Right now in Cardiff the music scene feels vibrant, vast and continually evolving. However, the latest loss of venues down Womanby Street has recently caused a rather loud stir and never has a scene felt more collective and connected than right now. The love shared over social feels never ending and that feeling carries over the Cardiff Music Awards.
Following on from the online success of CMA last year the celebration has leaped from a mere outlandish idea to a huge organisation, and it’s down to founder Ed Townend running the event who actively promotes, works and cares for the industry he’s in. Partnered with PR company River and Bear it’s seen his idea, and dreams, become a reality. Bringing a community together where thousands have cast votes, and despite it’s debut event the night went down in style.
Hosted by Made In Cardiff’s Thomas Evans the night promoted a variety of local acts; Chroma, Johnny Cage & The Voodoogroove and Astroid Boys. The evening was truly filled with passion, old friends and an overwhelming support to save Womanby Street.
The night with flying colours thanks to a verity of local hosts. Guests were also treated to rather delicious street food and a free goodie bag.
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Best Music Video – Novo Amor & Ed Tullett – Alps (Storm & Shelter)
Best Production – MusicBox Studios
Best Music Publication – Roath Rocks
Best Radio Show – Showcase Wales (GTfm)
Best EP/Single – Rebecca Hurn – Lifeline
Best Producer – Gethin Pearson
Best Album – Cakehole Presley – In The Used To Be
Best Local Promoter – Lloyd Griffiths (Gwdihw/Cosmogramma/All My Friends/Juxtaposed)
Best Regional Promoter – Llio Angharad (Dydd Miwsig Cymru/Welsh Language Music Day)
Best Venue – Gwdihw
Best Club Night – Twisted By Design
Line Up Of The Year – Festival Of Voice
Best Breakthrough Act – CHROMA
Best Live Act – The Moon Birds
Best Festival – Hub Festival
Promoter Of The Year – Lloyd Griffiths (Gwdihw/Cosmogramma/All My Friends/Juxtaposed)
Best DJ(s) – Ransom
Best Solo Act – Jack Ellis
Best Group – Astroid Boys
Person Of The Year – Justin Evans
Cardiff Music AwardsTramshed Cardiff - 30th March, 2017
Photographer: Nadine Ballantyne - www.nadineballantyne.com