The 2020 FORM UKBlues Awards virtual presentation event took place on Sunday 17th May 2020 – and if you missed it or want to enjoy it again we have the link at the bottom of this page.
Blues Artist of the Year – sponsored by Blues in the South
Blues Instrumentalist of the Year – sponsored by Digital Blues
Emerging Artist of the Year – sponsored by the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival
Blues Band of the Year – sponsored by The Meeting Room, Elland
Acoustic Blues Act of the Year – sponsored by Blues on the Bay, Eaglescliffe
Jules Fothergill Young Blues Artist of the Year – sponsored by Bluefunk Rhythm & Blues Club
Blues Based Festival of the Year – sponsored by EarlyBlues.com
Dave Raven UK Blues Based Broadcaster of the Year – sponsored by Blues Matters!
Blues Album of the Year – sponsored by The Colourblind Blues Show
Blues Club/Venue of the Year – sponsored by Upton Blues Festival
Blues Unsung Hero – sponsored by the UKBlues Federation
Many congratulations go to all the individual award winners and also to all of the finalists.
The UKBlues Federation thank Paul Long for producing this event as well as creating and engineering the jam band contribution. And to Kev Hickman who created and produced the performance video.
The evening culminated in a fantastic ‘lockdown’ jam band performance of The Allman Brothers classic ‘Soulshine’.
The band comprised Rufus Fry (The Achievers) : Harmonica, Kev Hickman (Catfish) and Graham Walker (Crossfire) : Drums, Danny Blomeley (Kyla Brox Band) and Adam Pyke (Catfish): Bass, Connor Selby, Marcus Praestgaard-Stevens, Matt Long : Guitars, Paul Long ; Keyboards, Elles Bailey, Kyla Brox, Alice Armstrong (Crossfire) : Lead Vocals.
The UKBlues Federation is pleased to announce that, thanks to the generous and continuing sponsorship and support of the headline and event sponsors, we were able to pay the musicians who were originally booked to play the event a fee slightly greater than that originally agreed whilst all the jam band musicians also received a fee in recognition of their contribution.
In these very challenging times, the UKBlues Federation is pleased to be able to give some financial support, albeit in a small way.