Finalists

2020 FORM UKBlues Awards Finalists

 

Here are the finalists in each of the categories that were open to public vote after all the nominations submitted had been processed and verified. The winners are highlighted in red

For the UKBlues Awards Rules – click here

 

 

The finalists are listed in alphabetical order within each category:

 

 Blues Artist of the Year – sponsored by Blues In The South
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ELLES BAILEY Website: www.ellesbailey.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMBHH1Q2rSc&feature=emb_logo
KYLA BROX Website: www.kylabrox.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/dibs22222
LAURENCE JONES Website: www.laurencejonesmusic.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvXNj1l0GEg&feature=emb_logo
CONNIE LUSH Website: www.connielush.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LCVM93mReM
DOM MARTIN Website: www.dommart.in
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=RektgUGM5LY&feature=emb_logo
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Blues Instrumentalist of the Year – sponsored by Digital Blues
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CHRIS CORCORAN Website: http://www.chriscorcoranmusic.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nniwJkKT0Y
MARTIN HARLEY Website: www.martinharley.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N5S8w580KY
MATT LONG Website: www.catfishbluesband.co.uk  www.mattlong.net
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIiiJ1aFwbY
GILES ROBSON Website: www.gilesrobson.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73poh7X_2xI
WILL WILDE Website: www.willharmonicawilde.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsY4TCNxNBo
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Emerging Artist of the Year – sponsored by the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival
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THE ACHIEVERS Website: https://www.theachieversuk.com/
Video: https://youtu.be/QN1cxep71sc
DOM MARTIN Website: https://www.dommart.in/
Video: https://youtu.be/RektgUGM5LY
JAMES OLIVER Website: https://www.facebook.com/Joband1234/
Video: https://youtu.be/jAuZKRPGQFk
MARCUS PRAESTGAARD-STEVENS Website: https://youtu.be/XY7SbRRQnJk
Video: https://youtu.be/aVklN4Tyfuw
CONNOR SELBY Website: https://www.connorselby.com/
Video: https://youtu.be/B7MRiw1WXPM
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Blues Band of the Year – sponsored by The Meeting Room, Elland
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THE ACHIEVERS Website: https://www.theachieversuk.com/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JBCxv_eVOk
ELLES BAILEY Website: https://www.ellesbailey.com/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJXippy8xeE
CATFISH Website: https://www.catfishbluesband.co.uk/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZQhq-7yVgE
THE CINELLI BROTHERS Website: http://www.cinellibrothers.com/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSH4AJX3zl8&fbclid=IwAR0nYVX2y6nsHP3MHqUC7yNjNA2Yv4vhhX1QFxMJ7fcPWrXWxr0Wzs29t9U
MALONE SIBUN Website: https://www.malonesibun.com/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mzUhFo6re0
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Acoustic Blues Act of the Year – sponsored by Blues at the Bay, Eaglescliffe
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HALF DEAF CLATCH Website: https://www.halfdeafclatch.com
Video: https://youtu.be/aWPi4QdJ6J0
DAVE FERRA Website: https://daveferra.co.uk/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqoy24QCvxc
MARTIN HARLEY Website: https://www.martinharley.com
Video: https://youtu.be/9N5S8w580KY
DOM MARTIN Website: https://www.dommart.in
Video: https://youtu.be/RektgUGM5LY
TREVOR BABAJACK STEGER Website: https://www.trevorbabajacksteger.com
Video: https://youtu.be/NBAoZTC_sM0
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Jules Fothergill Young Blues Artist of the Year – sponsored by Bluefunk Rhythm & Blues Club, Poynton
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TOM G FORD Website: https://www.southboundbluesrockplayedwithsoul.com/  https://www.facebook.com/tom.ford.71271
Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/southboundbandBlues?fbclid=IwAR1RvUO7qV61SxAB7do5wtvqo_gAv87Oni13a8b9xtblqnm4zTYeRQL4hPU
TOBY LEE Website: http://toby-lee.com/
Video: http://toby-lee.com/videos/
MARCUS PRAESTGAARD-STEVENS Website: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156895468485814&id=744155813
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USpY4exQRtQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR31bMnYmDSJerJrWGEfis8buEqlbVP99TE9t3297xiuYZCjCk3PEYJUoXw
CONNOR SELBY Website: https://www.connorselby.com/
Video: https://youtu.be/UjfFMAGDqeY
CHARLI WHITE Website: https://www.facebook.com/charliwhitemusic/
Video: https://www.facebook.com/charliwhitemusic/videos/1660874597372326/
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Blues Based Festival of the Year – sponsored by EarlyBlues.com
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CARLISLE BLUES ROCK FESTIVAL Website: www.carlislebluesfestival.com
Video: https://www.facebook.com/Carlislebluesfestival/videos/914153242289809/
EALING BLUES FESTIVAL Website: www.ealingbluesfestival.com
GREAT BRITISH RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL, COLNE Website: www.bluesfestival.co.uk
Video: https://www.facebook.com/thegreatbritishrandbfestival/videos/vl.789894114745865/1213097265536161/?type=1
OLD BUSH BLUES Website: www.oldbushblues.co.uk
UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL Website: www.uptonbluesfestival.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=WiRfzmDUQUM&feature=emb_logo
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Dave Raven UK Blues Based Broadcaster of the Year – Sponsored by Blues Matters!
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RICHARD DUNNING Website: https://www.facebook.com/BluesOnTheRadio
PETE FEENSTRA Website: http://getreadytorockradio.com/presenters/pete-feenstra/
GARY GRAINGER Website: https://bluesshow.wordpress.com
PAUL LONG Website: https://www.mixcloud.com/paullong961/
ASHWYN SMYTH Website: http://www.digitalblues.co.uk
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Blues Album of the Year – sponsored by the Colourblind Blues Show
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BURNING BRIDGES – CATFISH Website: https://www.catfishbluesband.co.uk/
Video: https://youtu.be/0WAq7t4EnT0
CAT SQUIRREL – MARTIN MCNEILL Website: http://www.martinmcneill.co.uk/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAWoxmNH26M&list=PLghGMVM0uWj9QzFct6BXZvV2o347RipXT&index=1&fbclid=IwAR3UZiFkZYFe9exUYQIj4cZeJwNWLDZkirPm8HsVgAcjptTsmsR9tVjepFg
PAIN & GLORY – KYLA BROX Website: https://www.kylabrox.com/
Video: https://youtu.be/H_htPIvoV4c
ROAD I CALL HOME – ELLES BAILEY Website: www.ellesbailey.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO6ZcqYgyvw5oYMiXrpG5MAKJGhT7cREP
THE LOST ARC – THE ACHIEVERS Website: https://www.theachieversuk.com
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SidzGAUFQc
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Blues Club/Venue of the Year – sponsored by Upton Blues Festival
BLUEFUNK RHYTHM & BLUES CLUB, POYNTON Website https://bluefunkclub.wixsite.com/blues
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bluefunksters/
GOIN’ UP THE COUNTRY, WORTHENBURY Website http://www.hookerblues.co.uk/
NEW CRAWDADDY BLUES CLUB, BASILDON Website http://newcrawdaddyclub.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/New-Crawdaddy-Blues-Club-165274293567170/
ST HARMONICA’S BLUES CLUB, SOUTHGATE Website http://www.thevintage.org.uk/st-harmonicas-blues-club.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St-Harmonicas-Blues-Club-238624652857303/
THE TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB, COULSDON Website: https://www.thetuesdaynightmusicclub.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTuesdayNightMusicClub/

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