ON STAGE: Electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes, Lachie Mulligan on electronics and Harry Suttor on guitar and vocals, at the 2015 Dolphin Awards ceremony.
ON STAGE: Electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes, Lachie Mulligan on electronics and Harry Suttor on guitar and vocals, at the 2015 Dolphin Awards ceremony. Anthony Moulay AVimages

Calling all musos for NCEIA Dolphin awards

ENTRIES are open to independent musicians in the (02) 66 area code to audition with their original music for a spot on the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards 2016.

The North Coast Entertainment Industry Association is looking for talented, original and engaging individuals or bands to play at the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards ceremony in December.

To be considered, fill in the pre-selection form on the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards website at nceia.org.au.

The NCEIA board will select the top 10 entrants to perform at the NCEIA audition concert on June 18 at the Ballina RSL Club, where the top two will be selected by a panel of judges to perform at the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards in December.

This is an excellent opportunity for artists from Bellingen through to the lower Tweed area to showcase their music in front of the region’s music industry luminaries.

NCEIA first came together in 1991 to support, encourage and acknowledge independent musicians to create their original music in this region.

NCEIA has dedicated a page on its website (nceia.org.au) for people to upload old photos with a caption describing their experience with NCEIA through the years.

Some of the photos will be used for a celebratory magazine to be available at the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards night this year.

The big night

This year, NCEIA have an extra special Dolphin Music Awards night planned to celebrate 25 years in a big way.

Entries for the awards open on the NCEIA website on June 20. There is a cost to enter which goes towards putting on the awards night.

Entrants are encouraged to carefully consider which categories to enter beforehand as the music is judged by NCEIA’s 60 music industry judges based on the category criteria.

The awards night footage will also be streamed live worldwide and played on radio.

The NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards 25th Anniversary gala will be held on December 6 at the Ballina RSL Club.

Dates:

May 18: Audition entries close

June 18: Audition Concert

June 20: NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards entries open

Oct 7: NCEIA Dolphin music awards entries close

Dec 6: NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards night



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