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The 2016 NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards Night celebrating 25 years was a sell out.

Anyone in the entire world can watch the nights proceedings by simply clicking the arrow below. This link will be active for some time.

The 2016 winners are;

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Finalists 2016

Category Band Name First Name Surname Song Title
Instrumental Essie Thomas Light at the end of the Tunnel
Instrumental Leigh Carriage FILMENT
Instrumental Angus Stuwe Graham Eternal
Instrumental Dirk Terrill Break and Enter
Music for Children mememe productions Cate McQuillen so not a princess
Music for Children mememe productions Cate McQuillen What a load of rubbish
Music for Children Julia Dayhew Monkey
Devotional / Gospel Tom Mwanza Productionz Tom Mwanza To Worship You
Devotional / Gospel Angus Stuwe Graham Unclouded Eyes
Devotional / Gospel Amir Paiss Blessed To Chant
Urban / Hip Hop / Funk Tom Mwanza Productionz Tom Mwanza U Gala Say Hey
Urban / Hip Hop / Funk Dirk Terrill All We Got
Urban / Hip Hop / Funk Dirk Terrill Sunset Love
Electronic Music Steve Kelly 21st Century Lullaby
Electronic Music INNES KESTEVEN Projections
Electronic Music Patty Bom Ghost in my Gut
Folk David Moss Sensible Girl
Folk Lea May Into the Sun
Folk Tim Stokes Firefly
Jazz Angus Stuwe Graham Hunter-d
Jazz Leigh Carriage BACKSTEPPING
Jazz Leigh Carriage CATAPULT
Youth Isabella Cox Liquor and Time
Youth Fynn Barker Hi-Lo feat AKA Lui
Youth Grace Hickey Cactus Flower
Alternative / Indie Cheynne Murphy A Horse Called Freedom
Alternative / Indie Luka Cinnamond One Last Kiss
Alternative / Indie Tupenny Opera Our Wars
Blues Angus Stuwe Graham Just Do It
Blues MARSHALL OKELL Carry On Carry On
Protest kathleen murphy HORIZONS
Protest Essie Thomas Big Man
Protest Angus Stuwe Graham Misguided Existence
Protest Wendy Ford Productions wendy ford Hippy Cowgirl
Rock Angus Stuwe Graham Smile
Rock alicia c Cruise 4 this Bruise
Rock Antimata Stewart Hume Falling
Pop Hannah Parrington Permanent
Pop Wendy Ford Productions wendy ford Good Medicine
Pop Rochelle Lees Band Lachlan Renwick Yard
Country Luke Vassella Casino
Country Brendan Smoother Burrumbuttock Hay Runners
Country Chris Eaton Young and Able
Adult Contemporary Luke Vassella In a North Coast Town
Adult Contemporary Ivan Perger Killing Time
Adult Contemporary Jo Kelly Letting Love In
Adult Contemporary Rochelle Lees Band Lachlan Renwick Let It Go - Jealousy
Adult Contemporary LUSH Mish Songsmith Space Invader
Music Video Luke Vassella Shine a Light
Music Video Luke Vassella Three Strands
Music Video Claire Chatfield Lie To Me
Production David Moss Fitting in Brother Amos Chosens Transformation Pandemonium
Production Kellie Knight Everything is One
Production Angus Stuwe Graham Unclouded Eyes
Songwriter of the year Luke Vassella Mountain Blue
Songwriter of the year Amir Paiss Free From The Spell
Songwriter of the year Amir Paiss Rainbow
Songwriter of the year Megan Donnelly Calling Out To You
Songwriter of the year Cheynne Murphy Burnished Gold
Songwriter of the year Greenswood Josh Greenwood River of Blood
Female Vocal Cassie Rose Bennett Cassie Bennett Broken Trust
Female Vocal Lucy Gallant War
Female Vocal Grace Hickey Cactus Flower
Male Vocal Matty Rogers So Cold
Male Vocal Two Lions Chris Mallory Lift Me Up
Male Vocal David Moss Brother Amos Chosens Transformation Pandemonium
Song of the year Essie Thomas Hold On
Song of the year Matty Rogers Walk to the Water
Song of the year Matty Rogers Food on the Table
Song of the year Dan Hannaford Lay Down Your Guns
Song of the year Leigh Carriage COMPLICATED LOVE
Song of the year Angus Stuwe Graham What Happened
Album of the Year Leigh Carriage WEAVE
Album of the Year Dan Hannaford I Cried Bullets
Swamp Stompers

Swamp Stompers


25 YEARS; 2016 will mark 25 years since the first North Coast Entertainment Industry (NCEIA), Dolphin Music Awards.

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED FOR 2016 Good luck to all the entrants.


The 2015 Winners!

Category Artist Song
Adult Contemporary Jo Kelly Himalaya
Album of the Year Anna Free The Unsolved Crimes
Alternative / Indie Kirsten Pavlovic You Got My Heart
Blues Deidi Vine Bad Boy Blues
Country The Mid North Undertaker
Female Vocal Lucinda Gray Well Aware
Folk The Mid North The Letter
Heavy & Hard Krypt Dance of the Dead
Male Vocal (Steve Gilpin Memorial Award) Casey Barnes Hard Times
Music Video Carmen Cane Glory Man
Pop Rochelle Lees Band Tell Me It’s Over
Production Doot Worn Out Engine
Protest MT Bill & Mrs Hole In The Head
Rock Matt & Tanya Fisher Let Me Be
Song of the year Anna Free Make You Happy
Urban / Hip Hop / Funk Kellie Knight and the Daze Everything is One
World / Reggae Kellie Knight and the Daze Humanity
Youth Hannah Parrington Bones
Nick & Sam

Nick & Sam

A LITTLE HISTORY - The North Coast Entertainment Industry Association was formed in 1991 by a number of enthusiastic musicians with the goal of promoting and celebrating the regions rich music and performing arts industry. The Northern Rivers boasts a wealth of musical talent, skills, expertise and academic knowledge. The industry encompasses a multitude of people involved in a range of genres.

Aims of the organisation

  • To bring together and strengthen our regions music community.
  • To encourage developing musicians in this region
  • To acknowledge this areas talented musicians at our major event, the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards
  • To create performance opportunities for members