Bellingen bluegrass band The Mid North has taken out Album of the Year at the 2012 Dolphin Awards for their LP You Were Right About The Stars. The band also took out Country Song of the Year for their popular single Rosewood.
Other acts to get a guernsey in this year’s awards, held at Lismore’s Star Court Theatre last night, included Andrea Soler (Best Adult Contemporary and Best Female Vocal for Daydreamer), Round Mountain Girls (Best Folk/Protest for Mos Vos), Peter Westheimer (Best Electronic for Peace Dance) and Mr Speaker (Best Funk/R&B/Hip Hop for We Party).
‘It was an amazing night full of zing,’ awards spokesperson Mariska Hartwig told Echonetdaily.
‘The rig they brought in was huge and the show dazzled. But the sweetest thing of all was the looks on the faces of the winners and the spirit in the room. The audience was excited and it showed with raucous clapping and foot rumbling.’
A complete list of award winners follows.
2012 Dolphin North Coast Music Awards
Music Video: Melbourne Town, Melania J Stevens
Electronic Music: Peace Dance, Peter Westheimer
Funk / R&B / Hip-Hop: We Party, Mr Speaker
Rock / Metal / Alternative: Womans Love, Wild Jester
Pop: Climb Aboard, Brian Wappett Band
Jazz: Sad Eyes, Parissa Bouas
Devotional: Soaring, Georgina Pollard
Country: Rosewood, The Mid North
Blues: Zontis Blues, Elizabeth Lord
Folk / Protest: Mos Vos, Round Mountain Girls
World / Reggae: Embaixu De Belo Ceu, Grant Lawless
Adult Contemporary & Acoustic Singer-Songwriter: Daydreamer, Andrea Soler
Music For Children: Off To The Beach We Go, Jessica Hannagan
Garage / Indie: She Bites Me, Broadfoot
Youth: Young And Foolish, Serinna Mcgrath
New Emerging Talent: Take Me Higher, Clocks And Dice
Production / Engineering: My Friend, Paul Appelkamp
Female Vocal: Daydreamer, Andrea Soler
Male Vocal – Steve Gilpin Memorial Award: Piano Accordion, Ashley Bell
Song Of The Year: Sad Eyes, Parissa Bouas
Album Of The Year: You Were Right About The Stars, The Mid North