2018 Awards Ceremony- Following the public Vote the Top five Nominees in each category are;


BCB Radio Bradford

Made in Leeds

BBC Introducing

The Fox’s Den Show Vixen 101

Chapel FM

Small Festival;

Fast and Bulbous The Adelphi

Hebden Folk Roots

Barnsley Live

Beverley Fringe Festival

Drighlington Beer and Music Festival

Medium Festival;

Slam Dunk

Bingley Music Live

Tramlines Festival

Live at Leeds

Humber Street Sesh

Individual Contribution;

Ryan Swain

Helen Taylor

Si Robinson

Paul Jackson

Jim De Barker


Brudenell Social Club

The Live Room Saltaire

Conisbrough Music Fest team

Si Robinson


Small Live Venue;

Adelphi Hull

Al’s Dime Bar

Fulford Arms York

Woolpack Live Doncaster

Black Swan York

Large Venue;

Brudenell Social Club

The Underground Bradford

Pocklington Arts Centre

The Leadmill Sheffield

The Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Music Club;

The New Adelphi Hull

The 1 in 12 Club

The Crescent Community Venue York

Trap Door Bradford

Doncaster Jazz Centre

Artist/ Band

Saints Among Us

Black kes

Red Light Revival

Biscuit Head and the Biscuit Badgers

The Lost Days

Open Mic;

Wireless Bar

The Evil Eye York

The Underground Bradford Open Mic

Imperial Opem Mic Mexborough

Monks Walk Beverley


Adam Leigh Methven- The Lost Days

Jade Heliwell

O’Hooley & Tidow

Birds & Beasts

Beth Kilburn

Sound Engineer;

Tim Walker from Voltage Studios

Jim De Barker (Mitcham)

Jason Salisbury at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Pete Earnshaw

Chris Jones- Wool Pack Live

Emerging Artist;

Saints Among Us

This Time Last Year

Katie Spencer

The Lost Days

Evie Barrand

Yorkshire Gig Guide Awards- Ceremony;

Celebrating Grassroots Music Sunday October 7th- 2017, 7.00pm -11.45pm

We are thrilled to announce that the award ceremony will be held at Imperial Club in Mexborough October 7th 2018.

We are looking forward to the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots awards ceremony in October, hosted by the lovely and impressively irrepressible, energetic Ben Brettell and the wonderful grassroots music family of the Imperial in Mexborough.

We know it's going to be an exciting evening and a showcase for Mexborough's grassroots music.

The evening will include live grassroots music from the wonderful Issimo as well as singer songwriter Gary Middleton and the Imperial’s very own band SBS. Also a celebratory meal and of course the awards ceremony hosted by Chris (the man in a hat) Martin, and the fabulous Tattie Lexi in a celebration of Yorkshires grassroots music. The evening includes a light supper. Price includes food (vegetarian option available)

Please let us know if there are any vegetarians coming so we can plan the food.

The Ceremony will take place between 7.00pm and 11.45pm.

We will have a stage area in the auditorium and an area for people to sit and eat. Of course there is a bar and delicious Imperial local beers and Salamander beer will also make an appearance.

We are definitely not salubrious- very down to earth and grass-rootsy.

 Dress code is however you feel comfortable-

It will be a fun night where we all celebrate and value the great work done by everybody involved in getting local music out-

 the diverse creativity that is Yorkshires grass roots music scene.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony.

The five nominated in each category are of course guests +1 free guest each.

Everyone else Advance tickets £8.00 including light supper meal (vegetarian option available)  Ticket link;  Here>  £9.00 on the door-

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