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

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