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Lineup & Nominees Announced

October 20, 2006 | Music PEI & Newcap Announce the Nominees and Performers for the 6th Annual PEI Music Awards Show.

Newcap Radio though Ocean 100 and K-Rock 105.5 is thrilled to be a partner in the 2006 PEI Music Awards event, says General Manager, Jennifer Evans. ?Supporting local artists and the local music industry is a very important part of our local programming here in Prince Edward Island. We are delighted to lend our support to this annual showcase of the PEI music industry.?

The Friday, November 10th, show at Confederation Centre will feature artists such as nominees, Courtney Hogan, Nathan Condon, Eric Broadbent, Neil Matthews, Ian Toms, Fugato and Catherine MacLellan.

The 2006 version of the PEI Music Awards show will also feature the reunion of Haywire, one of PEI?s premium rock acts of the 1980s and 90s.
Music PEI?s, Rob Oakie says, ?Bringing back David Rashed, Ronnie Switzer, Marvin Burt, Paul MacAusland and Sean Kilbride is a big thrill for us. I can?t wait for them to rock centre stage at Confederation Centre.?

Oakie also feels the supporting cast is as strong as he has ever seen it.
Music PEI will have more news on who else may be headlining in the coming days.
The awards will be given out at the November 10th night of PEI music.

The following are this year?s nominees:

Award/Nominees (first 5 are Public Voting categories)

Vocalist of the Year ? Public Vote (non-recording)
Timothy Chaisson
John Connolly
Kris Taylor
Eddy Quinn

Female Vocalist of the Year ? Public Vote (non-recording)
Catherine MacLellan
Janet McGarry
Julain Molnar

Group of the Year - Public Vote (non-recording)
Celtic Ladies
Blue Streak
Fiddler's Sons
Lazy Jacks
The Skys
Entertainer of the Year ? on line only
Weekend Warrior ? on line only
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Songwriter of the Year
Catherine MacLellan ? The Long Way Home
Nikkie ? So Hard
Kevin Ryan ? ?I?ll Carry You?

Album of the Year
Chucky Danger Band - Colour
Catherine MacLellan ? Church Bell Blues
Patricia Murray ? Failt? Eilein A? Phrionnsa

Blues/Jazz Recording of the Year
Sonny Caulfield ? Sonny Sings the Selkirk
Ian Toms - Open
Graham Rhodes ? Less Travelled

Folk Recording of the Year
Catherine MacLellan ? Church Bell Blues
Kevin Ryan ? Follow The Signs
Gordon Belsher ? Call Up All The Neighbours
Nikkie ? When You Find It

New Artist Recording of the Year
Courtney Hogan ? Red Headed Fiddler
Fugato ? Grass Radio
Julain Molnar ? Lullabies For A Sleepless World

Award/Nominees
Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year
Courtney Hogan ? The Red Headed Fiddler
Kate Bevan-Baker - Snapshot
Patricia Murray - Failt? Eilein A? Phrionnsa

Instrumental Recording of the Year
Nathan Condon ? Playin? In The Sand
Courtney Hogan ? The Red Headed Fiddler
Ian Toms - Open

Spiritual Recording of the Year
Kevin MacKay ? Something More
Garnet Buell ? Old Gospel Favourites
Rodney Savidant ? Bless Your Children Once Again
Revelation - Blessed Are They Who Hear

Alternative Rock Recording of the Year
Mars Hill ? fate chance luck dance
Out From Under ? Unindustrious
Fugato ? Grass Radio

Country/Bluegrass Recording of the Year
Eddy Quinn ? Outside Sneaker?s Lounge
Janet McGarry ? My Dixie Darlin
Neil Matthews ? Sings Bluegrass and Downhome Favourites

Rock Recording of the Year
Edge - Revelation
Chucky Danger Band - Colour
Double Ought Buckshot ? Six Shooter

Urban Recording of the Year
Eric Broadbent ? He Wears His Emotions?
Practical Academics ? Practical Academics
Communikozi ? All The Pretty Girls Are Taken

Studio of the Year
David Rashed Productions
Guernsey Cove Parlour Studio
Adullam?s Cave Studio
Studio 317 Audio & Video Productions
Big Grey Sound Studio

Lifetime Achievement Award ? Board Selection (Haywire)
Industry Person of the Year ? Board Selection (Announced at Gala)

Categories not activated in 2006:
Francophone Recording of the Year; (Blue/Country combined as one this year only)
Classical Recording of the Year; Pop Recording of the Year
Roots/Traditional ? Group


Tickets are now available at the Confederation Box office or on line at
https://boxoffice.confederationcentre.com, or click on our link under our Noteworthy column on our homepage.

The PEI Music Awards gala promises to be a sell out.
Get your tickets early.
The night celebrating the best of PEI music is less than three weeks away, Friday November 10th.