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