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MIKE SURRATT

ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSER & MORE...

 

 

 

Applause? Well, more like a few recent accomplishments...

 

April, 2016 - I was awarded my 6th WAMMIE as 2015's "Best World Music Vocalist" - I am humbled once again...thank you WAMA Members

 

December, 2015 -  I & The Continentals received 3 "2014 Wammie" (Washington, DC Area Music Association) award nominations as follows:

BEST WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

BEST WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST

BEST WORLD MUSIC DUO/GROUP - Continentals Polka Band

 

January, 2015 -  I & The Continentals received 4 "2014 Wammie" (Washington, DC Area Music Association) award nominations as follows:

BEST WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

BEST WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST

BEST WORLD MUSIC DUO/GROUP - Continentals Polka Band

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING - "FEARLESS" Continentals Polka Band

February 16, 2014 - I was awarded my 5th WAMMIE as 2013's "Best World Music Vocalist" - Thank you all for your support.

January, 2014 -  I & The Continentals received 4 "2013 Wammie" (Washington, DC Area Music Association) award nominations as follows:

BEST WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

BEST WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST

BEST ELECTRONICA ARTIST

BEST WORLD MUSIC DUO/GROUP - Continentals Polka Band

January, 2013 -  I received 3 "2012 Wammie" (Washington, DC Area Music Association) award nominations as follows:

BEST WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

BEST WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST

BEST ELECTRONICA ARTIST

July, 2012 -  I and "The Continentals" received a very nice "surprise" from The International Polka Association (IPA) based in Chicago, Illinois. Thank you David Ulczycki (IPA President) and all the members of the IPA!

January, 2012 -  I received 4 "2011 Wammie" (Washington, DC Area Music Association) award nominations as follows:

BEST WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

BEST WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST

BEST ELECTRONICA ARTIST

BEST ELECTRONICA RECORDING "Soundtrack ISO Movie"

February 20, 2011 - I was awarded my 4th WAMMIE as  2010's "Best World Music Vocalist" for the 3rd year in a row! No words can express my gratitude. To see all the 2010 winners and nominees, visit this website: http://wamadc.com/wama/wammies/wnoms25.htm

February 5, 2011 - The Continentals' CD "Polka World" made it to #1 in 247polkaheaven's (www.247polkaheaven.com) "Best of 2010" List in their Contemporary Polka Category, PLUS 2 songs from the CD placed in the top ten of "Best Songs." "You Showed Me" hit #9 and "Polka Shoes" hit #5.

January 7, 2011 -  I, and The Continentals, receive 4 "2010 Wammie" (Washington, DC Area Music Association) award nominations as follows:

Mike Surratt - WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

Mike Surratt - WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST

Continentals Polka Band - WORLD MUSIC DUO/GROUP

Continentals Polka Band - WORLD MUSIC RECORDING "Polka World"

November 2010 - 3 of my original Christmas Songs were added/placed in the playlist rotation on...

February 28, 2010 - I was awarded my 3rd "Wammie" from WAMA, the Washington, DC Area Music Association, as 2009's "Best World Music Vocalist."

This is a great organization and they truly recognize all styles of music being performed from Jazz to World to Country to Classical and so on. I encourage any DC area musicians to join WAMA. To view all the nominees and winners, visit this webpage: http://wamadc.com/wama/wammies/wnoms24.htm

February 25, 2010 -  I'm featured in 2 newspaper articles:

The Prince George's County, MD Gazette: http://www.gazette.net/stories/02252010/entepri152136_32548.php

The Washington Post (PG County County Section): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/24/AR2010022402896.html 

December 17, 2009 -  I, and my bands, receive 6 "2009 Wammie" (Washington, DC Area Music Association) nominations as follows:

Mike Surratt & The ECB - BIG BAND SWING/GROUP

Mike Surratt - ELECTRONICA VOCALIST

Composition/Mike Surratt - ELECTRONICA RECORDING

Mike Surratt - WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

Continentals Polka Band - WORLD MUSIC GROUP

Mike Surratt - WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST

August 22, 2009 - I was googling some area Oktoberfest sites and came across this radio blog about polka music written by Scott Wykoff who is a 3 time Edward R Murrow award recipient. I must say I'm humbled that I was mentioned. Thank You Mr. Wykoff !

August 18, 2009 - I entered one of my songs from my latest polka music CD "Polkanceptions" at songvault.fm internet radio and got this nice email from the folks:

Mike Surratt,

We want to personally congratulate you in having your song "The Gypsy Out Of Me" placed in the SongVault Directory and in our play list on the SongVault Radio Network.

This is quite an accomplishment and something you should be proud of, considering that your song has been up against hundreds of other songs and has taken several months in order to pass through all the tiered stations.

This is not the end of the journey but just the beginning!

In a few weeks, your song will be on one of our podcast shows to help promote your song on iTunes and other podcast venues.

In 2009, we will be in contact with all the public radio stations to work on partnerships in order to help promote the artist that have made it in the SongVault. Other exciting benefits will be announced over the next year that will help you generate money and build a bigger fan base at the same time.

Dick Clark put it best when he said "Music is the soundtrack of our lives". The songs we like to listen to become part of our life in general.

Thank you for being part of our soundtrack and we look forward to helping promote you and your music further in the months and years ahead.

Best Regards,

Paul John
SongVault.fm

February 15, 2009 - I was awarded a "Wammie" from WAMA, the Washington, DC Area Music Association, as 2008's "Best World Music Vocalist."

February 11, 2009 - POLKANCEPTIONS was named the #2 polka variety cd of 2008. And, one song from the CD "Dance Dance Dance" reached the #9 spot for "Best Song of the Year."

Here is a link to the website: http://www.247polkaheaven.com/bestof2008.html

All of the 247polkaheaven IJ/DJs voted in the first round and then over 7,300 listeners from all over the world voted to determine the winners.  www.247polkaheaven.com  is a website that broadcasts polka music radio shows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hope you tune in!

January 6, 2009 - I, and my bands, receive 5 "Wammie" (Washington, DC Area Music Association) nominations as follows:

Big Band/Swing Group
Mike Surratt & The ECB

Big Band/Swing Recording
Mike Surratt & The ECB/ Stuff We Do
 
World Music Vocalist
Mike Surratt
 
World Music Duo/Group
The Continentals Polka Band
 
World Music Recording
Mike Surratt / Polkanceptions

December 19, 2007 - "Not Accordion 2 The Rulez" CD receives a "Wammie" (Washington, DC Area Music Association) nomination in the "2007 Best World Music Recording" category.

April 5, 2007 - "Tejanita" a polka from  THE POLKA ELEMENT received an "Honorable Mention" in the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Song Writing Contest "World Music" category. You can find the PDF of the certificate at: http://www.mikesurratt.com/MASC.pdf

Here is a quote from the organization about "honorable" mentions since they only give 2 winning awards for each category  - Gold & Silver.

"Honorable Mention means that your song(s) were generally within the
top 10-15% of songs in that category, but individual judges who loved
your work regardless of where it placed in scoring were able to draw
your song into the honorable mention category."


March 19, 2007 - THE POLKA ELEMENT was named the #5 polka variety cd of 2006 by the IJs and listeners of www.247polkaheaven.com - Here is a link to the webpage: http://www.247polkaheaven.com/bestof2006.html

February 18, 2007 - My 1st "Wammie" Award from WAMA in their "Electronica" category for 2006 Best "Studio Artist/Producer." To see all the nominees and winners, visit this webpage: http://wamadc.com/wama/wammies/wbal06.html

January 2007 - I received 3 "Wammie" nominations from WAMA, (Washington, DC Area Music Association), in the following categories : "Electronica" category for Best "Studio Artist/Producer," "Electronica" category for Best "Recording" [CALM CREATIVITY CD], and "World Music" category for Best "Recording" [THE POLKA ELEMENT CD]