Synthpop band Repartee sweeps MusicNL awards
Posted: Oct 15, 2012 8:14 AM NT
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2012 1:01 PM NT
Repartee, a St. John's band known for mixing dance rock with synthesizer-laden pop, cleaned up at Sunday night's MusicNL awards in St. John's.
The four-member band won every award for which it had been nominated, including group and album of the year, for a self-titled recording that marked its full-length debut.
"I'm overwhelmed. I've said that word so many times tonight, but I don't know how to describe it," lead singer Meg Warren told CBC News.
"I just feel so much love from the people in this room ... This is really amazing."
Repartee also won awards for best new artist, best pop-rock group and the fan's choice award.
Warren's romantic partner, Tom Power, the host of CBC Radio 2 Morning, won as the media person of the year. Power is also a member of the Dardanelles, which won in the Celtic/traditional category.
St. John's-based Chris Kirby won both the male artist and songwriter of the year awards.
Katie Baggs won as best female artist.
Winners of the 2012 MusicNL awards
Album of the Year: Repartee - Repartee
Male Artist of the Year: Chris Kirby - Wonderizer
Female Artist of the Year: Katie Baggs - Home Again Home Again
Group of the Year: Repartee
Rising Star New Artist or Group of the Year: Repartee
Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year: Repartee
Folk/Roots Artist or Group of the Year: The Once - Row Upon Row of the People They Know
Celtic/Traditional Artist or Group of the Year: The Dardanelles - The Eastern Light
Pop/Rock Artist or Group of the Year: Repartee - Repartee
Alternative Artist or Group of the Year: Mark Bragg - Your Kiss
Country Artist or Group of the Year: Terry Penney - The Last Guitar
Jazz/Blues Artist or Group of the Year: Dwayne Cote and Duane Andrews - The Empress
Gospel Artist or Group of the Year: Dan Bursey - Spread Your Love
Side Musician of the Year: Sandy Morris
Songwriter of the Year: Chris Kirby - Waiting So Long
Industry Professional of the Year: Tony Murray
Volunteer of the Year: Justin Davis
Educator of the Year: Kathy Conway
Company of the Year: Heavy Weather
Media Person of the Year: Tom Power - CBC Radio
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