The NMG Awards were launched to recognise the talent of the local music scene in Cambridge and surrounding towns and villages across all music genres and ages.
Close to 200 people attended the evening at The Portland Arms, which was sponsored by Half Ton Studios and Greg’s Greats.
Best Male Solo Artist was awarded to Lewis Mokler, the Newmarket singer-songwriter recently signed to Le Good Soldier Songs, owned by Warner UK CEO Christian Tattersfield.
Best Female Artist was Melody Causton, whose song Ribbons and Letters tells of her mother’s aguish at losing touch with her brother 20 years ago.
The Pride of Cambridge Award, given to an artist that was beginning to break onto the national stage, went to folk roots family band The Willows.
Best Urban Dance Artist was Goldstar, while Motor Tapes were the winners of the Best Pop Group.
Fred’s House scooped both the audience choice award, voted for by Cambridge 105 listeners, and Best Folk Artist.
There were also live performances from many of the artists present including Grace Sarah, The Cogo, The Floe, Lewis Mokler, Fred’s House and Horse Party.
You can view an album of photographs from the event on the Cambridge 105 Facebook page
Full List of Winners:
Best Alternative: Keltrix
Best Duo: Music and Spies
Best Male Solo: Lewis Mokler
Best Female Solo: Melody Causton
Best Indie: Treehead
Best Rock: Horse Party
Best U18 Group: Three Patch Problem
Best U18 Solo: Harry Seaton
Best Folk/Roots: Fred’s House
Best Urban/Dance: Goldstar
Best Pop: Motor Tapes
Audience Choice: Fred’s House
Pride of Cambridge: The Willows