NI Music Prize Event Details Announced.

 

THE NORTHERN IRELAND MUSIC PRIZE 2018
Ulster Hall, Belfast, November 15.

Performances from:

Brand New Friend

Ciaran Lavery

Hannah Peel

Roe

Ryan Vail featuring Arco String Quartet.

The Wood Burning Savages

 

7PM, £10 + booking fee

Ticket link: https://tinyurl.com/NIMPrize

The Northern Ireland Music Prize honours and celebrates the very best of Northern Irish albums, and this year includes three additional categories for Best Single, Best Live Act and The Oh Yeah Contender Award.

The evening will feature performances from six of the nominees across the four categories. Hannah Peel will perform music from her shortlisted album Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, live with colliery brass and synths, an exclusive for NI. Best Album, Live and Single nominees The Wood Burning Savages will bring the pulsating riffs and rebellious spirit and Brand New Friend will bring their unending positivity and joyful harmonies. Best Single and Oh Yeah Contender nominee Roe will own the stage with those electro pop sounds, and former NI Music Prize winner and third time album nominee Ciaran Lavery returns with full band. Best Live and Album nominee Ryan Vail is promising lasers and will be accompanied by the Arco String Quartet, a collaboration that made its debut at Moira Calling earlier this year.

The event host is Rigsy (BBC Radio Ulster), with the winners of all four categories to be announced by special guests on the night. The evening will end with an after party at Limelight 2.

The NI Music Prize event is supported by Belfast City Council, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council, PRS, PPL, Help Musicians NI and Tourism Ireland.

The night is scheduled to take place during the Sound of Belfast 2018 festival, which runs 8th – 15th November. The full programme for this will be announced on the 4th October. It is a week of live performances, industry workshops with national and international music professionals, talent development sessions for aspiring artists, showcases and community music initiatives to support the city’s music scene.

NI Music Prize shortlist announced

NI Music Prize shortlist announced.

The NI Music Prize shortlist for 2018 has been announced. The event, which will take place on November 15th at the iconic Ulster Hall, is now in its 6th year and includes the return of three categories that formed part of the very first NI Music Awards back in 2011.

Over 80 industry and media cast their vote for the best Album of the last twelve months. They were also invited to nominate for Best Live, Best Single and the Oh Yeah Contender Award for best emerging act.

There will be a second round of voting for all but Best Single, which will go to public vote later this week. The winners of all four categories will be announced on November 15th.

Oh Yeah is also pleased to announce that the winners of each category will be awarded a cash prize. Best Single, Best Live Act and Oh Yeah Contender will receive £1,000 and £3,000 will go to the winner of Best Album.

The NI Music Prize is coordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre and is supported by Belfast City Council, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Council, PRS (Performing Rights Society), PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited), Help Musician’s Northern Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland and Tourism Ireland.

www.nimusicprize.com

Ticket link

Further details are to be announced in the coming days, but for now, here is the shortlist…..

Album of the Year

 And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering

Ash – Islands

Bicep – Bicep

Brand New Friend – Seatbelts For Aeroplanes

Ciaran Lavery – Sweet Decay

Girls Names – Stains on Silence

Hannah Peel – Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia

Malojian – Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home

Robocobra Quartet – Plays Hard To Get

Ryan Vail – Distorted Shadows

Snow Patrol – Wildness

The Wood Burning Savages – Stability

Best Single

Arvo Party – Liberté

Ash – Buzzkill

Brand New Friend – Girl

Cherym – Take It Back

Hot Cops – Decay

Joshua Burnside – A Man of High Renown

Kitt Philippa – Human

Robocobra Quartet – You’ll Wade

ROE – Hey Thomas

Rosborough – Burn Blue

Snow Patrol – Life on Earth

The Wood Burning Savages – I Don’t Know Why I Do It To Myself

 

Oh Yeah Contender Award

Cherym

Hand Models

Hunkpapa

Rebekah Fitch

Roe

Best Live Act

And So I Watch You From Afar

Brand New Friend

Robocobra Quartet

Ryan Vail

The Wood Burning Savages

Album Shortlist

 

 

 

Scratch My Progress 2018 Acts Announced

Oh Yeah is delighted to reveal the five fresh new acts that have been selected for Scratch My Progress 2018. It has been a record breaking year for applications to our dedicated talent development programme which is now in its 7th year.

Here is the Scratch cohort for 2018…

ALICE LA.
Dena Anuk$a
Ferals
Gemma Bradley
Kid Trench

Scratch My Progress will support each of the acts across the next 9 months. The programme will offer them mentoring, advice, signposting and support from industry professionals. They will work with our dedicated Talent Development Coordinator to uncover opportunities and take part in workshops, studio time, professional photo shoots, showcase gigs, vocal coaching and more. They will avail of free rehearsal time and receive PR and digital marketing support.

Oh Yeah is an official Talent Development partner of the PRS Foundation along with 39 other cohorts working with new music across the UK. The programme is supported through the Help Musicians UK National Grants Programme. This will give Oh Yeah access to network alongside the 20 other committed organisations in receipt of the grant and will support Scratch in promoting and nurturing strong emerging talent, both locally and to audiences, industry and festivals on a wider level. Oh Yeah and Scratch My Progress is also supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland.