28 April 2012

GIT awards 2012 - The review

GIT awards 2012

GIT awards 2012 in Liverpool

Last night saw the first GIT awards. The Get Into This Award, named after a music blog run by writer Peter Guy, was set up to celebrate the new and emerging talent in Liverpool and has been dubbed the "Scouse Mercury" after the Mercury Music Prize.

As proponents of new talent, MusicMafia were proud to attend this event, and what an event it was.Bringing together the best of the new talent and the cream of publicists,music bloggers, promoters and general music folk  under one roof for what turned out to be a great celebration of Liverpool's emerging artists.

The setting for this was the Leaf Cafe. The room made up of glitter balls, screens and comfy sofas for those weary feet. The whole ambiance was perfect for the awards.

With  the night being hosted by journalist and Stone Roses biographer, John Robb, each act played live to the enthusiastic crowd.Each receiving a memento of their occasion and finally leading up to the winner which was given to The Loved Ones, who also received a day's free recording time at the Sandhills Studio and will be added to the bill at next year's Liverpool Sound City and Liverpool Music Week.

Former The Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones, who was nominated for the award, gave an exclusive preview of his latest film score also.

The event as a whole was well choreographed and went more or less without a hitch. It was good to see so many great people coming together and supporting what has been one of the best events we have been to in a long time.

It's about time recognised and celebrated the wealth of talent Liverpool has to offer and I feel Peter has done this with remarkable aplomb. He has managed to bridge the gap between struggling artists and established music luminaries to bring them closer together in what is their main make an impact on the music scene here in Liverpool and further afield.

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