The RECORDING Project – 1 Year, 20 Artists, 10 Videos, 50k

Abbotsford, BC – CIVL 101.7 FM at the University of the Fraser Valley is proud to present The RECORDING Project, financed by the Community Radio Fund of Canada with a $50,000 grant awarded in 2018.

CIVL spent an entire year collecting interviews and in studio performances from 10 notable touring artists, pairing each with a local artist from the Fraser Valley.

Each week for ten weeks, CIVL will release a new 10 minute video on social media, and a companion interview and performance from a local and touring artist each, broadcast on 101.7 FM and archived for download.

UFV students, CIVL volunteers, and our community radio staff members worked with M.Hutt and Casey Kowalchuk films to bring exciting performances from Juno award winners, Polaris Prize short listers, international educators, local upstarts, and some fun faces from the Canadian media landscape as well!

The schedule of releases goes as follows, with week 1 currently upon us, and each new episode debuting on FM every Sunday, and the videos coming out on social media on Mondays:

Week 1: Stephen Carl O’Shea (You Say Party) and Veronique Noelle (Alt/Punk/Electro)

Week 2: Ed the Sock and UFV Prof Eric Spalding (Comedy/Acoustic)

Week 3: Mob Bounce and JML/Known (Hip Hop)

Week 4: Bird City and David Ivan Neil (Folk/Songwriter)

Week 5: Kimball Gallagher and Kyler Pierce (Classical/Folk)

Week 6: Madison Violet and The Crescent Sky (Folk)

Week 7: Geoff Berner and Alex Rake (Folk)

Week 8: Narcy and Saint Soldier (Hip Hop/Pop)

Week 9: Zaki Ibrahim and Kristin Witko (RnB/Soul/Pop)

Week 10: The Rascalz and HooperTurntSanger (Hip Hop)

Topics covered in RECORDING Project interviews focused on intersectionality, privilege, marginalization and community building. Harry Doupe and Drew Riekman coordinated bookings and logistics, and a variety of CIVL volunteers hosted the interviews in studio under their direction.

Visit http://civl.ca/site/rec-project/stephen-carl-oshea-and-veronique for the first episode, and return weekly for new content.

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2019 Fraser Valley Music Award Winners List and Pics

Corky’s proved to be the perfect venue for the 4th annual FVMA’s

Winners for the 2019 Fraser Valley Music Awards:

Blues – Dale Sawatzky (Langley)

Country – David Ivan Neil (Abbotsford)

Electronic – Stephen Carl O’Shea (Abbotsford)

Experimental – Kristin Witko (Abbotsford)

Folk – West My Friend (Langley)

Ben Cottrill performs to open the show
Misfit from Rascalz announces the Hip Hop category winner

Hip Hop/Urban – Hooper Turnt Sanger (Surrey)

HooperTurntSanger performs before winning the Hip Hop category

Jazz – Natalia Pardalis (Surrey)

Natalia Pardalis performs before winning the Jazz category

Metal – Eric “The Lightning” Taylor (Abbotsford)

Pop – Kristin Witko (Abbotsford)

Punk – Joanie Loves Chachi (Chilliwack)

Joanie Loves Chachi with their Punk award

Rock – Gone Sugar Die (Langley)

Achievement by a Female Artist – Lori Paul (Chilliwack)

Achievement by a First Nations/Indigenous Artist – Alexis Lynn (Surrey)

Achievement by an LGBTQ2+ Artist – Mackenzie Widdows (Mission)

Dakota Leslie Award for Fan Vote – Western Jaguar (Maple Ridge)

Lifetime Achievement – Brian Smith (Langley)

Brian Smith of Trooper receiving the inaugural Fraser Valley Music Lifetime Achievement Award from host and coordinator Harry Doupe

2019 FVMA Nominees Announced!

The jurors have finished their tabulations and the nominees have been set for next week’s Fraser Valley Music Awards.

By category they are:

Blues
Dale Sawatzky
Dear Father
Fun For Cover
James Buddy Rogers
Kellen Saip

Country
David Ivan Neil
Dear One
The Eddy J Band
Kellen Saip
Lori Paul and Spiderlodge

Electronic
DJ Elixir
Kristin Witko
Nice
Stephen Carl O’Shea
Travis Colt Murray

Experimental
Alex Rake and the Leaves
David Ivan Neil
Kristin Witko
Stephen Carl O’Shea
Villain Villain

Folk
Bre McDaniel
The Crescent Sky
John Welsh and Los Valientes
Kyler Pierce
West My Friend

Hip Hop/Urban
Brizzy
Hooper Turnt Sanger
Jada Klein
JML
Lil Turtle

Jazz
Natalia Pardalis
Rachel and Ted Music

Metal
Erik “The Lightning” Taylor
NEVERANOTHER

Pop
Ben Cottrill
Jada Klein
Kristin Witko
Kyler Pierce
The Sylvia Platters

Punk
Alex Rake and the Leaves
David Ivan Neil
Joanie Loves Chachi

Rock
The Cut Losses
Dylan
Gone Sugar Die
Kyler Pierce
The Sylvia Platters
Western Jaguar

The previously announced Fan Vote finalists are: Blessed, Casinos, Harma White, Kuri, Loans, David Ivan Neil, Kyler Pierce, Kellen Saip, Western Jaguar, and Kristin Witko.

In addition, there will be special bestowed awards presented for outstanding First Nations/Indigenous and LGBTQ works, as well as the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award being presented to Brian Smith of the iconic Canadian band Trooper.

The jurors were comprised of musicians, music industry, and radio professionals from across the country and included Shaun Verreault, leader of the band Wide Mouth Mason; former Bryan Adams and current Odds drummer Pat Steward, and David Stone, keyboardist for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.


Now in their fourth year, the Fraser Valley Music Awards will take place Thursday, November 21st at Corky’s Pub in Chilliwack. For more information please go to civl.ca.

2019 FVMA Fan Voting On Until 11/17!


November 21st, 2019 FVMA Gala Tickets On Sale Here:

No. of Tickets



While you wait eagerly for the announcement of the 2019 Fraser Valley Music Awards Nominees, you can get in on the action yourself, and help to crown the Dakota Leslie Award Winner for 2019!

While you wait eagerly for the announcement of the 2019 Fraser Valley Music Awards Nominees, you can get in on the action yourself, and help to crown the Dakota Leslie Award Winner for 2019!

While you wait eagerly for the announcement of the 2019 Fraser Valley Music Awards Nominees, you can get in on the action yourself, and help to crown the Dakota Leslie Award Winner for 2019!

The winner of this fan vote will walk away with $750 on November 21st at Corky’s in Chilliwack!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE for your favorite of the ten artists most beloved by other musicians who applied for this years’ Fraser Valley Music Awards! Voting closes Nov. 17th!

The 2019 Dakota Leslie Award Finalists:

Blessed

Casinos

Harma White

Kuri

Loans

David Ivan Neil

Kyler Pierce

Kellen Saip

Western Jaguar

Kristin Witko

2019 Fraser Valley Music Awards Now Accepting Submissions!

Submissions are now being accepted for the fourth annual Fraser Valley Music Awards (FVMA)!

The awards will be presented in 15 categories on November 21st at Corky’s in Chilliwack, starting at 8:00 p.m.

The location of this year’s festivities coincides with May’s CRTC decision approving a Chilliwack transmitter for CIVL, the University of the Fraser Valley station. Entries will be accepted until October 24th .

New to this year’s awards are a Fan Vote and a special presentation for Lifetime Achievement.

For the third year in a row, hosting and coordinating duties for the gala fall to Fort Langley native and Chilliwack resident Harry Doupe, award show veteran comedian, producer, and writer.

For sponsorship opportunities, media inquiries, or to get more information about the awards please contact fvma@civl.ca.

Apply now at www.civl.ca/fvma!

CIVL’s Top 30 of 2018!

Here’s our year of charts in review! No surprises here, Shadow Steps takes the number one spot for most plays, followed by Nap Eyes in the second spot. Jo Passed, Freak Heat Waves and Mitski all tied for third.

Looking forward to 2019.
CHARTS

Top 30 of 2018

1 STEPHEN CARL O’SHEA/SYLVIA PLATTERS*+ Shadow Steps (CIVL-FM)
2 NAP EYES*+ I’m Bad Now (You’ve Changed)
3 JO PASSED*+ Their Prime (Royal Mountain)
4 FREAK HEAT WAVES* Beyond XXXL (Telephone Explosion)
5 MISTKI Be the Cowboy (Dead Oceans)
6 BLESSED/TUNIC*+ Blessed Tunic Split (Buzz)
7 LIE*+ Hounds (Mint)
8 BERNICE* Puff: In the Air Without a Shape (Arts & Crafts)
9 JOYFULTALK* Plurality Trip (Constellation)
10 JEREMY DUTCHER* Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Self Release/Fontana North)
11 CHRIS-A-RIFFIC*+ Post-Season (Self Release)
12 THE SUBMISSIVES* Pining for a Boy (Egg Paper Factory)
13 NEKO CASE Hell-On (Anti-)
14 WEAVES* Wide Open (Buzz)
15 DOA*+ Fight Back (Sudden Death)
16 LEAH ABRAMSON*+ Song for a Lost Pod (Self Released)
17 COLIN JAMES* Miles to Go (True North)
18 ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER Rebound (Frenchkiss)
19 TE’AMIR Abyssinia EP (Tru Thoughts)
20 MOUNT EERIE Now Only (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
21 JIM JAMES Uniform Distortion (ATO)
22 ANGEL FORREST* Electric Love (Ad Letteram)
23 GRIMES* We Appreciate Power feat. HANA (Single) (4AD)
24 HOP ALONG Bark Your Head Off, Dog (Saddle Creek)
25 AMEN DUNES Freedom (Sacred Bones)
26 HOLY All These Worlds Are Yours (PNKSLM)
27 SUPERORGANISM Superorganism (Domino)
28 MICHAEL NAU AND THE MIGHTY THREAD Michael Nau and the Mighty Thread (Light in the Attic)
29 TOUGH AGE* Shame (Mint)
30 FRANKIE COSMOS Vessel (Sub Pop)

 

Dec, 21, 2018

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

APPLY FOR FVMA’S UNTIL DEC 7!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

2018 FRASER VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

 

Abbotsford, BC – CIVL 101.7 FM is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Fraser Valley Music Awards are now accepting submissions until December 7th, for awards to be presented in each of 15 categories December 19th at The Stage in Mission starting at 7:30 pm!

 

Past nominees, winners, jurors, and prizes are all available via www.civl.ca/fvma, and the complete list of 2018 jurors and prizes will be announced in the coming weeks.

The following prizes are to be awarded at the December 19th Gala, however more will be announced in the coming weeks:

 

  1. 2 artists will receive 200 x 12” 140g Vinyl, Full Colour jackets+labels/dust sleeves/shrink wrap

 

  1. 3 artists will receive a professional music videos production

 

  1. 1 artist will be guaranteed a main stage performance at Jam in Jubilee 2019

 

  1. 1 artist will be guaranteed a performance at Mission Folk Music Fest 2019

 

  1. Winners in each category will receive a $250 cash prize.

Artists who apply for a 2018 FVMA will also be eligible for inclusion on a compilation record of artists from across the first three years of the Fraser Valley Music Awards. Including the record just released last month on behalf of 2017 FVMA nominees Stephen Carl O’Shea and The Sylvia Platters, ‘Shadow Steps’, by next year CIVL should have funded 4 separate vinyl pressings (800 total units) as part of the FVMA’s.

 

“It’s really exciting that ‘Shadow Steps’ has just this week entered the National !Earshot Charts at #49 for its first week,” says CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy. “It’s so cool to see this new record find some success just as we look towards printing full length LP’s for multiple winners this next year. It’s so incredibly encouraging!”

 

For the second year in a row hosting and coordinating duties fall to award show veteran comedian and writer Harry Doupe. Anyone interested in participating in the events planning for the December 19th Gala, sponsorship or other questions, please contact fvma@civl.ca.

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