Award Winners 2019

Award Winners 2019

(above: MADI with her award for Best Solo ActPhoto credit: Nadine Ballantyne)

Today might be April Fool’s Day, but we know better than to try and bamboozle you with spaghetti trees and new emoji engraved 50ps.

Instead, we’d like to take the time to thank all of you for making our 2019 awards ceremony a massive success! Every year our awards become bigger and better and it’s largely down to the part every attendee, voter, judge, sponsor and act plays in our awards.

In case you missed our best awards ceremony to date, we have compiled the full list of all of […] Read more

Concrete Junglists – Sponsor Spotlight

Concrete Junglists – Sponsor Spotlight

This year we are proud to announce that Concrete Junglists are a sponsor of our 2019 awards ceremony!

On the surface Concrete Junglists look like an independent urban apparel company. However there is much more to them than meets the eye. The company’s founder & designer, Dave Shaw (you may know him as DroneBoy), has a long standing history with the music scene in Cardiff.

Over fifteen years ago, Shaw began hosting drum’n’bass nights in Cardiff bars alongside two of his friends, DJ Tru & High Contrast. Shaw’s role in the club nights soon shifted from DJing to graphic design & promotion […] Read more

Past Winners – Where are they now?

Past Winners – Where are they now?

In 2018 the Cardiff music scene was dealt another massive blow with more closures of popular gigging venues such as Buffalo and Gwdihw Café. However, the past year hasn’t just been fraught with bad news. Over the past year we have seen a meteoric rise in the number of new musical talent cropping up throughout the Welsh capital.

Today we are taking a look at what our 2018 award winners have been up to in recent months.

Holding Absence

Above – Photo credit: Bethan Miller Co.

At our 2018 awards ceremony, Holding Absence bagged the award for the Best […] Read more

Ladies of Rage – Partnership Announcement

Ladies of Rage – Partnership Announcement

As you might already be aware, today is International Women’s Day! It’s a day that celebrates the momentous achievements that women have made throughout history to achieve gender equality. On this day, we have the pleasure to announce that we have partnered with an organisation that dedicated to helping young women find a foothold in the music scene. We give you: Ladies of Rage.

In case you didn’t know, Ladies of Rage is an online platform. Their aim is to help and support women working in the music industry in genres where women have historically been underrepresented. This includes genres […] Read more

Cymraeg Byd Busnes – Sponsor Spotlight

Cymraeg Byd Busnes – Sponsor Spotlight

Happy Saint David’s Day Everyone!

It is on the day that celebrates all things Welsh, that we have the pleasure to announce that we have a new partnership for our 2019 ceremony, and we think you’ll be ecstatic about it!

Following last years ceremony, we received feedback requesting that we make our organisation embody more of the Welsh culture and language. Although we could’ve stopped after our fantastic new logo was designed, we decided to continue. We needed to do more to promote the Welsh language in our awards ceremony as well.

It is because of all our feedback that […] Read more

Cardiff Music Awards Line Up Announced

Cardiff Music Awards Line Up Announced

Cardiff Music Awards are pleased to announce the full line up to the awards ceremony.

Act one is GRL TLK. These two girls cut their teeth playing at Cardiff’s best independent clubs and now spin tunes for some of the UK most exciting brands and parties. They have played parties for the likes of Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Warehouse, Grazia and Beyond Retro, plus supporting the likes of Keiza, AlunaGeorge, Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens.

Check out their Website and Facebook.

Act two is Rainbow Maniac. Shades of 60’s psychedelia, blues-rock and punk permeate the airways when these guys are playing. The Cardiff four-piece are big […] Read more

Competition with sponsor Kings Road Studio

Competition with sponsor Kings Road Studio

What?

We are pleased to announce our first sponsor, Kings Road Studio, and in conjunction with them, we are running an exciting competition…

How?

Submit your nominations here by 12th January to be in with the chance of winning a day’s recording session and a day’s mixing session at Kings Road Studio.

Who?

Situated in the heart of Cardiff, Kings Road Studio aims to make your recording experience enjoyable and comfortable with a no-compromise attitude towards quality. Kings Road Studio pride themselves in capturing your best performance with the warmth of analogue outboard gear, combined with the best in professional digital recording equipment.

How to enter the competition […] Read more

Cardiff Music Awards 2018 Date Confirmed

Cardiff Music Awards 2018 Date Confirmed

Cardiff’s biggest night in music has been announced as 29 March 2018.

 

Nominations will open at 12pm on the 8th of November and close on the 31st of January, which gives you almost two whole months to get your nominations in.

The Cardiff Music Awards recognises the achievements, success and talents of organisations and individuals who have helped enhance Cardiff’s unique and diverse music scene.

The awards will take place once again at Tramshed Cardiff on Thursday 29th March 2018. Please keep the date clear in your diaries. We’re especially lucky, as it’s a bank holiday the day after, no excuses to miss […] Read more