And the winner is… Niagara’s musicians honoured at annual awards

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Stephan Moccio

Niagara native Stephan Moccio is a Grammy and Academy Award-nominated composer, producer, recording artist and recipient of a 2020 Global Achievement Award.

The 13th Niagara Music Awards, which were originally planned to take place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, recently took place online. There were 26 awards handed out, with Port Colborne’s solo artist Gravely James taking home the most hardware with three wins (Blues, Folk, and Singer/Songwriter).

The 82 minute pre-recorded show featured several live off-the-floor recordings from Jukasa Studios.

There were also several pre-recorded greetings from high-profile Canadians working in the music industry – Jann Arden, Cone from the band ‘Sum 41’, Karl Wolf (Producer, Songwriter, Artist), and Neil Sanderson from ‘Three Days Grace’.

Highlighting the award show was a recorded performance by Grammy and Academy Award-nominated composer, producer, and recording artist Stephan Moccio, who is originally from Niagara Falls and now lives in Santa Monica, California. From the studio in his home, he performed a song on piano called “Whitby” from his new album ‘Tales of Solace’.

Moccio, who has co-written and co-produced songs for artists such as Celine Dion, The Weeknd, and Miley Cyrus, was presented with one of the two Global Achievement Awards handed out during the Niagara Music Awards. Shane Lindstrom from Fort Erie, known professionally as ‘Murda Beatz’, would win the other Global Achievement Award for his work as a Canadian record producer, DJ, and songwriter – collaborating with performers like Drake, Travis Scott, and Nicki Minaj.

The Niagara Music Awards can still be viewed on their website www.niagaramusicawards.ca or their YouTube Channel.

Here is the complete list of winners for the 13th Annual Niagara Music Awards:

 

Adult

VALERIE- Lockdown

 

Album

Ryan Langdon- Lit in the sticks

 

Blues

Gravely James – all my money

 

Country

Ryan Langdon Feelin That’

 

EDM

Protocell – Portal for Evil

 

Engineer  (tie)

Tawgs – Ryan Lunn – Embers

Daniel Belasco – Glass Apple Bonzai

 

Female

VALERIE – Lockdown

 

Folk

Gravely James – Songs from Steve’s shed

 

Hip Hop

ILL table manners f. L.Write and Humble Hab

Duskwalker

 

Indigenous

Willpower- Sold Soul

 

Instrumental

Mike Palermo- Taxi 13

 

Jazz

Barbara Mantini – Not so fast

 

Male vocalist

Riley Michaels – Now I know

 

Music video

The Maysides – Any girl

 

New artist

Victorthegiant

 

New group

Daylight burners

 

Original group

Advancing low-lives

 

 

Original Song

Cassandra – I love Christmas

 

Producer

Brandon Walker – Jimmy Stahl Band – Just found out about love

 

Promoter

Rob Repovs

 

Punk

The Maysides – Any girl

 

Rock

Foolproof

 

Singer/Songwriter

Gravely James – songs from Steve’s shed

 

 

 

 

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