The finalists in each of the Step FWD Awards – Song of the Year music categories have been announced and the talent is a lot! Thousands of you voted for your top songs during the voting period in October and the Step FWD judges also cast their votes, which saw five songs in each category make the cut. The winner from each group will be announced on the night of the much anticipated ‘Dove Meets Stellar’ Step FWD Awards ceremony in St Paul’s Hammersmith, London on 27th November.
Artists in contention for these prestigious awards include Junior Garr, Marizu, Steph Macleod, Jonathan Ogden and Rend Collective in the Indie / Folk / Acoustic category; Licy-Be & Wyld, Phil Knox, K. Lewis, JudahEl Music and Boaz Adelekan for Poetry / Spoken Word; and Vineyard Worship, Philip Shibata, Pyramid Park, Jonathan Ogden and Praise Lubangu in the ChillHop / LoFI category. Full listings for each of the twelve categories can be found on the Step FWD Awards website and on the awards’ social channels.
The past 18 months has been challenging for us all, including musicians and creatives, due to the lack of live performances and networking events, but the dedication and determination shown by each of the 131 nominated and other submitted artists, in the face of the adversity, isolation and in some cases illness and suffering has been truly astounding. The circumstances of the past year has pushed creatives to refine their craft and push themselves to their creative edges in songwriting, recording, online performances and unique ways to connect with audiences.
The Step FWD Awards will recognise the sacrifice artists have made for their music ministry and is the product of a truly momentous time for us all in recent history; it promises to be a very special evening of celebration and honour.