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FBi Announces 2017 SMAC Award Nominees

UPDATE: Here Are FBi Radio’s SMAC Award Winners For 2017

ORIGINAL STORY: Sydney community radio station FBi has announced the 2017 nominees for its annual Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards.

The awards celebrate the year’s best local music over four categories with additional categories awards live music events, food and art.

This year’s nominees include Body Type who have earned nods for Next Big Thing and Best Live Act and Party Dozen who also picked up two nominations for Record Of The Year for The Living Man and Best Live Act.

Newbie Odette also grabbed two nominations being named for Song Of The Year for her breakthrough track ‘Watch Me Read You’ and Next Big Thing. Meanwhile, emerging hip-hop artist Manu Crook$ got nominated for Best Live Act and Next Big Thing.

Elsewhere, Winston Surfshirt, Cloud Control, Touch Sensitive and Rainbow Chan were all nominated for one award each.

The winners will join an esteemed list of previous victors that includes The Preatures, Sampa The Great and Royal Headache. We’ll find out who is joining them when the awards are handed out on Tuesday, 30th January.

Public voting is open right now and will run until 5pm, 28th December. You can vote here.

Check out the full list below.

FBi 2017 SMAC Awards Nominations

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Alex Cameron – Forced Witness

Cloud Control – Zone

Mere Women – Big Skies

Orion – Orion

Party Dozen – The Living Man

NEXT BIG THING

Body Type

Jikuroux

Manu Crook$

Odette

Rebecca Hatch

BEST LIVE ACT

Presented by Young Henrys

Body Type

Manu Crook$

Party Dozen

These New South Whales

Winston Surfshirt

BEST MUSIC EVENT

Presented by 42BELOW

Electric Lady

King Street Crawl

Pavlova Bar

Ricardo’s

Soft Centre

BEST EATS

Annandale Cornersmith

Bad Hombres

Madre

Paper Bird

Saga

BEST SONG

Gussy – ‘Mornings’

Odette – ‘Watch Me Read You’

Okenyo – ‘Women’s World’

Touch Sensitive – ‘Lay Down’

Rainbow Chan – ‘Let Me’

BEST ON STAGE

Bennelong – Bangara Dance Theatre

Carrion – Justin Shoulder

Ich Nibber Dibber – post

Hir – Belvoir

The Second Woman – Nat Randall

BEST ARTIST

Angela Goh

Emily Parsons-Lord

Jason Phu

Spence Messih

Zanny Begg

BEST ARTS PROGRAM

ATYP

Bayanihan Philippine Art Project

Liveworks 2017

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