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2006 Finalists and Winners

2006 AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The awards, to recognise excellence in Australian Blues Music, will be presented on Thursday 9th February as a precursor to the 10th annual Australian Blues Music Festival to be held in the Goulburn from the 10th 12th February 2006. Performances on the night by: Kate Meehan and Skip Landy, Mississippi Shakedown, The Business and Lloyd Spiegel.

Finalist nominations are spread across the various performers such is the quality if the product entered in this years awards.

Category finalists are:

SONG OF THE YEAR
Smoking Woman
Dutch Tilders (Black Market Music)
Beauty Queen PJ O'Brien (Black Market Music)
Thredbo Brian Fraser Trio (Black Market Music)
When the Club Comes Down on You The Business (Ind.)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Mine and Some I Adopted
Dutch Tilders (Black Market Music)
Blues People PJ O'Brien Band (Black Market Music)
Passing the Time Brian Fraser Trio (Black Market Music)
Rhythm 'n' Blues Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers (Black Market Music)

NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR
PJ O'Brien Band
Beauty Queen (Black Market Music)
Chris Mawer Band Payin' the Price (Black Market Music)
Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers Angel Wings (Black Market Music)
The Business Everybody Wants Some (Ind.)

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Diana Wolfe
What's the Time Mrs Wolfe (Ind.)
Judi Pearce Don't Talk to my Daughter (Ind.)

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dutch Tilders Smoking Woman (Black Market Music)
PJ O'Brien Beauty Queen (Black Market Music)
Jack Derwin River of Love (Ind.)
Chris Mawer Payin' the Price (Black Market Music)

DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Brian Fraser Trio
Thredbo (Black Market Music)
Jack Derwin Band River of Love (Ind.)
Harper Band Last Cup of Coffee (Blind Pig)
Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers Angel Wings (Black Market Music)

and the WINNERS are...

Song of the Year
Beauty Queen PJ O'Brien (Black Market Music)

Album of the Year
Mine and Some I Adopted Dutch Tilders (Black Market Music)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Judi Pearce Don't Talk to my Daughter (Independent)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dutch Tilders Smoking Women (Black Market Music)

Duo or Group of the Year
Brian Fraser Trio Thredbo (Black Market Music)

Best New Talent
PJ O'Brien Beauty Queen (Blackmarket Music)

Producer of the Year
Jeff Cripps

For more information contact Geoff Bell on 0411 105 738 orgeoff@laing-entertainment.com.au

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