2018 FVMAs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Re: Holidays Come a Week Early for 15 FVMA Winners

Mission, BC – The Fraser Valley Music Awards took place at The Stage on Wednesday evening, and 15 awards were presented, along with a slew of other stocking stuffers for local musicians’ holiday seasons. Below is a rundown of each performance and award presentation, accompanied with photos for access here.

  1. Arty Awards winners The Crescent Sky (Chilliwack) opened the night

  2. First Reign (Abbotsford) won in the Metal Category

  3. The Springmans (Aldergrove) were awarded in the For and By Youth Category

  4. Kellen Saip dedicated his performance to late friend Courage, who won the first Pop FVMA with John Welsh

  5. Alexis Lynn (Surrey) was awarded the award for Excellence by an Indigenous/First Nation Artist

  6. Kellen Saip (Chilliwack) accepted the Country award; 15 hours later his daughter, Finley Lyric is born.

  7. Abbotsford’s TESSA performs a cover of Kristen Hall’s Let It Rain, popularized by Amanda Marshall

  8. The Inclusivity Award for Excellence by a Queer identifying artist is awarded, with the winner providing the following statement: We feel humbled and honoured to receive this award but we’re also sad and frustrated that we can’t receive it publically because of the way our personal lives could be affected at this point in time. It’s painful to deny our queer identities as musicians. We hope that, soon, LGBTQIA2S+ people of every circumstance can be themselves without fear.

  9. dj elixir (Mission) accepts the award for Electronic artist

  10. Professional music video productions are awarded to Loans, The Crescent Sky, and Quintessential Jazz Band. The next installment of CIVL’s Battle of the Bands and Dakota Leslie Live Performer of the Year Award is announced for the new year.

  11. Sydney Beau (Abbtosford) accepts the Excellence by a Female Artist, a close runner up in the Pop category

  12. Saint Soldier and Rozsa (Cultus) perform their new song, Dark Shades – they have also been awarded a split vinyl release along with The Kwerks (Langley). They will be provided with the Digital Marketing prize together to promote this release.

  13. Loans (Abbotsford/Mission) accept the Punk award

  14. Sasquatch Mind Control is awarded in the Hip Hop category

  15. Last year’s Folk category winner (for Future Father Figures) Tristan Smith performs (Maple Ridge)

  16. Quintessential Jazz Band (Langley) accepts the Jazz award

  17. Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason gives a performance and keynote address focused on challenging ourselves as musicians and music lovers, and striving to be “like your heros, not your peers.”

  18. Blessed (Abbotsford/Mission/Chilliwack) accept the Experimental category award

  19. Sydney Beau performs a spellbinding original song

  20. Kristin Witko (Abbotsford) accepts the Pop category award

  21. Fun For Cover (Abbotsford) performs, calling it their “best gig yet.”

  22. Jenny Banai (Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford) wins the Folk category and is awarded a run of 200 Vinyl

  23. Dear Father (Langley/Chilliwack) performs

  24. James Buddy Rogers (Maple Ridge) is awarded in the Blues category

  25. Warm Amps (Abbotsford/Mission) is awarded in the Rock category

  26. Loans plays two songs to end the night

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