Trophy takers

Orlando's growing prominence on the national music scene has sharpened not only the performers but also the ear of the audience. When asked to pick the best bands in Central Florida, more than 2,000 readers of Orlando Weekly and who voted in September picked the following.

1999 Orlando Music Awards winners

The Hindu CowboysFunky Blues Messiahs
Riverbottom Nightmare BandMark Hodgson
Terri Binion & the Longhaulers Noble "Thin Man" Watts
Andy HughesFluorescent Pea Pod
DJ Leony Prophecy
DJ SandyQ-Burns Abstract Message
Q-Burns Abstract Message 
Eyelight Amy Steinberg
Numb Right ThumbJoseph Martens
ObliteratiRoger Docking
 Terri Binion
Hard Rock/Heavy MetalHardcore
JoJo Fortitude
The KillSong of Kerman
Blind AlleyCocoJazz
Da FewJacqueline Jones
Nature Kids Sam Rivers Trio
Adalberto Bravo y su Orquesta IdentidadBlue Flame Combo
Cuco Reyes y su Orquesta VibraciónRocket 88
La Banda Tuya Swingerhead
Pop RockPunk
VonRa Shyster
WellvilleThe Hamiltons
Exodus Blue Meridian
Umöja Bughead
Rock en EspañolSka
Combustión Espontanea Skif Dank
Raza IndiaThe Coldspot Eight
Soul/Funk/R&BBest club for local music
SoFluidGo Lounge
 House of Blues
 Will's Pub
CD of the yearLive act of the year
"Millennium" by Backstreet BoysGargamel
"In Pod We Trust" by Fluorescent Pea Pod VonRa
"12" by KowUmöja
Spirit of '99" hardcore compilation 
"Happier Girl" by Wellville 

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