Brevard Live Music Awards Honor Local Artists

By  //  September 9, 2014

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Lights Out Project performs at the 2014 Brevard Live Music Awards.

11th Annual Event Held At Florida Institute of Technology’s Gleason Auditorium

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — For the eleventh time, the curtains opened at the annual Brevard Live Music Awards honoring Brevard’s favorite musicians.

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Sue Luley, left and Heike Clarke enjoy the Brevard Live Music Awards. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

The show, also referred to as the local Grammys, Bammys and BMAs, took place Monday at the Gleason Auditorium at Florida Tech in Melbourne.

Over the years, the BMAs have become a glamorous event where the music community unites for a great evening filled with entertainment and fun. 

Music fans were asked to name their favorite musicians and bands in nine categories: Original band, cover band, vocals, guitar, bass, keys, drums, miscellaneous, and the grand prize – the Entertainer of the Year.

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George Toler, second from left, who has successfully run Jamaikin’ Me Crazy, Brevard’s signature reggae event, took home the Mover & Shaker Award.(SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Once the nomination phase was over, the names were published and fans were able to vote online. 

The production team included Ana Kirby (show), Joe Calautti (music), Mark Brasel (sound),  and the ever-witty John Leach was Master of Ceremony, along with his assistant Lisa Wagner of Rock Candy.

The stage included performances by Steve Cowden, The Divas, Jason Noon and GT Express. The patriotic opening featured the rock voice of last year’s favorite vocalist, Paul Bender of Funpipe.

ABOVE VIDEO: Randy Forrest, for percussion, ukulele and banjo, won the Favorite Miscellaneous Instrumental Award.

ABOVE VIDEO: George Toler, who has successfully run Jamaikin’ Me Crazy, Brevard’s signature reggae event, took home the Mover & Shaker Award.

THE VOTES ARE IN AND THE WINNERS OF THE 2014 BREVARD LIVE MUSIC AWARDS ARE:

• FAVORITE KEYBOARD PLAYER: Sam Debella
• FAVORITE BASSIST: Bart Carter
• AMBASSADOR AWARD: Lydia Can’t Breathe, a local successful heavy metal band that is constantly touring the U.S.
• FAVORITE MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENTAL: Randy Forrest, for percussion, ukulele and banjo
• FAVORITE VOCALIST: Steve Cowden
• MOVER & SHAKER AWARD: George Toler, has successfully run Jamaikin’ Me Crazy, Brevard’s signature reggae event
• FAVORITE GUITARIST: Eric Webb
• FAVORITE DRUMMER: Roger Holloway
• HOMETOWN LEGEND ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Eddie Scott Jr., in memory of his deceased father and legendary soulman, Eddie Scott.
• FAVORITE COVER BAND: The Last Chance Band
• FAVORITE ORIGINAL BAND: Monday’s Mona Lisa
• ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Highway One

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Dominick Durso, left, with Jessica Spears on the Brevard Live Music Awards Red Carpet.

Show performers, The Lights Out Project, with Jason Noon. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Show performers, The Lights Out Project, with Jason Noon. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

To see and to be seen is the motto of the Brevard Live Music Awards, and the colorful audience adds to the glitz and glamour of this event. It’s the who’s who of Brevard’s music scene with everyone who has name and fame. 

The Brevard Live Music Awards supports Brevard Music Aid Inc., a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that helps musicians in need. 

BREVARD LIVE MUSIC AWARDS 2014 NOMINEES

GT Express, one of Brevard's popular R & B bands. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

GT Express, one of Brevard’s popular R & B bands. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD-LIVE-MUSIC-AWARDS-580-2ORIGINAL BAND
• Highway One
• Lights Out Project
• Lucy Iris
• Monday’s Mona Lisa
• WEEP

COVER BAND
• Fundecided
• GT Express
• Highway One
• Rock Candy
• The Last Chance Band

VOCALIST
• Jody DeIli (Luna Pearl)
• Joel Thomas (Hwy 1)
• Lisa Wagner (Rock Candy)
• Lucy Iris (Lucy Iris)
Steve Cowden (Last Chance)

GUITARIST
• Chuck Van Riper (Lights Out)
• Eric Webb (Last Chance)
• Joel Thomas (Highway 1)
• Russ Jones (Fundecided)
• Sloan Franklin (Lucy Iris)

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• Bart Carter (Last Chance)
• Joe Mazza (Rock Candy)
• Max DeIli (Luna Pearl)
• Ricky Snell (GT Express)
• Terry Wallace (Hwy 1)

DRUMMER
• Alex Petrosky (Lights Out)
• Jesse Moore (Rock Candy)
• Joan Martins (GT Express)
• Randy Forrest (Lucy Iris)
• Roger Holloway (Last Chance)

KEYBOARD
• Al Beile (Rock Candy)
• Ira Gruver (Luna Pearl)
• Sam Debella (Last Chance)
• John Wicker (GT Express)
• Sloan Franklin (Lucy Iris)

MISCELLANEOUS
• Chuck Van Riper (Horn)
• Greg “French Fry” Gaines (sax)
• Joe La Bella (percussion)
• Randy Forrest (Percussion, Ukele, Banjo)
• Steve Mazzi (Sax)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
• Highway One
• Lights Out Project
• Lucy Iris
• Rock Candy
• WEEP

BREVARD LIVE MAGAZINE has been the Space Coast's premier entertainment magazine for over 15 years and enjoys a dedicated readership. The subjects inlcude Music, Festivals, Movies, Arts, Dining along with the most comprehensive music and arts-calendar. Brevard Live is distributed on the first of each month in over 300 locations all over the county.

BREVARD LIVE MAGAZINE has been the Space Coast’s premier entertainment magazine for over 15 years and enjoys a dedicated readership. The subjects include Music, Festivals, Movies, Arts, Dining along with the most comprehensive music and arts-calendar. Brevard Live is distributed on the first of each month in over 300 locations all over the county.


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