The Unsigned Music Awards

Last Thursday (27th October 2016) #MusicHourUK attended The UMA’s at the Troxy Theatre in London. The Troxy Theatre is a Grade II listed Art Deco venue which has been converted for modern use and hosts music concerts, immersive cinema events, award ceremonies, conferences, product launches, indoor sport, film screenings, parties and weddings.

The UMA’s was created and founded by Georgina Thomas, Simon O’Kelly and Ben Connor, who put on an amazing and glitzy show. The event itself was presented by MTV’s Laura Whitmore and Chris Stark from BBC Radio One. We were very much looking forward to this, as it is a great platform for unsigned artists to gain recognition. The night certainly didn’t disappoint with fantastic live performances from a host of artists including Elle Exxe and Darby Ward, two artists to definitely check out.

The Categories and Winners were:

Best EP/Album/Record – Rothwell (2 EP)

Best Music Video – Gunship (Revel In Your Time)

Best Live Act – Brother & Bones

Best Produced/Engineered Record – Jerry Williams (Let’s Just Forget It)

Best International EP/Album/Record – Gosto (Coloured Silhouettes)

Best International Music Video – Madyx (Some Kisses)

Best Songwriter – Dani Sylvia

Musicpreneur – Anno Domini

Best Male Solo Act – Mullally

Best Female Solo Act – Elle Exxe

Best Urban Act – Mugun

Best Electronic/Dance Act – Majik

Best Rock Act – Broken Witt Rebels

Best Country/Folk Act – Westerman

Best Jazz/Blues Act – Malaika

Youth Music Award – Momac