2015 Brevard Live Music Awards Set Aug. 3 At Gleason Performing Arts Center
By Space Coast Daily // July 20, 2015
honoring Brevard's favorite musicians
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The 12th annual Brevard Live Music Awards, honoring Brevard’s favorite musicians, will take place August 3 at the Gleason Performing Arts Center on the campus of Florida Tech in Melbourne.
The show, also refered to as the “local Grammys,” “Bammys” and “BMAs,” will be produced by Joe Calautti (music), Mark Brasel (sound), Master of Ceremony John Leach and his co-host Lisa Wagner of Rock Candy.
“Over the past years the BMAs have become a glamorous event where the music community unites for a great evening filled with entertainment and fun,” said Heike Clark, Brevard Live Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.
Who are the favorites? A long nomination and voting process is needed to find out, starting with nomination ballots, which were distributed in the May issues of Brevard Live magazine.
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.
Once the nomination phase was over, the names were published and fans were able to vote online until July 10.
THE CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES ARE…
Original Band: 21 To Burn, General Eyes, Lights Out Project, Screaming Distance and Yahtu.
Cover Band: Funpipe, Rockslycie, Roughouse, Fundecided and Last Chance Band.
Vocalist: Paul Bender (Funpipe), Steve Cowden (Last Chance), Travis Daigle (Rockslyde), Jimmy Dee (Roug house) and Jody Hatcher (Fundecided).
Guitarist: Mark Kaleiwahea (Funpipe), Travis Daigle (Rockslyde), John Foxworth (Roughouse), Russ Jones (Fundlecided) and Steve Cowden (Last Chance).
Bassist: John Wilson ((Funpipe), Mike Whitson (Roughouse), Evan Wagner (Hot Pink), Roger Holloway (Last Chance) and Steve Caroppedi (Rockslyde).
Drummer: Jesse Moore (Funpipe), Roger Holloway (Last Chance), Marshall Ostovich (Roughouse), Michael Gass (Hot Pink) and Randy Forrest (Fundecided).
Keyboard: Ira Cruver (Luna Pearl), Michael Shaw (Roughouse), Spencer Cromwell (Hot Pink), Jody Hatcher (Fundecided) and Jim Facet (Mondo Tikis).
Miscellaneous: Randy Forrest (percussion), Jimmy Dee (harmonica), Joe LaBella (percussion), Chuck Van Riper (Horn) and Mike Burns (Horn).
Entertainer of the Year: Fundecided, Funpipe, Rockslyde, Roughouse and The Last Chance Band.
The results are in. The fans have spoken. But you have to be there to find out who are the winners of this popularity contest which is driven solely by the music community.
The stage will feature performances by David Pastorius and Local 518, General Eyes, Darin Foxx and Fresh Squeeze. The patriotic opening will be performed by jazz-singer Kristen Warren and guitarist Al Brodeur.
“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.
Brevard Live Music Awards has a $10 admission charge as a donation to Brevard Music Aid Inc., a 501 c 3 non-profit organization that helps musicians in need.
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