Monday, 13 April 2009


We've been nominated in the Best of Manchester Awards within the music category. This is good. But as it's a reflection of the city and also includes prizes for innovation in fashion and art, we thought that we should further their call for entries. Only competition - particularly when related to creative endeavour - is a very wonderful thing. Last year Rich from High Voltage/Night & Day scooped a prize. This made us happy.

Anyway, here's the message:


They’re open - but not for much longer. The Best of Manchester Awards are accepting entries until 1 May, as it searches for the artists, musicians and designers whose boundary-breaking work deserves the Best of Manchester crown.

Organised by Urbis, the annual awards celebrate innovation in art, music and fashion. Anyone working within the fields of music, art and fashion, and who lives or works in Greater Manchester, can enter.

Looking for original and imaginative work throughout the field of music, from up-and-coming guitar-based bands and live acts to electronic music and sound art, (including performers, producers and promoters) are: Luke Bainbridge (Observer Music Monthly), Justin Crawford (DJ, producer and Director of Electriks Ltd.), Caroline Elleray (Head of A&R at Universal Music Publishing), Yvette Livesey (In The City), Dan Parrott (Channel M), Miranda Sawyer, DJ Semtex (BBC Radio 1Xtra), and Tim Thomas (Blueprint Studios).

The Best of Manchester Awards are more than a pat on the back from the industry. They’re about more than the winners’ £2,000 cheque and a major exhibition at Urbis. The awards are a chance for the winners to kick-start their career with the kind of contacts and professional development that money can’t buy.

The awards are open for entries until Midnight on 1 May 2009. Entry is online, at

1 comment:

Daniel said...

well done you'll so win.