Lemonrock's Artist of the Week (AOTW) is not randomly chosen. Our awards are automatically nominated according to an algorithm, and are then checked manually before being officially awarded.
We look for bands/artists with complete pages - good descriptions (at least 400 characters), MP3s, photos, reviews, gigs, etc, that we think will be of interest to the public.
In particular, bands must have:
- an interesting description
- at least 4 gigs in the future
- a main photo
- an email address
- a telephone number
Just having a lot of gigs doesn't guarantee AOTW. Also, because Lemonrock is about live music rather than recorded music, it's unlikely that a disco or karaoke artist or solo artist using backing tracks will be chosen.
Current and previous AOTW award winners include:
1 review, 3 tracks, 7 gigs, 37 free dates
5 reviews, 5 tracks, 6 gigs
1 review, 17 tracks, 32 gigs, 10 free dates
1 review, 22 gigs, 310 free dates
4 reviews, 11 gigs
https://youtu.be/_T24Vaym-D4 Live at The Dog & Partridge, Yateley:
4 reviews, 1 track, 2 gigs
Based: High Wycombe
8 reviews, 7 tracks, 6 gigs, 453 free dates
4 tracks, 12 gigs