• 2019 IBC Best Self Produced CD Semi Finalist - Murder Creek
• 2019 International Blues Challenge Semi Finalists
• 2018 Maple Blues Nomination - Bass Player of the Year - Leigh-Anne Stanton
• 2018 Winner of Loyal Blues Fellowship Road To Memphis Challenge
• 2015 International Blues Challenge Participants
• 2015 Maple Blues Award - Bass Player of the Year - Leigh-Anne Stanton
• 2015 Blues Rock Album of the Year - Stormy Water - Blues Underground Network
• 2015 Top 20 Canadian Blues Album - Stormy Water - Brent Morrison, Rockin' Blues Show
• 2014 Maple Blues Award - Best New Group
• 2014 Runner Up - Toronto Blues Society New Talent Search
• 2014 Blues Rock Album of the Year - Shame On Me - Blues Underground Network
• 2014 Winner of Ottawa Blues Society Road to Memphis Challenge
Reviewers have described this Maple Blues Award-winning band as stripped-down, hellaciously rockin’ new blues with the distinctive
voice and guitar-work of Murray Kinsley, awesome harmonica, and a rhythm
section that swings with reckless, casual precision (Leigh-Anne Stanton on bass
and Bruce Saunders on drums).
Based in Ottawa, Canada, the band brings their innovative original blues to venues and festivals across Canada, the US, England, and Germany.
Leigh-Anne Stanton has been nominated as 2018 Maple Blues Awards Bassist of the Year, and the act was a semi-finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 2019.
Wicked Grin’s latest album “Murder Creek,” released October 2018, has earned widespread industry acclaim and was a semi-finalist for the 2019 IBC Best Self-Produced CD Award.