2023 Music PEI Awards winners

On March 12, invited guests joined host PEI recording artist Noah Malcolm and the Island’s music community to celebrate the 2023 Music PEI Award nominees and winners at the Rodd Charlottetown Ballroom. The Awards Party was held on the last day of a five-day celebration including concerts and showcases held across PEI.

The East Pointers led the way with three awards for Album, Single and Songwriter of the Year. They were followed by Atlantic String Machine, Lennie Gallant and the Burning Hell with two each.

The following is the complete list of the 2023 Music PEI Award winners:

FACTOR Album of the Year: The East Pointers—House of Dreams

The Buzz Album Art of the Year: The Burning Hell—Garbage Island

The Guild Achievement in Classical Music: Atlantic String Machine

KENT Community Contributor of the Year: Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors

Combat Computers Digital Presence Award: Brandon Howard Roy

Long & McQuade Educator of the Year: Richard Pellissier-Lush & Ryan Elliot Drew—Music Alive Program

Whitecap Entertainment Entertainer of the Year: Lennie Gallant

SRL Solutions Industry Person of the Year: Alyssa Gallant

PEI Mutual Instrumental Recording of the Year: Atlantic String Machine —A Single Juniper Post

Arsenault Best Cameron & Ellis Lifetime Achievement Award: Maureen McTague 

Maritime Electric Live Sector Award: Under the Spire Music Festival

Cymba Music Publishing Live Music Production Professional of the Year: Kyle Gallagher

Lennox Island First Nation Music Video of the Year: Andrew Waite—Full Time Tryin’ 2 Luv (Directed & Animated by Brendan Henry)

Holland College Musician of the Year: Nick Gauthier

Rising Tide Community Fund Lloyd Doyle New Artist of the Year: Ava + Lily Rashed—Silver Car

Downtown Charlottetown Pop Recording of the Year: KINLEY—Daylight

City of Charlottetown Rap/HipHop Recording of the Year: Vince the Messenger—”If These Walls Could Talk”

Atlantic Lottery Recording Sector Award: Adam Gallant

Discover Charlottetown Rock Recording of the Year: The Burning Hell—Garbage Island

Souris Credit Union Rooted to The Island: Christine Campbell

Caledonia House Roots Recording of the Year: Lennie Gallant—Christmas Day on Planet Earth

Fiddling Fisherman Lookout R&B/Soul Recording of the Year: Logan Richard—Live at The Trailside

Upstreet Libra Single of the Year: The East Pointers—”Stronger Than You Know”

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: The East Pointers