Musician Kay Pere of Mystic
Receives National Award
Posted Monday, September 17, 2007
Singer-Songwriter Kay Pere of Mystic is one of five recipients of a 2007 Immie Award at the national Independent Music Conference, Philadelphia, PA, held August 30-Sept 3.
The Immie Awards are given to individual artists and bands in recognition of significant achievement as independent artists, not affiliated with a major record label.
In presenting the award, Conference Director Noel Ramos cited Pereâ€™s long history as a social activist through music, raising money and awareness for many charitable causes from CT to CA.
Also noted was her success as an independent performing artist and songwriter having recorded in
Nashville with Grammy-Award winner Michael Hopkins, and her long-time service to independent artists as a mentor in the areas of vocal coaching and creativity.
Pere is a Director of the CT Songwriters Association, and is the Associate Director of Local United Network to Combat Hunger.
Also on hand and receiving awards were John Lilley, guitarist from the internationally known group â€œThe Hootersâ€, Brooklyn-based hipâ€“hop artist Coole High, music publisher Robert Case from Denver CO, and the Japanese-turned-Nashville band, The Tokyo Tramps.
Since 2003, The Independent Music Conference has been held in Philadelphia, attracting artist and industry professionals from across the U.S. and abroad. Bill Pere, (husband of Kay Pere), received an Immie Award in 2003 as the national Independent Artist of the Year.
(Left to right) Kay Pere ; Noel Ramos,
Director, IMC; Yokiko Fujii and Satoru Nakagawa of the
Tokyo Tramps; Coole High, Brooklyn Hop-Hop Artist;
Melissa St, Jude, Philadelphia Radio Personality and IMC
Spokesperson; and (seated) Robert Case, Music
Publisher, Denver Colorado