2013 LA Music Awards Urban Music Artist Recipient Stevie Hawkins

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:: Stevie Hawkins Takes Home Urban Music Artist Award At 2013 Los Angeles Music Awards In Hollywood ::

Stevie Hawkins and
Al Bowman, "Urban Music Artist" Award Presentation

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Victor Orlando

Miles Grayson

Stevie Hawkins

Room View of the Stage

Hollywood, CA   - November 22, 2013
By Ozzi Roth - The Hollywood Report

Stevie Hawkins Takes Urban Music Artist Award Plus Performs With Grammy Nominated - Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards Lifetime Achievement Percussionist Recipient Victor Orlando, And Legendary Music Producer Miles Grayson At 2013 Los Angeles Music Awards In Hollywood.

Stevie with daughter Deanna
on the red carpet

The 40-foot red carpet at the historic Avalon Theater Hollywood was vibrant and filled with excitement on November 14th, 2013, at the 7th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and 23rd Annual Los Angeles Music Awards. High-profile members of international press, television, motion picture and music industries were in attendance. Paparazzi and on-looking spectators converged to capture a shot and a glimpse of the many film, television and music celebrities, to include Stevie Hawkins with his daughter Deanna, Victor Orlando and Miles Grayson, as they made their way down the carpet.

The MeTV televised event hosted by comedian-actor Robert Burton, opened its program with a sensational live performance by Stevie Hawkins, performing alongside famed record producer Miles Grayson on keys, and Hollywood F.A.M.E. Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Grammy nominated percussionist Victor Orlando.

As expected, Hawkins, Orlando and Grayson absolutely soared at the awards ceremony as they brought down the house by playing outrageously funky and infectious grooves to the hits "Bam" and "Good Times", from Hawkins' album "What The Funk?".

Onstage (and off), it was obvious good times were being had by all as the trio energetically delved deep into party and backyard-BBQ territory for the gourmet dinner audience. Hawkins, the man known as the (Funkmaster), fueled the funk engine during the high-octane numbers with a tank full of searing soulful vocals and drumming mastery. Victor Orlando, a former member of (War) and (The Gap Band) injected impact into the set with a dynamite display of percussion virtuosity and showmanship, while Miles Grayson intensely rounded out the curves of the funk-tacular landscape with his performance on the keys. Hawkins and Orlando closed the set with an ultra-rhythmic drums and conga solo extravaganza that drew an exuberant standing ovation from the sold-out Avalon Theater.

The after-effect was evident as fans, celebrities, and industry professionals were buzzing about the trio's most impressive performance. Famous choreography, actor and dancer Lacy Darryl Phillips (Ain't Misbehavin-The Wiz-Mariah Carey) quoted, "Wow, Stevie Hawkins, Victor Orlando, and Miles Grayson? What an incredible match up. This is music history".

According to the event producers, the performance by Stevie Hawkins and Victor Orlando was the first time in the twenty-three year history of the LA Music Awards that a nominee and recipient was joined onstage by a Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards recipient to perform.


Hawkins, a Funk/Soul/R&B artist, was nominated for the "Urban Music Artist" award among 4 other contenders, Wadell Jones, Sedona Music Group, Cliff Beach, and Richie Alexander. As the winner was announced toward the close of the awards ceremony, Hawkins received the honor.

"When Al Bowman announced my name as the recipient, I was both pleasantly surprised and stoked. The event was well produced, entertaining, and a great and enjoyable experience. I had a blast performing with Victor Orlando and Miles Grayson. The show went really well, they are true pros. I’m grateful to Victor and Miles for consenting to perform with me, the fans and industry panel who voted for me, co-writer Charlotte Hannon, LA Music Awards executive producers Al Bowman and Susanna Griffie, my children Deanna, Justin and Miranda, Momma Peggy and Daddy Bill, everyone who puts great energy into the world of making music, and most of all God for His abundance of Blessings", said Hawkins at the close of the event.

This is Hawkins third time as a LA Music Awards recipient. In 2012, he garnered "Record of the Year" and "Mark Vigil Male Singer/Songwriter" accolades for his album "What The Funk?". The album reaped a third trophy at the 2012 LA Music Awards for Charlotte Hannon "Executive Producer of the Year".

Among other notable live performances were The Alan Fox Band, Lannie Flowers, Mahkenna, MK Ultra, Giuseppina Torre, Calico The Band, and the stellar White House pianist David Osborne.

Between performances, hosts Robert Burton, Brad Mercer and stage model Dustin Quick presented awards for the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards. Recipients were legendary game show host and creator Wink Martindale (Tic-Tac-Dough), Bill Blair (Argo), actor Nathin Butler (General Hospital), actor Ron Jeremy Hyatt (Ronin), Producer/Director Cass Warner (The Brothers Warner), actress Leilani Sarelle (Basic Instinct), actress Meilani Paul (The Butterfly Effect), and music industry executive Steve Resnik (Steely Dan).

Orlando was presented with a Hollywood F.A.M.E. Lifetime Achievement Percussionist award at the onset of the event. He is considered to be the "percussionist to the stars", having performed with L.L. Cool J, Teena Marie, Bobby Womack, Billy Preston, Buddy Miles, among many others. Aside being a Grammy nominated musician, Orlando is also a actor, comedian, songwriter, producer and director. His film and television credits include Black Dynamite, Deceptions, 24, Married With Children, The Gail Devers Story, and Martin.

The show concluded with the presentation of the Los Angeles Music Awards given by LAMA executive producer and event organizer Al Bowman. 40 independent bands and artists were recipients in as many nominee categories. The recipients were decided by online votes, a music industry panel and paper ballot fan votes at the Los Angeles Music awards voting party at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go on September 26th, 2013.

Other prominent attendees at the event were the Honorary Mayor of Beverly Hills David Harrison Levi, movie producers Jon Woodward and Ray Michaels Quiroga, Artists In Music Awards Executive Producer Mikey Jayy (AIMA), Hollywood arts advocate Dr. John Carvalho, publicists Liz Rodriguez (EMR Media) and Denise O'Brian, recording artists Laura Jane, BP Major, and FevaMode.

The Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards, a celebration of Film, Art, Music and Entertainment, stands on it's own as the first officially recognized opening ceremony for awards show season in Hollywood. Each year, candidates for one of these prestigious honors are submitted to the HFA Advisory Board for consideration to receive one of these very special awards. Since it's inception 7 years ago, some of the most recognizable public figures in the world have accepted these awards. They include former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Senator Max Cleland, Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Sally Kirkland, White House pianist David Osborne, Grammy winning producer David Kershenbaum, four time Olympic gold medalist Olga Korbut and dozens of other world famous luminaries.

The Los Angeles Music Awards is a media branding company that seeks to publicly represent qualified, independent artists and bands for mass media opportunities related to the production of their yearly series of on-going press events in Los Angeles. Their events are in multiple Hollywood area locations, and offer their preferred clients the biggest audiences at the most prestigious venues. They also extend offers of participation in additional high profile press events for those who have the talent and resources to become celebrities in the fields of music, television and film. They do concentrated mass media campaigns on behalf of participating clients. Their publicity team is among the best in the industry.

View photos from the event: steviehawkins.com/photos

Read the promo article for the event: steviehawkins.com/victororlando.html

For information regarding the Los Angeles Music Awards, please visit their website: lamusicawards.net

For information regarding Victor Orlando and his band Fun-Ja-La, please visit his website. victororlandomusic.com

For more information regarding Miles Grayson, please join him on Facebook: facebook.com/miles.grayson.37

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