(Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos scored three 2024 Veer Music Awards following a phenomenal year of touring, Billboard Blues album charting, and rave reviews nationwide for the album “Cheat The Devil.”)  

By Jeff Maisey

Blues rockers Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos scored three honors Sunday evening at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery where the City of Hampton Department of Economic Development presented the 2024 Veer Music Awards

Rosano released “Cheat The Devil,” a nationally distributed album, which placed in the Top 20 Billboard Blues chart. Rosano received rave reviews in national press, coast-to-coast airplay, and supported the album with a tour around the USA with label-mate Tab Benoit.

The Veer Music Awards were created to showcase and celebrate the most current spectrum and diverse array of 757 region musical talent in genres ranging from jazz, R&B, hip-hop and World Music to country, metal, folk, gospel, ambient, and classic rock. 

Here are the results. 


Album of the Year

WINNER: Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos, “Cheat The Devil” 

Honorable Mentions:

Roberta Lea, “Too Much of a Woman”

Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet, “Commitment” 

Richard David Spano & Jim Bulleit, “In The Shadow of Cupid’s Arrow”

tyler donavan, “Gasping4air” 

Berries, “To Autumn (Moon)”


EP of the Year

WINNER: Ward’s Pocket, “Midnight in the Garden” 

Honorable Mentions: 

The James Henry Morgan Gang, “The James Morgan Henry Gang”

Sea of Souls, “Dreamland”

Raspy Soul, “Konstructed”


Song of the Year

WINNER: BJ Griffin, “It’s A New Day” 

Honorable Mentions: 

Roberta Lea, “Girl Trip”

Celeste Kellogg, “Save a Dance For Me This Christmas”

Jarrett Beeler, “Loredo”

Billy Mercury, “Friend in Me”

Clementine, “Tokyo”


Music Video of the Year

WINNER: Sunny & Gabe, “Tropics” 

Honorable Mentions:

Roberta Lea, “Too Much of a Woman”

Celeste Kellogg, “Save a Dance For Me This Christmas”

tyler donavan, “Crescendo”

Magg Dylan, “GTFO”

The Righteous Few, “Out of the Smoke”


Jazz Traditional

WINNER: Jae Sinnett’s Zero to 60 Quartet 

Honorable Mention: Eddie Williams


Jazz Smooth

WINNER: Stephanie K Sanders

Honorable Mention: J. Staton



WINNER: tyler donavan 

Honorable Mention: Raspy Soul


Hip Hop

WINNER: Chuck Black 

Honorable Mention:Young Crazy



WINNER: Voices of Fire feat. Pharrell 

Honorable Mention: The New Pearly Gates 


World Music

WINNER: United Souls 

Honorable Mention: Cultivated Mind 



WINNER: Berries

Honorable Mention: Uglyography



WINNER: Roberta Lea 

Honorable Mention: Sunny Moonshine



WINNER: As The World Burns 

Honorable Mention: The New Mutiny 



WINNER: Sea of Souls

Honorable Mention: Exploding Sun 


Classic Rock

WINNER: Mark Dunn 

Honorable Mention: Ward’s Pocket 



WINNER: Lucky 757 

Honorable Mention: The Futuros 



WINNER: Demons 

Honorable Mention: Red Weather 



WINNER: The Bread Collectors 

Honorable Mention: Snake Mountain Revival 



WINNER: From Overseas 

Honorable Mention: BK Stank 



WINNER: Celeste Kellogg 

Honorable Mention: Buck Shot 



WINNER: The Storyweavers 

Honorable Mention: Tret Fure 



WINNER: Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos 

Honorable Mention: JD3 Band 


Cover Band

WINNER: Wonderland 

Honorable Mention: Childz Play


Tribute/Themed Band

WINNER: Midnight Rain (Taylor Swift Tribute) 

Honorable Mention: Wilder Horses (Rolling Stones Tribute) 


Cover Solo/Duo

WINNER: Derek Smith

Honorable Mention: Dan Pellegrino 


Live Band 

WINNER: Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos 

Honorable Mention: Good Shot Judy 


Open Mic

WINNER: Hilton Tavern

Honorable Mention: Big Pink/Victorian Station 


Live Music Venue (Bar)

WINNER: South Beach Grill 

Honorable Mention: The Roads Bistro 


Live Music Venue (Brewery)

WINNER: The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery 

Honorable Mention: New Realm Brewing Company


Live Music Series

WINNER: Out of the Box Series at Sandler Center 

Honorable Mention: Summer Music Series @ New Realm Brewing Company 


Music Event

WINNER: Noel: Good Shot Judy at Kimball Theater 

Honorable Mention: LAVA Halloween Extravaganza 


Live Sound Tech

WINNER: Ian Janes 

Honorable Mention: Daniel Aguiar 


Live Lighting Tech

WINNER: LiNk Terry 

Honorable Mention: Chris White 


Photography Posed

WINNER: Will Clarke: “Turncoat Syndicate” 

Honorable Mention: Wendy Woodell: “Barry Manilow’s Wardrobe” 


Photography Live

WINNER: George Marsh: “David Morgan with RIOTT” 

Honorable Mention: Jaybird: “The Lazy Dangers at Chicho’s Backstage” 


Industry Award

Videographer/documentarian Paul Unger  


Musician’s Musician Award

Bobby Black Hat Walters 

Bernie Lee  


Lifetime Achievement Awards

Ron Harris (drummer, Mighty Simba/The Naros)

Bobby Smith (bassist, Hotcakes)

Woody Nordan (guitarist, Shadowjack)

Rogers Brown (keyboardist, RaJazz)

Lewis McGehee (singer/songwriter)

Jimmy Masters (jazz bassist)

Julie Clark (singer/songwriter)

Robin Miller (guitar/keys, Channel One/Never Never/Hotcakes)

William Frye (bassist, Stump Town/The Barrys/Moaning Lisas/The Dual Gravitons)

Donald “Mole” Gwin (Sound-man)