Leaf on Bold Street to host the inaugural GIT Award on Friday April 27.
The GIT Award, the premier prize for the Merseyside music scene, is to take place in acclaimed city centre venue, Leaf on Bold Street.
Founder of Leaf, Natalie Haywood said: ‘We are delighted to support the first GIT award. We really believe in the strength of the music scene in the city and look forward helping Peter Guy celebrate this in an exciting and credible fashion.’
Liverpool ECHO journalist and GIT Award founder, Peter Guy said: ‘I am chuffed to be staging the first GIT Award at Leaf.
‘Leaf has been a firm favourite of mine since its days in the Baltic Triangle and now on Bold Street, Natalie, Becky and all the staff have established it as a firm favourite for music and culture lovers all over the region. If their first birthday celebrations are anything to go by – the GIT Award should be a magnificent night for Liverpool’s thriving music community.‘
The GIT award has been dubbed ‘the Scouse Mercury’ by the UK music press. To mark the ceremony of the inaugural GIT Award, top names from Liverpool Football Club, NME, Vice Magazine and The Guardian have teamed up with the cornerstones of the region’s music scene to judge the finest recordings to come out of Merseyside within the last calendar year.
Natalie added: ‘The team at Leaf are delighted to host the first GIT Award and support new music as they are lucky to work with many talented promoters and and host outstanding events that supports musicians both locally and nationally.
‘The team are sad to see the recent closure of several acclaimed venues in the city and in the tough economic climate are working to flourish as a music venue.
‘The winning artist of the GIT award will be chosen on merit from a shortlist of 12 nominees, irrelevant of genre, artists will be judged on quality with judges listening to nominees from across the musical spectrum who reflect the city’s rich heritage in pop, rock and roll, country, dance, soul, hip hop and jazz plus all stops in between.‘
The 12 nominees on the short list will be announced in the coming months and the winner announced at an awards ceremony in April.
For a full list of the judges visit here.
Artists can still enter the GIT Award by sending four tracks to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively post to Peter Guy, The GIT Award, Liverpool Post & ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L693EB.
If you’re a business and would like to get involved with the GIT Award, please email email@example.com
Leaf, 65-57 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4EZ. T: 0151 707 7747