The Kevin Thorpe Memorial Award for Original British Blues Song of the Year


Updated Oct 2013

Winning Song 2013

These are the songs which were entered for the 2013 Kevin Thorpe Original British Blues Song of the Year

Congratutions to the winner: Ian Siegal with his song

I am The Train

We have tried to link to official video/audio clips where possible, but it has not always been possible, and we have linked to alternative clips.

Should an artist / songwriter wish to have link changed or removed, please email fizgigmusic

Please visit the official British Blues Awards website for further info

Many thanks, Tom and Ali @ Fizgig


1. NOMINATED BY MARTIN CLARKE - THE BLUES SESSION

Listen to the Blues Session on Radio Wey [link] - Fridays 9-11pm (UK Time)

Please listen to Martin's 4 song choices via his Soundcloud site

* KT Award 1 - Mockingbird Hill - 'Transition Man'

* KT Award 2 - Brothers Groove - 'My Guitar'

* KT Award 3 - Rosco Levee - 'Goldrush' (Finalist)

* KT Award 4 - Blue Touch - 'Stack o' Bob'

Vote for your choice [here]


2. NOMINATED BY IAN McKENZIE - PHONIC FM

Listen to Ian's show ~ 'Wednesday's Even Worse' on Phonic FM (www.phonic.fm) - Wednesday (6pm UK time).

Please listen to Ian's 4 song choices via his Blues In The South website

KT Award 5 - Adam Franklin - Jazz Hole Boogie [with thanks to Ian McKenzie who supplied the song audio]

KT Award 6 - Andy Drudy Disorder - Just Gimme A Slow Blues

* KT Award 7 - Babajack - Rooster Blues (Finalist)

* KT Award 8 - Blue On Black - Blues is

Vote for your choice [here]


3. NOMINATED BY KEVIN BEALE - BLUES ON THE MARSH

Listen to Kevin's show ~ Blues On The Marsh on Channel Radio - (Fridays 7-9pm UK)

KT Award 9 - Cynthia Gentle & The Truetone - You Just Can't Win

KT Award 10 - Mama Kaz - Mamas Express

KT Award 11 - Geoff Everett Band - Lost At Sea

* KT Award 12 - Katie Bradley - I Hear The River (Third)

Vote for your choice [here]


4. NOMINATED BY DAVE RAVEN - RAVEN 'N' THE BLUES

New shows every Saturday and show podcasts from 2005 to present available

KT Award 13 - David Migden & The Dirty Words - Shel Silverstein

KT Award 14 - Bex Marshall - Love

KT Award 15 - Sean Taylor - Stand Up

* KT Award 16 - Ian Siegal & The Mississippi Mudbloods - I am The Train (winning song)

Vote for your choice [here]


5. NOMINATED BY ASHWYN SMYTH - DIGITAL BLUES

Listen to Ashwyn's show on GatewayFM 97.8fm (in Basildon, East Thurrock & surrounding areas) or online at www.gateway978.com and/or http://tunein.com/radio/Gateway-978-s116463/ (Wednesday 9-11pm UK)

KT Award 17 - Joanne Shaw Taylor - Army of One

KT Award 18 - Tom Doughty - Journeyman Blues (Finalist)

KT Award 19 - Richie Milton (sung by Linda Hall) - Life is Strange

KT Award 20 - Nigel Bagge - God Made Lily

Vote for your choice [here]


6. NOMINATED BY IAN MCHUGH - BLUES IS THE TRUTH

Ian's show is broadcast at various times throughout the week on UK Jazz Radio [schedule]

* KT Award 21 - 24Pesos - Walk Away

KT Award 22 - Otis Grand - Do You Remember (When) (Finalist)

KT Award 23 - Jon Amor Blues Group - Good Thing Back

KT Award 24 - Will Johns Band - Kissing You [Clip] / Full song on Soundcloud: Kissing You

Vote for your choice [here]


7. NOMINATED BY GARY GRAINGER - THE BLUES SHOW [listen Sunday 6-8pm]

KT Award 25 - Mitch Laddie - Give You The World

KT Award 26 - Blueswater - Don't Call The Medicine Man

KT Award 27 - John Fairhurst - The Snow Lies Deep (Finalist)

KT Award 28 - bluesfreak - Eyes Of A Child

Vote for your choice [here]


8. NOMINATED BY PAUL STILES - UK BLUES TODAY

Listen to Paul's show every Sunday on Radio Seagull 1602 (6:00am & 6:00pm UK Time) / Repeated on Mondays @ 7:00pm (UK) on Network Radio 4

KT Award 29 - Walker Broad - Play Me Some Blues

KT Award 30 - The Red Dirt Skinners - The Neighbour's Rooster [sample only]

KT Award 31 - Blues 'n' Trouble - Try Anything Twice (Finalist)

KT Award 32 - Giles Hedley & The Aviators - Keep Your Hands Out Of My Pockets [artist website link only]

[listen to the 4 songs here]

Vote for your choice [here]


9. NOMINATED BY DAVE WATKINS - BLUESTRAIN

Listen to Dave's show on Frome FM - (Wednesdays fortnightly - podcast available after show)

* KT Award 33 - Jo Harman - Worthy Of Love

* KT Award 34 - Dani Wilde - The Burning Truth (Finalist)

KT Award 35 - The Motives featuring Matt Taylor - Burning Angel

KT Award 36 - Mark Harrison - Honeyboy

Vote for your choice [here]


10. NOMINATED BY ROB BANCROFT - 10 RADIO

KT Award 37 - Richard Townend - Ring

* KT Award 38 - Oli Brown - Here I Am (Runner Up)

KT Award 39 - Rabbit Foot - Fantasy Blues

KT Award 40 - White Knuckle Blues Band - Can't Change The Time

Vote for your choice [here]


11. NOMINATED BY TIM AVES - THE BLUES IS BACK

Listen to Tim's show on Saint FM - (Sundays 8-10pm)

* KT Award 41 - Mighty Mojos - White Lightning (Finalist)

* KT Award 42 - Tim Hain & Alan Glen - Death By Chocolate

KT Award 43 - David Phillips - A Sailor's Song

KT Award 44 - The Struck Bats - A Long Way to Go

Vote for your choice [here]


12. NOMINATED BY COLIN ETCHES - FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES SHOW

Listen to Colin's show on Trent FM - Fridays 7-10pm

* KT Award 45 - Navacross - Waiting On A Wire

* KT Award 46 - Ron Sayer - Don't Make Me Stay (Finalist)

* KT Award 47 - Wooden Horse - Hell Ain't Going Home

KT Award 48 - Mighty Bosscats - The Rain Keeps Coming

Vote for your choice [here]


13. NOMINATED BY BOB & NORM - THE BLUES SHOW

Listen to Bob & Norm on gtfm ~ Mondays 8-10pm

* KT Award 49 - Cherry Lee Mewis - He Wants More

KT Award 50 - Blind Dead McJones Band - Blind Dead McJones (Finalist)

KT Award 51 - Absolution - She Got The Money

KT Award 52 - Paul Bridgwater - Sad Song

Vote for your choice [here]


14. NOMINATED BY LES YOUNG - WALL2WALL BLUES

Listen to Les's show on Penistone FM - Mondays 8-10pm

* KT Award 53 - Bare Bones Boogie Band - Wings (Finalist)

KT Award 54 - Ledfoot - I'll Dream of You Tonight

KT Award 55 - Gerry Cooper - Follow The River

KT Award 56 - Stuart James - Love is Here to Stay

Vote for your choice [here]


15. NOMINATED BY JIMMY CARLYLE - HAMBONE'S RUMSHACK

KT Award 57 - Grey Goose Blues Band - The Hunter

KT Award 58 - Half Deaf Clatch - I'm No Superman

KT Award 59 - Lewis Hamilton - Candlelight & Sympathy

KT Award 60 - Eddie Martin - Second Chance Romance

Vote for your choice [here]


* Songs played on the Radio Wey's Blues Session (22-Mar-13)


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