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BUFFALO MUSIC AWARDS DRAWS 'A PACKED HOUSE'

The 2004 Buffalo Music Awards were given out Thursday night in Evolution nightclub in Williamsville.

Some 800 people -- "a packed house," according to organizer Dave Coaster -- were on hand as more than 70 awards were given to local musicians and clubs.

Awards were given based on online and mail-in votes from those in Buffalo's music community after nominations were made by sponsor Night Life magazine. The club winners were decided by Night Life. Here are the winners:

Alternative Rock Band, Suckerpunch; Rock Band, Black Widow; Hard Rock Band, That 80's Hair Band; Tribute Band, Strictly Hip;

Classic Rock Band, Wunderland; Top 40 Band, Boys of Summer; Oldies -- 50's and 60's Band, Route 66; Pop/Rock Band, Hit N' Run; Group Vocals, Universal Grille; Americana/Country Band, Bareback Jack;

Dance Band, Boogie Monsters; New Group, About Face; Solo, Tom Sartori; Duo/Trio, Lana and Hund; Male Vocalist (Rock), Jeremy Hoyle; Female Vocalist (Cover), tie between Maria Sebastian and Lana Hergert; Hard Rock Guitarist, Justin Kubiak; Rock Guitarist, Leslie Zagotti; Rock Keyboardist, Nelson Starr;

Rock Bassist, Tom Herr; Dance Bassist, Jeff Jarzyna; Pop/Rock Drummer, Lanice Hughes; Hard Rock Drummer, Mike Lewandowski; Traditional Blues Band, Bittersweet Rose; Crossover Blues Band, Billy McEwen Band; Blues Male Vocalist, Tommy Z.; Blues Female Vocalist, Kate Engler;

Blues Guitarist, Tommy Z.; Blues Bassist, Jim Brucato; Blues Drummer, Kent Leach; Blues Keyboardist, Jim Wozniak; Blues Harmonica, Harmonica John; Blues Sax Player, Al Monti.

New Original Band, 716; Original Alternative Band, Sweatin' Like Nixon; Original Rock Band, Klear; Showband, Terry Buchwald; Original Acoustic Solo, Steve Roth; Original Male Vocalist, Rob Bilson; Original Female Vocalist, Allison Pipitone; Original Guitarist, Geno McManus; Original Drummer, John Brady; Original Bassist, Leo McDonald; R&B Group, Taylor Made Jazz; R&B Male Vocalist, Anthony Ceasar; R&B Female Vocalist, Nikki Hicks;

R&B Guitarist, David Hernandez; R&B Keyboardist, Valentine; R&B Bassist, Jennifer May; R&B Drummer, Thomas Rogers; R&B Horn Section, the Hitmen Horns; Jazz -- Big Band, Jennifer May's Lady's First Big Band; Jazz -- Small Band, Carol McLaughlin Quartet; Ethnic Band, Jackdaw.

Blues Club, Lafayette Tap Room; Piano/Folk/Acoustic Club, Brennan's; Dance Club, Quote; Pop Rock Top 40 Club, Club Paradise; Restaurant/Music Club Erie County, Club Paradise; Restaurant/Music Club Niagara County, J.T. Wheatfields; Party Bar USA, Crocodile Bar;

Concert Club, Club Infinity; Eclectic Club, Evolution; Rock/Alternative Club, Macaroon's Nite Club; Jazz Club, Anchor Bar; Lounges, Dakota Grill & Cigar Bar; R&B Club, Larry's Place; New Club, Club Malibu.

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