Sunday 6th January 2013 TBFM hosted their annual Music Industry Awards show live on air.
We feel it is right to reward some of the hard work we see on a regular basis, not just from bands but promoters, photographers and reporters too so this year we increased the awards from 12 to 18 to include more people.
The biggest and most prestigious awards are duly noted as Best New Song and Best British Band. This year it was so tough to decide that we played all 6 nominations in both categories so the public could hear just how difficult it was to choose the winners.
The best song was awarded to 2012 new-comers Absolva with their track Code Red and best British band being awarded to TBFM Birthday Bash headliners Falling Red but any of the nominations in both categories were totally worthy of the award.
International band of the year went to a brand new band to TBFM right at the end of 2012, LA rockers Thief In The Night and even though it was only 9.30am their time, they came into the chatroom to thank the listeners. Chasing Dragons won best cover song for their take on Alannah Myles 1988 hit Black Velvet.
6 year old diva DJ AJ was very pleased with picking up 2 awards; Best attended TBFM show (Guinness World Records Show) as well as a special award for Contribution to Charity for raising money at the same event for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Best album went to TBFM Factor winners Hangfire for Shoot The Crow and A’Priori won the Listeners Choice for Band of the Year. Mad Hatter 2.0 were awarded for their excellent performance at the TBFM 3rd Birthday Bash as best live performance and Nottingham band Evil Scarecrow took the title of most requested song for their fantastic track Blacken The Everything.
Rocksector Records won Independent Record Label, dedicating the award to the memory of bass player Dean Hocking of Nightvision who sadly passed away at Christmas. Baleful Creed & Trucker Diablo tracks were played to represent Northern Ireland in the 4 Nations of Rock Award and both bands were very proud to take the award on behalf of their country.
Reg (RSR Photography) was the proud winner of best band photographer and new to the scene, The Gathering Rock Cafe, Sutton Bridge (Kings Lynn) won best live music venue. Uber Rock were awarded with best webzine and Home Grown Rock were given a surprise award for Contribution to Music for all their hard work in 2012 bringing so many talented bands to our ears.
Finally, we awarded Jon Morter with the award for most popular TBFM show. Over the past 2 years Jon has presented the Jon Factor show on Saturday nights at the same time as a “reality” karaoke contest on the telly to give us all something else to focus on while the zombies enjoy the rubbish being churned out to them on TV!
Last but certainly not least… 2 DJ’s that TBFM could never live without. They are the backbone of TBFM and without whom, we would struggle with the day to day running of this great radio station. They work so hard behind the scenes. They have been with TBFM for a very long time and therefore fully deserving of this award and no DJ at TBFM would say otherwise… Greenz & Absinthia… TBFM DJ’s of the Year 2012.
A massive thank you to everyone who was listening in and making the show such a success. Thank you to the bands for playing such awesome music. Thanks to the promoters for hassling us like mad to play the music. Thanks to all the staff that work so hard to help bring you TBFM – The Best For Music.
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