Musicians from in and around Cambridge have been honoured at the 2nd annual NMG Awards.
The event at The Portland Arms on Friday (October 17th) was attended by a cross-section of local artists and featured performances from Polar Collective, Goldstar, Motor Tapes, The Abstracts, Tom Roddis and Melody Causton.
All of those appearing had featured on Cambridge 105’s New Music Generator programme, presented by Tim Willett, who organised the awards.
Melody also took home the award for Best Female Solo Artist, the only performer to successfully defend their title.
Best Male Solo Artist was Cody Pennington, the Suffolk-based artist, who has performed in the United States, Turkey and Greece.
Best Pop Artist was Cab Dryver, who pens lyrics that are set to music by his musical partner in Dubai, before being produced in Nashville.
28 Boulevard were named as Best Indie Group, who originally formed in 2010, and take Feeder, Biffy Clyro and Bloc Party as their inspiration.
Best Roots/Folk Artist was The Willows, who have recently enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2.
The Breakout Award went to Mirror Signal, 20 year old Steven Barker from Suffolk, who has been supporting Jamie Cullum.
The Full List of Winners is
Best Pop Artist: Cab Dryver
Best Solo Artist 18 & Under: Rachel Clark
Best Alternative Artist: Cathedrals & Cars
Best Rock Group: Go.Fly.Win
Best Female Solo Artist: Melody Causton
Best Indie Group: 28 Boulevard
Breakout Award: Mirror Signal
Best Urban/Dance Artist: Frett
Best Duo: HARDACTORS
Best Folk/Roots Artist: The Willows
Audience Choice: Tom Lumley
Best Male Solo Artist: Cody Pennington
Best Group 18 & Under: Mortal Tides
Breakthrough Award: The Staycations