Local stars showcased at the 25th Dolphin Music Awards
THE North Coast Entertainment Industry Association (NCEIA) is this year celebrating 25 years of promoting the local music industry through its Dolphin Music Awards.
The first event to kick off the official celebrations will be a showcase of local musicians, featuring the following artists:
The Rochelle Lees Band has now morphed into an originals band, having previously played covers on the North Coast for the past 12 years.
The band's material is described as a blend of tongue-in-cheek bubblegum-pop and nostalgic references to the band's love of 1980s music.
The band won the pop category at the Dolphin Music Awards in 2015.
Carmen Cane is an indie pop singer with a personal take on the world and a strong element of style.
Her video Glory Man took out the 2015 Music Video award at the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards.
Serinna McGrath is a young singer-songwriter about to take her music career forward.
She won the youth category in 2012 and both the youth and female vocal awards in 2013.
Blakboi is an indigenous singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, visual artist, activist and poet who won the male vocal category in 2014 and was also a finalist in two other categories.
The 2016 NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards will offer a prize pool over a number of categories.
Local musicians living in the "(02)66" telephone area code should prepare an application showcasing their original music for the awards, later this year.
At the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, on February 11 from 8.30pm. Free gig.