The Oh Yeah Legend Award

2018 Recipient · Jackie Flavelle (Posthumous)



The Oh Yeah Legend Award recognises the exceptional contribution of a musician or act from Northern Ireland.

Jackie Flavelle
Bass player, songwriter, broadcaster, jazzman

He was a luminary of Irish jazz who mixed with the world’s best. Jackie Flavelle also served as a broadcaster and a journalist. A supreme wit, a mentor and life-long working musician.

On 8th November 2018 a presentation was made at a specially curated event by his daughter Lisa Flavelle and included a posthumous Oh Yeah Legend Award presentation to Lisa by Stuart Bailie.

The evening included music and performances from top artists and friends of Jackie including Ciaran Lavery, Matt McGinn, Ronnie Greer and John McCollough, Linley Hamilton, Lewis Smith, Suzanne Savage, John Wilson, Sam Davidson (Taste), Billy Boy Miskimmon, Reverend Doc, Chris Taplin and Jackie’s grandson Ben Flavelle-Cobain.

Proceeds from the event went to Help Musicians NI, the charity that supported Jackie before he sadly passed away in September 2017.


Previous Recipients

Vivian Campbell (2017)
Ash (2016)
The Divine Comedy (2015)
Therapy? (2014)
Gary Moore (Posthumous) (2012)
Stiff Little Fingers (2011)
The Undertones (2010)
Henry McCullough (2009)
Terri Hooley (2008)