The Forest City Applauds Local Musicians

  • By Cory Crossman


The Forest City Applauds Local Musicians

An enormous congratulations is in order for all the Forest City London Music Awards nominees, winners and volunteers that made the 19th annual FCLMA's the success they were. After two incredible awardshows featuring a large collection of first time award winners, the depth of London's music community was on full display. 

The London Music Office was thrilled to be apart of the Soundcheck For Success panels discussions that took place throughout London Music Week. A big shout out to all the folks behind the scenes that made Forest City London Music Week such a success. Kudos to you all! 

Awards were handed out via virtual celebrations to the following artists / groups / individuals in their respective categories. 


Contributor: A tie between Adam Bain (fundraising) and Tyler Stewart (mental health awareness)

Pop: Justin Maki

Blues: Benoit Trio (Larry VanDeMaele)

Country: Justine Chantale

Folk/Roots: The Pairs

Contemporary singer songwriter: Deni Gauthier

Metal: Abandoned Souls

Punk: Moore Ave Underground

Rock: Basic White

Hip Hop: Strange Breed

Electronic: Overture

Fan favourite: Michael Trudgen

Ontario independent recording artist: Emm Gryner

Ontario major recording artist: Justin Bieber

Youth award (High School Battle of the Bands): Custie (Justin Heffernan) of Mother Teresa secondary school

Producer/engineer of the year (juried): Alex Emrich, for Sarina Haggarty’s Not Over You Yet

Music video of the year (juried): Darryl Lahteenmaa, director of Dayna Manning’s You You You

FCLMA Fantasy Band 2021: Shaun Sanders (vocals), Steve Clark (bass), Jeff Bialkowski (guitar), Ted Peacock (drums), Tracey Frank (horns), Shane Cook (strings), Chuckee Zehr (keyboard), Anne Moniz (utility player).



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