Hill and Weedon crowned winners of Musical Comedy Awards 2013
Andrew Mickel8 April 2013
The Musical Comedy Awards 2013 have been won by duo Hill and Weedon.
The pair, Robin Hill and Theo Weedon, beat folk duo Jonny and the Baptists into second place and Tina Turner Tea Lady into third.
Hill and Weedon reached the final of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year in 2012 and are currently signed to Lisa Thomas Management. Last year's self-titled show was their first in Edinburgh.
Their combination of dinosaur impressions and risqué songs helped them to land the prize over other finalists, including Lucy Cox's thoughts on being a single woman, duo I am, I am's riffs on the London Underground and Steven Seller's take on what it means to be a nerd today.
This year’s sell-out final at the Bloomsbury Theatre, hosted by Horse and Louis, saw the Brett Domino Trio and Isy Suttie headline to an over 500-strong crowd.
Jenny Bede won Best Newcomer, and also performed at the show. The actress has long found success on YouTube, but her first heat for the show was only the third time she had ever performed her solo material live.
This was the fifth year of the awards. Previous winners of the award have been Adams & Rea, Abandoman, Jollyboat and Rob Carter. Many musical comedy acts have featured in the awards over recent years, including Rachel Parris, Frisky & Mannish and Jay Foreman.
There's more information over on the Musical Comedy Awards website.
Here's a video of champions Hill and Weedon in action:
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