Thanet bands and musicians have picked up gongs at the Giggles-Ent awards.
The Thanet-based promotions group gives a platform to local bands and small businesses.
The awards, held in Deal, included honours for Thanet band Collateral – formerly Angelo Tristan band – Margate group Solar Nineties and, from Ramsgate, musician Oscar Saunders and band Dirty Channel.
John Waller, from Giggles-Ent, said: “The night turned out to be quite successful. We had many local winners. Giggles-Ent helps promote and support local bands, radio stations and small local businesses.
“We try to cover the whole of Kent, but we are based in Thanet. We have run a free promotional group on many different media platforms. Our most popular is our Facebook page and it’s run on a favour for a favour basis and really does work.”
Live music on the night was performed by Oscar Saunders, Trash Mammoth, Splink and Collateral.
Member of the year, Lisa Lauder’s
Third place band Solar Nineties, 2nd place band Dirty Channel, 1st place band Trash Mammoth
Best local male artist, Oscar Saunders
Best female artist Emma Morgan,-Knight (Dirty Channel)
Local heroes Mark Cridland, Marc Carey, John Waller,
Song writers of the year, Splink
Promoter of the year Vivanne Leonard
Special thanks awards Gary Scott, Kristian Bird, John Head, John Morgan, and Liz Johnson-Cooper
New up and coming band, Splink
Third place DJ Neil Vessey 2nd place DJ Mark Cridland, 1st place DJ, Andy Cousin
Best New DJ, Veronica King
Record label of the year, Roulette Media
Album of the year, Bootleg by The Angelo Tristan Band, now Collateral UK
Local peoples champion, Susan Fawsett
Best small local business, Love Drinks in Deal,
Gem of the year, Lisa Jane Mires
Best local Radio Station, Deal Radio
Boobie Award, Eric Goode
Raffle winner Emma Morgan-Knight
Nice to see someone helping the community in a whole for FREE. Not many people would be bothered or care enough to do anything like this. I wish Giggles-Ent many more years of success they obviously found something that works good for them.