Pony Girl Tops Nominee List at Capital Music Awards

Published March 21, 2024

The Capital Music Awards have announced their nominees for the fifth annual ceremony, with art rock band Pony Girl leading the pack. The Ottawa-based group has landed five nominations, thanks to their recent project 'Laff it Off'. Other prominent nominees include the electro-feminist pair Beau Nectar and the rhythmically rich The Commotions, both of whom have a significant presence in this year's awards.

Nominations Abound for Diverse Artists

Within the competitive field, Pony Girl stands out, nominated for best video, single, album, production, and songwriter. Beau Nectar follows closely with four nominations in categories such as best video and newcomer, showcasing the talents of Marie Clo and éemi. The Commotions, known for their soulful big band sound, are also strongly represented with three nods.

Rising Talents and Seasoned Musicians Shine

The awards this year highlight a mix of emerging artists and established acts across solo and group categories. Mimi O’Bonsawin, Grey Brisson, and Joly all snagged three nominations each, celebrating their respective contributions to music over the past year. The double nominee list features a range of genres from rock to hip hop, emphasizing the diversity of the capital's music scene.

Industry and Educator Recognition

New categories have been added this year to honor the best music educator and sound engineer, showing a commitment to the broader spectrum of the music industry. The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, the organizing body, has opened some award categories up for public voting, deepening community engagement.

A Night of Musical Celebration

The awards gala is set to take place at the Bronson Centre Music Theatre. It promises to be an evening of celebration, with live performances from nominees and a ceremony hosted by Ottawa's own Juno-winner, Angélique Francis. The event will not only celebrate winners but also pay homage to the resilience and creativity of the music community.

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