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Jon & Griff Well it's been a hell of a first year for Jon & Griff and The Weekender. More brilliant guests than you can shake a stick at plus the best new and classic tunes alongside the county's musicians and djs. But we ain't done yet!!!


To finish of 2004 in style, we've concocted The Weekender Awards. Six categories to celebrate this year's talent in the best way we know how.

The Weekender Award show will allow you and us to award those who have achieved greatness this year with words of praise and encouragement. And get their song on the air again!

The show will be broadcast on Friday, 17th December when we have a two-hour special. It's the last show of the year so we aim to make it a good 'un.

You can tune in to Radio Northampton (104.2 & 103.6 FM) or listen online when the winners will be announced during the show.

Click here to go to the form >>

There are six categories for the Weekender Award and each category has two winners: The Weekender Choice & The People's Choice.

Jon, Griff and the rest of the Weekender team will decide their choice for one set of awards for 2004 and you, the listeners get to pick the other.

We've shortlisted the artists we want you to choose from (so there's not too much arguing) and all you have to do is fill out the form to nominate.

And the categories are...

We've shortlisted 10 bands to vote for, with the five highest votes short-listed and a section of their track played on the show (just to tease you even more). The 10 to vote for are:

Arcane Enigma Arcane Enigma Marla Singer Marla Singer
Atlantic Dash Atlantic Dash Retro Spankees Retro Spankees
The Departure The Departure Visionstate Visionstate
Kapowski Kapowski When Trams Were Kings When Trams Were Kings
One Toy Soldier One Toy Solider Wilson Wilson
Cast your vote

It's tough out there on your own. But even so, these solo musicians have proved that they don't need no band to make them cool! Here's the options for Best Solo Musician.

The Bugs The Bugs Sara Spade Sara Spade
Coco Coconi Monique SBO Short Break Operator
Robert Bray Robert Bray
Cast your vote

Where do you go and blow your cash on a night out? We've shortlisted what we think are the best clubs in the county right now. Pick which club night you think deserves Club Night of 2004.

Blast Chamber Blast Chamber Out On The Floor - Paddy Grady Out On The Floor
Luxe Body Rock Soundhaus Popcorn
The Buzz The Buzz Sessions - Seb Fontaine Sessions
Club XS Kenny's Dead Shaft Shaft
Maggie Thatcher Maggie Thatcher Experience Shakedown Shakedown
Cast your vote

Which DJ has supplied an endless trip of quality tunes to give you the best night out in a long while? It's a tough choice but here's the nominees.

Black Cat Found Black Cat Found Out On The Floor - Paddy Grady Paddy Grady
Blast Chamber Blast Chamber Shakedown The Shakedown
The Buzz The Buzz
Cast your vote

Which of the bands who came into the Weekender studio did you think performed best on the day? Cast your vote for Weekender Session of 2004. (Listen to the songs with Reaplayer)

The Bees The Bees
Chicken Payback
ListenOne Glass Of Water
Mooch Mooch
The Bugs The Bugs Mountaineers Mountaineers
She's So High
ListenI Gotta Sing
Easyworld Easyworld
Til The Day
Pat Fish (of Wilson) Pat Fish
ListenBuffalo Sniper

Day One
ListenI'm Leaving you For Sweden

Seafood Seafood
No Sense Like Home
Marla Singer Marla Singer
Interview & session
The Zutons

The Zutons
ListenDon't think Too Much
ListenHavana gang Brawl

Cast your vote

Which is the song you've been whistling the most since you heard it. Who's blown you away with the sheer genius of their songwriting ability. Here's the shortlist for Best Song Of The Year

Kapowski Kapowski
You Give And You Take
SBO Short Break Operator
Make Yourself Exist
Restless Diesel

Restless Diesel
Alseep At The Wheel

Retro Spankees Retro Spankees
Bloc Rokkin Whizz Babiez Thingaz
Visionstate Visionstate
Tanaou Tanaou
Time For A Change
The Departure The Departure
Be My Enemy
Atlantic Dash Atlantic Dash
Leave It All Behind
Sara Spade Sara Spade
Pat Fish (of Wilson) Wilson
Cast your vote

To say thanks for voting, everyone who cast their vote for the awards is entered into the hat to win a bunch of the best albums released during 2004. All you have to do now is click the link below to get voting and join us at 6pm on Friday, 17th December to see who's won.

Click here to go to the form >>


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