Category Archives: Past Winners

Official statement about Limelight Magazine Music Awards

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While January is normally the time of year Limelight Magazine begins accepting nominations for its annual Music Awards, we have decided we will NOT hold an awards ceremony in 2017. Each year this event is a major undertaking and takes a considerable amount of time to plan. After organizing eight awards ceremonies, we would like to use this year to self-evaluate this event while taking into account the feedback we have received from local musicians and our readers over the past few years.

Last October, Limelight Magazine celebrated its 10th anniversary. We consider this an amazing achievement as many publications that cover music, movies, and pop culture have either folded or scaled back their content. In response to this void, we have actually increased our coverage of the local and national music scene throughout 2016 (click HERE to see what we covered). We will maintain this coverage throughout 2017 and continue to bring national touring acts to New England with six acts – Candlebox (3/25), Tom Rush (4/1), Vanilla Fudge (4/5), Y&T (5/2), Michael Sweet (6/2), & Black ‘N Blue (7/20) already booked and selling well at either the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA, or Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, MA. Please continue to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the most up-to-date information about our interviews, coverage of events, and shows we’ve booked.

In the meantime, we’d like to congratulate all the past nominees and winners at our Limelight Magazine Music Awards. A complete list of all the winners for the past eight years appears below.

 

8th Limelight Magazine Music Awards

@ Spire Center for Performing Arts, Plymouth, MA

Saturday, April 16, 2016

 

Unsung Hero Award

Shanna Jackman

Band of the Year

Flight of Fire

Live Artist of the Year

The Shana Stack Band

Album of the Year (Group)

21st Century Fugitives – Losing Time

Album of the Year (Solo Artist)

Carissa Johnson – For Now

Male Vocalist of the Year

Rob Pagnano

Female Vocalist of the Year

Amy Marie

Tribute Band of the Year

Heartbreaker – A Tribute to Led Zeppelin

Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year

Death wish

Debut Album of the Year

Matt York – Boston, Texas

 Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Bad Marriage

Young Performer of the Year

Sarah Deanna

Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Michael Spaulding

Country Artist of the Year

Timmy Brown and Black Diamond

Video of the Year (Group)

Red Evans – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Video of the Year (Solo)

Matthew Neves – “Today Is The Day”

Song of the Year

The Aldous Collins Band – “Bernadette”

 

7th Limelight Magazine Music Awards

@ Spire Center for Performing Arts, Plymouth, MA

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Legend Award

New England

 Unsung Hero Award

Robin Lane

Band of the Year

The House on Cliff

Live Artist of the Year

Marianne Toilet and The Runs

Album of the Year (Group)
Dan Lawson Band – Soldiers of Fortune (tie)

The Quins – A Tale of Love and Evil (tie)

Album of the Year (Solo)

Susan Cattaneo – Haunted Heart

Male Vocalist of the Year

Walter Barlow

Female Vocalist of the Year

Jenna Lotti

Tribute Band of the Year

Beatles for Sale – Tribute to The Beatles

Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year

Along Came the Flood

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

The Dust Ruffles

 Young Performer of the Year

Emily Hodges

Singer-Songwriter of the Year

Amy Fairchild

Country Artist of the Year

Shana Stack Band

 Video of the Year (Group)

Singlecast – “Running to You”

Video of the Year (Solo)

Boston Catalano – “Stronger” (tie)

Joe Merrick – “Kiss Me Like It’s New Year’s Eve” (tie)

Song of the Year

The October Accord – “Better Off Without You”

6th Limelight Magazine Music Awards

@ South Shore Music, Quincy, MA

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Legend Award

Extreme

 Unsung Hero Award

Ayla Brown

 Service Award

Jessica Botelho

Band of the Year

Grace Morrison and the RSO

Live Artist of the Year

Bigtalkahh

Album of the Year (Group)

Beyond Blonde – Purple Rose

Album of the Year (Solo)

Jamie Lynn Hart – Live At Tupelo

 Male Vocalist of the Year

Joe Merrick

 Female Vocalist of the Year

Brianna Grace

 Tribute Band of the Year

Forever Young (Neil Young)

Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year

Hellspeak

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Closer Than We Appear

Young Performer of the Year

21st Century Fugitives

Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Krista Baroni

Country Artist of the Year

Britt Hill

Video of the Year (Group)

The Devil’s Twins – “Love and War”

Video of the Year (Solo)

Jamie Lynn Hart – “Down”

Song of the Year

Kiley Evans & Joe Merrick – “We’d Be Lying”

           

5th Limelight Magazine Music Awards

@ Rock Junction, Coventry, RI

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Legend Award

BOSTON

Unsung Hero Award

Lisa Guyer

 DJ Most Supportive of the Local Music Scene

Lisa Azizian & John Shea

 Band of the Year

Lisa Markovich & Beyond Blonde

Live Artist of the Year

Awesome Express

 Album of the Year (Group)

Closer Than We Appear – Evaluating Expressions

 Album of the Year (Solo)

Sarah Swain – Every Little Bird

 Male Vocalist of the Year

Jesse Liam

Female Vocalist of the Year

Jessica Prouty

 Tribute Band of the Year

The Great Escape: Tribute to Journey

Metal/Harcore Act of the Year

Bigtalkahh

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

popALERT

 Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Amanda McCarthy

 Country Artist of the Year

Ashley Jordan

Video of the Year

Krista Angelucci – “C R E E P” (tie)

Birch Hill Dam – “Fathom’s Below” (tie)

Song of the Year

“Wicked” by Sara Leketa

 

4th Limelight Magazine Music Awards

@ Firehouse 13, Providence, RI

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Legend Award

The Fools

DJ Most Supportive of the Local Music Scene

Cat Wilson

Band of the Year

Beautiful Tuesday (tie)

Jessica Prouty Band (tie)

Live Artist of the Year

Beautiful Tuesday

Album/EP of the Year (Group)

Lisa Markovich & Beyond Blonde – Showing My Roots

Album/EP of the Year (Solo)

Ray Cooke – Good Life

Male Vocalist of the Year

Louis St. August

Female Vocalist of the Year

Jamie Lynn Hart

Tribute Band of the Year

Aerochix – Tribute to Aerosmith

Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year

I For An Eye

New Artist of the Year

The Vinyl Grooves

Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Jamie Lynn Hart

Song of the Year

Kiley Evans – “Johnny Depp”

3rd Limelight Magazine Music Awards

@ Club Hell, Providence, RI

March 12, 2011

Legend Award

MAS

Band of the Year

Varsity Girls

Live Artist of the Year

York

Album/EP of the Year

Shryne – Here and Now

Male Vocalist of the Year

Craig DeMelo

Female Vocalist of the Year

Elle Gallo

Tribute Band of the Year

Ornament – A Tribute to Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Metal/Hardcore Act of the Year

Structure Fails

New Artist of the Year

The Alarming Sound

Song of the Year

Jessica Prouty Band – “Escape”

2nd Limelight Magazine Music Awards

@ Club Hell, Providence, RI

January 31, 2010

 

DJ Most Supportive of the Local Music Scene

Jim Stearns

Band of the Year

Shryne

Live Artist of the Year (Major)

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

Live Artist of the Year (Indie)

Route .44 (tie)

The Candace Brooks band (tie)

SexCoffee (tie)

Album of the Year (Group Major)

Joe Perry – Have Guitar Will Travel

Album of the Year (Group Indie)

The Candace Brooks Band – The Chase

Album of the Year (Solo)

Terry Kitchen – Summer to Snowflakes

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jon Brennan

Female Vocalist of the Year

Sarah Kollett

Tribute Band of the Year

Bon Jersey – A Tribute to Bon Jovi

1st Limelight Magazine Music Awards

@ Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA

January 25, 2009

 

Band of the Year

The Candace Brooks Band

Live Artist of the Year (Major)

MASS

Live Artist of the Year (Indie)

Shryne

Album of the Year (Group Major)

MASS – Crack of Dawn

Album of the Year (Group Indie)

Hello Mahalo – Dawning Days

Album of the Year (Solo)

Charlie Farren – Old & Young

Male Vocalist of the Year

Justin Joyce

Female Vocalist of the Year

Candace Brooks

Tribute Band of the Year

The Great Escape: Tribute to Journey

Guitarist of the Year

Joe Grananta (tie)

Jack Lynx (tie)

Bassist of the Year

Lou Spagnola

Drummer of the Year

Todd Salpietro

Keyboardist of the Year

Steve Baker

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