Popular music acts receive top honours at awards night

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More than 400 local music fans packed Walkabout in Barnsley for the inaugural Barnsley Music Awards.

The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican were the big winners on the night, scooping both the favourite band and favourite live act gongs.

The other winners were Lauren Tate as favourite solo artist; the Barnsley Rock and Blues Club, better known as The Polish Club, as favourite live music venue; Summer Breeze by the Velcro Teddy Bears as favourite single; Leave With Us by Servers as favourite album; Don’t Say a Word by Jake Sharpe as favourite video; LIVE in Barnsley music festival as favourite event; and Jason White of Alternative Barnsley for outstanding contribution to local music.

The winners were voted for by more than 2,000 local music fans.