e’re into the final week of Love Live Music Awards planning, and it’s about time we told you what you can expect as you walk into the NEON this Sunday.
This has all come about as we wanted to do our bit (well more than our bit) for the local music scene. Musicians told us that they needed publicity and craved an opportunity to play live on Newport City Radio and perform at some of the great events we attend throughout the year. Then the penny dropped. To give you the opportunity to find out how diverse our music scene is we created the Love Live Music Awards.
We’re not ashamed to say this, but think Brit Awards but cooler, faster and much more local. Hosted by Adam Prosser and Kym Frederick, they’ll be joined on stage by various VIPs to hand out ten prestigious ‘Cherub’ awards. We’ve got some great entertainment for you, before, during and after so put three hours of your life aside and get ready to be wowed!
Get your FREE ticket at http://newportcityradio.org/love-live-music-awards
Here’s the running order as it stands:
Scratchmaster Slider - It makes perfect sense that our best DJ and longest-serving Newport City Radio presenter takes to the NEON stage to create the best pre-show buzz.
The awards begin with Best Entertainer, Best Originals Band and Best Covers Band.
Music break - Bryony Sier – Also one of our contestants in search for the Best Original Song of the year, joins us to showcase other songs in her catalogue.
The awards continue with The Best Local event, Best music video and contribution to the local music scene.
Music break – Pete Pork - Fast becoming a favourite on the local open mic scene, Pete will be giving you an up-tempo original song from his repertoire.
The next three Cherubs to go are for, Best Duo, Best Solo Male and Best Solo Female.
Music break – Ben Yendle and Selena Jerome – In a unique collaboration, Ben and Selena combine to pay tribute the musical legend, Bob Marley.
The BIG ONE… as voted for by you…. Best Original Song. Voting started on September 1st. Now a month later, voting will still be live to the very, very last minute. Together, we’ll find out who has won the Cherub for song of the year! VOTE HERE
Next, we have an amazing headline act – The Apple Tree Theory. These musical faves of the team at Newport City Radio rightfully play us out; well to the raffle at least anyway.
Finally, the raffle. Tickets will be on sale throughout the awards and these are the top prizes that can be won…
12 months membership and £100 worth of personal training sessions at THE GYM, Newport.
Day passes for Sports Direct gym.
Digital photo frame
Tarot Reading by Shelli
A book bundle (7 or 8 assorted new books)
A bottle of prosecco
Tickets from Superbowl for up to 6 people
12 pack of cider…
…and an hour of Newport City Radio. You choose the music and are even welcome to co-present a show.
On a personal note, I’d like to thank our sponsors, Kymin Financial Services, our media partner, the South Wales Argus and the NEON for providing such a brilliant venue and technical support for this event.
Yet again I am in awe of my outstanding team of volunteers who have put thousands of free hours of their time into making this a huge success already for local musicians.