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Mon, 27 October 2014


Filed under: contemporary music, Festivals & Major Events — site admin @ 5:25 pm

The nominees for the publicly-voted Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 were announced earlier tonight along with the winners of the 2014 Age Music Victoria Genre Awards at an industry event at The Age Media House.

Victoria’s diverse contemporary music scene was represented and duly celebrated with the presentation of 11 genre-based awards, plus live performances by Wagons and TEK TEK Ensemble. The presentation of the 11 Genre Awards for 2014 was followed by the announcement of the nominees for the publicly voted The Age Music Victoria Awards. The winners of those categories will be announced along with the induction of Daddy Cool and Ed Nimmervoll to the Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame at 170 Russell on the 19th of November.

“Not many states in the world have such a depth of talent in so many different genres to even justify a Genre Awards”, said Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan. “These bands are the best of the best, and you can see them play at your local venue seven nights a week.”

“Awards play an important role by recognising artistic achievements and giving a leg up to the most deserving acts, while acting as a filter for fans seeking out the best new music.”

The Age Shortlist Editor, Martin Boulton, said, “Too Much Water in the Boat by Charles Jenkins is an album I’ve been enjoying all year, it represents all those things that make the local music scene so exciting and, like our other genre award winners, deserves to be celebrated. Congratulations to all our winners and nominees.”

Dave Houchin, Triple R Station Manager and presenting partner of the Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 said, “3RRR 102.7FM is very proud to be presenting The Age Music Victoria Awards once again in 2014. The event falling within the timing of Melbourne Music Week and Daddy Cool’s induction into the hall of fame will create a fitting occasion to proudly celebrate Victoria’s diverse music culture.”

And the winners of the Age Music Victoria Genre Awards 2014 are:

Best Blues Album – presented by Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society
Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men - 3am Blues Live

Best Country Album – presented by Out On The Weekend
Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes - Black Coffee

Best Soul, Funk, R’n'B and Gospel Album – presented by Plakkit
Cookin’ on 3 Burners – Blind Bet

Best Jazz Album – presented by Dixons Creek Estate
Anton Delecca Quartet – The Healer

Best Hip Hop Album – presented by PBS
Briggs - ShepLife

Best Electronic Act – presented by Select AV
Chet Faker

Best Heavy Album – presented by Sailor Jerry
Ausmuteants – Amusements

Best Indigenous Act – presented by Songlines
The Deans

Best Global or Reggae Album – presented by Crumpler
Black Jesus Experience - Migration

Best Folk Roots Album – presented by White Sky
Charles Jenkins - Too Much Water In The Boat

Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act – presented by Implant Media
Evelyn Morris

Voting for the public awards will open to the public online at theage.com.au/agemusicvictoriaawards on Friday 17th October. There will also be a rare opportunity to win double passes via The Age to the now sold-out public awards event with Daddy Cool playing live on Wednesday 19th November at 170 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD.

In recognition of all the artists’ contribution to Victorian music, all nominees in the Genre Awards will receive a free rehearsal/pre-production package at Bakehouse Studios. Winners in each category will also receive a 10 hour recording package along with this very special prize.

The Age Music Victoria Awards are the largest publicly voted awards in Australia with an average of 80,000 votes, and the awards continue their long association with the musicians’ charity Support Act Limited, donating $5 from each ticket to the organisation.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 nominees are:

Best Album – presented by The Age
Dan Sultan - Blackbird
HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Oddments
Teeth & Tongue – Grids
Total Control - Typical System

Best Band – presented by The Corner
Client Liaison
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Teeth & Tongue
Total Control

Best Song – presented by APRA
Banoffee - Got It
Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
Fraser A Gorman - Book Of Love
Laura Jean - My First Love Song
Total Control – Flesh War

Best Male Artist – presented by Tone Deaf
Chet Faker
Dan Sultan
Rob Snarski
Vance Joy

Best Female Artist – presented by TheMusic
Courtney Barnett
Jen Cloher
Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue)
Laura Jean
Missy Higgins

Best Emerging Artist – presented by Travel Beyond/BigSound
Client Liaison
D.D Dumbo
Milwaukee Banks

Best Live Band – presented by Rockwiz
Cosmic Psychos
Graveyard Train
King Parrot

Best Venue – presented by Mountain Goat
170 Russell, Melbourne
Cherry, Melbourne
Corner Hotel, Richmond
Howler, Brunswick
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Best Festival – presented by Crumpler
Falls Festival
Golden Plains
Laneway Festival
Meredith Music Festival

Best Regional Venue – presented by Dixons Creek Estate
Barwon Club, Geelong
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Hallam Hotel, Hallam
Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan

Best Regional Act – presented by Live at Your Local
Cosmic Psychos
D.D Dumbo
Freya Hollick

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