British Blues Awards 2011 results

Giles King of Hokie Joint guesting with Tim Aves & Wolfpack

I was at Newark Blues Festival in the grounds of Newark Castle on Sunday, for the announcement of the British Blues Awards. I had a great day meeting friends old and new and watching 4 great bands (videos to follow).

I particularly enjoyed the bit where I was announced Runner Up in the Best British Blues Broadcaster category! Considering the winner was Paul Jones from BBC Radio 2, and I’m a volunteer on BishopFM, a community radio station, I feel quite proud of my achievement. Thanks to everybody who voted for me!
Well done too to all of the winners!

The results in full:


Blues Broadcaster of the Year – Paul Jones at Radio Two.
Runner-Up GARY GRAINGER and The Blues Show at BishopFM
3rd,Tim Aves ‘The Blues Is Back’ on SaintFM,

Male Vocalist:  – 1st Ian Siegal, 2nd Oli Brown, 3rd Marcus Bonfanti
Female Vocal – 1st Joanne Shaw Taylor, 2nd Sandi Thom, 3rd Connie Lush
Band – 1st Oli Brown Band, 2nd Ian Siegal Band, 3rd Matt Schofield Band
Guitar – 1st Matt Schofield, 2nd Robin Trower, 3rd Oli Brown
Harmonica – 1st Paul Jones, 2nd Giles King, 3rd Paul Lamb
Keyboard – 1st Jonny Henderson, 2nd Paddy Milner 3rd Bennett Holland
Bass – 1st Andy Graham, 2nd Fergie Fulton, 3rd Silas Maitland
Drums – 1st Wayne Proctor, 2nd Alan Taylor, 3rd Paul Hamilton
Instrument Other – 1st Son Henry, 2nd Patsy Gamble, 3rd Kyla Brox
Young Artist – 1st Chantel McGregor, 2nd Oli Brown, 3rd Ben Poole
Blues Festival – 1st Colne, 2nd Blues On The Farm, 3rd Maryport
Overseas Artist – 1st Joe Bonamassa, 2nd Walter Trout, 3rd Buddy Whittington
Album –
1st Heads I Win Tails You Lose – Oli Brown
2nd Merchants and Thieves – Sandi Thom
3rd Porchlight – Todd Sharpville
Kevin Thorpe Songwriter Award –
1st Same As It Never Was – Joanne Shaw Taylor
2nd Lousy Husband – Todd Sharpville
3rd Everything I Want – Ben Poole




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