So………. back in July 2010 whilst sitting in a hotel room in Thurstonland,Yorkshire in the Rose & Crown whilst on a 12 gig tour down there, waiting to goto the next gig we entered a few competitions online and one of them was the EMA Exposure Music Awards.
We entered this as it wasnt a fan based competition or a push to get email addresses like so many of the music competitions these days. There was some great judges involved and they worked on what your online profile was like and your gigs and how much of an online presence you had and actually spent time listening to your music and checking everything themsleves. We sent them the video “No Secret” too from our youtube page and links to most of our pages, then left it to be never thought of again …. until…. we recieved an email back in March advising us we were in the top 5 “folk Acts” in the UK. WOOOOOWZAAA!!!
The next part of the story was we were asked to turn up at the Award Ceremony in London and was given the dates but unfortunately this landed on the Swiss leg of our tour! Unfortunately there was no way we could make it to london and we had to let them know.
Sitting on a balcony in Luzern,Switzerland and decided to check my emails at around 10am and there it was… an email from EMA Awards..
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! We won the catergory and are to collect our lovely award for “Best Folk Act 2011” and we also got some good news about us having the chance to play Cheltnham Folk Festival and we would be presented with our award there.
What an amazing memory to be sitting in Luzern, Switzerland whilst on tour and recieving this amazing award and being able to share this with all our fans and friends in Switzerland whilst on tour. As you can imagine we were absolutely buzzing and now .. we are an “Award winning” Act from Northumberland. Get in!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
You can find out more from thier website below if your interested! More great news to share with you all and thanks to everyone as always for your continued support with our musical lives…
Shaggy & Derek – wE sTeaL aWarDs