Lachie Hayes named Entertainer of the Year

Musician Lachie Hayes performs at the ILT Southland Entertainment Awards. Photos: James Jubb/Studio Jubb

MUSICIAN Lachie Hayes was crowned the Southland Entertainer of the Year at the 31st annual ILT Southland Entertainment Awards last Friday.

Hayes also took home the Album of the Year award for Where the Shadows HangĀ and Song of the Year for Shoot ’em Once.

New Zealand music legend Annie Crummer gets the 31st annual ILT Southland Entertainment Awards show under way by performing Michael Jackson’s Thriller with the Fuel Fitness & Health dancers.


People’s Choice Award: Lady Friday

Contribution to Southland Music: Carl Mills

Vocalist of the Year: Cheryl Anderson; Musician of the Year: Arun O’Connor

Southland Centre Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands Piper of the Year: Declan Cruickshank; and Drummer of the Year: Sabin Blanks

Spirit of Southland Award: The Southern Dream (Stags Song)

Band of the Year: Murgatroyd

Junior Entertainer of the Year Award: Liam Fairbairn

Ascot Park Hotel Brass Band Most Improved Player Jack McKenzie; and Most Valued Bandsperson: Warren Crighton

Invercargill Musical Theatre Performers Award: Gerard McSoriley