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A.B. Original & King Gizzard Dominate The 2017 Music Victoria Awards

Written by Tom Williams on November 23, 2017

The 2017 Music Victoria Awards have been dominated by rap duo A.B. Original and relentless psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

Taking place at Melbourne’s 170 Russell last night, the awards saw Victoria’s best acts, releases, venues and festivals take out awards, with A.B. Original snagging Best Album, Best Hip Hop Album and Best Aboriginal Act.

King Gizzard, meanwhile, took home Best Band, Best Song and Best Live Act, and The Teskey Brothers claimed two awards for Best Emerging Act and Best Soul, Funk, RnB And Gospel Album.

This year’s publicly-voted awards came from a pool of over 73,000 tallied votes. Late music producer Tony Cohen was also inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall Of Fame.

Catch the full list of this year’s winners, below.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2017

Genre Award Winners

BEST BLUES ALBUM
Fiona Boyes – Professin’ The Blues

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Raised By Eagles – I Must Be Somewhere

BEST SOUL, FUNK, RNB, AND GOSPEL ALBUM
The Teskey Brothers – Half Mile Harvest

BEST JAZZ ALBUM
Brenton Foster – The Nature of Light

BEST HIP HOP ALBUM
A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT
Client Liaison

BEST HEAVY ALBUM
Divide and Dissolve – Basic

BEST ABORIGINAL ACT
A.B. Original

BEST GLOBAL OR REGGAE ALBUM
Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence – Afro Empire

BEST FOLK / ROOTS ALBUM
The Mae Trio – Take Care, Take Cover

BEST EXPERIMENTAL / AVANT-GARDE ACT
Winter Sound School / Bridget Chappell

Publicly Voted Winners

BEST FESTIVAL
Meredith Music Festival

BEST REGIONAL VENUE (UNDER 50 GIGS PER YEAR)
Theatre Royal (Castlemaine)

BEST REGIONAL VENUE (OVER 50 GIGS PER YEAR)
Workers Club (Geelong)

BEST VENUE (UNDER 500 CAPACITY)
The Tote

BEST VENUE (OVER 500 CAPACITY)
The Corner Hotel

BEST REGIONAL ACT
Cosmic Psychos

BEST LIVE BAND
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

BEST EMERGING ACT
The Teskey Brothers

BEST MALE ARTIST
Paul Kelly

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Jen Cloher

BEST SONG
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake

BEST BAND
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

BEST ALBUM
A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia

Hall Of Fame

Tony Cohen – Aria-Award Winning Producer & Engineer

Outstanding Achievement Award

Zo Damage – 365 Day Live Music Photography Project

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