Island band scoops up nominations in advance of ECMA’s big week

Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire perform at the ECMA nominations in Charlottetown on Feb. 18. James Ferguson photo.
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire perform at the ECMA nominations in Charlottetown on Feb. 18. James Ferguson photo.
By James Ferguson
Feb. 18, 2014

Paper Lions from P.E.I. has been nominated for six awards in the ECMAs.
Including Album of the Year and Song of the Year, Paper Lions have quickly become P.E.I.’s go-to band to ignite the crowds across North America.
Other artists like Erin Costelo, who was nominated for R&B/Soul Recording and Producer of the Year and Les Hotesses d’Hilaire, who was nominated for the Francophone Recording of the Year, were among other artists who performed at the event.
Jennifer Evans, manager of radio stations Ocean 100 and Hot 105.5, said she cannot wait for the awards to begin on April 2 – 6 at the Delta in Charlottetown.
“P.E.I. is holding one of the biggest music events across Canada and majority of the nominations of this year are from the Island. I am almost certain we will stand tall in this year’s award show.”

Serge Brideau, lead singer for Les Hotesses d’Hilaire who are from New Brunswick, said he is more than happy to see people who don’t even speak French have welcomed their music with open arms.
“It just goes to show that no matter the lyrics, the music is what matters in many cases. We rocked the nomination ceremony and we hope that we’ll rock the voters hard enough for us to win the award.”

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