Philip receives award

Courtenay's Shane Philip received the Vancouver Island Music Award for Best Live Act.

Shane Philip of Courtenay was the lone Comox Valley winner in the Vancouver Island Music Awards.

Philip, who was nominated for three VIMA awards, was announced April 21 at the Fairfield United Church in Victoria as the best live act. He was also nominated for Album of the Year (Life Love Music) and Artist of the Year.

Luke Blu Guthrie (Male Songwriter of the Year), Helen Austin (Female Songwriter of the Year), Des Larson (Male Vocalist of the Year) were other Comox Valley musicians who were finalists. So were Kent Fiddy and David Sinclair (A Little More Heart) and Morlove — Corwin Fox and Emily Brown (Views from Potsdam), who were finalists for Song of the Year.

Joby Baker, who operates Baker studios in Victoria, was named

Producer of the Year. He produced Life Love Music for Philip.

Other award recipients were:

Album of the Year — All Good Stories by Ryan McMahon of Ladysmith.

Artist of the Year — Ryan McMahon of Ladysmith.

Male Vocalist of the Year — Ryan McMahon of Ladysmith.

Music Video of the Year — Out of Your Head by JELL of Victoria.

Male Songwriter of the Year — Mike Edel of Victoria.

Female Songwriter of the Year — Lola Parks of Victoria.

Female Vocalist of the Year: Erika Phillips of Nanaimo.

Song of the Year — Skyscraper by Lindsay Bryan of Victoria.

Youth Artist of the Year — Francesca Belcourt of Campbell River.

— Vancouver Island Music Awards