British Blues Awards Winners

Male vocalist winner & 2nd in guitarist category - Alan Nimmo

Male vocalist winner & 2nd in guitarist category – Alan Nimmo

Proof of how well Bonn and the surrounding area fares when it comes to top blues acts can be seen from this years British Blues Awards.

Particular congratulations to Chris Barber for his contribution to Blues/Jazz.  Here are just some of the winners who have graced the stage in Bonn in recent years and came out on top in the awards.

A lot of well deserved awards this year.  Dani Wilde who made one of the best CD’s of 2015 is best female vocalist.  Laurence Jones who is carrying the Blues mantle with style that comes from the likes of Walter Trout – the survival man of 2015 following surgery that saved his life this year and fellow survivor Wilko Johnson made best Album with his bass man Norman Watt-Roy showing also how popular and loved Wilko and Co are (not forgetting Lindsay Coulson and Roger Innis who came in at creditable 2nd and 3rd places in the bass category)

How many times has Wayne Proctor made the ‘Best Drummer’ place?  If you’ve seen him with King King or the Nimmo Brothers you will know why.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to you all for making Britain a place where the Blues is currently booming with great musicians.

Dani Wilde - Female Vocalist & Will Wilde Harp (2nd place)

Dani Wilde – Female Vocalist & Will Wilde Harp (2nd place)

Alan & brother Stevie - Nimmo Brothers - best band

Alan with brother Stevie +Wayne Proctor & Matt Beable – Nimmo Brothers – best band

Best Guitarist - Aynsley Lister

Best Guitarist – Aynsley Lister

Best Young Artist - Laurence Jones

Best Young Artist – Laurence Jones

Wayne Proctor - Best Drummer (once again!)

Wayne Proctor – Best Drummer (once again!)

Walter Trout - Overseas Artist

Walter Trout – Overseas Artist

Chris Barber - Blues Great

Chris Barber – Blues Great

FULL WINNERS LIST:

Male Vocals Sponsored by Blues in the South
1 Alan Nimmo
2 Aynsley Lister
3 Marcus Bonfanti
Female Vocals Sponsored by Digital Blues
1 Dani Wilde
2 Katie Bradley
3 Zoe Schwarz
Band Sponsored by Tuesday Night Music Club
1 The Nimmo Brothers
2 The Hoax
3 Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion
Acoustic Sponsored by The Half Moon, Putney
1 Ian Siegal
2 Marcus Bonfanti
3= Joel Fisk and Jon Amor
3= Matt Woosey
Guitar Sponsored by New Crawdaddy Club
1 Aynsley Lister
2 Alan Nimmo
3 Chantel McGregor
Harmonica Sponsored by Wall to Wall Blues
1 Paul Lamb
2 Will Wilde
3 Trevor Steger
Keyboards Sponsored by Sarah’s Sussex Blues
1 Paddy Milner
2 Steve Watts
3 Lee Spreadbury
Bass Sponsored by The Blues and Soul Show
1 Norman Watt Roy
2 Lindsay Coulson
3 Roger Inniss
Drums Sponsored by The Blues and Soul Show
1 Wayne Proctor
2 Sam Kelly
3 Mark Barrett
Instrumentalist Sponsored by Raven & Blues
1 Becky Tate
2 Sarah Skinner
3 Kyla Brox
Young Artist Sponsored by Pablo and the Blues
1 Laurence Jones
2 Alex Butler
3 Lucy Zirins
Festival Sponsored by Blues and Roots Radio
1 Upton Blues Festival
2 Blues on the Farm
3 Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival Colne
Overseas Artist Sponsored by Sunday Morning Soul
1 Walter Trout
2 Kenny Wayne Shepherd
3 The Billy Walton Band
Independent Blues Broadcaster Sponsored by The Blues Session

1 Dave Raven
2 Gary Grainger
3 Kevin Beale
Album Sponsored by Sedgefield Rock and Blues Club
1 Going Back Home – Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey
2 Man and Guitar – Ian Siegal
3 Temperature Rising – Danny Bryant
Song Sponsored by GMH Promotions
1 Mud Honey – Joanne Shaw Taylor
2 Bitter Moon – Malaya Blue
3 Long Way To Heaven – Wily Bo Walker and Karena K
Barry Middleton Memorial Award for Emerging Artist Sponsored by Blues in Britain
1 Kaz Hawkins
2 Red Butler
3 Catfish
Kevin Thorpe Memorial Award for Songwriter Sponsored by Worthing Pier
1 Katie Bradley and Dudley Ross
2 Matt Woosey
3 Trevor Sewell

British Blues Great Sponsored by Blues and Roots PR
John Mayall
British Blues Great Sponsored by Ian McKenzie Presents
Chris Barber

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