The Town Heroes, In-Flight Safety, and Kim Harris among winners at 2015 Eastlink East Coast Music Awards Gala

The Town Heroes, In-Flight Safety, and Kim Harris among winners at 2015 Eastlink East Coast Music Awards Gala

The Town Heroes, In-Flight Saftey, and Kim Harris are among the artists who took home East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) tonight at the 2015 Eastlink East Coast Music Awards Gala at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay, NL. The Once, Hey Rosetta!, and Carleton Stone were also honoured during the live national broadcast hosted by Jonny Harris.

Amidst performances from artists such as Amelia Curran, Neon Dreams, Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire, Catherine MacLellan, Còig, The Trews, Ennis, and Adam Baldwin, the following ECMAs were presented:

Album of the Year (presented by Eastlink)
In-Flight Safety - Conversationalist
(Producers: John Mullane and Glen Nicholson)

Folk Recording of the Year (presented by Steele Communications)
The Once - Departures

Group Recording of the Year (presented by Molson)
The Town Heroes - Sunday Movies

Rising Star Recording of the Year (presented by Slaight Music)
Kim Harris - Only The Mighty

Solo Recording of the Year (presented by UPS)
Carleton Stone - Draws Blood

Song of the Year (presented by RBC and CBC)
Hey Rosetta! - "Kintsukuroi"
(Producer: Marcus Paquin)

Fans' Choice Entertainer of the Year (presented by The Telegram)
The Town Heroes

Fans' Choice Video of the Year (presented by The Telegram)
The Town Heroes - Holdin' Up Grants
(Director: Dillon Garland)

Director's Special Achievement Award
Marc Chouinard

Industry Builder Award
Fred's Records

"Congratulations to all of tonight's East Coast Music Award winners! From our host Jonny Harris to the inspiring performances by our East Coast artists, the entire evening felt truly special," says Andy McLean, ECMA Executive Director. "The gala is a great representation of the diverse talent coming out of Atlantic Canada today. We're looking forward to seeing everyone out at the ECMW showcases and conference sessions. It's going to be an amazing week!"

During the celebration, the East Coast Music Association also announced that East Coast Music Week 2016 will take place in Sydney, NS from April 13-17.

The remainder of the 2015 East Coast Music Awards, including the Industry Awards, will be handed out over the course of the weekend as the festival continues in St. John's, NL.