2o15 . October Akademia Award winner
Paul Sawtelle won the Akademia Award for his Why Can’t We Live Together music video from his first album Virtual Insanity. The video was edited by Jaci Sawtelle. Paul and Jaci will be traveling to Los Angeles to attend the red carpet award gala in April 2016.
2008 Spellemannprisen winner
Paul played Sax on cut one Voodoo Lounge, cut nine Jet Black and help arrange horn parts for blues album of the year by ORBO & The Longshots High Roller.
Spellemannprisen, often referred to as the Spelleman Awards in English, is a Norwegian music award presented to Norwegian musicians. The award was established by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), an organization that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide. First awarded in 1973, the prize honours musicians from the previous year; it is still awarded annually. The Spellemann committee, composed of members of IFPI Norway and FONO, manages the award and acts as the judge. Twenty-one categories are currently awarded and the committee may award additional honorary and industry awards.