Repartee, Duane Andrews and Cabbages & Kings were the big winners at the 2016 installation of the MusicNL Awards. The event, held this past Sunday at the Garrick Theatre in Bonavista, closed off MusicNL Week 2016 which ran from October 12-16.
REPARTEE took home a total of four awards including Album of the Year, Group of the Year and Pop/Rock Recording of the Year. DUANE ANDREWS earned the Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year and Male Artist of the Year awards, while CABBAGES & KINGS nabbed Alternative Recording of the Year, tying with REPARTEE for Music Video of the Year.
The evening was hosted by Karen Ennis (of the Ennis Sisters) and Mike McDonald and featured performances from Repartee, Duane Andrews, Cabbages & Kings, Long Distance Runners, Laura Madonna Murray, Rozalind MacPhail, It Could Be Franky (Danielle Hamel), Mick Davis, Louis McDonald and veteran guitarist Sandy Morris, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development Christopher Mitchelmore addressed the crowd of 200+ and underlined the importance of music for the province’s economy and cultural identity. Town of Bonavista Mayor Betty Fitzgerald thanked MusicNL for bringing the event to Bonavista before handing the Group of the Year award to Repartee.
A full list of winners can be found below: