The Power of Chris Compels You

Sam Chase – Every Time I’m Home

Ian James – Grand Delusions

Brian Jarvis – Beautifully Broken

Ken Macy – Outlines

Jay Psaros – Simply

Hayley Reardon – Where The Artists Go

Sarah Swain – Every Little Bird

Metal Act of the Year

Bigtalkahh

A Dying Breed

The Folly of Man

Fuel of War

Nothing Left to Give

Omega Reign

Santagata

To Die This Night

Country Artist of the Year

Krista Angelucci

Dalton and the Sheriffs

Kiley Evans

Brianna Grace

Highway Ghosts

Shanna Jackman

Ashley Jordan

Erin Ollis

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Closer Than We Appear

Consuelo’s Revenge

Tammy Laforest Schneider

Nymphidels

popALERT

Carlin Tripp

Weld Square

Zanois

Video of the Year

Krista Angelucci – “C R E E P”

Birch Hill Dam – “Fathom’s Below”

Sarah Blacker – “Knocked the Winds”

Brad Byrd – “On My Way Down”

Ashley Jordan – “Fading Away”

J. Kelley Band-“Shake You”

Greg Lato – “Help You Out”

PopALERT – “I Don’t’ Deserve It”

Singer-Songwriter of the Year

Joseph L. Auger

Samuel Bowen

Nick Duane

Joanne Lurgio

Amanda McCarthy

Danielle Miraglia

Hayley Reardon

Carly Tefft

Song of the Year

“Only Human” by Bigtalkahh

“One More Spin Around” by Kiley Evans

“Second Time Around” by Brianna Grace

“Wicked” by Sara Leketa

“Won’t Ever Quit” by Joanne Lurgio

“I Don’t Deserve It” by popALERT

“One Night” by Satellites Fall

“Silver Wishes” by Jenn Zapata and the Dan Kirouac Band

Band of the Year

City of Squares

Dead Nobodies

For the Love of Sloane

J. Kelley Band

Lisa Markovich & Beyond Blonde

The Mighty Good Boys

Grace Morrison and the SRO

Naked Stills

2012 Limelight Magazine Music Award Winners

Limelight Magazine Music Award Winners
Saturday, March 10, 2012
@ Firehouse 13 in Providence, RI
 
 N.E. Tribute Band of the Year
      *Aerochix – Tribute to Aerosmith (winner)
      *Bon Jersey – Tribute to Bon Jovi
      *Distant Early Warning – Tribute to Rush
      *Diver Down – Tribute to Van Halen
      *Living on a Bad Name – Tribute to Bon Jovi
      *Primal Scream – Tribute to Motley Crue
      *Scarab – Tribute to Journey  (runner up)
 
Live Artist of the Year
      *Amil Byleckie Band
      *Beautiful Tuesday (winner)
      *Fifth Freedom
      *Highway Ghosts
      *Jessica Prouty Band (runner up)          
      *Tim Charron
      *The Tower and the Fool
 
Female Vocalist of the Year
      *Abbie Barett
      *Malyssa BellaRosa
      *Lisa Couto
      *Jamie Lynn Hart (winner)
      *Morgan Lee Hefler
      *Jessica Prouty (runner up)
      *Page Rayner
 
Male Vocalist of the Year
       *Kyle Andree
       *Louis St. August (winner)
       *Tim Charron
       *Ray Cooke
       *Greg Knight
       *Brian McKenzie (runner up)
       *Josh White
 
Album/EP of the Year by Group
       *Awesome Express – Self Titled
       *Beautiful Tuesday – The Breakdown (runner up)
       *The Furiousity – All The Rage
       *Kanerko – Delusions of Grandeur
       *Lisa Markovich & Beyond Blonde – Showing My Roots (winner)
       *Jessica Prouty Band – My Way
       *Watts – On the Dial
 
Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year
      *Another Failure
      *Convulsions
      *Gut Bucket
      *I For An Eye (winner)
      *Kanerko
      *Name In Vain
      *She Rides (runner up)
 
New Artist of the Year
      *By All Means (runner up)
      *Celadour
      *Fall & Bounce
      *Kenzie
      *Anthony Mattera
      *Sepsiss
      *The Vinyl Grooves (winner)
 
Song of the Year
       *Beautiful Tuesday – “(I’ll Prove You) Something More”
       *Andrea Belanger – “Up All Night”
       *Fall & Bounce – “Controlled Tension Time Bomb”
       *Jamie Lynn Hart – “Bound to Burn”
       *Kiley Evans – “Johnny Depp” (winner)
       *Tony Jones & the Cretin 3 – “Lady Frankenstein”
       *Amanda McCarthy – “Sticks and Stones” (runner up)
 
Album/EP of the Year by Solo Act
       *Steve Allain – Thirteen
       *Andrea Belanger – Light in the Dark
       *Malyssa Bellarosa – Open Up
       *Dan Cloutier – Blind Willies Lighthouse (runner up)
       *Ray Cooke – Good Life (winner)
       *Jamie Lynn Hart – Anticipate
       *Anthony Mattera – Songs
 
Singer/Songwriter of the Year
      *Steve Allain
      *Andrea Belanger
      *Sarah Blacker
      *Kiley Evans (runner up)
      *Adam Ezra
      *Jamie Lynn Hart (winner)
      *Amanda McCarthy
 
Band of the Year
     *Awesome Express (runner up)
     *Amil Byleckie Band
     *Beautiful Tuesday (winner – tie)
     *Tony Jones & The Cretin 3
     *Jessica Prouty Band (winner – tie)
     *Six Star General
     *Vary Lumar
 
D.J. Most Supportive of Local Music Scene
 
     *Cat Wilson
 
Legend Award
 
     *The Fools
 

Limelight to hold 4th annual music awards

You’ve read about some of the best bands in New England during the past year in Limelight Magazine. Now, you have the opportunity to see some of them perform and be rewarded for their accomplishments.

Firehouse 13, located at 41 Central Street in Providence, RI, will host the fourth annual Limelight Magazine Music Awards ceremony on Saturday, March 10, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The live music event will honor the best bands and musicians from New England that were selected by readers of the magazine in an online poll.

Co-hosting the event will be Limelight Magazine co-owner Katie Botelho and managing editor Jessica Botelho.

Among the performers are: Steve Allain, Awesome Express, Beautiful Tuesdsay, Andrea Belanger, By All Means, Ray Cooke, Lisa Couto, Fall and Bounce, Jillian Jensen and the Jessica Prouty Band.

“I’m honored to be apart of something so special,” said Botelho, who became co-owner of Limelight August of 2011. “I see how happy it makes these bands to be recognized for their hard work, and that in itself makes everything all worth it.”

“There are so many talented musicians throughout New England and we’re looking forward to honoring them at this event,” added Jay Kenney, who founded the magazine in 2006. “We wish all of the bands who were nominated the best of luck. We know our readers had some difficult choices to make, but the awards ceremony will be an enjoyable time for everyone.”

Tickets for the awards show are $10 each ($12 day of show) and can be purchased through BrownPaperTickets.com.

Limelight Magazine started out as a quarterly publication, but has moved its operations online last year, with the exception of an annual summer issue that comes out each year in June. Visit their website at www.limelightmagazine.com. You can also like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/limelightmagazine.

For more information about the event, contact Limelight Magazine by e-mail at limelightmagazine@gmail.com.

The complete list of nominations:

N.E. Tribute Band of the Year

*Aerochix – Tribute to Aerosmith

*Bon Jersey – Tribute to Bon Jovi

*Distant Early Warning – Tribute to Rush

*Diver Down – Tribute to Van Halen

*Living on a Bad Name – Tribute to Bon Jovi

*Primal Scream – Tribute to Motley Crue

*Scarab – Tribute to Journey

Live Artist of the Year

*Amil Byleckie Band

*Beautiful Tuesday

*Fifth Freedom

*Highway Ghosts

*Jessica Prouty Band

*Tim Charron

*The Tower and the Fool

Female Vocalist of the Year

*Abbie Barrett

*Malyssa BellaRosa

*Lisa Couto

*Jamie Lynn Hart

*Morgan Lee Hefler

*Jessica Prouty

*Page Rayner

Male Vocalist of the Year

*Kyle Andree

*Louis St. August

*Tim Charron

*Ray Cooke

*Greg Knight

*Brian McKenzie

*Josh White

Album/EP of the Year by Group

*Awesome Express – Self Titled

*Beautiful Tuesday – The Breakdown

*The Furiousity – All The Rage

*Kanerko – Delusions of Grandeur

*Lisa Markovich & Beyond Blonde – Showing My Roots

*Jessica Prouty Band – My Way

*Watts – On the Dial

Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year

*Another Failure

*Convulsions

*Gut Bucket

*I For An Eye

*Kanerko

*Name In Vain

*She Rides

New Artist of the Year

*By All Means

*Celadour

*Fall & Bounce

*Kenzie

*Anthony Mattera

*Sepsiss

*The Vinyl Grooves

Song of the Year

*Beautiful Tuesday – “(I’ll Prove You) Something More”

*Andrea Belanger – “Up All Night”

*Fall & Bounce – “Controlled Tension Time Bomb”

*Jamie Lynn Hart – “Bound to Burn”

*Kiley Evans – “Johnny Depp”

*Tony Jones & the Cretin 3 – “Lady Frankenstein”

*Amanda McCarthy – “Sticks and Stones”

Album/EP of the Year by Solo Act

*Steve Allain – Thirteen

*Andrea Belanger – Light in the Dark

*Malyssa Bellarosa – Open Up

*Dan Cloutier – Blind Willies Lighthouse

*Ray Cooke – Good Life

*Jamie Lynn Hart – Anticipate

*Anthony Mattera – Songs

Singer/Songwriter of the Year

*Steve Allain

*Andrea Belanger

*Sarah Blacker

*Kiley Evans

*Adam Ezra

*Jamie Lynn Hart

*Amanda McCarthy

Band of the Year

*Awesome Express

*Amil Byleckie Band

*Beautiful Tuesday

*Tony Jones & The Cretin 3

*Jessica Prouty Band

*Six Star General

*Vary Lumar