It’s an honour to have two bands nominated – and that the award itself is celebrating it’s 5th year.
All 12 nominations are interesting, exciting & innovative.
HERE IS THE SHORTLIST:
We’re huge supporters of the music from Merseyside and Heavenly founder Jeff Barrett was once again on the panel judging for this years award.
“Here at Heavenly we’re really excited to be part of the GIT Award again this year. It’s great that the Award is in its fifth year, as it is a great way to celebrate music from the Merseyside. The selection of artists on the shortlist is proof once again that music from Merseyside is as exciting and eclectic as ever.
When last year saw the closure of one of our favourite venues and art spaces The Kazimier , it’s fantastic to see that the music has not been lost and that these young groups are constantly reinventing themselves in interesting and innovative ways despite the changing landscapes around them.”
The ceremony will be held on May 14th at Constellations and is set to be one hell of a good night.
As in previous years, the winner will receive a specially commissioned trophy – this year by Liverpool-based architectural company, Archiphonic plus a cheque for £1,000. Each nominee will also receive a beautifully-crafted memento.
Also on the night, a special Inspiration Award, recognising services to Liverpool’s music industry will also be presented. Previous recipients are Alan Wills & Deltasonic (2015) Africa Oye (2014), Hillsborough Justice Collective (2013) and The Kazimier (2012).
GIT Award founder and chair of judges, Peter Guy, said:“When The GIT Award began five years ago, new Liverpool music was sadly under-represented on a national scale with few eyes or ears taking notice – now it’s widely considered to be the focal point for the best emerging UK artists. Once again, this year’s GIT Award nominations shortlist goes a long way to prove that, with artists from across all spheres creating music imploring listeners take note. Reaching this year’s 12 shortlist was by far the hardest yet – and it’s a testament to the hard work, creativity and imagination of those musicians who ply their trade on our doorsteps each and every week – we’re very lucky to have them. I’m hugely excited for our event at Constellations on May 14 – it’s going to be quite something.”