Victoria, Australia

Australian Music Scene
Steve Iorio, Director, Epic Touring
3rd December 2016

Do you like Australian music? are you interested in finding out about it. Well here is a bit of insight for you. Last week “The Age” newspaper, you remember them? –  the paper thing with print on them! – held their annual awards night. I think it is a great newspaper, and they are the best at assessing  the state of Victoria’s music scene. Not all of Australia, just the state of Victoria, and the paper is based in Melbourne.

They  get more than 46,000 voters across the public to give nominations, Here are the reader’s picks after collating the votes. Look them up and you will find out a bit about the Australian music scene in different genres, different areas of concern, and hopefully find some cracking music to listen to.

Best Album / Best Band 2016

Best Female Artist

Best Male Artist

Best Emerging Act

Music Victoria has a great list of resources on their website

Checkout the DIRECTORY

Best Album

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

Best Band
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Song
The Drones – Taman Shud

Best Female Artist
Alex Lahey

Best Male Artist
C.W. Stoneking

Best Emerging Act
Camp Cope

Best Live Band
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Regional Act
The Drones

Best Venue (Over 500 Capacity)
Corner Hotel

Best Venue (Under 500 Capacity)
The Tote

Best Regional Venue
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Best Festival
Meredith Music Festival


Best Blues Album
Nick Charles – The River Flows

Best Country Album
Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife – Thieves

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

Best Jazz Album
Peter Knight – Way Out West

Best Hip Hop Album
Plutonic Lab – Deep Above The Noise

Best Electronic Album
Harvey Sutherland

Best Heavy Album
Be’lakor – Vessels

Best Aboriginal Act
Benny Walker

Best Global or Reggae Album
Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Sierra Kilo Alpha

Best Folk / Roots Album
Oh Pep! – Stadium Cake

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

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