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The Elwins perform at the 2019 Indie Awards

Alexandra Stréliski Tops The 2019 Indie Awards At Canadian Music Week

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TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — Canadian neoclassical composer and pianist Alexandra Stréliski took top honors at the 2019 Indie Awards, winning album of the year for her latest release Inscape.

Other artists taking home top prizes from this year’s Indie Awards awards included Calgary-based country singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega, who won Artist of the Year) and folk/bluegrass ensemble The Dead South, who took home the prize for Group of the Year.

Canadian EDM duo DVBBS won the prize for Single of the Year for this 2018 hit IDWK, featuring Blackbear.

Performers for the night included Born Ruffians, The Elwins and LA FORCE took to the stage, along with event sponsor Jim Beam’s Talent Search winner Christee Palace.

The 2019 Indie Awards were held as part of Canadian Music Week, music festival and conference which takes place in and around Toronto. This year, CMW features 7 nights of performances, over 800 showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto.

The indie awards were sponsored by Jim Beam and the Toronto-based alternative media company and broadcaster Indie88.

2019 Indie Award Winners

ALBUM OF THE YEAR  
Alexandra Stréliski
Aaron Pritchett
Whitehorse
U.S. Girls
Suuns

SINGLE OF THE YEAR 
DVBBS
Lucky Rose
The Trews


GROUP OF THE YEAR 
The Dead South
Tokyo Police Club
The Dirty Nil
U.S. Girls
Suuns

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lindi Ortega
Jeremy Dutcher
Tanya Tagaq
Born Ruffians
Neko Case

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR            
Sarah MacDougall
Donovan Woods
La Force
Dizzy

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                      
MONOWHALES
Ellevator
Born Ruffians
La Force
Nap Eyes
ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                       
Milk & Bone
Caracol
REZZ
DVBBS
Keys N’ Krates

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                   
Jean- Michel Blais
Safia Nolin
Jesuslesfilles
Pierra Lapointe
Choses Sauvages

INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                   
Jeremy Dutcher
Elisapie
Midnight Shine
Iskwé
Nêhuyawak

POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR        
Said The Whale
Ralph
Emilie Kahn
Chromeo
Soran

RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                  
Shad
Zaki Ibrahim
Cadence Weapon
Evil Ebenezer x JYAY
Killy

ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR           
The Trews
The Barr Brothers
The Glorious Sons
Crown Lands
The Elwins


SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                    
Sarah Macdougall
Joshua Hyslop
Dan Mangan
Megan Bonnell
Great Lake Swimmers
MONOWHALES
Patrick Watson
Loud Luxury

VIDEO OF THE YEAR                  
Tim Hicks
Suuns
Chromeo
Loud Luxury
DVBBS

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