We are very thrilled to announce that 2015 LCM Favourite New Artist of the Year is the wonderful Hattie Briggs. Hattie wins the next award from the Laurel Canyon Music Fund (which is created from the money we make in profit from our gigs and used to support the projects of up-and-coming independent musicians). Hattie also receives a guaranteed perfomance slot at one of our LCM gigs. Hattie will be on tour shortly and releasing her highly anticipated second album, so please go and see her if she visits near you or please join us in London on the 17th March at SPOC. If you would like to find out more about Hattie, you can either visit her website http://www.hattiebriggs.co.uk/ or I can highly recommend this excellent radio special with Daria from a F-Spot live session last year.https://www.mixcloud.com/…/the-f-spot-live-sessions-16-hat…/
Our runner-up is a musician and good friend who I have known for a number of years, the lovely Daria Kulesh. Daria wins 4 VIP Tickets to a LCM gig of her choice.
In the bronze medal winning postion is another very good singer-songwriter who will be supporting Kelly Oliver at Uxbridge Folk Club soon,Amy Goddard Music. Amy wins 2 VIP Tickets to a LCM gig of her choice.
Congratulations also to Katie (Little Sparrow) and Steve Pledger who also did so well in our poll. They both have great debut albums, which are some of our favourites. A big thank you and congratulations too to all of our final nominees who polled strongly Minnie Birch (last years LCM Music Fund winner), Kadia (The Band), Kelly Oliver, Tobias Ben Jacob andLukas Drinkwater, Marina Flo and Iona Lane Music.
A huge thank you and congratulations to all the nominees on our list and to everyone who took time to comment, vote and listen to their music. We hope that you have enjoyed discovering the music of artists new to you and hope that you will go to see and meet some of your new found favourites this year. We will be shortly announcing the winner of the ticket draw for the people who voted in the poll.
Wishing you all another great year of music
Thanks to Rob Bridge for the great photograph of Hattie