The Age/Music Victoria Award Winners

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Oh Pep!, Tracy McNeil, CW Stoneking and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard were among the winners at Wednesday evening’s eclectic The AgeMusic Victoria Awards held at 170 Russell in Melbourne.

King Gizzard won Best Album for Nonagon Infinity, Best Band and Best Live Band while Oh Pep! won Best Folk & Roots album. Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife won Best Country Album for Thieves and CW Stoneking won the award for Best Male Artist.

Other award winners included The Drones for Best Song (‘Taman Shud’) and Best Regional Band, Alex Lahey (Best Female), Camp Cope for Best Emerging Act, Melbourne Ska Orchestra (who performed on the night) for Best Global or Reggae Album, Kylie Auldist for Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B or Gospel Album category for Family Tree.

Community broadcasting station Triple R, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, was inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016

Public Voted Winners

Best album: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity

Best song: The Drones, Taman Shud

Best band: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Best male artist: C.W. Stoneking

Best female: Alex Lahey

Best emerging act: Camp Cope

Best regional act: The Drones

Best live band: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Best regional venue: The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Best venue (over 500 capacity): Corner Hotel

Best venue (under 500 capacity): The Tote

Best festival: Meredith Music Festival

Industry Nominated Genre Winners

Best Heavy Album: Be’Lakor, Vessels

Best Folk or Roots Album: Oh Pep!, Stadium Cake

Best Experimental or Avant Garde Act: Inland (Alex Garsden and Rohan Drape)

Best Country Album: Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife, Thieves

Best Hip Hop Album: Plutonic Lab, Deep Above The Noise

Best Electronic Act: Harvey Sutherland

Best Jazz Album: Peter Knight, Way Out West

Best Aboriginal Act: Benny Walker

Best Global or Reggae Album: Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Sierra Kilo Alpha

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B, or Gospel Album: Kylie Auldist, Family Tree

Best Blues Album: Nick Charles, The River Flows

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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