Liverpool Music Awards 2013

Last night marked the launch party of the second Liverpool Music Awards,  held at Liverpool Town Hall. The grandeur of the Town Hall is breathtaking, I found myself stopping every few steps, taking in the furnishings, it married well with the stylish event.

If you’re not familiar with The Liverpool Music Awards, it’s the brain child of Merseyside Woman Of The Year 2013 nominee Elinor Phillips. Ellie created the awards to honour the heroes of the music industry of Merseyside: not only local musicians, but also those behind the scene, who facilitate and inspire others to create and perform. Last years awards were going to be hard to beat, and although the launch party was only one day ago, this years awards looks set to be bigger and better.

Last nights event saw local musicians take to stage, first up was Silent Sleep. Silent Sleep is the music project of Christopher McIntosh who by his own admission play sparkly sad and darkly romantic songs. Check out Silent Sleep on SoundCloud here.

Next up was singer/song writer Katie Nicholas, a Liverpool girl influenced by country queen Dolly Parton. You can listen to Katie’s music here.

The Hummingbirds took to the stage after Katie. The Hummingbirds are a 6 piece skiffle folk band from the shores of Merseyside. The Hummingbirds won the Liverpool Music Award 2012 “One to Watch”. You can check them out here.

As if that wasn’t enough the last performance of the night was Rise And Fall by Alex Evans. Rise And Fall was written by keen musician Michael Molloy. Michael tragically died last year in a coach accident on his way back from Isle of White’s Bestival which also killed 2 other people. Kerry Ogden and coach driver Colin Daulby. Rise And Fall is currently at number 26 in the UK Top 40, help get it even higher buy purchasing the single, it’s a great listen, you won’t be disappointed.

Nominations for the Liverpool Music Awards are now open. If you love Liverpool music then make sure you nominate your favourites. Check out Liverpool Music Awards for more information.

Pictures are used with permission from Fotopia

Alex Evans & Micheal Molloy - Rise And Fall

Alex Evans & Micheal Molloy – Rise And Fall

Katie Nicholson

Katie Nicholson

Silent Sleep

Silent Sleep

Liverpool Music Award Cupcakes

Liverpool Music Award Cupcakes