The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards finalists announced for 2014 7 Oct 2014
The second annual Age Music Victoria Genre Awards finalists were announced earlier this morning by Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan, on The Breakfast Spread radio show with presenting partner PBS.
Specially selected expert panels deliberated over the best music from 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 across genres, from jazz to hip hop, global and heavy, and agreed on the top five releases and acts, which can now be revealed.
This year's nominees cover all genres from jazz to electronic to best experimental avant-garde and nominees include hip hop artists Briggs, Geko, L-Fresh the Lion, Remi and Tornts along with Victoria's best country acts Eaten By Dogs, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, T-Bones, Tracy McNeil and Wagons.
“Last year's Age Music Victoria Genre Awards highlighted the wonderful breadth of musical talent in Melbourne and throughout our regional areas. It's fantastic these names are being held up as the best in their field," said Martin Boulton, Editor of the Shortlist at The Age.
Victoria’s diverse contemporary music scene will be celebrated with the presentation and announcement of 11 genre based awards on Thursday 16th October at an invitation only event. This is also the 9th year for The Age Music Victoria Awards publicly voted awards and those nominees will be announced at the Genre Awards. Voting will open to the public online at theage.com.au on Friday 17th October and there will also be a rare opportunity to win a few double passes via The Age to the now sold-out public awards night on Wednesday 19th November at 170 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD.
In recognition of 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.
“Victoria is a melting pot of musical styles. The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards were established in 2014 with expert peer voting panels to recognise the most outstanding practitioners in each genre. Congratulations to all the nominees – we look forward to seeing the winners crowned on the 16th of October,” said Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan.
Adrian Basso, PBS General Manager said “PBS106.7FM is once again delighted to be involved in The Age Music Victoria Awards, celebrating Victoria’s rich music culture. Since 1979, PBS has been an intrinsic part of the local music community, broadcasting and supporting all styles of music not heard elsewhere. Full credit to Music Victoria and The Age for committing itself to this initiative, which we are proud to be part of.”
THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA GENRE AWARDS 2014 – nominees
Best Blues Album – presented by Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society
Dreamboogie – Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men - 3am Blues Live
Ian Collard – Swamp, Stomp & Boogie
Kerri Simpson - 4am
Shaun Kirk – Steer The Wheel
Best Country Album – presented by Out On The Weekend
Eaten By Dogs - Eaten By Dogs
Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes - Black Coffee
T-Bones - A Long Time Coming
Tracy McNeil - Nobody Ever Leaves
Wagons - Acid Rain & Sugar Cane
Best Soul, Funk, R'n'B and Gospel Album – presented by Plakkit
Chelsea Wilson - I Hope You'll Be Very Unhappy Without Me
Cookin’ on 3 Burners – Blind Bet
Oscar Key Sung - Holograms
Saskwatch - Nose Dive
The Bamboos – Fever In The Road
Best Jazz Album – presented by Dixons Creek Estate
Andrea Keller Quartet with Strings - Wave Rider
Anton Delecca Quartet – The Healer
Black Jesus Experience – Migration
Julien Wilson Trio – Swailing
Tilman Robinson – Network of Lines
Best Hip Hop Album – presented by PBS
Briggs - Shep Life
Geko - Real Heads Don’t Listen
L-Fresh the Lion - One
Remi - Raw x Infinity
Tornts - Street Visions
Best Electronic Act – presented by Select AV
Best Heavy Album – presented by Sailor Jerry
Ausmuteants – Amusements
Ceres - I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here
Closure In Moscow – Pink Lemonade
Iron Mind - Iron Mind
The Bennies – Rainbows In Space
Best Indigenous Act – presented by Songlines
Best Global or Reggae Album – presented by Crumpler
Black Jesus Experience - Migration
Coloured Stone - Dance To the Sun
Tek Tek Ensemble - Terror in the Jungle
The Bombay Royale - The Island of Dr Electrico
The Chosen Ones - Self Titled
Best Folk Roots Album – presented by White Sky
Charles Jenkins - Too Much Water In The Boat
Laura Jean - Laura Jean
Oh Pep - II
Tobias Hengeveld - Fools Rush In
Tracy McNeil - Nobody Ever Leaves
Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act – presented by Implant Media
Congratulations to all the nominess! See you all at the 2014 The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards!