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Chic Gamine wins 1st Juno Award in Vancouver

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Mar. 30, 2009

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Andrina Turenne (2nd from left) and Chic Gamine This weekend, our favorite band won its first ever Juno award!  Chic Gamine was nominated in the "Roots & Traditional, Group Album of the year".  This is an impressive accomplishment for anyone, but especially so for the Gamines because they independently recorded their first album on a shoestring budget. Because they were on tour in Montana over the weekend, they were unable to attend the awards ceremonies in Vancouver, British Columbia. They received the news during a phone call in between sets during their Saturday night performance.  During the 2nd set, they announced to the crowd that they had received the award, and an already special night became exponentially more festive!  Afterwards, they sat down in their accommodations and recorded a short 2-minute song/acceptance speech that they immediately posted online.  With the way they have taken off since forming in 2007, will they soon be able to tackle the Grammys? Below you will find the official press release.  To view their cool video acceptance speech (Andrina is filming so you don't see her in the video), please follow this link:  http://www.chicgamine.com/wp/2009/03/29/chic-gamine-wins-a-2009-juno-award/ **************************************************************** Toast of the town! Chic Gamine wins a 2009 Juno Award! VANCOUVER, BC, March 29, 09 - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) celebrated the class of 2009 JUNO Award winners at last night’s JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards held in Vancouver, BC. The non-televised gala event honoured 32 new JUNO Award winners - the first of two nights celebrating the best and brightest in Canadian music. “Tonight’s winners represent the sensational cross-section of musical talent that Canada has to offer,” said Melanie Berry, President of CARAS. “We are so proud to celebrate Canada’s creative excellence each year at The JUNO Awards and to honour the hard work and successes of our artists.” The members of Chic Gamine were doing what they do best while the awards were handed out; they were on tour in America, performing a concert at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center in Hamilton, Montana. The group was very surprised and thrilled to hear the news. They later honoured the occasion with a post concert celebration. In lieu of an acceptance speech, the group composed a quick “acceptance ditty” and posted a quickly shot video online after their Montana performance. Chic Gamine has been selling its self titled debut CD independently at live shows and via their website for the last few months and already several thousand copies have been sold and orders for additional product have been placed. Their busy touring schedule has already taken them to major festival and theatre stages from California to New York, from Montreal to Washington and everywhere in-between. The next few weeks will see the group perform in Boston as well as Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana and the Houston International Festival in Houston, Texas. The summer months are already filling up with festival engagements in America and across Canada. The group is taking time to write material for the next recording between live performance activities. Chic Gamine: http://www.chicgamine.com 2009 JUNO GALA DINNER & AWARDS WINNER: ————————————— ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP Chic Gamine Chic Gamine Independent For further information, photos, bio info or to set up interviews, please contact: ************************************ Andre Bourgeois INSTINCT Artist Management P: 902-632-2149 E: andre@instinctartistmanagement.com *************************************

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