The CV Music Awards nominees were determined by a panel of over 200 people consisting of radio & TV personalities, music writers/journalists, music photographers, club & venue owners, promoters, fans and musicians themselves. The musicians on the nominating panel were not permitted to nominate in any of their own categories or for themselves.

The nomination ballot will be posted on on Friday, March 27. The public will then vote to determine the winners in each category. You may only vote once. We have this set up that only one vote per device will be counted. Voting will end on Monday, April 27 at midnight. Winners will be announced at the CV Music Awards Show on Sunday, May 17 from 5-9 pm at the Riviera in Palm Springs.

Tickets are 25.00 in advance, 35.00 at the door and 75.00 for VIP which includes; a hosted bar, heavy appetizers, 2 DJs, a live nominated band, and special celebrity appearances and signings. VIP tickets are limited and will sell out. Partial proceeds will go to charity. To purchase tickets call 760-501-6228.

Best Band:


The Hellions



You Know Who

Blasting Echo


Burning Bettie



Best Rock Band:

Burning Bettie

Blasting Echo

House of Broken Promises (HOBP)

Rebel Noise

Deadend Paradox

Mighty Jack

Best Metal Band:


Remnants of Man

In the Name of the Dead

Brain Vat

Robotic Humans


Best Punk Band:



You Know Who

Accustomed to Nothing


Boycott Radio

Best Live Performance Band:


Blasting Echo

Long Duk Dong

Right On Right On


Thr3 Strykes



Burning Bettie


Best Cover Band:

Long Duk Dong

Aphrodisiac Jacket


Dude Jones

212 Band

John Stanley King

Best Female Vocalist:

Chelsea Sugarbritches

Christina Reyes

Lisa Lynn Morgan

Giselle Woo

Symara Stone

Jesika Von Rabbit

Best Male Vocalist:

Michael Keeth

Giorg Tierez

Eevaan Tre

Rick Shelley

Josh Heinz

Leo Rodriquez

Best Alternative Band:



War Drum




Best Rap/Hip Hop Band or Artist:

Thr3 Strykes


J Patron

Lootenant Ldoubleo

Death Merchants

Best Reggae Band:


Mikey Reyes Acoustic Movement

Irie Junctions

Higher Heights

Rasun & The Struggle


Best Jazz Band/Artist:

Will Donato

Penny Unniversity

John Stanley King

Chase Huna

Mikole Kaar

Gina Carey

Best Blues Band/Artist:

Kal David

Mighty Delta-Tones


Barry Baughn

Bobby Nichols

Voodoo Hustlers

Best Country Band/Artist:

R Buckle Road

Wade Crawford

The Hick Ups

Kelly Derrickson

Wayward Sirens

Rick Shelley

Best Adult Contemporary Band/Artist:

John Stanley King

Michael Keeth

Eevaan Tre & The Show

Jimi Fitz

Gina Carey

Todd Ashley

Best Duo:

Hive Minds ( Derek Jordan Gregg & Sean Poe )

Michael Keeth & Martin Barrera

Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss

Mikey Reyes & Bryanna Evaro

David Macias & Bri Cherry

Jos Burrell & Rob Martinez

Best New Band:

Wayward Sirens

The Sweat Act

The Classy Motherfu?kers

The Brosquitos

The Yip Yops

The Dirty X’s

Best Frontman:

Nick Flores

Josh Heinz

Giorg Tierez

Ruben Gutierrez

Jim Cathcart

John Garcia

Best Frontwoman:

Chelsea Sugarbritches

Lisa Lynn Morgan

Linda Lemke Heinz

Christina Reyes

Lauri Bono

Jesika Von Rabbit


Best Guitarist:

Bobby Taffolla

Rudy Mendez

Mike Pygmie

Bobby Nichols

Ehren Groban

Arthur Seay

Best Bassist:

Dan Wheat

Laramie Eve

Mondo Flores

Aaron Ramson

Brett McLaughlin

Nick Oliveri

Best Drummer:

Katie Cathcart

Mike Cancino

Steven Hall

Greg Saenz

Jeff Bowman

Tommy Winters

Best Keyboards:

Linda Lemke Heinz

Christina Reyes

Jack Kohler

Charlie Ellis

Eevaan Tre

Herb Lienau

Best Club DJ:

Alf Alpha

All Night Shoes

Pedro Le Bass

DJ Day

Femme A

DJ Smoke 1

Best Event DJ:

Alf Alpha

DJ Ray Phillips

DJ Craig Michaels

All Night Shoes

DJ Habanero

Desert DJ Ent.

Best Club Promoter:

Jack Kohler

Ming Bob

Brandon Henderson

Johnny Sugarbritches

Mr. Miami

Best Event Promoter:

BB Ingle

Steve Johns


Ray Phillips

Reggie Cameron

Best Live Performance Venue:

The Hood


Date Shed

Pappy & Harriet’s

Tilted Kilt

The Purple Room

Best Local Album:

Se7en4 –  Let’s Get High and Fight

Remnants of Man – Rise

Perishment – Amidst the Black

Hive Minds – Hive Minds

Waxy – Chainsaw Holiday

Thr3 Strykes – CMNCTN BRKDWN

Best Producer:

Ronnie King

Mikey Doling

Brad Garrow