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 Hang and Song of the Year for Shoot ’em Once.
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