The 29th annual Faymondo music awards


So back in 1988 and just starting my proper venture into music though this did start in the late 1970’s with some dodgy Boney M ex-jukebox singles I decided in my young teenage years and being slightly obsessed by what I then thought at the time were the cool Brit Awards I decided to scribble down in the back of a robbed english exercise book from Calderstones School my own version and the Faymondo Music Awards were born. Fast forward 29 years later and now saved digitally to be passed onto future generations I am still doing the same old boring nerdy shit. Indeed we have gone full circle and I am back playing vinyl. As you can see in the early years my fave bands and still my fave bands Deacon Blue or The Christians literally only had to release an album of nursery rhymes and they had album of the year boxed off. Now I am listening to more music than ever thanks to streaming services and every year I go to more gigs than ever as well. I don’t proclaim to have a cool taste in music (See some previous winners and maybe this year ha ha) but I like what I like and there is no bad music just music not to my taste, though there is some shit about now normally coming from my daughters bedrooms. So time to tell you what I have been listening to and below are the albums that I have been listening to. I had thought about adding a new category “Best EP/Single” as there are some great artists such as local talents Ali Ingle and Louis Berry who have released loads of stuff but never got around to banging an actual album out. But after much consideration by the Faymondo Music Awards committee and numerous double vodka’s and a few Colin The Caterpillar cakes the committee much like the English Football Association don’t like change and have decided to keep the format that has served so well over 29 years. It’s hard to get my head around that I am over 29 (43) now never mind been doing this award thing for that long. So without further delay I give you the albums that were being played on vinyl or streamed via Spotify in 2016.

Hold On The James Hunter Six
Wisdom, Laughter and Lines Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot
The Happiest Man In The World Eric Bibb
Barbara Babara We Face A shining Future Underworld
Blackstar David Bowie
Wildflower The Avalanches
Day Breaks Norah Jones
Take Her Up To Monto Roisin Murphy
Keeping The Horse Between Me And The Ground Seasick Steve
Super Pet Shop Boys
Where Have You Been All My Life Villagers
Changes Charles Bradley
Cleopatra The LumineersĀ 
The Believers Deacon Blue
Summer 08 Metronomy
Two Vines Empire Of The Sun
Je Dis Oui Pink Martini
The Dear One Baltic Fleet
Crown Posada Smooth & Turrell
Soft Hair Soft Hair
Compulsion Songs The Lucid Dream
Live At Brixton Public Service Broadcasting
Origins Soul II Soul
Any Colour You Like Vol II Colin Vearncombe

So there you go something for you to listen to. Next year will be the 30th anniversary of the awards and I have nothing special lined up. Maybe I should book The Aigburth Peoples Hall and put a free spread on and like The Brit Awards come up with some magical collaborations such as Underworld featuring Charles Bradley or Soul II Soul featuring Seasick Steve. Anyway I know you all want to know who wins so the golden envelopes are ready and your host for the evening Geoffrey Hayes yes he of Rainbow fame will now announce the winner of the prestigious 2016 Faymondo Music Awards sponsored by Sayers The Bakers and below are also the previous winners for you to get a sense of the great history that goes with these awards.

BEST ALBUM WINNER

BEST ALBUM RUNNER UP

1988

Raintown-DEACON BLUE

The christians-THE CHRISTIANS

1989

When the world knows your name-DEACON BLUE

Checkmate-ROGER CHRISTIAN

1990

Colour-THE CHRISTIANS

In the blood-LONDONBEAT

1991

Fellow hoodlems-DEACON BLUE

Seal-SEAL

1992

Happy in hell-THE CHRISTIANS

Volume 3 just right-SOUL II SOUL

1993

Whatever you say,say nothing-DEACON BLUE

Happy in hell-THE CHRISTIANS

1994

Our town-DEACON BLUE

Very-PET SHOP BOYS

1995

Tuesday night music club-SHERYL CROW

Seal (2) – SEAL

1996

Sheryl crow-SHERYL CROW

Whats the story morning glory-OASIS

1997

Time for change-SOUL II SOUL

Your cool mystery-GARRY CHRISTIAN

1998

The globe sessions-SHERYL CROW

5-LENNY KRAVITZ

1999

On how life is-MACY GRAY

Beacoup fish-UNDERWORLD

2000

Sunset over london-JOOLS HOLLAND R/B’S ORCHESTRA

The marshall mathers lp-EMINEM

2001

Homesick- DEACON BLUE

Loco-FUN LOVIN’ CRIMINALS

2002

The Eminem Show-EMINEM

Roland Gift-ROLAND GIFT

2003

Donā€™t give up on me-SOLOMON BURKE

Prodigal Sons-THE CHRISTIANS

2004

How does it feel-GARRY CHRISTIAN

Feels like Home-NORAH JONES

2005

Wildflower-SHERYL CROW

Make do with what you got-SOLOMON BURKE

2006

Fundamental-PET SHOP BOYS

Nashville-SOLOMON BURKE

2007

Dog House Music-SEASICK STEVE

Overtones-JUST JACK

2008

Chronicles Of A Modern Life-HENRY PRIESTMAN

I Started Out With Nothing And Still Got Most Of It Left-SEASICK STEVE

2009

Yes – PET SHOP BOYS

All Night Cinema – JUST JACK

2010

Bittersweet Batch- JESSE DEE

Tell Em What Your Name Is- BLACK JOE LEWIS AND THE HONEYBEARS

2011

Build A Rocket Boys-ELBOW

London Afrobeat Collective – LAC

2012

Ill Manors -PLAN B

The Lumineers -THE LUMINEERS

2013

Electric – Pet Shop Boys

Random Access Memories –Daft Punk

2014

Tea Street Band – TEA STREET BAND

The Last Mad Surge Of Youth – HENRY PRIESTMAN

2015

Darling Arithmetic – VILLAGERS

Favourite Worry – THE MILK

2016

Summer 08 – METRONOMY

Cleopatra – THE LUMINEERS

BEST GROUP WINNER

BEST GROUP RUNNER UP

1988

THE CHRISTIANS

DEACON BLUE

1989

FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS

DEACON BLUE

1990

THE CHRISTIANS

LONDONBEAT

1991

BLACK

DEACON BLUE

1992

SOUL II SOUL

EN VOGUE

1993

THE CHRISTIANS

DEACON BLUE

1994

DEACON BLUE

PET SHOP BOYS

1995

SOUL II SOUL

M PEOPLE

1996

OASIS

PET SHOP BOYS

1997

SOUL II SOUL

JAMIROQUAI

1998

FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS

OASIS

1999

JAMIROQUAI

UNDERWORLD

2000

JOOLS HOLLAND & RHYTHM/BLUES ORCHESTRA

THE CHRISTIANS

2001

DEACON BLUE

DAFT PUNK

2002

OASIS

UNDERWORLD

2003

THE CHRISTIANS

FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS

2004

JOOLS HOLLAND & RHYTHM/BLUES ORCHESTRA

THE PRODIGY

2005

JAMIROQUAI

FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS

2006

PET SHOP BOYS

TRANSIT KINGS

2007

PINK MARTINI

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

2008

OASIS

JEGSY DODD AND THE ORIGINAL SINNERS

2009

PET SHOP BOYS

MCINTOSH ROSS

2010

MASSIVE ATTACK

FAITHLESS

2011

ELBOW

LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVEĀ  Ā 

2012

DEACON BLUE

DJANGO DJANGO

2013

DAFT PUNK

PET SHOP BOYS

2014

TEA STREET BAND

METRONOMY

2015

VILLAGERS

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING

2016

METRONOMY

PET SHOP BOYS

BEST MALE

BEST FEMALE

1988

MICHEAL JACKSON

YAZZ

1989

ROGER CHRISTIAN

MADONNA

1990

ROGER CHRISTIAN

N/A

1991

SEAL

MADONNA

1992

MICHEAL JACKSON

MADONNA

1993

TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY

MADONNA

1994

TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY

N/A

1995

SEAL

SHERYL CROW

1996

RICKY ROSS

SHERYL CROW

1997

GARRY CHRISTIAN

SHERYL CROW

1998

LENNY KRAVITZ

SHERYL CROW

1999

JOSE PADILLA

MACY GRAY

2000

EMINEM

MADONNA

2001

N/A

MACY GRAY

2002

EMINEM

SHERYL CROW

2003

SOLOMON BURKE

NORAH JONES

2004

GARRY CHRISTIAN

NORAH JONES

2005

SOLOMON BURKE

SHERYL CROW

2006

SOLOMON BURKE

N/A

2007

SEASICK STEVE

NORAH JONES

2008

HENRY PRIESTMAN

SHERYL CROW

2009

JUST JACK

IMELDA MAY

2010

SOLOMON BURKE

SHERYL CROW

2011

NOEL GALLAGHER & HIGH FLYING BIRDS

BEVERLEY KNIGHT

2012

BILL FAY

NORAH JONES

2013

CHARLES BRADLEY

N/A

2014

HENRY PRIESTMAN

IMELDA MAY

2015

NOEL GALLAGHER & HIGH FLYING BIRDS

ROSIN MURPHY

2016

DAVID BOWIE

NORAH JONES

BEST NEWCOMER TO ME

1988

DEACON BLUE

1989

SOUL II SOUL

1990

LONDONBEAT

1991

THE FARM

1992

EN VOUGE

1993

STEREO MC’S

1994

THE GRID

1995

SHERYL CROW

1996

RICKY ROSS

1997

FINLAY QUAYE

1998

KAREN RAMIREZ

1999

JOSE PADILLA

2000

EMINEM

2001

XXXXXXXXXXXXX

2002

ROLAND GIFT

2003

SOLOMON BURKE (NEW TO ME)

2004

DR JOHN (NEW TO ME)

2005

JOHN LEGEND

2006

JEGSY DODD

2007

SEASICK STEVE

2008

ROISIN MURPHY

2009

IMELDA MAY

2010

JESSE DEE

2011

LONDON AFROBEAT COLLECTIVE

2012

THE DESTROYERS

2013

VILLAGERS

2014

TEA STREET BAND

2015

THE MILK

2016

SMOOTH & TURRELL

Brit Award trophy

 

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