Golden Kayak Wall of Fame

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The kayak represents the journey of the indie - one artist navigating down the river towards destiny.


 
Indie Song of the Year 
(based on tourney of popular vote matches involving all #1 songs on the KIAC Big 25 [or 50] that year)
                     
2018   Velvet Dream - Steve Ison
2017   Moving Along - Spitt
2016   Love in a Strange World - Steve Ison

2015   Mr. Lemon's Sweet Revenge - Circe Link
2007   Easier - Ainjel Emme
2006   Am I Doing Fine - Stealing Venus
2005   Just Breathe - Rachel Fuller and Pete Townshend
The IAIA (International Academy of Independent Artists) is a group of artists (site supporters) who nominate their peers who then get voted on by the public, to recognize musical excellence for that year.  The following winners were chosen by this procedure.
Delores Paradise Best Band
2023   The Rhythm Kings
2021   The Rhythm Kings                              
2020   (tie) Shoe City Sound, the karmic revolutionaries
2019   Lastchancelance
2018   Blindman Zero
2017   Whitherward
2016   The Rhythm Kings

2015   Lost Letters for Lucy
2007   Fyrefly

2006   Alphastates
2005   Sugarplum Fairies
Best Female Artist
2023   Gina French
2021   Mookey
2020   Denise Cascione
2019  
Francesca Tamellini
2018   Francesca Tamellini
2017   Francesca Tamellini
2016   DeMonicka

2015   Piranya
2007   DirgeK

2006   Maria Daines
2005   Melody Gardot
Best Male Artist
2023   Bryon Tosoff
2021   Shawn Adam Williams
2020   Ben Elliot
2019   Bob Elliott
2018   Steve Ison

2017   Richard Scotti
2016   Ben Elliot

2015   (tie) Dave Elwert  Steve Ison
2007   Ben Elliot

2006   Hugh Hamilton
2005   Steve Ison
Best Alternative Song
2023   Strange Chemistry - Steve April
2021   A Lens That Won't Deceive - CTWitt.2

2020   Ballroom - Ben Elliot
2019   Parade - Ben Elliot 
2018   Between The Eyes - The Red Moons 
2017   The Believer - Cat Dowling
2016   Murdering Lights - Tonygirl

2015   City By The Sea - Black Suns
2007   The Mystic - Auset

2006   Want Me - Susie Boehm
2005   Something & Nothing - Back Bone Shiver
Best Alternative Modern Rock Song
2023   Love Your Angel, Love Her Tonight - Bryon Tososs
2021   Love Is Not The Answer - dana clancy
2020   Forgiveness - Steve April
2019   It's Not Over - Lastchancelance
2018  
SAVE THIS MOMENT w francesca tamellini-duane flock  -  Bryon Tosoff
2017   Waiting For My Life (to Start Again) - David Nyro
2016   Indie Music People - BEATLESEX

2015   Shake it Out - The Shalala Vines
2007   Stain - Fyrefly

2006   Chrome - crashtv
2005   Adrenaline - Nicolas Johansen
           The Mission Song - Park Police
Best Alternative Pop Rock
2023   (tie) The Horizon - Lastchancelance, Watch Out For That Crazy Boy - Out Of Bodies
2021   On and On - Out Of Bodies

2020   Are You Mechanical? - Ben Elliot
2019   Undertow - QB Seven
2018   Back to Yesterday - TolbertToz
2017   Come On - Cat Dowling
2016   I'll Be Your Heart Attack - Ben Elliot

2015   Head In The Clouds - Azwel
2007   But No No No - Fuji Minx

2006   Am I Doing Fine - Stealing Venus
2005   I'm a Girl - Ana Lovelis
Best Alternative Retro and Psychedelic Song
2023   Pearl - David Nyro
2021   Planetary Discipline ft rick dalgarno guitar - Bryon Tosoff
2020   The Fog - Barley Station
2019   Love Sick Trick - Steve April
2018   Lake Shore Drive - Stik
2017   Into The Blue - David Nyro
2016   White Gold - The Strangest Feeling

2015   She's Got Something (I Can't Explain) - Steve Ison
2007   Gypsy Annie - Steve Ison

2006   Our Love - Hugh Hamilton
2005   Lou Reed - Steve Ison
Best Ambient and Classical Song
2023   Clouds - Bryon Tosoff
2021  
Waves - Shoe City Sound
2020   (tie) Dawn - Inziee, A Piano moment - Paul Groover
2019   Woman from the wood - SapphireWolf
2018   Chilltime - Bryon Tosoff
2017   Me With You - Shoe City Sound
2016   Meditation - Bryon Tosoff

2015   Echoes - Brian Tosoff  (Ambient and Classical)
2007   membrane over liquid velvet - SilverwoodStudio

2006   A Million Angels - Ash Ferry
Best Blues Song
2023   Beer, Pizza, and Gas Money - Blindman Zero
2021   Voodoo Love - The Blue Voodoo
2020   Mama Magnolia - Shawn Adam Williams
2019   Earthquake Blues - Larree
2018   Staying Away From Charlotte - Stoneman
2017   Sweet Baby Blues w/ D Flock and Paul Wainwright - Bryan Tosoff

2016   This Here County Jail - Mark Hoekstra by THE MIGHTY RIVERS PROJECT
2015   Pink Sugar Blues - doc holloway 
2007   World is Burnin' - The Blue Voodoo

2006   Spill Things - Eaglehead
2005   Rolling Thunder - William Troniak
Best Christian/Spiritual Song
2020   Claustrophobia - Psyche's Muse
2019   Shores - Pip and Merry
2018   Will You Recognise Him - Psyche's Muse
2017   Sinner Man - Francesca Tamellini
2015   Oh Holy Night - Mistress of Sound
2007   safe in his angels arms - Pip and Merry

2006   Living on the Borderline - Carolyn Stewart
2005   Torn - perfectragedy
Best Classic and Progressive Rock Song
2023   Son Of A Gun - Richard Scotti
2021   Sweet Angelica - Richard Scotti

2020   Dance To A Different Drum - Richard Scotti
2019   Sky Blue - Richard Scotti
2018   Reason To Live - Richard Scotti
2017   Water From A Stone - Richard Scotti
2016   Fire on the Water - Neil w Young

2015   Dark Ways To The Sun - Seven Eyed Crow
2007   Valentine - Superpuss

2006   Medicinal Music - Psyches Muse
Best Classical Song
2007   Where - Corrado Rossi
2006   Elizabeth - Hattie Wilcox
2005   Souvenir of China - Corrado Rossi
Best Comedy Mp3
2007   The First Time I Met Ya - Texas Willie
2006   Nobody For President - Larree
Best Country Song
2023   (tie)  Good Ol' Junkyard Dog - Josh Logan 24, Harvest Moon - transcender arts
2021   Show All Your Love - Richard Scotti
2020   There Won't Be Any Arizona (radio mix) - Neil w Young
2019   Where the Tombstones Keep the Time - The Dorroughbys

2018    I Want To Know You By Heart - The Rhythm Kings
2017   Till Hell Freezes Over - The Rhythm Kings
2016   The Journey - The Rhythm Kings

2015   We Made It To The Middle - Hop on Pop
2007   The Cowboy Song - Neil w Young
and The Legendary Bear Creek Band 

2006   Ain't That Enough - Maria Daines
2005   Mexico - The Spares
Best Dance Song
2007   Intense (dance version) - K8
2006   Jealousy - Hattie Wilcox
Best Easy Listening/Soft Rock Song

                    2023   Truth Locket - Francesca Tamellini
                2021   A New Dawn ft wainwright dalgarno - Bryon Tosoff
                2020   My Friend And Soulmate featuring Paul Wainwright - Bryon Tosoff
                
2019   It's Time Right Now - Bryon Tosoff
                
2018   Haunted - Francesca Tamellini
                2017   My Love Calls w/ D. Flock and Paul Wainwright - Bryon Tosof
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                2016   Alter Egotist - Francesca Tamellini

                   
2015   Squrlymurly - Fly (featuring Bryon Tosoff)
                2007   Interlude - Village Jammers

                2005   Mercy - Maria Daines
Best Electronic and Dance Song
2023    Lonely Heart - Svetlana Toropoviene (Lana)
2021   Summer Feeling - Michael Gogol
2020   Bicycle (remix) - Ben Elliot
2019   Cloudy With A chance Of contrails - Paul Groover
2018   Strip It Down - Chandra Moon
2017   Orb Keys - Shoe City Sound
2016   Hope - DeMonicka

2015   It's Friday - Stoneman (Electronic and Dance)
2007   The Truth Will Set You Free - Woodstock Taylor

2006   Angel Kiss - Alphastates
2005   Butterfly Kisses - Janeska
Best Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana Song
2023   More Tomorrows - Gina French
2021   Day By Day - Bob Elliott
2020   Ballad of Bruce Lee - Steve April
2019   Wolf - Francesca Tamellini
2018   Back - Poirot

2017   The Anchor - Whitherward

2016   She Didn't Love You - Taiacore

2015   (tie)  Alligator - James Harker Burn - John Pippus
2007   Buddha On the Road - the Rivergods

2006   Perfect Boy - Al Stravinsky
2005   Grace - The Great Indoors
Best Guitar Instrumental
2007   Romanza - TWM
2006   Paradoxical Intentions - Mark Ceccotti
           Every Tuesday - Larree
Best Hard Alternative Song
2007   A Bug in a Jar - dyslextasy
           My Star - Tulla's Headspace          
2006   Dinosaurs Will Die - NOFX
Best Hard and Harder Rock Song
               

               2023   Eat Bugs, Own Nothing, Be Happy - Blindman Zero



Best Harder Rock Song
2021      Deep Space Mission Mars w Flock-Wainwright - Bryon Tosoff      
2020   (tie) Buzzard - Swank, Zahna - Verena Serene
2018   I Fear Nothing - Dead Defined
Best Hard Rock Song
2021   Gratitude-Torn Reflection - Seizmo
2017   What The Hell Was I Thinking - Pegstone
2016   Determined - Psyche's Muse

2015   I Want You Here - The Black Orchids (also for Hard Alternative, Industrial, Punk)
2007   I Love My Gun - Domenica

2006   Live With Yourself - Muzzy Luctin
2005   I'm Over You - Samantha Lombardi
Best HipHop/Rap Song
2023   (tie)  Kickback - Seismo, Put My Name On It - Mookey
2021   GTFO (Get Tha Fuck Out) - Mookey
2020   High With You - Legend DZ
2019   Excelente (feat OG Maco) - Lucius P. Thundercat
2018   All Hail To The Know - Stoneman
2017   A Love Story At St. John's Cafe (Husky) - Inziee
2016   Burning Hearts (Ft. Danni Jules and Jiggy of K9) - Inziee

2015   Ur A Hata - Ziplok
2007   Dear Momz ft. 2mental & Jewelz - Slimdog Productions

2006   Dreams - D-Cyfer
2005   Move - Essence
Best Industrial/Beat Rock Song
2019    Planet X - Bryon Tosoff
2017    Hell Storm Death March - Bryon Tosoff
2007    Funky Moped - Nervosa

2006    Twisted - Ash Ferry
2005    Heroine (suicide) - The Gemini Ritual
Best Jazz Song
2023   Seasons Of Us - Gina French
2021   Slippery When Wet - Duane Flock
2020   (tie)
The Groove - Emmett North Jr., Late At Night - Tom O'Brien
2019   The Road To Santiago - Marc Ceccotti
2018   
CAFE NOIR w Flock and Wainwright -  Bryon Tosoff
2017   desert flower - Bryon Tosoff
2016   Kick Back Just Relax - Bryon Tosoff

2015   Nobody Loves You Like I Do - Julia Biel
2007   'Round Midnight - Dick Aven

2006   How Insensitive - Andrea Miller
           Tell Me Now - Noel Lorica
2005   Pollyanna - Gaslight District
Best Live Performance Mp3
2007   With you Now - SilverwoodStudio
2006   The State I'm In - Isle of Ewe
Best Metal/Hardcore Song
2023   (tie)  Eugenics - Mindless Hope, Remnants Of Complex Objects - Verena Serene
2021   Space Between Spaces - Verena Serene
2020   Fortune pt 1 (Metal Version) - Ben Elliot
2018   Deep Breath - Seven Miles West
2017   No Pressure - Mindless Hope
2015   The Outsider - Sludgecraft
2007   Remember - Dwell

2006   OtherSide - Dwell
2005   My Enemy - Numic
           Thing about Me - Philth
Best Miscellaneous Mp3
2023   Waielea - Lastchancelance
2020   I Wanna Be Someone Worthwhile - Bryon Tosoff
2019   Out Of The Box - Shoe City Sound
2017   Hey Boba Lou - Neil w Young
2016   It's Time - Shoe City Sound 
Bryon Tosoff featuring Duane Flock
2015   Emily Osgarby's Autobiography - Jillianne Wright
2007   Whiskey Symphony - The Man With No Band

2006   Eternal Life - Breathablik
2005   I'm Just a Guitar Strumming Hack - Stik
Best Pop Song
2023   Ugly To The Bone - Monicka Ferens
2021   Stay - Andrea Miller
2020   Bicycle - Ben Elliot
2019   Get Close To Me - Lastchancelance
2018   Worrying About You - Poirot
2017   Little Jay - McDaid
2016   21st Century - DeMonicka

2015   All Over Now - Piranya
2007   Prime Dream - Fyrefly

2006   Set Up For A Fall - Ainjel Emme
2005   fingerprints - minipop
Best Punk/Emo/Ska Song
2007   Eat This - The Objex
2006   No Rest For The Weekend - Orange
2005   Cactus Embrace - The Mariettas
Best R&B/Soul Song
2023   (tie) Activate The Funk (Baptised In The Funk Wawtuh) - Stoneman, Take You To The Stars - Stoneman, The Rain - Mookey
2021   We Don't Ever Give Up!  - Stoneman
2020   Heard About You In The News - Bob Elliott
2019   Faces - Bob Elliott
2018   Burning Me Up - The Keymakers
2017   Never Saw A Woman - David Nyro
2016   Save Me - John Pippus

2015   Orange Grove - Soft Cactus
2007   Coming Home - DirgeK

2006   Spinning - The Blue Method
2005   I Wonder - Natalie Brown
Best Rock Song
2023   Dream It All Up Again - Gina French
2021   Contemplating Waves - Contemplating Waves
2020   Obsession - Monicka Ferens
2019   We Run - TolbertToz
2018   American Spirit Blues - Time Cat
2017   Anything - David Nyro
2016   This Boy is Mine - MonaLisa Twins

2015   Epiphany - Indigo Effect
2007   Inside the Cage - Juliette and the Licks

2006   Chequered Flag - The Volts
2005   Half Past High - Peeler
Best World Song 
2023    Tropical Rain - Duane Flock
2021    Appollo (Kora and Flute) - Chandra Moon
2020    What In The World Is The World Coming To - Neil w Young
2019    Your Two Worlds - Bob Elliott
2018    
Guen (ft.Shoe City Sound) - Duane Flock
2017    Omaha - Ric Laue
2016    I Am The Boy - Sebastian Azul

2015    Common Ground - Dick Aven
2007    Gondwana - SilverwoodStudio

2006    Breakin' The Curfew - SqurlyMurly
2005    Of Rapture - Gina French
Bryon Tosoff Station Manager of the Year
2023   Norm (Desperado Revue)
2021   Steve April
2020   Norm (Desperado Revue)
2019   Bryon Tosoff

2018   Bryon Tosoff

2017   Bryon Tosoff
2016   Bryon Tosoff
2015   Bryon Tosoff
2006   Larree

 
 
 
 
 

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