2015 Motif Music Awards Nominees

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VOTING is Closed For this Year.

The list of nominees is out for the 2015 Motif Music Awards, celebrating the best in local music. Nominees are selected mathematically from the suggestions by over 75 local booking agents, labels, radio stations, and over a dozen of our music writers.You decide the winners.  Voting closes at Midnight on Monday, May 11. The Music Awards show is free and open to the public on Tue,  May 19 at The Met, 1001 Main St, Pawtucket, RI

 

[AMERICANA]
BEST ACT
Cannibal Ramblers
Consuelo’s Revenge
Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen
Flav Martin
Longshot Voodoo

SINGER/SONGWRITER
Allysen Callery
Dan Dodd
Joanne Lurgio
John Faraone
Kris Hansen
Travis Colby

FEMALE VOCALIST
Allysen Callery
Amanda Salemi (Consuelo’s Revenge)
Joyce Katzberg
Kayla Farnham
Malyssa BellaRosa

MALE VOCALIST
Dylan Sevey (Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen)
Elwood Donnelly (Atwater-Donnelly)
Keith Munslow (Superchief Trio)
Mike Martinelli
Will Houlihan (Haunt the House)

BLUEGRASS
Barley Hoppers
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
The Kropp Dusters
The Pegheads
The Rank Strangers

BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Cardboard Ox
The Dust Ruffles
Eastern Medicine Singers
The Horse-Eyed Men
The Quahogs

BLUES ACT
Cannibal Ramblers
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Superchief Trio
Wolf & The Jam Daddies Band
Young Neal and the Vipers

CHORAL ACT
Chorus of Westerly
North Kingstown Community Chorus
Quahog Quire
Schubert Chor
Sync or Swim

FOLK ACT
Becky Chace Band
Cardboard Ox
Haunt the House
The Sugar Honey Iced Tea
The Slackwater String Band

JAZZ / R&B ACT
Bohemian Quartet
Brass Attack
The John Allmark Jazz Band
Miss Wensday & the Cotillions
Occidental Gypsy

WORLD MUSIC
Alpenblumen Schuhplattlers
Atwater-Donnelly
The Gnomes
Kathleen Conneely
Pendragon
Tom Lanigan Band

BEST OPEN MIC
Greenwich Hotel
The Mediator Stage
The Parlour
Sandywoods
Wood River Inn

ALBUM
Haunt The House – “Jack Rabbit Jones”
The Horse-Eyed Men – “Grave Country”
Kala Farnham – “Anahata: Wake Up Your Heart”
Tammy LaForest – “Copper”
[ALTERNATIVE]
BEST BAND
Bloodpheasant
Happiness
Ravi Shavi
The Silks
Smith&Weeden
Whore Paint

LIVE ACT
The Copacetics
Jay Berndt & The Orphans
Ravi Shavi
Satellites Fall
The Viennagram

REGGAE/SKA
Boo City
Chachi & The International Players
The Copacetics
Natural Element Band
Truth in Soul

JAM BAND
Fungus Amungus
Phamily
Sgt Baker & The Clones
Viral Sound

POP PUNK ACT
The October Account
Que Sera
Royal Street
Senior Discount
Trophy Wives

PUNK ACT
Gavage
Good Lord
Gymshorts
Tony Jones & The Cretin 3
The Worried

HARDCORE / METAL ACT
Church Burn
Extinction Machine
Reason To Fight
Super Limit
Weak Teeth

FEMALE VOCALIST
Connie (Pyramid)
Erica Sutherland(Littlefoot)
Jess Moroney (Nymphidels)
Ruth Marie (Sexcoffee)
Roz Raskin (Roz and the Rice Cakes)

MALE VOCALIST
Bill Keough
Jay Berndt (Jay Berndt & The Orphans)
Mark Cutler (Mark Cutler and Men of Great Courage)
Matt DiChiara (The Copacetics)
Pip/Paul Everett (Hope Anchor)
Tony Jones (Tony Jones & The Cretin 3)

BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Beta Motel
Jetty
Less than a felony
Teezer
Twin Foxes

ALBUM
Bill Keough – “The Big Let Down”
The Copacetics – self titled
Roz and the Rice Cakes – “Need to Feed”
SexCoffee – “Nothing Personal”
Steve Volkmann – “The Plant”

TRIBUTE BAND
Dirty Deeds (AC/DC)
J (X)
K19 (Steely Dan)
Monkey Wrench (Foo Fighters)
Violin River (The Grateful Dead)

[ELECTRONIC]
HIP-HOP ACT
B. Dolan
DirtyDurdie
Meta P
Symmetry
Zumo Kollie

BEST EDM DJ
DJ Zydrate
DJ Dublin
Jackie Treehorn
Michael Savant
Unb4lanced

BEST CLUB DJ
Dank Coma
DJ Nook
Dox
Pauly Danger
Ty Jesso

Thank you for voting and supporting great music!

18 responses to “2015 Motif Music Awards Nominees”

  1. When is the award show?

  2. thank you for the nomination.

  3. TEAZER says:

    Hey! Yous spelted our name wrong!

  4. Monkey Wrench thanks you for the nomination!

  5. Blues Wolf is a Fantastic down to Earth Blues Band

  6. thanks for the nom! check out my teaser track at reverbnation.com/malyssamusic

  7. Blues Wolf says:

    Thank you so much for the nomination for our band Wolf & The Jam Daddies, and to all our friends please vote

  8. what is most troubling about this is that the misspelled name.. is an actual RI band. http://www.teezerbandrocksri.com/

  9. TEAZER says:

    We support all TEAZERS

  10. I'm voting for you!!!

  11. Vote for Eastern Medicine Singers 2

  12. I want to vote for Eastern Medicine Singers 2

  13. Great drum and singers. I vote for them

  14. have you heard anything about this yet?

  15. excited to be nominated! thank you! .. Just happy to be here :)

  16. Ralph Stone says:

    Wolf and the Jam Daddies are the balls. No one better.

  17. I vote for Eastern Medicine Singers

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