I am pleased to announce that the Brad Cheeseman Group’s Mixed Messages EP was nominated for four awards at the 2013 Hamilton Music Awards! We were nominated in the following categories:
- Jazz Recording of the Year
- Instrumental Recording of the Year
- Drummer of the Year (for Matt Burns)
- Bassist of the Year
In addition to the BCG’s nominations, Andre Bisson’s latest record Bad Scene (which features both myself and Matt) was nominated for Blues Recording of the Year.
The Industry Awards take place on Nov. 16 and the Music Awards ceremony is Nov. 17. The main ceremony will be recorded and broadcast on CHCH on December 28 at 8pm.
Hits n’ Gigs recently posted their latest episode, where I stopped by to talk about the BCG and the upcoming gig, playing with Andre, and some other fun stuff. Take a listen!
Andre’s new record Bad Scene is hot off the press and it’s a good one! We just got back from the yearly Ottawa Area Tour and they’re currently starting their 2nd UK tour. The record features some great performances from the J-Tones as well some killing solos from Darcy Hepner and Jesse O’Brien!
Check out the details on the album page.
Andre’s latest CD Till the Real Thing Comes Along has been receiving lots of praise. Here’s a recent review with a bit of love for yours truly:
You might not get “One More Chance”, so you’d better hurry to the dance floor when this one comes on. This jazzy, swinger will surely have everyone jumpin’ to their feet. Matt on the drums and Brad, possibly at discs best on the bass, are absolutely on fire here.
Click for the full review
Andre Bisson’s new CD Till the Real Thing Comes Along has received a bunch of nominations for the 2012 Hamilton Music Awards. Here is a list of related awards:
Blues Recording of the Year Andre Bisson Till the Real Thing Comes Along
Instrumental Recording of the Year Andre Bisson Till the Real Thing Comes Along
Recording Studio of the Year Boxcar Sound Recording Studio – Andre Bisson
Tour Manager of the Year Loretta Hale – Andre & the J-Tones
Keyboard Player of the Year Jesse O’Brien – Andre Bisson (and others)
Special Instrumentalist of the Year Darcy Hepner – Andre Bisson
Bassist of the Year Brad Cheeseman – Andre Bisson
This was a great recording to work on, so congrats Andre!
For more information on the 2012 HMAs, visit their website here.
UPDATE: Congrats to Jesse O’Brien for winning “Keyboard Player of the Year”!