Your 2016 FVMA Winners!

Fraser Valley Music Awards: Winners

A few hundred people turned out to the Abbotsford Arts Centre Saturday evening for the inaugural Fraser Valley Music Awards. In addition to a dozen award presentations, the historical regional event featured live performances from thirteen Nominees: The Kwerks, Matt Lowen & Rick Genge, The Sylvia Platters, Paravel, Mollys Reech, Ria Jade, Alexis Lynn, Quinn Sojonky, James Buddy Rogers, Saint Soldier, Kin, and Harpdog Brown.

“CIVL listeners, FVMA attendees, nominees, winners, and volunteers have all been thanking us, saying we are leading the way in promoting and supporting Fraser Valley music,” explains CIVL Radio station manager Aaron Levy (who also hosted the show, along with Seth Bell). “And that’s our only goal!”

2016 FVMA Winners:

Hip Hop: Saint Soldier

Folk/Roots: Brennan Sinclair

Loud: We Hunt Buffalo

Alt: Doja

Rock: Little Wild

For and By Youth: Quinn Sojonky

Jazz: Eli Bennett

Blues: Harpdog Brown

Pop: John Welsh

Rhythm & Dance: YOU SAY PARTY

Experimental: Cheap High

Musicianship: Rick Genge

  • Penticton Peach Fest headlining spot Aug.7: Kat & Tony
  • Abbotsford Agrifair Headlining Spots July 29-31: Ria Jade, Alexis Lynn, Coalmont
  • What’s On Artist of the Year: The Burn Ins
  • Moda Events Art Battle Headlining Spot Oct.20: Kin
  • Devon Clifford Music Foundation awarded $250 of Long & McQuade recording equipment to: Quinn Sojonky
  • Fraser Valley Blues Society supplemented the Blues award with a bye to the International Blues Challenge Finale being held Sunday, Sept. 11th, with the winner going on to Memphis, TN in Jan. 2017: Harpdog Brown
  • Headlining spot at UFV Cascades Basketball 2016-2017 Opening Weekend Nov.4th ($600 honorarium): Saint Soldier
  • All Nominees received a photo session package ($370 value each) from Photo Art by Simpson
  • Long & McQuade awarded $50 gift cards to multiple Winners: Harpdog Brown, Saint Soldier, Rick Genge, Cheap High, YOU SAY PARTY, John Welsh, Quinn Sojonky, Little Wild, Brennan Sinclair, We Hunt Buffalo.
  • Glen Slingerland of 89.5 The Drive is awarding a “Getting Radio Airplay” workshop to one FVMA Winner: Casinos and The Kwerks
  • Dakota Leslie Memorial Live Act / #CIVLFVMABattle ($750 Cash Prize): Mollys Reech
  • Jam in Jubilee Headlining Spot Aug.4: Saint Soldier