2018 MyFM Local Music Awards List of Winners

Another successful and fun-filled MyFM Local Music Awards is behind us.  Perhaps our best yet!  The 2018 LMAs marked our 7th Grammy-style event to celebrate local music in MyFM's listening area.  Hundreds of local musicians and local music fans gathered at Liz's Diamond Bar and Grille this previous Sunday afternoon and were treated to a little elbow rubbing in the Budweiser VIP Suite, 9 live performances from some of the nominees, freebees from Bud and our sponsors and dozens of awards.  Winners included verteran LMA recipients like Whiskey Church and Tony Soul.  Ian Cornell, from The Joe B Band, nabbed a trophy in the brand new Favorite Local Up and Comer category.  New-comer Lizzie Leis who cleaned up with 4 awards for her triple duty in three local bands... Project Alice, Velvet Skies and Teter Todders.  Veteran local musician Alec Antobenedetto was inducted into the MyFM Local Music Hall of Fame and joined past honerees like Tigerlily, Joe Redden, Rich Teter and more.  Our coveted Headliner Award, the Stanley Cup of local music, was presented to original rockers Bad Marriage for their hard work and dedication to their craft.  Thank you all for your continues support and we'll be back in 2019!



Favorite Local Pop/Rock Band

Whiskey Church


Favorite Local Classic/Southern Rock Act

South Street Band


Favorite Local Country Act

Tailgates Down


Favorite Local Blues/Soul/R&B Act

Tony Soul Project


Favorite Local Tribute Act

The Peacheaters


Favorite Local Original Act

Matt Zajac and Friends


Favorite Local Acoustic Act

Gay Perkoski


Favorite Cover Song By A Local Act

Project Alice – Piece Of My Heart


Favorite Local Original Song

Starr Faithful – Drowning


Favorite Local Female Singer

Lizzie Leis


Favorite Local Male Singer

Jon-Paul Royer


Favorite Local Frontperson

Lizzie Leis


Favorite Local Bassist

Tim Galvin


Favorite Local Drummer

Ed Barry


Favorite Local Keyboardist

Eric Turner


Favorite Local Guitarist

Jay Tulio


Favorite Local Music Supporter

Karen Jones


Favorite Local Music Event



Favorite Local Open Mic

Open Mic at TD’s with Chip Zale


Sexiest Local Musician

Lizzie Leis


Favorite Local Live Music Venue

Central Tavern


Favorite Local Up and Comer

Ian Cornell


Headliner Award

Bad Marriage


A new feature at the LMAs this year were some fun superlative awards given out to a handful of our local musicians in tongue-in-cheek fashion...


Most Likely to Fire His Band And Go Solo – Jon-Paul Royer


Most Likely to Fall Off The Stage – Billy Patterson


Most Likely to Play With Everyone Nominated Tonight – Ed Barry and Danny Sutton


Most Likely to Sing The Wrong Lyrics – Chip Zale


Most Likely to Fix Everyone Else’s Gear – Jay Tulio


Most Likely to Walk Off The Stage in a Fit of Anger – Jamie Nicholson


Most Likely to Bleed While Performing – Michael Delaney


Most Likely to Be in More Bands Than Ray Auger – Lizzie Leis and Keith Ryan


Most Likely to Give You a Guitar Pick of His Band – Dave Niro


Most Likely to Break the Internet While Promoting His Band – Rich Teter


Most Likely to Still be Rockin’ in 20 Years – Tony Soul


Most Likely to Post a Non Music Related Photo to Promote an Open Mic – Chip Zale


Most Likely To Over Abuse His Cowbell – Fitch Proctor 

Most Likely to Change Her Clothes in the Middle of a Performance – Christine Greenawalt


Most Likely to Have an Extra Finger Surgically Added to His Hand So He Can Wear More Rings – Fitzy


Most Likely To Sneak A Flask and/or Cooler Into A Show – Bill Donovan




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