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Music Video Awards 2023

Updated: May 25

by our guest writer 'Jaws'.

To the Everyman Cinema in Hampstead for the Sharks Music & Video Awards.

I must confess to being a little out of touch with this exciting and evolving industry. Once upon a time, addicted to both Top of the Pops and MTV, I was au fait with most music videos. Though most of them seemed to feature either Madness popping up out of dustbins or Duran Duran miming on a yacht.

So what better occasion to get up to speed than seeing all the Sharks Music & Video Awards on the Everyman’s big screen and through its majestic sound system?

The first good omen was Gary Crowley presenting the awards. Eternally enthusiastic and perennially youthful, Gary has championed new music since the 1980s and it was instantly apparent that he’d lost none of his passion for it.

What’s more, instead of just letting the winners exit the stage in silence with their gongs, he asked them how their made their videos and why. This is how we discovered, among many other things, that one winning entry required 1,300 individual oil paintings

Every Shark Gold Award was richly deserved and, nice though it would be to heap superlatives on every winner, I’ve had to draw a few highlights from a metaphorical hat.

First, Spindle and Loyle Carner who won Best Artiste Perf