The best musical talent Cambridge has to offer was on display at the West Road Concert Hall on Friday (October 14th).
Folk singer Melody Causton won the Best Female Solo Artist for the third time in four years, while the Best Male Solo Artist was Oscar Corney, who was the 2015 Breakthrough Artist.
This year’s Breakthrough Artist is Kelly Oliver, whose song Rio was featured on BBC Television during the Summer Olympics.
The Best Under 18 Group was Deep City, the Indie/Electronic/Pop band highlighted as “Ones to Watch” in this year’s Cambridge Band Competition.
Best Alternative Artist Cathedrals & Cars took home the award for the third consecutive year.
The Audience Choice Award, which received over 4,000 votes, was claimed by singer-songwriter Tom Lumley.
On the night performances included Fred’s House, Permission to Dance, History & Lore, Kelly Oliver and SJ Mortimer.
The NMG Awards were devised by music promoter Tim Willett, the presenter of the New Music Generator on community radio station Cambridge 105.
Tim Willett said: “When we began the NMG Awards four years ago it was hard to believe they could grow into an event that reaches out to the entire Cambridge music scene. The talent on stage tonight is better than ever and I’m confident many of the artists will reach the national stage”.
Full List of Winners
1. Best Acoustic Artist (Winner: Luna Falls)
2. Best Female Solo Artist (Winner: Melody Causton)
3. Best Electronic, Experimental or Urban Artist (Winner: Cumminz)
4. Best Pop Artist (Winner: April Blue)
5. Breakout Artist (Winner: Kelly Oliver)
6. Best Indie Group (Winner: History & Lore)
7. Best 18 & Under Solo Artist (Winner: Ellie Dixon)
8. Best Rock Group (Winner: The Extons)
9. Best Alternative Artist (Winner: Cathedrals & Cars)
10. Audience Choice: Tom Lumley
11. Best Folk, Roots or Country Artist (Winner: Mortal Tides)
12. Best 18 & Under Group (Winner: Deep City)
13. Best Male Solo Artist (Winner: Oscar Corney)
14. Breakthrough Artist (Winner: Hollowstar)
About the NMG Awards: A new music awards initiative celebrating the talent and achievements of artists based within 50 miles from Cambridge City Centre.
Tim Willett: 07590 684827