The Age Music Victoria Award Winners

The Age Music Victoria Award Winners

Daddy Cool and an all-star cast of Victoria’s finest musicians gathered last night to wow a capacity crowd at The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell, with Daddy Cool playing a nostalgic and note perfect greatest hits set after their induction to the Age Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame!

The band delivered thrilling versions of Cherry Pie, Come Back Again, Eagle Rock and Hi Honey Ho amongst others at the sold out awards night show.

The Age Music Victoria Award Winners
Check out the Daddy Cool set list. 'Louie Louie' was a late addition not listed.

Ross Wilson said, “Daddy Cool first met, played, recorded and worked together in Melbourne and since those early days we've been inducted into the industry hall of fame in Australia. As "hometown heroes," The Age Music Victoria Hall Of Fame means that little bit more because it's a cultural award, not a commercial one."

The Age Music Victoria Award Winners
Ed Nimmervoll's daughter Amber accepts her belated father's Hall Of Fame Award.

Other award night highlights included Ed Nimmervoll's induction to the Hall of Fame by Russell Morris, who also played Black Dog Blues and The Real Thing. Davey Lane, Jess Cornelius from Teeth and Tongue, Ash Naylor, Stonefield and Henry Wagons also performed on the night, with Henry doing double duty as event host.

The Age Music Victoria Award Winners
Mr Dan Sultan is looking pretty chuffed about winning two awards.

This year's big winners were Dan Sultan and Courtney Barnett, with Dan receiving the Tone Deaf Best Male Artist Award and The Age Best Album Award for Blackbird, and Courtney winning TheMusic's Best Female Artist and a $2,500 cash award from APRA/AMCOS for Best Song Award for Avant Gardener. Dan celebrated by treating the audience to a fabulous unannounced performance of Same Man with the legendary EG All Star Band.

Remi topped off a huge year with a well-deserved win for BigSound &Travel Beyond's Best Emerging Artist Award, which includes flights and accommodation to Brisbane’s BigSound Conference and a slot in a high-profile showcase.

The Mountain Goat award for Best Venue went to Melbourne’s internationally recognised top venue Corner Hotel and Crumpler’s Best Festival award went to Meredith Music Festival, both winning for the second year in a row.

The Dixon Creek's Estate Best Regional Venue Award went to Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine and the Cosmic Psychos took out the award for Best Regional Act.

The Age Music Victoria Award Winners
Here is the Cosmic Psycho's John 'Mad Macca' McKeering accepting his award.

The hotly contested Corner Presents Best Band Award went to solid rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and the RocKwiz award for Best Live Band went to souled out funksters Saskwatch.

The Age Music Victoria Awards studio partner Bakehouse will donate studio rehearsal prizes to all artists nominated, with winners also receiving recording time.

Editor of The Age ‘Shortlist’, Martin Bolton, said “From the hypnotic hip-hop of Remi to the fascination the music loving public has with Melbourne's own Courtney Barnett, this year's awards have again shone a bright light on the best musical talent in the country, while celebrating the sheer joy of Daddy Cool.

Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan said, "Congratulation to all of this year’s winners and nominees as well as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees! We are thrilled that the legendary Daddy Cool graced our stage this year and look forward to celebrating 10 years of the awards next year.”


Best Album
Dan Sultan - Blackbird

Best Band
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Best Song
Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener

Best Male Artist
Dan Sultan

Best Female Artist
Courtney Barnett

Best Regional Act
Cosmic Psychos

Best Emerging Artist

Best Live Band

Best Venue
Corner Hotel, Richmond

Best Festival
Meredith Music Festival

Best Regional Venue
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine


Daddy Cool performing EAGLE ROCK on the night.

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