UK AMERICANA AWARDS 2017 ANNOUNCED FOR THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY AT LONDON’S ST JOHN AT HACKNEY
Following the success of 2016’s inaugural Awards, the AMA-UK has announced that the second annual UK Americana Awards ceremony will take place at London’s St John at Hackney music venue on Thursday 2 February as part of a two-day event which will also include an evening of showcases on Wednesday 1 February in various venues around Hackney and daytime conferences on both days.
Once again hosted by legendary broadcaster Bob Harris, the Awards will feature performances from nominees and award winners as well as the presentation of awards recognising both British and international artists working within the broad reach of the genre.
Performers at the first Awards in February 2016 included Danny & the Champions of the World and Gretchen Peters, who took home five awards between them, Billy Bragg, who was presented with the Trailblazer Award, Robert Vincent, who won the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award, Bears Den, Lewis & Leigh, Emily Barker, The Dreaming Spires and Cale Tyson. Award presenters included Bonnie Raitt, Chris Difford, Elizabeth McGovern and Ricky Ross.
The launch of the UK’s Official Americana Albums Chart co-incided with 2016’s Awards and was marked at the event by Martin Talbot, Chief Executive, Official Charts Company, presenting a special award to First Aid Kit who had the official biggest selling Americana album of 2015 in the UK.
The nominations for 2017’s Awards will be announced on November 15.
About the AMA-UK
The AMA-UK is a professional trade association representing and advocating for the voice of American Roots music in the UK. Its membership comprises musicians, both from the UK and overseas, plus professionals from all sectors of the music industry, including agents, promoters, venues, festivals, labels, distributors, retailers, management, touring, journalists, broadcasters and publicists.
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