Aaron Levy

Nominees announced for Fraser Valley Music Awards

List presented at UFV campus in Abbotsford on Saturday afternoon

Nominees for the Fraser Valley Music Awards have been announced.

The announcement was made this afternoon (Saturday) outside of the student union building at University of the Fraser Valley.

The awards, being held for the first time, are hosted by CIVL-FM radio, and the winners will be named July 16 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre.

They will be awarded a spot to play at this year’s Penticton Peach Festival in August, which will be headlined by classic Canadian rockers Chilliwack.

Solo and band performers from across the Fraser Valley were invited to send in submissions for the awards.

A total of 109 applications were received, representing more than 300 musicians.

Jurors then evaluated the entries and determined the nominees. They are:

HIP HOP

Josh G

MusicHouse

Saint Soldier

Felonious Chino

BLUES

Arsen Shomakhov

Harpdog Brown

James Buddy Rogers

LazerKatz

The Burn Ins

FOLK/ROOTS

Brennan Sinclair

JD Miner

Matt Lowen

Jeremy Allingham

Hrdwtr

POP

The Kwerks

John Welsh

Casinos

The Sylvia Platters

Plans and Disguises

RHYTHMIC AND DANCE

Herokah

Queen Bee and the Buzzkills

My Goal is Telepathy

Stephen Carl O’Shea

You Say Party

LOUD

Open Letters

We Hunt Buffalo

Atodaso

Molly Be Damned

JAZZ

Eli Bennett

Kat and Tony

Dalannah and Owen

Brooklyn Potter

EXPERIMENTAL

Kin

Cheap High

Blessed

Villain Villain

Redrick Sultan

ALT

Malk

Doja

Thru Colorado

Western Jaguar

Jonah August

ROCK

Little Wild

Hawking

Spiderlodge

Midnight Lions

Sleep Science

FOR AND BY YOUTH

Isa Da Fish

Quinn Sojonky

Ria Jade

Alexis Lynn

Lakeisha Hewitt

PRODUCTION, SINGER/SONGWRITER AND MUSICIANSHIP

Old Mare

Tyler Neil Johnson (Nettwerk, Oh No! Yoko, Young Liars)

The Aerophonics

Rick Genge

Coalmont