Amidst global tour planning for his band Asteroid Funk, Stevie Hawkins heads to Hollywood for the second time this year for the Indie Music Channel Awards. Hawkins is nominated in the blues category, “Best Male Blues Artist” and “Best Blues Live Performance”. The nominations were based upon the song “Everything Is Subject To Change”, written by Charlotte Hannon and Stevie Hawkins, and were determined by a panel of music industry judges. Hawkins was recently nominated in the 2012 Artists In Music Awards held February 10th in Hollywood, where he won “Best Jazz Artist”, and was nominated as “Best Blues Artist”.
Christopher Ewing, Emmy Award winning TV host, actor & model, and founder of the Indie Music Channel, will host a private pre-awards party for the nominees Saturday April 28, 2012, from 1:00 until 5:00 PM, at the legendary motion picture and television production facility, Sunset Gower Studios, in Hollywood. Nominees will have the opportunity to network with Indie artists, music, and television and film industry executives. There will also be a jam session for the nominees to participate at the pre-awards party.
The Red Carpet awards event will take place Sunday April 29, 2012, beginning at 6:30 PM, in the Foundation Room at the House Of Blues on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The awards show starts at 7:00 PM and runs until 10:30 PM. Immediately following the awards, there will be an After Party, featuring entertainment by some of the exceptional artists of the Indie Music Channel, including performances by: SharBaby & the Rhythm Blues Band, Diamante, Amanda Morgan, Viktoria Tocca,, Noize from the Basement, and others. Industry leaders in all areas of television, music, and film and will be attending the event.
Indie Music Channel founder Christopher Ewing says, “Indie Music Channel proudly congratulates all of the artist nominees. Indie Music Channel features some of the best independent artists from around the world, and we are proud to recognize their amazing talents by presenting the 1st Annual Indie Music Channel Awards!”
Hawkins says, “Congratulations to all the artists who are nominated for the Indie Music Channel Awards. The excitement level is high in my camp, and we are looking very forward to attending the event and having fun. The nominations for the awards come as a great surprise. Thanks to Christopher Ewing and the Indie Music Channel for the support and promotion of independent artists globally, and for the honor of the nominations in the IMC awards.”
Joining Stevie Hawkins at the event will be co-writer Charlotte Hannon, Lacy Darryl Phillips radio host on KLEDLive-FM Los Angeles, Jason Roberson radio host on XSite Radio Los Angeles, Miles Grayson legendary music producer of ZZ Hill – Johnny Taylor, and Tony Newton renowned Motown bass guitarist of The Funk Brothers – Smokey Robinson – The Supremes and others.
For information regarding the awards, please visit the Indie Music Channel website.
The video for the nominated song “Everything Is Subject To Change” can be viewed on YouTube or at Stevie Hawkins website.