Back for its 15th year, the Music Victoria Awards are set to honour the state’s best and brightest when the awards are handed out on November 20th.
Unveiling the nominations today, this year is shaping up to be a big one, with previous winners Sampa The Great and The Teskey Brothers leading the charge, along with Tropical F*ck Storm and recent Levi’s Prize winner Gordon Koang, all in the running for five awards each.
Meanwhile, in-demand rock outfit Amyl And The Sniffers join hip-hop outfit DRMNGNOW with four nominations, with Angie McMahon has her name down for three potential nods.
With voting opening today, the music-loving community can case their vote in the publicly-voted categories, including the likes of Best Album, Best Band, Best Song, Best Solo Artist, Best Male Musician, Best Female Musician, Best Breakthrough Act, Best Live Band, Best Small Venue (under 500 capacity), and Best Large Venue (over 500 capacity).
Head along to the Music Victoria website to vote before midnight on Friday, November 8th, and you’ll be in the running to win tickets to attend the ceremony at the Melbourne Recital Centre on November 20th.
Check out ‘Final Form’ by Sampa The Great:
This year also sees the recognition of some music royalty, with Vika And Linda Bull being inducted into the Hall Of Fame this year, having become an integral part of the Australian scene thanks to their work with The Black Sorrows, and performances alongside Paul Kelly, Rockwiz, C.W. Stoneking, Deborah Conway, Kasey Chambers, and much more over the years.
‘’Music Victoria recognises the deep contributions both PBS 106.7FM and Vika and Linda Bull have made to the fabric of Victorian music and culture and is proud to present them both as Inductees to the Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame in 2019,’’ explained MVA Executive Producer Patrick Donovan.
A limited amount of tickets to the awards will be made available to the general public from Monday, October 21st, while Music Victoria Members will be able to score a discount when they grab their tickets.
Amyl And The Sniffers – Amyl And The Sniffers Angie McMahon – Salt Gregor – Silver Drop On Diamond – On Diamond The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow
Amyl And The Sniffers Cash Savage And The Last Drinks King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard The Teskey Brothers Tropical F*ck Storm
Briggs – ‘Life is Incredible’ (feat. Greg Holden) Cash Savage And The Last Drinks – ‘Good Citizens’ Gordon Koang – ‘Stand Up (Clap Your Hands)’ Sampa The Great – ‘Final Form’ The Teskey Brothers – ‘So Caught Up’
Best Solo Artist
Alex Lahey Angie McMahon Baker Boy Courtney Barnett DRMNGNOW Gordon Koang Gregor Olympia Palm Springs Sampa The Great
Best Male Musician
Davey Lane Gareth Liddiard (Tropical Fuck Storm) Gordon Koang Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard) Paul Kelly
Best Female Musician
Angie McMahon Courtney Barnett Erica Dunn (Tropical F*ck Storm, Palm Springs, Harmony) Romy Vager (RVG) Sampa Tembo (Sampa The Great)
Best Breakthrough Act
DRMNGNOW Gena Rose Bruce G Flip Gordon Koang Tones and I
Best Live Act
Amyl And The Sniffers King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard Mildlife Sampa The Great Tropical F*ck Storm
Best Small Venue (under 500 capacity)
The Gasometer Hotel, Fitzroy Howler, Brunswick Northcote Social Club, Northcote The Old Bar, Fitzroy The Tote Hotel, Collingwood
Best Large Venue (over 500 capacity)
Corner Hotel, Richmond The Croxton Bandroom, Thornbury Forum, Melbourne Hamer Hall, Southbank Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank
Boogie Festival Gizzfest Golden Plains Meredith Music Festival Supersense
Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act
Kian The Kite Machine Maya RoseStonefield The Teskey Brothers
Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venue (Over 50 gigs per year)
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East Karova Lounge, Ballarat Sooki Lounge, Belgrave Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venue (Under 50 gigs per year)
Barwon Heads Hotel, Barwon Heads The Bridge Hotel, Bendigo Malt Shed, Wangaratta Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent
Allara Briggs Pattison DRMNGNOW Kalyani & Isha Key Hoo Robert K Champion
Best Blues Album
Anna Scionti – Orphan Diary Catfish Voodoo – Cookin’ With… Julian James – Silver Spade Opelousas – Opelousified T.K. Reeve – I Wanna Feel Good
Best Country Album
Kate Alexander + Hana Brenecki – Don’t You Have Better Things To Do? Matt Joe Gow – Break, Rattle And Roll Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission – Coldwater DFU Nathan Seeckts – The Heart Of The City Sean McMahon – You Will Know When You’re There
Best Electronic Act
CORIN DJ Plead Kirkis Rings Around Saturn Sui Zhen