Los Angeles may have the Grammy Awards… But Camp Lohikan has the really big music awards…
THE WALLY AWARDS!
Straight from Wallerville Road Studios comes the coveted Annual Camp Music Awards… The WALLYS!
This year’s Wally Winners have demonstrated talent at the highest level we’ve ever seen at Camp Lohikan. More than 40 bands produced music in the studio and live on stage! Every performance was great and was enjoyed by all! We thank everyone for participating and making music so much fun at Camp Lohikan!
This year’s WALLY WINNERS are posted below. Congratulations to all winners!
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- BEST STUDIO PERFORMANCE - "Rock and Roll" This is the best Led Zeppelin Song ever done in the studio. It ROCKS!!! Sydney's vocals are amazing! Alex could give Jimmy Page a lesson!!! Chris and Dan keep the classic Led Zeppelin rhythm rockin'! I couldn't keep my feet still! Great job! Musicians: Sydney Hymanson (vocals), Alex Silverstein (guitar), Chris Heckelman (bass guitar), Dan Connolly (drums).
- BEST BASS GUITAR PERFORMANCE - "Hysteria" Everybody rocks on this song but Brett's bass playing makes this performance stand out. Musicians: Brett Diamond (Bass guitar), Jack Gallner (drums), Alex Silverstein (guitar), Gabby Kaplan (vocals).
- BEST KEYBOARDS PERFORMANCE - "Time Is Running Out" I love this song! The keyboards add a nice touch but everyone does a great job on this studio production. Musicians: Angelice Grasso (vocals), Dylan Gold (drums), Alex Silverstein (guitar), Jacob Karlinsky (bass guitar), Spencer Brachfeld (keyboards).
- BEST DRUMS PERFORMANCE - "Afterlife" Everyone shines in this performance but Robert just goes wild!!! Musicians: Emily Forman (vocals), Carsten Duhoffman (vocals), Christian Carter (bass guitar), Zach Turtola (guitar), Robert Mineroff (drums).
- BEST ELECTRIC GUITAR PERFORMANCE - "Ignorance" Listen to this performance! It's awesome!!! Brett Diamond plays the electric guitar and is definitely on fire! Brett wins his second WALLY! Congrats to Brett and Jessica and Lindsay (vocals), Rob Mineroff (drums), Guy Stump (bass guitar) and Ashley Shoup producing. Listen to this performance! It's awesome!!!
- BEST LIVE PRODUCTION - "Crush, Crush, Crush" It's not easy to perform live! Breanna, Will, Gabby and Alex make it look easy. Great job everybody! Musicians: Breanna Tardo (vocals), Will Vanderbilt-Fried (bass guitar), Gabby Kaplan (guitar), Alex Silverstein (guitar).
- BEST FEMALE VOCALS -"Sk8ter Boi" Congrats Lauren Nadel! Musicians: Lauren Nadel (vocals), Omar Surillo (guitar).
- BEST MALE VOCALS - "Ocean Ave" Zach Turtola did a great job singing this song ... and the band did a great job too! This song rocks! Musicians: Zach Turtola (guitar and vocals), Jacob Karlinsky (bass guitar), John (drums).
- BEST CAMP LOHIKAN THEME BASED SONG - "Lohikan State Of Mind" If you don't laugh while listening to this song, you're not from Lohikan! These guys and gals did a great job! Musicians: Alex Gleicher (vocals), Michael Willis (vocals)
- BEST HARMONY - "Pokerface" This song had us at "Ma Ma Ma Ma!" Musicians: Kelsey Traub (vocals), Katie Wiener(vocals/keyboards), Jack Gallner (drums), Brett Diamond (guitar), Mitchell Traub (bass guitar).
- BEST BEATLES COVER - "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" I love this version of the classic Beatle song! Everyone does an A+ job! Musicians: Sydney Hymanson (vocals), Alex Silverstein (bass guitar), Chris Heckelman (guitar), Dan Connolly (drums).
- BEST ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE - "Jumper" A terrific unplugged performance by Tori in front of a live audience! Musicians: Tori Carillo (vocals).
- WALLY SONG OF THE YEAR - "All The Small Things" This song has it all! Great vocals, musicianship and a very nice production. Musicians: Christian Carter (guitar), Chris Heckelman (bass guitar), Robert Mineroff (drums), Taylor Lonner (vocals).