After two years of holding these Awards on line it was great to be back hosting them live!

The UK Blues Federation organise these awards to give recognition to those who have made an impact over the year preceding. With ’21 having been a year where we found ourselves creeping out of lockdowns and many finding themselves slowly establishing and re-establishing themselves and having to adapt to survive, it felt great to show some recognition to those who had made a mark. But these were just the tip of the iceberg with so many others nominated across the UK. We look forward to next years Awards as we see these other artists, bands, DJ’s and events establishing themselves.


Last night there were no losers – every single artist, band, DJ and event that has been spoken about, nominated or made it to the hallowed Finalist stage is a winner. Every single one of them deserves so much recognition and support and it’s the people who were watching the show, the people that nominated and voted that give them that support and for that we thank you all.


The UKBlues Award Winners 2022

Vocalist of The Year: Grace Bond

Instrumentalist of The Year: Dom Martin 

Band of The Year: When Rivers Meet 

Acoustic Artist of The Year:  Dom Martin 

Young Artist of The Year: Connor Selby 

Emerging Artist of The Year: Emma Wilson 

Album of The Year: Saving Grace – When Rivers Meet 

Club/Venue of The Year: Tuesday Blues – 100 Club, London 

Festival of The Year: Carlisle Blues & Rock Festival 

Broadcaster of The Year: Cerys Matthews

International Artist of The Year: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

 Unsung Hero Award: Alan Pearce

Unsung Hero Award: Bob Hokum

The whole event is now available to watch again on There UK Blues Federation’s Youtube channel (link below).

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