The NEWS Guide Awards

The Portsmouth NEWS Guide Awards 2013-14

The Guide Awards involved various catagories including music

2013/14 Nominations;- date 15/11/2013

1. Mike Wozniak: Portsmouth comedian who was nominated for the highly prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award this year.
2. James Alderson: The actor, comedian and writer has gone from strength to strength with gigs across the country as well as Portsmouth.
3. Max and Ivan: They were nominated for Best Show this year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. They were also nominated for a Barry in Australia.
4. Instant Soop: Previous winners in this category, the Havant-based improvisation group are still wowing audiences across the area.
5. Andy Askins: A musician that realised he could make people laugh, his act is bursting with charm, intellect and humour.
6. The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue: A duo who have taken inspiration from the world of pop music for their double act.
7. Joe Wells: Having taken over the Havant Comedy Club at The Spring this year, Joe's speciality is accessible political comedy.
8. Sean Collins: Touring at venues acrossthe country, the Gosport-based comedian has previously appeared on Live At The Apollo and is consistently a `name to remember.
9. Bad Bread: With shows in the area including the Ashcroft Arts Centre, this comedy troupe returned to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
10. Reader nomination....

1. KLINK (Paul Georgeson and Hugh Harvey): Residents at new blowout party Discreet this house/techno duo display ever-evolving talent and are hugely popular.
2. Soul status (Sam Franklin and Chris Davies): An up-and-coming DJ duo, who are being snapped up to play sets for all the big promoters in the area.
3. Will Chump: A talented DJ in his genre, Wasted has been so successful the weekly evening has now been upgraded to a Saturday.
4. Peter Scathe: With popular indie and alternative club nights across the south coast, including regular slots with Connection at Scandals and Thunderdome at The Edge of the Wedge, this DJ isn't leaving the party anytime soon.
5. Craig Abbot: Amazing technical capability and co-founder of Portsmouth's biggest house brand night, Amplified.
6. Scott T Coates: He's big competition for the younger DJ gener-ation, with great knowledge about the industry and skills.
7. Dean Dadger: He's hugely talented in the trance genre and also produces his own tracks.
8. Spikey Mark: This promoter and DJ has had a successful history in Portsmouth for the past l4 years, and Its A Sin is still one of the most popular alternative nights in the city.
9. Hipshaker: These guys have their own night at The Wedgewood Rooms and their lounge at the Isle Of Wight Festival is going from strength to strength.
10. Reader nomination.

1. Off Beat Offensive: A ska and reggae band who perform a mixture of original compositions, ska classics and unique covers.
2. Is Bliss: Having played in cities including London, Southampton, Brighton and Portsmouth this year, this is one band on the rise.
3. Bear Cavalry: Having spent most of this year writing and recording their debut album, they've managed to keep our attention with a few showstopping live performances.
4. Bellyeyesmile: Loud and wonderfully exhausting, they've played this year's Blissflelds Festival and Southsea Fest.
5. Day Of The Rabblement: Formed in 2010, this is an exciting indie-folk band which uses traditionally-influenced instrumentals and lyrics that have been compared to Bob Dylan.
6. Set Your Sails: A post-hardcore quintet based in the city, this band has spent the past two years working to build up a strong fan base in the area.
7. Kassassin Street: This band have played a lot of festivals this year, They sold out their December 21 show at The Cellars a month in advance, which is unprecedented.
8. Retrospective Soundtrack Players: A band of great musicians who make music about their favourite books and films. Their current project is Catcher In The Rye.
9. Kill Em Dead Cowboy: Often likened to bands such as Atreyu, this metalcore group have a loyal following and supported 36 Crazyfists at The Wedgewood Rooms this week.
10. Reader nomination.

D - BEST SOLO ARTIST 1. Matt Jarvis: Southsea-based singer songwriter who performed at Blissfieids this year and the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's Victorious Festival.
2. Andrew Foster: Andrew has been nominated in the past, and tours regularly, plays festivals, records albums and has a loyal fan base in the area.
3. Luke Ferre: Luke's welcoming style has installed him as one of the most well known artists on the local circuit.
4. The Boy I Used To Be: This year has seen a return to form for Ed Perry which has made him one of the most talked-about artists in the city.
5. Becky Jerams; She is an artist who exudes professionalism and her live performances with songs from her EPs' are unmissable.
6. Tom Bertrum: Havant based Tom launched his album at the start of this year and performed at the official , after show party at Noel Gallagher's gig at The 02.
7. Megan Linford: A modern folk acoustic singer, 16-year-old Megan is self taught on the guitar, ukulele, banjo and piano.
8. Laurel: Having won the this category in 2011, Laurel went on to be signed and recently performed at the Shepherds Bush Empire, She's also released her first single, Fire Breather, for free.
9, Jerry Williams: Winner of The News Instant Star competition, Jerry is the new kid on the block and performed at this year's Victorious Festival at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
10. Reader nomination.

1. Teddy Bear Story at Portsmouth City Museum: A family-friendly exhibition highlighting the history of every child's favourite toy.
2. Access All Areas at Portsmouth Guildhall: Showcasing the city's rich musical heritage, The Cultural Trust under Andy Grays is attracting national exhibitions to the city.
3. Flights Of Fancy at the newly-refurbished Portsmouth Natural History, Museum: A favourite with Portsmouth families, this museum finally reopened with a community-based project.
4. Wrong Pong at Aspex Gallery: This proved that art didn't have to be something you look at, but something you played with too.
5. Any Port In A Storm at Portsmouth Guildhall: Storm Thorgerson died shortly before this started, making it more important than ever.
6. The Albert Road Trail at Southsea: Organised by fine art students to highlight their work in a new space.
7. Hayling Billy 50 at The Spring, Havant' Commemorating the closure of the Hayling Island railway line 50 years ago. 8. Julie Tucker at the Ashcroft Arts Centre: A tutor for the centres art classes, the professional artist exhibited her own excellent pieces.
9. New Creatives 2013 at Aspex Gallery, in partnership with the University of Portsmouth, Young artists were commissioned and held the spotlight with their unique pieces of art.
10. Reader nomination.

1. The Hurdles in Droxford: There is charming service and quality food, which makes this place worth the detour.
2. Field & Fork in Chichester: A fine, imaginative menu with quality sourced food at its heart, all in a prime theatre setting.
3. Roosters Piri Piri at Gunwharf Quays: This restaurant takes its fast food up to a higher quality level with a clever use of spices.
4, The Natural Apothecary Shop & Cafe in Petersfield: What's not to like about this charming, quirky, friendly cafe with heart and imaginative food?
5. Bobby's at Gosport: A neighbourhood pizza place that we'd all like to have in our area.
6. The Corner Cafe in Portsmouth: This cafe uses friendliness as a prime ingredient. It's a small but perfectly formed cafe with a menu to match the wonderful service on offer.
7 Baker's Arms in Droxford: A superlative gastropub with one of the best menus and service available in Hampshire.
8. Koh Thai Tapas at Southsea: Real Thai street food is on offer for customers, but its all been transferred to a stylish restaurant.
9. King's Tavern at Southsea: This is a real neighbourhood pub with quality food and charm.
10. Reader's nomination.

1. Mum: A mother and son who takes an early morning road trip They've done it many times before, but this trip is different. By Christopher and James Norton.
2. Hooked: This follows two rival fishermen, and their hopes and fears about the modern fishing industry, By Arhip Hodge.
3. Sideswiped: Danny is on the run with one last hurdle between him and the future in the film. He must risk it ail to get the life he truly wants, By Sam Knight.
4. Numb: Cause and effect are satin , motion in one hotel room between two sisters in this film. Created by Sam Mason Sell.
5. Perception: By Sebastian Engelmann and Maxwell White. In the film Jay is sent a strange image. which causes him to become intensely active and to appreciate the outside world.
6: Rapid Intervention: Chris is lost his hearing in 1979 and is coming to terms with his disability, but is desperate to do something about his dire financial situation. By Mark Collins.
7 White Coffee: A group of friends meet up fore late night chat and end up getting more than they bargained for. By Riyadh Haque and John McGinty.
8.Tinny's Story: This film follows Tinny from his childhood growing up in care to living on the streets of Portsmouth. It was made' by Josh Eaves and David Holmes.
9. Send in the Clones: This features clones, which are used for spare part surgery. By Carol and Edward Lyon.
10. Reader nomination.

1: The Pyjama Game, Chichester Festival Theatre: A flawless production at the award-winning theatre.
2. Barnum, Chichester Festival Theatre: In association with theatre giant Cameron Mackintosh, this circus show was the talk of the season.
3. The Taming Of The Shrew, Portsmouth City Museum: All-female play captured the essence of Shakespeare with this contemporary tale.
4. Neville's Island, Chichester Festival Theatre: Starring Adrian Edmondson " and Rufus Hound, Colin firth's play was a fitting ode to team building exercises.
5. Blossom Alley, New ApoIlo; The Cellars at Eastney and The Square Tower: The play's central plot focused on the rich history of Portsmouth.
6. Joseph And The Techhicolour Dreamcoat, Kings Theatre: A blockbuster tour stopping off at the Southsea theatre.
7. Ahoy! Sing For The Mary Rose, Portsmouth Guildhall: Starring comedian Hugh Dennis, it highlighted the cites most famous ship.
8. Phantom Of The Opera, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton: An iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber production came to the south coast.
9. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, The Wedgewood Rooms: A partnership with the Kings Theatre led to a new performance environment.
10. Reader nomination.

1. Absent Friends, Bench Theatre, The Spring: A rare thing in amateur Ayckbourn, it was a funny and moving production.
2. The Ghost Train, HumDrum, The Spring: Actors gave an unfaltering performance with spot-on comic timing.
3. Anne. Frank, One Off Productions, Kings Theatre: Moving production that took the audience into the life of one of the most iconic diarists in history.
4. Hound Of The Baskervilles, HumDrum, The Spring; Faithful to Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, but wickedly funny.
5. A Railway Journey/Still Life, Hayling Island Amateur Dramatics Society, Station Theatre: Commemorating the Billy 50, this play highlighted the areas's own historic events.
6. Company, CCADS, Riverside Theatre, Chichester: The dramatics group had its Chichester debut this year with a touching look at modern marriage and relationships in New York.
7. Iron, Bench Theatre: Hard, realistic, brutal, and very well played with superb acting all round.
8. Henry V, Collingwood RSC: Shown at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in the shadows of HMS Victory, it was a Shakespeare classic in a unique setting.
9. Hamlet, Southsea Shakespeare Actors, The Pyramids: The group took on a play which has been regularly performed and really did it justice.
10. Reader nomination.

1. Whistle Down The Wind, CCADS: Andrew Lloyd-Webber's 1996 musical version of Mary Hayley Bell's novel was performed excellently. Slick and modem.
2: Copacabana, Portsmouth Players: With glittering costumes, this fluffy musical had the audience tapping their feet.
3: Crazy For You, South Downe Musical Society: The dance routines and setpieces were all performed wholeheartdly by the cast.
4. The Sound Of Music, Hayling Musical Society: A heartwarming and touching version of the classic musical which sees a young nun fall in love.
5. Aspects Of Love, CCADS: The group's usual high standard was met with this beautiful and haunting musical of love.
6. Evita, South Downe Musical Society: Alan Pring's orchestra were a fantastic accompaniment to this tale of an Argentine socialite.
7. The Code Of Love, Louise Helyer: Written by a 24-year-old playwright, this-was a tale based on a true story.
8. Summer Holiday, Fareham Musical Society: Bright costumes, plenty of scenery and bundles of charisma made this colourful show.
9. Little Shop Of Horrors, Portsmouth Players: A slimmed-down performance, but the emotions and top notes were as solid as a rock.
10. Reader nomination.

1. Sam Treharne as Cliff in Look Back in Anger, Bench Theatre: A subtle characterisation, tender but unsentimental and a generous performance.
2. Tim Taylor as Jim in Ladies' Day, Bench Theatre.-Thoroughly convincing as a sleazy racing pundit.
3. Lewis Bailey as Doctor Watson in The Hound of the Baskervilles by HumDrum: Dry, witty, clever in both his interpretation of the script and his one-liners.
4. Lewis Robinson playing the lead in Hamlet by Southsea Shakespeare Actors: Clever, psychological and a modern working of the Dane.
5. Matthew Cooper playing Teddie Deakin in The Ghost Train by HumDrum: His comic timing and delivery were spot on, and his performance was pitch-perfect.
6. Mark Wakeman as Colin in Absent Friends by Bench Theatre: He found humour in a tragic situation, which can be a tricky business for any actor.
7 Peter Colley for 84 Charing Cross Road by HumDrum: He won this award last year, and it's clear to see why.
8:Tony Doye as Lewis in The Sunshine Boys CCADS: A wonderful performance with brilliant timing.
9. John-Paul McCrohon as Robert in Company by CCADS: Originally shown in Chichester, this actor and director gave a striking performance, yet again.
10. Reader nomination.

1. Coral Hutchesson as Candy in Whistle Down The Wind, CCADS: Fantastic vocals and a talented performance.
2. Georgia Hamorak as Anne Frank, One Off Productions: Bringing a young girl, whose life is known to millions of people across the world, to life.
3. Jeanette Broad as Helene Hanff in 84 Charing Cross Road, HumDrum: ` Demonstrating her huge range as an actress, made you laugh and then cry on the turn of a phrase.
4: Samantha Kelly as Evita in South Downe Musical Society's musical: Playing such an iconic woman can be a challenge, but Samantha nailed it.
5. Robin Hall as Alison in Look Back in Anger, Bench Theatre: The character was played with sensitivity and a human' subtleness by this actress.
6. Kerry McCrohon as Rose Vibert in Aspects Of Love, CCADS: A pleasure to watch this actress, who has previously won this category, at work .
7. Lemma Valler as Julia Price in The Ghost Train, HumDrum: A beautifully at-' mospheric production with this actress showing her superb versatility.
8. Sally Hartley, Iron, Bench Theatre: Sally was brittle, bossy, manipulative, vulnerable and scary, at the same time.
9. Helen Stoddard, Crazy For You, South Downe Musical Society: A leading lady who is a joy on stage.
10, Reader nomination.

1. David Price and Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral Choir: For hosting and playing a vital part in the Faun Requiem Tour.
2. Renaissance Choir and conductor Peter Gambie: For leading the challenging 40-part Spem in Alium concert at Holy Spirit Church Southsea.
3: Solent Symphony Orchestra: Attaining even higher performance levels - under Steve Tanner in a stunning 1945 Firebird Suite by Stravinsky.
4. Robert Blanken: A clarinettist who consistently sets the standard with the Havant Orchestras, Solent Symphony and Southern Pro Musica.
5. George Burrows and Portsmouth University Choir: Maintaining high standards despite logistical problems in Carmina Burana at the Kings Theatre.
6. Portsmouth Festival Choir: Flourishing under Peter Allwood, shone in Durufle's Requiem and Ahoy For The Mary Rose at Portsmouth Festivities.
7. Valentina Seferinova For her invigorating performance of Grieg's piano concerto with the Havant Symphony Orchestra at Hayling Island.
8. Karen Kingsley: A pianist who excels as soloist, ensemble player and pre- emnent accompanist.
9. Portsmouth Baroque Choir: Tackling a broad range of repertoire with assurance and fielding talented soloists.
10. Reader nomination.

SHORT LISTED 2013/4(December 6th 2013)

Mike Wozniak
James Alderson
Instant SOOP
Joe WelIs
Sean Collins
Max and Ivan

Will Chump
Peter Scathe
Craig Abbot
Spikey Mark
Dave Saunders

Off Beat Offensive
Bear Cavalry
Day Of The Rabblement
Kassassin Street
Retrospective Soundtrack Players
Kill Em Dead Cowboy

Matt Jarvls
Andrew Foster
The Boy I Used To Be
Megan Linford
Jerry Williams
Luke Ferre

Teddy Bear Story Portsmouth City Museum
Access All Areas at Portsmouth Guildhall
Flights Of Fancy at Portsmouth Natural History Museum
Albert Road Trail in Southsea
Hayling BilIy 50 exhibition, The Spring, Havant
Any Port In A Storm at Portsmouth Guildhall

The Hurdles, Droxford
The Corner Cafe, Portsmouth
Koh Thai Tapas, Southsea
King's Tavern, Southsea
Bobby's. Gosport
Roosters Piri Pin, Gunwharf Quays

White Coffee
Send in The Clones

Barnum, Chichester Festival Theatre
The Taming of The Shrew, Portsmouth City Museum
Joseph and The Technicolour Dreamcoat, Kings Theatre
Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose, Guildhall
Phantom of The Opera, Mayflower Theatre
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, The Wedgewood Rooms

The Ghost Train HumDrum, The Spring
Anne Frank, One Off Productions, Kings Theatre
The Hound of the Baskerviiles; HumDrum, The Spring
Company, CCADS, Riverside Theatre, Chichester
Iron, Bench Theatre, The Spring
Hamlet, Southsea Shakespeare Actors, The Pyramids Centre

Whistle Down The Wind, CCADS, Ferneham HaII, Fareham
Evita, South Downe Musical Society, Ferneham Hall, Fareham,
The Sound Of Music, Hayling Musical Society, Hayling Community Centre
The Code Of Love, Louise Helyer Gosport
Little Shop of Horrors, Portsmouth Players, Kings Theatre
Crazy For You South Dowse Musical Society Kings Theatre

Sam`Treharne,lookBack in Anger, Bench Theatre
Lewis Bailey, The Hound of the Baskervilles HumDrum
Lewis Robinson; Hamlet, Southsea Shakespeare Actors
Peter Colley, 84 Charing Cross Road, HumDrum
Tony Doye, Thc Sunshine Boys, CCADS
John-Paul McCrohon, Company, CCADS

Georgia Hamorak, Anne Frank, One Off Productions
Jeanette Broad, 84 Charing Cross Road HumDrum
Samantha Kelly, Evita, South Downe Musical Society
Kerry McCrohon Aspects Of Love,CCADS.:. Sally Hartley, Iron, Bench Theatre
Helen Stoddart; Crazy For You, South Downe Musical Society

David Price, Portsmouth Cathedral Choir
Solent Symphony Orchestra
George Burrows, Portsmouth University Choir
Portsmouth Festival Choir
Portsmouth Baroque Choir
Vaientina Seferinova

THE WINNERS 2013/14 and runners up

20th January 2014 Kings Theatre, Southsea.

Winner: Pete Scathe
Runner-up: Hipshaker
BEST Comedy
Winner: Joe Wells
Runner-up: Instant SOOP
Winner: Kassassin Street
Runner-up: Off Beat Offensive
BEST Solo Artist
Winner: Matt Jarvis
Runner-up: Jerry Williams
BEST Exhibition
Winner: Hayling Billy 50
Runner-up: Albert Road Trail
BEST Restaurant/Pub/Wine bar
Winner: King Street Tavern
Runner-up: Roosters Piri Piri
Winner: Perception
Runner-up: Send in the Clones
BEST Professional Production
Winner: Joseph And The Technicolour Dreamcoat, Kings Theatre
Runner-up: Barnum, Chichester Festival Theatre
BEST Amateur Drama Production
Winner: Anne Frank, One Off Productions, Kings Theatre
Runner-up: Hamlet, Southsea Shakespeare Actors, The Pyramids
BEST Amateur Musical
Winner: Little Shop Of Horrors, Portsmouth Players
Runner-up: Whistle Down The Wind, CCADS
BEST Amateur Actor
Winner: Lewis Bailey as Doctor Watson in Hound Of The Baskervilles, HumDrum
Runner-up: Lewis Robinson as Hamlet, Southsea Shakespeare Actors
BEST Amateur Actress
Winner: Samantha Kelly, Evita, South Downe Musical Society
Runner-up: Georgia Hamorak as Anne Frank, One Off Productions
BEST Classical Music Act
Winner: Solent Symphony Orchestra
Runner-up: David Price and Portsmouth Cathedral Choir
Special Achievement Award: Nick Courtney

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