PEI’s “first rock and roll band” receives Stompin’ Tom Award
This article was first published in The Buzz, PEIs source for entertainment news, in March 2008, and reprinted here as Tremtones Tribute at ECMA. The story was recently reprinted on The BuzzOn, the internet site for The Buzz and it bears reprinting here as well.
After waiting 51 years to receive acknowledgment of their music The Tremtones walked away from the 2008 East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) with a major piece of prize hardware.
“It feels terrific to win the Award,” said Billy Roy Murnaghan Tremtones founder. “It took a long time. We didn’t expect it. It came out of nowhere.” Murnaghan, who now lives in Barrie, Ontario, traveled back to PEI for the awards ceremony.
“There were two Doug’s at the Awards, Doug MacEwen, Doug Carmody, Niall MacKay and I,” said Murnaghan. Fellow band member Niall MacKay of Montague said the Award “was humbling to think we deserve it after all those years.” Continue reading