East Coast Music Week 2012!

Posted: 10th April 2012 by refrainmusic in Concerts, Random Musical Thoughts

East Coast Music Week! 2012

 It’s East Coast Music Week!!

Various Locations– Moncton, NB – Canada – April 11-15/2012

Showcasing Acts:
http://www.ecma.ca/event.asp?section=66

Tickets:
http://ecma.com/moncton/

Great ECM Week Survival Guide (Bob Mersereau-CBC.ca):
http://www.cbc.ca/nb/mt/ecma/2012/04/ecma-week-is-here-bobs-survival-guide.html

Five East Coast Music Awards on Thursday (ECMA.com):
http://www.ecma.com/news/five-east-coast-music-awards-given-today-as-part-of-east-coast-music-week-i 

Three more awards given out on Friday (ECMA.com):
http://www.ecma.com/news/friday-the-13th-a-lucky-day-for-three-ecma-winners-as-part-of-east-coast-mu 

ECMA Gives Out More Music Awards and Honours Industry Professionals (ECMA.com):
http://www.ecma.com/news/ecma-gives-out-more-music-awards-and-honours-industry-professionals-at-east 

 Matt Anderson Leads Group of Multiple Award Winners At ECMA Gala Awards (ECMA.com)
http://www.ecma.com/news/matt-andersen-hey-rosetta-david-myles-keith-mullins-scott-macmillan-claim-m 

http://www.ecma.ca

Thursday
The first full day of the ECMA’s East Coast Music Week treated us to some great performances on the country stage, and rock stage (and Matt Anderson on the Roots stage that I couldn’t even remotely get close too for a picture, but sounded fantastic!).  The action continues today, Friday, with a ton of live music leading us into the weekend with the “Rising Star” stage, “Night Danger Stage”, and the “First Nations Showcase” added to the action.  The ECMA’s haven’t been in Moncton for over a decade, I highly recommend you getting out and checking it out…TGIF!  Get out and enjoy some music and enjoy the great talent this event has to offer!

ECMA Week 2012 - Country Stage - Francelle Maria Band

ECMA Week 2012 - Country Stage - Francelle Maria Band

ECMA Week 2012 - Country Stage - Sarah Cripps

ECMA Week 2012 - Country Stage - Sarah Cripps

ECMA Week 2012 - Country Stage - Stephen Fearing

East Coast Music Week 2012 - Rock Stage - Tim Cormier C103

East Coast Music Week 2012 - Rock Stage - Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers

East Coast Music Week 2012 - Rock Stage - Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers

Friday
The second full day of the ECMA’s East Coast Music Week ‘rocked’ on the country stage, rock stage, at the Tide & Boar, and the Molson ‘Late Night’ stage.  The action continues today, Saturday, with a multitude of performances on the last night before the gala awards on Sunday.  The rock stage was hopping last night with great acts like ‘Alert The Medic’ and ‘Gloryhound’, and Dominique Dupuis fiddled us into the wee hours over on the ‘Late Night’ stage backed up by a stellar band, I highly recommend you getting out and checking it out…”Turn It up”!  Get out and enjoy some music and enjoy the great talent this event has to offer!

ECMA Week 2012 - Country Stage - Katie McGarry

ECMA Week 2012 - Country Stage - Aselin Debison

ECMA Week 2012 - Rock Stage - Alert The Medic (these guys rock!)

ECMA Week 2012 - Rock Stage - Loud Recording of the Year Presentation:
"Shelter With Thieves" for Someday Is Never Soon Enough

ECMA Week 2012 - Rock Stage - Gloryhound

ECMA Week 2012 - Rock Stage - Gloryhound

ECMA Week 2012 - Rock Stage - The Motorleague

ECMA Week 2012 - Rock Stage - The Motorleague

ECMA Week 2012 - Rock Stage - The Motorleague

ECMA Week 2012 - Molson "Late Night" Stage - Dominique Dupuis

ECMA Week 2012 - Molson "Late Night" Stage - Dominique Dupuis

Saturday
The Saturday of the 2012 ECMA’s East Coast Music Week was the busiest one so far, with musical action all over the city’s downtown.  With a multitude of fantastic performances on the last night before the gala awards on Sunday the rock stage was hopping tonight, ‘hip-hoppin’ that is with great acts like ‘Ghettochild’ and ‘Ambition’, and Maestro Fresh Wes!   The “MIA Bash” stage, a collaboration of Music NB, Music PEI, and Music NL took  us into the early hours of Sunday …”Turn It up”!  Get out and enjoy some music the great talent this event has shown us this week!

ECMA Week 2012 - Radio Stage - Tonya Kennedy

ECMA Week 2012 - MIA Bash Stage - Ian Foster

ECMA Week 2012 - MIA Bash Stage - Chris Kirby & The Marquee

ECMA Week 2012 - Rock/Hip-Hop Stage - Ambition

ECMA Week 2012 - MIA Bash Stage - The Navigator's

ECMA Week 2012 - MIA Bash Stage - The Navigator's

ECMA Week 2012 - MIA Bash Stage - Kevin McIntyre Band

ECMA Week 2012 - MIA Bash Stage - Kevin McIntyre

ECMA Week 2012 - "MIA Bash" Stage - Two Hours Traffic

Sunday
 Sunday of the 2012 ECMA’s East Coast Music Week was going to be a full one, with it starting with a free outdoor show the city’s downtown, in the Moncton Market parking lot.  A few thousand showed up to see Kevin McIntyre, Carmen Townsend, and The Trews perform outside on one of the nicest days of this spring season.  It was a great show that was enjoyed by a multitude of age groups, even saw young lady about two to three years old dancing up a storm to the Trews down in front.  I even got to say hello to Maestro Fresh Wes who was out for a casual Sunday stroll along Main St. this afternoon, seems like a nice guy, a big smile and friendly greeting.  I encourage all of you to get out and enjoy some of the great talent this event has shown us this week!  On to the Gala Awards!

ECMA Week 2012 - Market Stage - Carmen Townsend

ECMA Week 2012 - Market Stage - The Trews

ECMA Week 2012 - Market Stage - The Trews & Tim Chaisson

ECMA Week 2012 - Market Stage - The Trews

East Coast Music Week – ECMA Gala Awards 2012
 Sunday of the 2012 ECMA’s East Coast Music Week was the culmination of a week of music, conferences, connecting and networking, with it’s final event the Gala Awards ceremony.  Where the week of events can be seen primarily for the fan, the gala, is as much for the artist, with it’s awards, performances…and of course the after party.  Below you’ll see some shots from an event that, unfortunately no longer televised, is the culmination of a superb week of live music.  I will take away some new music with me from this week, becoming a fan of a few bands I’d never even heard of before.   I encourage all of you to get out and enjoy some of the great talent this event has shown us this week!

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Host Roch Voisine

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Jimmy Rankin accepting Video of The Year

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Catherine MacLellan - Lifetime Achievement Award winner performs "Farewell To Nova Scotia"

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - David Myles & Classified

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Matt Anderson

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - David Myles winner of "Song of The Year"

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Meagan Smith

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Tim Chaisson & Morningfold

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - George Belliveau winner of 'Francophone Recording of The Year'

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Hey Rosetta win 'Album of the Year' & 'Group Recording of The Year'

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Hey Rosetta win 'Album of the Year'

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Kim Stockwood meets the Media

ECMA Week 2012 - Gala Awards - Roch Voisine, host, and winner of the 'Special Achievement Award'