♫ Winter 2015/2016 competition ♫

Congratulations to all of our winners!

1ST PLACE - FOLK

Daniel Brennan

Song Title: The Finish Line

Song Writer: Daniel Brennan

I love writing songs. I'm shy, so very few people know that I do so....

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1ST PLACE - POP

Anelda Spence

Song Title: We Are The Stars

Song Writer: Anelda Spence / Nancy Deckant

Anelda is a songwriter who was born in Namibia and raised in South Africa. She started out as a sound designer in film & television. Her love for matching music to visual art as well as her move to Nashville, TN led her into songwriting ful...

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1ST PLACE - ROCK

Hanna Barakat

Song Title: Cycle

Song Writer: Hanna Barakat

Born in the U.S. to an American mother and a Lebanese father, Hanna spent her early years home-schooled while traveling around the world with her family. From the time she was able to speak, Hanna has been humming and singing and dreaming o...

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1ST PLACE - AMERICANA/COUNTRY

Big Little Lions

Song Title: This Road With You

Song Writer: Helen Austin & Paul Otten

Big Little Lions is the ferocious folk-pop songwriting duo of JUNO Award winning Helen Austin and Paul Otten. With a sound that crosses somewhere between Mumford and Sons and Pomplamoose, between them they have had hundreds of TV placements...

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1ST PLACE - INSTRUMENTAL

mazemusik

Song Title: Vergissmeinnicht ( forget Me Not)

Song Writer: Matthias Hübner

Matthias Hübner Grenzgängercellist and composer- writes powerful chamber music with cello in focus. Over the years of intensive concert activity, the artist has created his own musical language, which is based on the vernacular and the ene...

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1ST PLACE - CHRISTIAN

Joe Romeo

Song Title: Nothing But The Blood

Song Writer: Joe Romeo

45 yo family doctor, married with 6 children. Songwriting a serious hobby. Christian faith....

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2ND PLACE - ROCK

Song Title: BREAK ME OPEN

Song Writer: BRIAN BELL & DEBRA GUSSIN

Prior to becoming a songwriter, Debra enjoyed a career as a television producer on programs such as ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports News, Daytime Emmy Awards, Wolfgang Puck, National Geographic Channel, and Dr. Phil. After winning...

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2ND PLACE - CHRISTIAN

Song Title: By Your Side

Song Writer: Kristine Jackson

Today, Kristine Jackson’s music is real, raw, and true. From her gritty smoky vocals and soul moving songwriting, to her unique guitar playing. But it didn’t happen overnight. Kristine started playing the trumpet in elementary school, but f...

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2ND PLACE - AMERICANA/COUNTRY

Song Title: The Way Home

Song Writer: Helen Austin & Paul Otten

Big Little Lions is the ferocious folk-pop songwriting duo of JUNO Award winning Helen Austin and Paul Otten. With a sound that crosses somewhere between Mumford and Sons and Pomplamoose, between them they have had hundreds of TV placements...

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2ND PLACE - FOLK

Song Title: Partners In Crime

Song Writer: Daniel Brennan

I love writing songs. I'm shy, so very few people know that I do so....

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2ND PLACE - POP

Song Title: Free As A Bird

Song Writer: Mikalyn Hay, Bobby John, and Murray Daigle

Mikalyn born 2002 in Thunder Bay is a unique artist, old soul and world weary and yet so young and fresh. She comes at every song with a deep sense of herself as an artist with an alternative view of what is cool and classic in the same bre...

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TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), rock category

3
Song Title: And When I'm Dead Song Writer: Laurie Williams/Chris Ising
4
Song Title: Death Rattle Song Writer: Dominic Lavers/Sebastian Lavers
5
Song Title: Lighthouse Song Writer: Katie Wig, Mitch Gerard

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), pop category

3
Song Title: THE MAN WHO DREW BODIES IN THE WATER Song Writer: Sara Jane Ceccarelli/Anne Truelsen Geertsen
4
Song Title: Marina del Rey Song Writer: Lola Rhodes
5
Song Title: Endless Summer Song Writer: Phil Antognini

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), christian category

3
Song Title: In Their Absence Song Writer: Jeromy Darling
4
Song Title: Hidden in Plain Sight Song Writer: David Cohen
5
Song Title: What You Make Of Me Song Writer: mike hyden

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), americana/country category

3
Song Title: Don't Count Me Out Song Writer: Max Brenner
4
Song Title: Jessie Brown Song Writer: T. Edwin Doss
5
Song Title: Show Her Love Song Writer: Adam Bonomo

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), instrumental category

3
Song Title: Veitstanz (chorea) Song Writer: Matthias Hübner
4
Song Title: Groovy Blue Song Writer: Erik Borelius
5
Song Title: Silver Echo Song Writer: Erik Borelius

TOP HONORS (3rd-5th place), folk category

3
Song Title: Stars on Parade Song Writer: Dominic Lavers/Sebastian Lavers
4
Song Title: You Make Me Beautiful (produced by Ryan Hadlock of the Lumineers) Song Writer: Robert J Hatcher, Frank Stopak
5
Song Title: Boastful Heart Song Writer: Mikaela Kahn and Jordan Burchill

HONORABLE MENTION - 6th-10th place

6
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Kobaca Song Writer: Erik Borelius
6
Placement: americana/country Song Title: Wherever You May Go Song Writer: J. Lutes
6
Placement: folk Song Title: To Hell with Spammers Song Writer: Alan Babbitt
6
Placement: christian Song Title: God's Desire Song Writer: Sharon S. Johnson
6
Placement: rock Song Title: IT Song Writer: Joseph W Zlotek
6
Placement: pop Song Title: These days Song Writer: Lawnie Wallace
7
Placement: folk Song Title: Call Your Spirit Back Song Writer: Natalie Carmody
7
Placement: americana/country Song Title: Your Heart Will Dance Again Song Writer: Germain Brunet
7
Placement: christian Song Title: You Still Love Me Song Writer: Bill Bannister
7
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Malibu (Instrumental - acoustic guitar) Song Writer: Maxim Senin
7
Placement: rock Song Title: Human Shield Song Writer: Justin Robert Lamoureux
7
Placement: pop Song Title: NOTHING REALLY ENDS BEFORE WE DIE Song Writer: Sara Jane Ceccarelli/Anne Truelsen Geertsen
8
Placement: folk Song Title: My Situation Song Writer: Joseph Tonelli
8
Placement: americana/country Song Title: This Kind of Love Song Writer: J. Lutes
8
Placement: christian Song Title: On This River Song Writer: David Cohen
8
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Will You be there Song Writer: Don Lewis
8
Placement: rock Song Title: Your Bonnie My Clyde Song Writer: Paul Skelton
8
Placement: pop Song Title: Take the Waters Song Writer: VALENTINA MITZKAT, CHRIS KEUP, LENA FAYRE
9
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Auf der Flucht (On the run) Song Writer: Matthias Hübner
9
Placement: folk Song Title: A Million Voices Song Writer: Kent Heckaman (music), Ana Diaz (lyrics)
9
Placement: americana/country Song Title: Homemade and Handed Down Song Writer: Jan Garrett, Carole Tomhave, and Roger Tomhave
9
Placement: christian Song Title: All I Can Be Song Writer: Ed Drake
9
Placement: rock Song Title: FIGURE OUT Song Writer: Kevin Renick
9
Placement: pop Song Title: In Pieces Song Writer: Philip Jenkins
10
Placement: instrumental Song Title: Time Song Writer: Axel Deluggi
10
Placement: folk Song Title: Your Island Song Writer: Claudia Vorbach
10
Placement: christian Song Title: Castle in the Sky Song Writer: Diane Battistello
10
Placement: rock Song Title: The Otherside Song Writer: Ricardo Rebelo
10
Placement: americana/country Song Title: To Measure Up Song Writer: Craig D. Ferguson | Dean Vivirito
10
Placement: pop Song Title: All Because of You Song Writer: James Hayden Gallagher