Many Comox Valley residents in running for VIMAs

Comox Valley singers, songwriters and musicians garnered 11 nominations for the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards

SINGER SUE MEDLEY reaped three of 11 Comox Valley nominations for 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards.

SINGER SUE MEDLEY reaped three of 11 Comox Valley nominations for 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards.

Comox Valley singers, songwriters and musicians garnered 11 nominations for the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards.

Sue Medley leads the way with three nominations — for her song High Time in the Vocal Performance of the Year, Best Production of a Song and Pop/Rock Song of the Year categories.

Brody Dawson, who is likewise a finalist in Vocal Performance of the Year for her song Words, is also nominated as Live Act of the Year.

Bruce and Judy Wing are the other Comox Valley act with two nominations — Roots Song of the Year for Miss Your Exit and Pop/Rock Song of the Year for Lucky Lucky You.

Other Comox Valley hopefuls are Mary Murphy in World Music Song of the Year for The Road to Lisdoonvarna, Jack Sigurdson in Best Production of a Song for Found Her Phone Book, the Cumberland Brothers in Roots Song of the Year for Johnny and Joey Clarkson in Pop/Rock Song of the Year for Johnny the Radio.

The fullest of nominees follows with Comox Valley people in boldface.

Vocal Performance of the Year:

Giving In a Little – Tom Lang

High Time – Sue Medley

Oine Doine – Balkan Babes

One Last Time – Jessica Benini

Right-Hearted – Sam Weber

Words – Brody Dawson

Live Act of the Year:

AVIA

Brody Dawson

The Distributors

Sydney Batters

World Music Song of the Year:

La Polizia – Compassion Gorilla

Oine Doine – Balkan Babes

Si Me Gustaba Mexico – Bowler

The Road to Lisdoonvarna – Mary Murphy

Best Production of a Song:

Found Her Phone Book – Jack Sigurdson

Giving in a Little – Tom Lang

High Time – Sue Medley

La Polizia – Compassion Gorilla

Negatism – Bowler

Sarah – Dave Cormier

Roots Song of the Year:

Black Moods – Andrea Smith

Comfy Couches – Daniel Cook

Dreaming – Kerry Jayne

Fireweed – Rose Kirchner

Home – Jonny Miller

Johnny – The Cumberland Brothers

Miss Your Exit – Bruce and Judy Wing

Roll On – The Twisted Pines

San Francisco Babe – Johnny Galactic

The Garden – Bev Finch

Pop/Rock Song of the Year:

Chicago – Riley Smith

Giving In a Little – Tom Lang

High Time – Sue Medley

In Love With a Liar – Mark Crissinger

Johnny the Radio – Joey Clarkson

Loosely – Andrea Smith

Lucky Lucky You – Bruce and Judy Wing

Sarah – Dave Cormier

Still Bleeding – This Day Burns

Stranger – Kali MorenoThe 2014 10th anniversary VIMA gala will take place March 22 in Victoria.

For more information about getting involved with VIMA, contact producer James Kasper at vima@jameskasper.com. Follow @vimusicawards on Twitter.

— Vancouver Island Music Awards

Just Posted

The Town of Comox is looking at options for a pump track within the town. Seen here is Campbell River’s pump track on Aug. 9, 2019. Photo by David Gordon Koch/Campbell River Mirror
Comox considers future of bike pump track for the town

“…I think it would a super addition to the community.”

Theodore Lemay
Vanier grad wins $100,000 Schulich Scholarship

Theodore Lemay is first nominee from the school to win Schulich honour

The Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club is about to begin. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club set to launch

With summer just around the corner, another exciting season of Summer Reading… Continue reading

Temperatures are expected to soar by the weekend, with potentially record-breaking heat in the low 30Cs. Those looking to beat the heat in the ocean are advised to pack plenty of sunscreen and water. Black Press file photo
Potential record-breaking heatwave heading to the Comox Valley

“It’s the start of the season and we’re not quite acclimatized to warm temperatures”

Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie assumed leadership of the Canadian Joint Operations Command on June 18. File photo
Vice-Admiral Auchterlonie assumes leadership of Canadian Joint Operations Command

On June 18, Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie returned to the Canadian Joint Operations… Continue reading

Nanaimo Fire Rescue crews on scene at a boat fire near the boat ramp at Long Lake on Sunday, June 20. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Boat burns up on Nanaimo’s Long Lake, man and child unhurt

Jet skiers attempt to put out fire by circling around to spray water on burning boat

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

The Somass Sawmill sits idle in early May 2021. While the kilns have been in use occasionally, and the lot has been used to store woodchips this spring, the mill has been curtailed since July 27, 2017. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni to expropriate Somass Sawmill from Western Forest Products

Sawmill has been ‘indefinitely’ curtailed since 2017

Robin Sanford and her fiance Simon Park were married in an impromptu ceremony at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on June 16. (Submitted photo)
Mom dies day after witnessing daughter’s hospital wedding in Abbotsford

Nurses help arrange impromptu ceremony in 3 hours for bride and groom

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson with Premier John Horgan after the budget speech Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. home owner grant won’t be altered, despite expert advice

Tax break for residences worth up to $1.6 million too popular

B.C. conservation officer Sgt. Todd Hunter said a black bear is believed to have killed local livestock. (THE NEWS/files)
Black bear believed to have killed miniature donkey in Maple Ridge

Trap set for predator that has been killing livestock

The Comox Valley campus of North Island College. (File photo)
North Island College launches first Indigenous Plan

The plan signifies NIC’s commitment to become more Indigenous serving

Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and Minister of Housing David Eby have been battling over the Victory Church shelter and BC Housing projects in the city. (File photos)
Penticton heads to court over homeless shelter as BC Housing audit begins

The city was not satisfied with the response from Minister David Eby regarding the ongoing situation

People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
BC Hydro assures customers it has ‘more than enough’ power to weather the heatwave

Despite an increase of pressure on the Western grid, blackouts are not expected like in some U.S. states

Most Read