Current Students and Alumni in Running for Top Honours
The Selkirk College Music & Technology Program is looking to leave a mark on this year’s Kootenay Music Awards.
Voting is now underway in the third annual event that honours the most talented performers from around the Kootenays. The online voting closes on April 30 with the awards evening set for May 9 at SpiritBar in Nelson.
With the wealth of talent currently attending Selkirk College and a raft of music program alumni across the region making music, it’s not surprising that the regional college is well represented in the eight categories to be recognized next month.
Selkirk College music student Chris Anglin and his bandmates in Mrs. Strange are up for two Kootenay Music Awards.
Mrs. Strange is a band of current Selkirk students and are up for two awards—Best New Artist and Best Rock, Punk or Metal Act. The band features Andrew Matthews (vocals/rhythm guitar), Chris Anglin (lead guitar), James Villa (keyboard/background vocals), Andrew Parkhouse (bass/background vocals) and Reg Eddy (drums).
Well known Nelson-based Tofu Stravinsky is nominated for Artist of the Year. All members are Selkirk College alumni and include Sarah Orton (vocals), Tyler Toews (guitar), Jon Perry (synthesizer), Pat McTaggart (bass) and Edward T (drums).
Selkirk grad Lisa Nicole has been nominated in the Best Roots, Country or Folk Act and Best Album, EP or Electronic Release of the Year categories.
Rounding out the Selkirk College content is alumna Erica Dee who is vying for trophies in Artist of the Year and Best Electronic Artist (DJ or Producer).
To get involved in the voting, simply head to kootenaymusicawards.biz to listen to all the artists and choose your favourite.