This week, Marcus Bonfanti and I celebrated our British Blues Awards with (amongst other things) a Padcast! We play Marcus’s award winning song ‘The Bittersweet’. Who knows, maybe an album in the next year or so?! Look out for my bro on camera duty…
I’m really happy to announce that I won ‘BEST KEYBOARD PLAYER’ in the British Blues Awards 2012, today! The awards cerememony was at the Newark Blues Festival, in the grounds of the old castle there, a beautiful setting. It was a fun day with loads of familiar faces. I was also very glad to see Marcus Bonfanti win the ‘Kevin Thorpe Memorial Award for Best Original Song’ with his awesome song ‘The Bittersweet’. I was also pleasantly surprised to have a call from Paul Jones to ask to collect the award for ‘Best Harmonica Player’ on his behalf.A little jam on ‘Cold Shot’ was preceded and followed by some nice ales. All in all, a good day!
I’m delighted to say that with your help I’ve got through to the final stages of the British Blues Awards and would love it if you’d VOTE for me again! I’m up for ‘Best Keyboard Player’ and the ‘Kevin Thorpe Memorial Award’ for Best Song – for ‘As She Walked Away’ from ‘The Curious Case Of…’
So, thanks to everyone who voted in the first round to get me through and hope we can do it again in the final! Please spread the word, bribe, hack email accounts or whatever you can to add some votes : )
I was very happy to hear that ‘As She Walked Away’ had been nominated for a blues award, so thought I’d write a little ditty to say thanks to Tim Aves for the nomination and to everyone who’s voted! It would be lovely to get shortlisted for the final round later in the year…
Please vote and share! Thanks all! x
Live at the BBC, recording for the Paul Jones R&B Show:
I’m very pleased to say that my song ‘As She Walked Away’ has been nominated for the Kevin Thorpe Best Original Song Award in the 2012 British Blues Awards. Big thanks to Tim Aves of Saint FM who put the nomination forward. VOTE for the song by clicking on this link or the image below: www.britishbluesawards.co.uk/saintfm.htm – it really only takes a second and will make a big difference!
Here’s the album version of the song:
…and a live performance from BBC Maida Vale recorded for the BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones R&B Show: