Guys, I was nominated for a Vancouver Island Music Award! After hearing about the organization and submitting my music, I had no expectations... but this happened. It's great to know that these awards exist and I'll be able to meet and experience local artists and learn from them. The category I am nominated for is 'Island Youth Artist of the Year', along with eight other young artists, two of which I've had the pleasure of working with already. Along with the nomination came a warm, happy feeling of content knowing that all of these great musicians are getting local recognition for their work. The west coast is such a creative place, Vancouver Island in particular. I'm so looking forward to the Award Ceremony in Victoria on April 28th, and it is a public event. If you're interested in attending, all the information can be found here: http://islandmusicawards.wordpress.com/
There was also a lovely article in my local newspaper about the nomination and a recent CBC competition I was in, and you can read that online here: http://gulfislandsdriftwood.com/entertainment/phoenix-scoops-best-artist-nods/#.UTuq1xysiSp
Thank you all for your continuous support, I am forever grateful!