Liverpool's She Drew The Gun crowned GIT Award winners 2017

ONE of Liverpool's adored bands She Drew The Gun were crowned GIT Award winners at the 10th anniversary celebrations for the city's music website Getintothis.

Fronted by Louisa Roach the critically acclaimed band took home the sixth GIT Award prize together with £1,000 and Parr Street Studios free recording time.
Louisa Roach with her award
(Keith Ainsworth)

On stage, Louise said: "This is amazing, I don’t know quite what to say, we’re all delighted and surprised – thanks so much to Getintothis and all the judging panel – it means so much.”

Louisa, who started writing songs in her bedroom in 2013 under the alias She Drew The Gun, has seen a rapid rise to success in the last 18 months with her fully formed band winning Glastonbury‘s emerging talent contest to earn a place on the final festival bill, touring the globe – including a trip to Texas’ SXSW – and release the critically acclaimed debut album Memories of Another Future.

Other honours of the evening saw Jon Davies of Liverpool electronica promoters Deep Hedonia give a passionate speech about this year’s Inspiration Award winners 24 Kitchen Street.

Following in the footsteps of The Kazimier, Africa Oye and Deltasonic‘s Alan Wills, 24 Kitchen Street venue co-owner Saad Shaffi and staff were on hand to pick up the Inspiration Award with the packed crowd appreciating the obstacles the venue has overcome in the last 12 months.

Youngster Zuzu picked up the 'One to Watch' award following speeches from GIT Award judges Cath Hurley from BME, Aoife Niblock of VMS Live and music journalist Will Fitzpatrick.

A number of GIT Award nominees performed on the night including The Vryll Society, Xam Volo, Suedebrown and Ohmns to a packed room of hundreds of Merseyside music lovers.

Bill Ryder-Jones (Keith Ainsworth)
GIT Award 2013 winners Baltic Fleet and The Coral‘s Nick Power collected special mementos created by Liverpool company ArchiPhonic.

Elsewhere God Colony and Immix Ensemble made an exclusive video for the event with the latter’s Daniel Thorne expressed his thanks collecting the band’s memento from returning GIT Award host BBC Merseyside DJ Roger Hill.

GIT Award 2016 winner Bill Ryder-Jones made a surprise appearance and performed a solo set of two brand new songs and threw in fan favourite Two To Birkenhead.

Earlier in the event, guests made the most of the sunshine at Constellations' garden with 10 bands, artists and MCs kicking off the celebrations with acts such as The Fernweh, AGP, L100, FUSS and Jo Mary all sharing the stage.


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