Brad Cheeseman Group LP nominated for 5 Hamilton Music Awards!

Update 2016/05/13: The Brad Cheeseman Group’s 2015 self-titled album was just nominated for “Jazz Recording of the Year” at the upcoming Hamilton Music Awards, as well as “Guitarist of the Year,” “Bassist of the Year,” “Drummer of the Year” and “Instrumental Recording of the Year”!

There’s nothing like some hometown love and support. The BCG’s Mixed Messages EP previously won “Instrumental Recording of the Year” at the 2013 awards ceremony, while also being nominated in three other categories, and it’s an honour to be recognized again for our first full-length album.

Check out the full list of nominees over at the HMA website.

Update 2016/05/29: Brad Cheeseman Group won “Instrumental Recording of the Year,” the band’s second album in a row to win the award.

BCG nominated for FOUR Hamilton Music Awards

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.

2012 Hamilton Music Award Nominations

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”!