The Swinging Belles – Telegram and Central Voice Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year Award, MusicNL
Lorraine Michael, MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi
I am delighted to congratulate Laura Winter, Erin Power, and Duane Andrews of The Swinging Belles for winning the prestigious Telegram and Central Voice Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, a competitive award voted on by the public, at the 2018 MusicNL Awards.
The Swinging Belles is a swing band for kids that is all about getting kids, parents, and the young at heart to get up and dance while enjoying swing, country, and jazz.
As primary school teachers at Bishop Feild Elementary, Laura and Erin have brought their love of music to their work as educators. Erin and Laura recently completed master’s degrees in Education and Folklore respectively, and guitarist Duane Andrews is an international performer and multi award-winning artist.
The Swinging Belles’ 2014 debut album won both a Juno and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Children’s Album of the Year.
Thank you to The Swinging Belles for the work they do to promote the joy of music and for encouraging the whole family to enjoy music together through their energetic shows.
I ask all honourable members to join me in congratulating Laura Winter, Erin Power, and Duane Andrews for their Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year Award.