Magenta and Big Big Train both won three gongs at the annual Classic Rock Society Awards ceremony over the weekend.
Steve Hackett, Fish and Moon Safari were among the other winners at the gala event held in the Montgomery Hall, Wath upon Dearne. The night featured a performance of Clive Nolan’s prog operaAlchemy plus a live set from Andy Tillison.
Magenta won Best Album for The Twenty Seven Club while Christina Booth was named Best Female Vocalist and Rob Reed took Best Keyboard Player.
Big Big Train scored Best UK Band and frontman David Longdon topped the Best Male Vocalist category, while their song East Coast Racer from English Electric 2 was given the Best Track award.
Steve Hackett was named Best Guitarist and Fish, MC for the evening, took home Best Lyricist.
The CRS commented: “Thanks to everyone who came to the awards last night. Two great performances from Andy Tillison and Alchemy – and Fish was a diamond geezer and no mistake. Congratulations to all the winners.”
Classic Rock Society Awards results
Best Male Vocalist: David Longdon (Big Big Train) Best Female Vocalist: Christina Booth (Magenta) Best Keyboard Player: Rob Reed (Magenta) Best Bass Player: Lee Pomeroy (It Bites) Best Drummer: Henry Rogers (Touchstone, DeeExpus) Best Guitarist: Steve Hackett Best Album: Magenta – The Twenty Seven Club Best Track: Big Big Train – East Coast Racer Best Lyricist: Fish Best CRS Live Act: Moon Safari Best UK Band or Artist: Big Big Train Best Overseas Band or Artist: Moon Safari CRS Newcomer: Hekz Unsung Hero: Summer’s End Festival