Finalists 2021

2021 UKBlues Awards Winners & Finalists

 

This page details the winners and all the finalists in each of the categories in the 2021 UKBlues Awards. Winners are highlighted in red

For the UKBlues Awards Rules – click here

Two Unsung Hero Awards were given, recognising two men who work tirelessly behind the scenes and out of the spotlight, promoting, encouraging, supporting, facilitating and nurturing the blues in the UK.

These awards were in the gift of the Board of the UKBlues Federation and the recipients were Mark Horsley and Nick Westgarth.  

 

The finalists are listed in alphabetical order within each category:

 

BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Blues In The South
CONNOR SELBY https://www.connorselby.com/ https://youtu.be/EmtPMq7FNMM
ELLES BAILEY https://www.ellesbailey.com/   https://youtu.be/1COBWlnKZx 
ERROL LINTON http://errollinton.com/ https://youtu.be/B9OYyvqUIN8
KYLA BROX https://www.kylabrox.com/ https://youtu.be/2O2W9c_ZOvc
MATT LONG www.catfishbluesband.co.uk https://youtu.be/_NMRSQZM4IU
BLUES INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Sarah’s Sussex Blues
CHRIS CORCORAN https://www.chriscorcoranmusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDmIG4irPaI
DOM MARTIN https://www.dommart.in/ https://youtu.be/RektgUGM5LY
GILES ROBSON http://www.gilesrobson.com/ https://youtu.be/oke9F5pDS-4
MATT LONG https://www.catfishbluesband.co.uk/ https://youtu.be/Las_wGSCXZY
STEVIE WATTS https://steviewatts.org/home https://youtu.be/vjw_ZLF8lhg
EMERGING BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Digital Blues
ALICE ARMSTRONG https://www.alicearmstrongmusic.co.uk/ https://youtu.be/9XYcP6EV7Uo
CONNOR SELBY https://www.connorselby.com https://youtu.be/W38VMRqubnU
DOM MARTIN https://www.dommart.in https://youtu.be/sUAGEOjTols
EMMA WILSON http://www.emmawilson.net https://youtu.be/_6vYH74YCf4
WHEN RIVERS MEET https://whenriversmeet.co.uk https://youtu.be/LmLf-M_7A_g
BLUES BAND OF THE YEAR – sponsored by White Noise Studios
CATFISH https://www.catfishbluesband.co.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3EMgQehC3g 
CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION https://www.chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFZtLpjpbGY 
STEVIE WATTS ORGAN TRIO FEAT ALICE ARMSTRONG https://steviewatts.org/organ-trio  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GdtcVl0JNc 
THE CINELLI BROTHERS http://www.cinellibrothers.com  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmPjD_k1ZIVjliVM_rbfQ8A 
WHEN RIVERS MEET https://whenriversmeet.co.uk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmLf-M_7A_g 
ACOUSTIC BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Goin’ up The Country Blues Club, Worthenbury, North Wales
DOM MARTIN www.dommart.in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUAGEOjTols
HALF DEAF CLATCH www.halfdeafclatch.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhdpmNNT8NY 
MARK HARRISON www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83e9sUKb6y8 
MARTIN HARLEY www.martinharley.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbaDsu0Yx4
TREVOR BABAJACK STEGER www.trevorbabjacksteger.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBAoZTC_sM0&t=101s 
JULES FOTHERGILL YOUNG BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Terry & Lesley Marshall
ASHLEY SHERLOCK https://ashleysherlock.com https://www.youtube.com/user/Ashsherlock
CONNOR SELBY https://www.connorselby.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxegB6Pz0eSFR_eAvaCOHWQ
JOE ANDERTON https://www.facebook.com/Joe-Anderton-Music-366922560675603/
MARCUS PRAESTGAARD-STEVENS https://www.facebook.com/marcus.stevens.1291 https://youtube.com/watch?v=MGsivsC71XE&feature=share
TOBY LEE https://www.facebook.com/tobyleeguitar https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpFufiZnlxe7plhkyMMERQQ
BLUES BASED FESTIVAL OR EVENT OF THE YEAR – LIVE OR VIRTUAL – sponsored by Darlington R’n’B Club
BROADSTAIRS BLUES BASH http://www.broadstairsbluesbash.com/aboutus.html  https://www.facebook.com/Broadstairs-Blues-Bash-110662248945907/videos/?ref=page_internal 
GREAT BRITISH ROCK & BLUES FESTIVAL, SKEGNESS https://www.bigweekends.com/great-british-rock-blues-festival-skegness-140122  https://www.ukfestivalguides.com/festivals/great-british-rock-and-blues-festival/2020/ 
ISOLATION FESTIVAL – NICK GARNER https://www.facebook.com/IsolationMusicFestival/  https://www.facebook.com/IsolationMusicFestival/videos/?ref=page_internal 
LOCKDOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL – JASON ELLIOTT & PADDY MAGUIRE https://www.facebook.com/lockdownmusicfestival/  https://www.facebook.com/lockdownmusicfestival/videos/?ref=page_internal 
SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL https://www.swanage-blues.org/  https://www.swanage-blues.org/default.aspx?p=videos 
DAVE RAVEN UK BLUES BASED BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR – in Partnership with Access the Arts
ASHWYN SMYTH http://www.digitalblues.co.uk/
GARY GRAINGER https://www.bishopfm.com/programmes/blues-show/
PAUL LONG https://www.mixcloud.com/paullong961/
PETE FEENSTRA http://getreadytorockradio.com/presenters/pete-feenstra/
RICHARD DUNNING https://www.mixcloud.com/richard-dunning/blues-on-the-radio-show-94/
BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR – sponsored by the Colourblind Blues Show
AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT – ELLES BAILEY www.ellesbailey.com https://youtu.be/heTeuHVLuGA
EXILE –  LIVE IN LOCKDOWN – CATFISH www.catfishbluesband.co.uk https://youtu.be/Las_wGSCXZY
NO ENTRY – ERROL LINTON www.errollinton.com  https://youtu.be/GOVx86AJ4Wg
SAND & STONE – CHRIS BEVINGTON ORGANISATION www.chrisbevingtonorganisation.com   https://youtu.be/AU1yuoSjY04
WE FLY FREE – WHEN RIVERS MEET https://whenriversmeet.co.uk https://youtu.be/LmLf-M_7A_g 
     
MOST INSPIRATIONAL ONLINE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Hohner distributed by Sutherland Trading for the UK & Ireland
     
CATFISH – EXILE – LIVE IN LOCKDOWN https://www.catfishbluesband.co.uk/ https://youtu.be/Las_wGSCXZY
ELLES BAILEY – AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT – THE LIVESTREAM SERIES https://www.ellesbailey.com/   https://youtu.be/A65eBGXgh4g
KYLA BROX – LIVE AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE https://www.kylabrox.com/ https://youtu.be/YtsiNQoCLsY
SOUL SHINE JAM BAND – 2020 UKBLUES AWARDS https://www.ukblues.org/ https://youtu.be/NA10OwPzTBk
WHEN RIVERS MEET – ROCK THE LOCKDOWN – LIVE STREAMS https://whenriversmeet.co.uk/ https://youtu.be/isJFMbZllvs
MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF VIRTUAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Hohner distributed by Sutherland Trading for the UK & Ireland
JAMES OLIVER’S TWANG TUESDAYS https://www.jamesoliverband.co.uk/bio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luB0dujRDPc
RUFUS FRY HARMONICA FITNESS PROGRAMME SERIES https://www.facebook.com/rufus.fry.5 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsIYQixqGNQ-DKvRSV9I87pd5cr8KbQns
TOMMY ALLEN – LIVE IN THE CHAIR https://tommyallenmusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/TommyAllenMusic
TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB – ZOOM GIGS https://www.thetuesdaynightmusicclub.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/TheTuesdayNightMusicClub/
WHITE NOISE STUDIO – ONLINE SESSIONS https://whitenoiseonline.uk https://youtube.com/c/WhiteNoiseStudios
INTERNATIONAL BLUES ARTIST/BAND  OF THE YEAR  – sponsored by Blues Matters!
SHEMEKIA COPELAND https://www.shemekiacopeland.com https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Shemekia+Copeland
LARKIN POE https://www.larkinpoe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/LarkinPoe
SAVOY BROWN https://savoybrown.com/ https://savoybrown.com/media-video/
SOUTHERN AVENUE https://www.southernavenuemusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChZIaSJGQfSVb0nhuYh6Bsw
SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR https://samanthamartinmusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=samantha+martin+and+delta+sugar

 

 

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