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THE 2012 DERRINGERS MUSIC ADELAIDE BLUES AWARDS
Presented at The Juke Joint at Queens Sun 21st Oct.
and part of The Backwater Blues and Roots Festival
CATEGORIES
WINNERS
FINALISTS
NOMINEES
JUDGES
ABOUT THE AWARDS
PHOTOS OF THE EVENT ( by Stephen Von Der Borch )
Blues Awards THE 2012 BLUES AWARD CATEGORIES
for Oct 2010 to Oct 2012 are:

1. Band of 2011-12
2. Male vocalist of 2011-12
3. Female vocalist of 2011-12
4. Guitarist of 2011-12
5. Bassist of 2011-12
6. Drummer of 2011-12
7. Harmonica player of 2011-12
8. Keyboardist of 2011-12

The recipients of these awards will be announced on
Sun Oct 21st 4pm-7pm at The Juke Joint at Queens Theatre.
Get along and catch South Australia's finest purveyors of the blues.
$10 at the door.

FINALISTS
Congratulations to the following top 3 vote getters in the following categories. They are the finalists (listed alphabetically) for the 2012 Derringers Music Adelaide Blues Awards.
1. Band of 2011-12 Finalists
Jump Daddy's
One More Mile
Streamliners
2. Male vocalist of 2011-12 Finalists
Don Morrison
Snooks LaVie
Wayne Townsend
3. Female vocalist of 2011-12 Finalists
Nicolina Barcello
Tara Carragher
Zkye Compson-Harris
4. Guitarist of 2011-12 Finalists
Cal Williams Jr.
Chris Finnen
Nick Kipridis
5. Bassist of 2011-12 Finalists
Dennis Kipridis
Denis Surmon
Jack Mahoulos
6. Drummer of 2011-12 Finalists
Mario Marino
Rob Eyers
Steve Peterka
7. Harmonica player of 2011-12 Finalists
Dave Blight
Mark Winston
Snooks La Vie
8. Keyboardist of 2011-12 Finalists
Jesse Deane-Freeman
Narmon Tulsi
Paul Hay
NOMINATIONS for musicianship and performance quality in the genre of blues music by Adelaide based musicians and bands that performed on a regular basis over the 2011-2012 period. Thanks to Susan Skujins, Jeff Parham and the team of collaborators for their work in compiling the following nominations:
Nominees listed in alphabetical order.
* Prior award winner in this category.

1 Band Award (24)

Blues Avenue Trio
Bluescasters
Chris Finnen Band Electric
Dirty Roots Band
Double Wammy!!
Flyers (Dave Blight &)
Harmonics
Hi-Rollers
Hoy-Hoy!
Jump Daddy's
Let It Roll
Lonely Cosmonauts
Lost Romaldo Groove
Lucky Seven
Muddy Road
Nikko & Snooks
One More Mile (Blind Dog Taylor &)
Rhumboogie
Shades Of Blue
Steve Brown Band
Streamliners*
Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers
Torinos
Zkye Blue

2 Male Vocalist Award (12)

Don Morrison
Eric Stevenson
Frank Lang
James Meston
Jason Mallia
Mick Kidd
Mickie Barnes
Nick Kipridis
Russell Stewart
Snooks La Vie**
Steve Brown
Wayne Townsend

3 Female Vocalist Award (8)

Carla Lippis
Emily Davis
Gini Hobson
Louise Messenger
Nicolina Barcello
Susie Farrugia
Tara Carragher
Zkye Compson-Harris

4 Guitarist Award (11)

Brian Morrison
Cal Williams Jnr.
Chris Finnen
Dave Rhodes
Dave Small
James Meston
Mauri Berg
Nick Kipridis*
Nick Panousakis
Sav Palaktsoglou*
Steve Smith

5 Bassist Award (10)

Damien Steele Scott
Denis Surmon*
Dennis Kipridis*
Frank Lang
Kory Horwood
Jack Mouhalos
John Carlini
Michael Saies
Mike Winter
Peter Hane

6 Drummer Award (9)

Craig Rodda
James Judd
Jeff Algra
John Freeman*
Mario Marino
Mick Garcia
Rob Eyers*
Steve Peterka
Trevor 'Trapper' Draper

7 Harmonica Award (7)

Dave Blight**
Don Morrison
Greg 'Bobby Blues' Carmody
Mark Winston
Roger Smith
Snooks La Vie
Travis Taylor

8 Keyboardist Award (13)

Deryck Charles
Jesse Deane-Freeman
Narmon Tulsi*
Paul Hay
Paul White
Peter Martin
Tristan Andrews*

Instrumentalists
Chris Finnen (percussion & various)
Chris Soule (saxophone)
Ian Jeffrey (percussion)
Jason Mallia (trumpet)
Rob Riley (pedal steel)
Steve Toll (saxophone)

Derringers
DERRINGERS MUSIC PTY LTD
www.derringers.com.au
TEL: +61 (8) 8371 1884
FAX: +61 (8) 8371 4030
66 -72 LEADER ST
FORESTVILLE
SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5035
www.derringers.com.au
WINNERS OF THE 2012 DERRINGERS MUSIC ADELAIDE BLUES AWARDS
As announced at The Gala Concert at Queen's Theatre on Sunday 21st Oct.
Winners
L to R: Dennis Kipridis, Steve Peterka, Snooks La Vie, Derringers Peter Vitek, Nick Kipridis.
Winners received from Derringers Music a voucher for $250 as well as accessories to the value of $100 along with 'rehearsal time'. Winners also received a framed Award Certificate. All winners and finalists received a black T-shirt emblazened with a Blues Award graphic.

Band of 2011-12: Streamliners
Streamliners
Male vocalist of 2011-12: Snooks LaVie
Snooks
Female vocalist of 2011-12: Zkye Compson-Harris
Zkye
Guitarist of 2011-12: Nick Kipridis
Nick
Bassist of 2011-12: Dennis Kipridis
Dennis
Drummer of 2011-12: Steve Peterka
Steve
Harmonica player of 2011-12:Snooks La Vie
Snooks
Keyboardist of 2011-12: Jesse Deane-Freeman
jesse

JUDGING PANEL:
Our judging panel consists of the following 10 astute, discerning and committed blues enthusiasts:
Judges

Left to right:
Sue Turner : 3D Radio presenter
Mick Young : 3D Radio blues presenter (The Midnight Train)
Susan Skujins : Susie's Blues Days
David Stoeckel : South Australian Roots and Blues (www.sablues.org)
Jade O'Donohue : 3D Radio presenter
Tess Coleman : Blues-jazz radio presenter
Dave Pearse : Manager, Semaphore Workers Club
Robert Dunstan : Music writer and critic (Adelaide Review / Rip It Up features)
Jeff Parham : JAPEG music club
(Absent ) Robyn McKenna : Door-greeter, Semaphore Workers Club

Each of the judges gave a 1st, 2nd and 3rd preferential votein this year's categories.
The top 3 vote getters in each category are then nominated as the 'Finalists' for the 2012 Awards.

2012 DERRINGERS MUSIC ADELAIDE BLUES AWARDS GALA CONCERT.
Sunday 21 October. 4 - 7pm.
The Juke Joint at Queens Theatre. The Juke Joint at Queens Theatre hosted The 2012 Derringers Music Adelaide Blues Awards and Gala Concert.
Awrds 2012 ......
The Juke Joint at Queens Theatre part of
THE BACKWATER BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL
www.backwaterbluesfest.com
ABOUT THE AWARDS
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2008 saw the inauguration of the Derringers Music Adelaide Blues Awards. These awards acknowledged musicianship and performance quality in the genre of blues music by Adelaide based musicians and bands that performed on a regular basis over the 2007-2008 period.

In 2009 the awards acknowledged musicianship in the recording studio as well as service to live blues music in Adelaide. A special award was presented for the best blues recording by an Adelaide based band and or musician over the 2008 - 2009 period. We also presented two Blues Service Awards. These awards were given in recognition of an individual’s and an organisation’s support, enterprise and promotion of Live Blues Music here in Adelaide.

In 2010 the awards in their biennial cycle of awards once again acknowledged musicianship and performance quality in the genre of blues music by Adelaide based musicians and bands that performed on a regular basis over the 2009 - 2010 period.

In 2011 the awards once again acknowledged 'recorded' musicianship as well as service to live blues music in Adelaide. An award was given for the best blues recording by an Adelaide based band and or musician over 2010 - 2011. We also presented two Blues Service Awards. These awards were given in recognition of an individual’s and an organisation’s support, enterprise and promotion of Live Blues Music in Adelaide.

In 2012 and in accordance with the the biennial cycle of award categories the awards acknowledged musicianship and performance quality in the genre of blues music by Adelaide based musicians and bands that have performed on a regular basis over 2011 - 2012.
A4 Posters available for downloading and printing:
Promo Poster 1 (featuring Molten Mike's vintage National guitar)
2012 Blues Awards
Promo Poster 2 ( featuring DONMO's Jarrah resonator guitar)
Poster 2