Nominated for 9 Pride in the Arts awards in the US, Sugarbeach won Favorite Group of the Year 2009, Pride Song of the Year “Living Out Proud” 2010 and Pride Camp Song “I Just Love Girls” 2009.
They wrote the 30th Anniversary theme song for Vancouver Pride, “Living Out Proud” which was also used by cities all over the world for their Pride celebrations. Living Out Proud won Song of the Year in the 2010 Countdown for the GLBT OutVoice Top 40 Chart and was also used to open Pride House Vancouver and Whistler for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
In Nov 2010, Sugarbeach launched RightOutTV, the global LGBT Out Artist promotional website and 24/7 music video steaming channel www.rightouttv.com hosted by Marlee & Tully.
For their contribution to the GLBT community through RightOutTV, Sugarbeach were nominated for a PITA MOJO award in 2011.
“Mama I Love Her”, their irresistible pumping dance song with a Middle Eastern flavor and a big message, was nominated for ”Outstanding International Song of The Year” with the Outmusic Awards in New York in 2009.
Mette Bach of Xtra West reports:
Meeting in Australia, Marlee & Tully "clicked immediately, developing a friendship that became an attraction and a mutual artistic admiration, culminating in Callender and Walchuck's decision to cross the globe together to Vancouver......
"It's much bigger than music," Walchuck explains. "It's bigger than sexuality."
One of Sugarbeach's goals is to make it easier for other queer musicians to be open and honest in their lyrics. The opportunity to have a hand in anyone coming out
is a great motivating factor.
The even bigger motivation is authenticity, says Walchuck. Their lyrics, while clearly lesbian, are universal and resonate with straight and queer audiences alike.
As Callender and Walchuck grew closer, expressing themselves creatively emerged as the natural outcome. They formed Sugarbeach [in 2007]..., released the single "I Just Love Girls" in record time and haven't looked back. They were immediately booked to perform at eight venues during last year's Pride  and the gigs kept coming.
"When it's right, it's right" Callender says. The synthesis of coming out, moving to Vancouver and pursuing her singing career has granted Callender an enormous freedom, allowing her to focus on projects that matter to her and feed her creatively. ...