Scott Marshall dominates Lehigh Valley Music Awards with nine wins

Singer-songwriter Scott Marshall cleaned up at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards with nine wins.  (Facebook Photo)

Singer-songwriter Scott Marshall cleaned up at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards with nine wins. (Facebook Photo)

Singer-songwriter Scott Marshall on Sunday walked away with a staggering nine wins at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards.

The ceremony was held in front of a packed room at Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem.

In addition to the awards, the evening included several impressive performances, most notably by heavy-metal band MindMaze, Fusion Jazz Trio, 20-year-old singer Erin Kelly and students from the School of Rock, The Lesson Center and Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts.

Trailing behind Marshall -- whose wins included Outstanding All-Around Performer and Outstanding Male Vocalist -- was The Holmes Family, with three. Newcomers Kelly, Chelsea Lyn Meyer and the band No Pressure tied with two.

Industry veterans James Supra, Craig Thatcher (who closed out the show with a searing rendition of Cream's "White Room") and Dave Fry each went home with two awards as well. The Godfrey Daniels founder gave a touching speech after accepting a special recognition award for his more than 50 years of contributing to the Lehigh Valley music scene.

Here is the full list of LVMA 17 winners:

Industry ballot

  • Outstanding All-Around Performer: Scott Marshall
  • Outstanding Female Vocalist (tie): Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Bev Conklin
  • Outstanding Male Vocalist: Scott Marshall
  • Outstanding Singer-Songwriter: Scott Marshall
  • Outstanding Youth Band Associated with a School: Bank Street Band (School of Rock)
  • Outstanding Youth Band Not Associated with a School: No Pressure
  • Outstanding New Band/Soloist: Doubting Thomas
  • Outstanding World Music Band/Soloist: Trouble City All-Stars
  • Outstanding Folk Band/Soloist: Dave Fry
  • Outstanding Jazz Band/Soloist: Fusion Jazz Trio
  • Outstanding Blues Band/Soloist: James Supra Blues Band
  • Outstanding Country Band/Soloist: Scott Marshall and Marshall's Highway
  • Outstanding Bluegrass Band/Soloist: Big Valley Bluegrass
  • Outstanding Fusion Bluegrass Band/Soloist: Serene Green
  • Outstanding Americana Band/Soloist: Scott Marshall and Marshall's Highway
  • Outstanding Urban/Hip-Hop Band/Soloist: EZ
  • Outstanding R&B Band/Soloist: Charlie Brown's Notorious Groove
  • Outstanding Jam Band/Soloist: Dana Gaynor
  • Outstanding Punk Band/Soloist: Damn Dirty Apes
  • Outstanding Rock Band/Soloist: Social Call
  • Outstanding Loud Rock Band/Soloist: Cherry Bombs
  • Outstanding Metal Band/Soloist: Sinister Realm
  • Outstanding Polka Band/Soloist: Alex Meixner
  • Outstanding Contemporary Christian Band/Soloist: The Holmes Family
  • Outstanding Gospel Group/Soloist: The Holmes Family
  • Outstanding Spiritual Urban Artist/Band: The Holmes Family
  • Outstanding Classical/Opera Soloist: Lane Conklin
  • Outstanding Choral/Classical Group/Ensemble: Moravian Improvised Music Ensemble
  • Outstanding Child Audience Music Performer: Dave Fry
  • Outstanding Spoken Word/Group: Wendy Smale
  • Outstanding Acoustic Guitarist: Craig Thatcher
  • Outstanding Electric Guitarist: Craig Thatcher
  • Outstanding Bass Guitarist: Scott Siska
  • Outstanding Drummer/Percussionist: Kevin Soffera
  • Outstanding Keyboardist: June Thomas
  • Outstanding Pianist: June Thomas
  • Outstanding Harmonicist: James Supra
  • Outstanding Wind/Brass Instrumentalist: Pete Fluck
  • Outstanding String Instrumentalist: Nyke Van Wyk
  • Outstanding Recording Studio: Midnight Studios
  • Outstanding Music Producer: Andrew Chervak
  • Outstanding Sound Technician: Phil Forcelli
  • Outstanding Music Store of 2015: Dave Phillips Music and Sound, Phillipsburg/Allentown
  • Outstanding Music Supporter (Individual): Phil Stahl
  • Outstanding Music Supporter (Organization): Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem
  • Outstanding Music Reviewer: Michael McKenna
  • Outstanding Music Photographer: John Bedics
  • Outstanding Video Producer: Lisa Koza

Fan ballot


  • Outstanding Album of 2015: Erin Kelly, Why Wait
  • Outstanding Song: Scott Marshall, "Shine"
  • Outstanding Music Video: Erin Kelly, "Never Gonna Be"
  • Outstanding Music Website:
  • Outstanding Club DJ: JJ Sands
  • Outstanding Volunteer: Chelsea Lyn Meyer
  • Outstanding College/Community Radio Station: WLVR
  • Outstanding College/Community Radio Personality: AJ Fritz
  • Outstanding Commercial Radio Station: 99.9 The Hawk
  • Outstanding Commercial Radio Personality: Bearman and Keith (95.1 WZZO)
  • Outstanding High School Marching Band: Liberty High School
  • Outstanding Band/Duo: The Large Flowerheads
  • Outstanding Singer-Songwriter: Scott Marshall
  • Outstanding Female Artist: Sarah Ayers
  • Outstanding Male Artist: Scott Marshall
  • Outstanding All-Around Performer: Scott Marshall
  • Outstanding Child Performer: No Pressure
  • Outstanding Karaoke Venue: The Tally Ho, Bethlehem
  • Outstanding Performance Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem
  • Outstanding Open Mic Venue/Host: The Wooden Match, Bethlehem
  • Outstanding Open Jam Venue/Host: Grumpy's Bar-B-Que Roadhouse, Allentown