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Music Victoria Unveils 2014 Genre Awards Nominees

Written by Nastassia Baroni on October 7, 2014

The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards will return for its annual instalment this year and today organisers have announced the 2014 finalists, who represent the year’s best Victorian music across many diverse categories.

This year’s nominees cover all genres from jazz to electronic to best experimental avant-garde and hip hop. Leading the charge in the later category are hip hop artists Briggs, Geko, L-Fresh the Lion, Remi and Tornts.

Candidates in the running for Best Soul/Funk/R&B/Gospel Album include Melbourne’s own singer-songwriter Oscar Key Sung, soul sensations Saskwatch and soul/funk outfit The Bamboos. Best Country Album nominees include Tracy McNeil, who also nominated for Best Folk/Roots album, for Nobody Ever Leaves, and Wagons with their record Acid Rain & Sugar Cane.

Battling it out for Best Electronic Act will be award favourite Chet Faker, Melbourne duo Client Liaison and rising DJ and producer Will Sparks, while Closure in Moscow and The Bennies will duke it out for Best Heavy Album.

The winners will be announced at the sold-out award ceremony in Melbourne on Wednesday 19th November, which will also feature a special guest performance from beloved Australian band Daddy Cool. Henry Wagons will MC the event.

The ceremony will be held during Melbourne Music Week. See all the nominees below.

Watch: Wagons – Beer Barrel Bar

The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards Nominees

Best Blues Album – presented by Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society

Dreamboogie – Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men – 3am Blues Live
Ian Collard – Swamp, Stomp & Boogie
Kerri Simpson – 4am
Shaun Kirk – Steer The Wheel

Best Country Album – presented by Out On The Weekend

Eaten By Dogs – Eaten By Dogs
Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes – Black Coffee
T-Bones – A Long Time Coming
Tracy McNeil – Nobody Ever Leaves
Wagons – Acid Rain & Sugar Cane

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B and Gospel Album – presented by Plakkit

Chelsea Wilson – I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me
Cookin’ on 3 Burners – Blind Bet
Oscar Key Sung – Holograms
Saskwatch – Nose Dive
The Bamboos – Fever In The Road

Best Jazz Album – presented by Dixons Creek Estate

Andrea Keller Quartet with Strings – Wave Rider
Anton Delecca Quartet – The Healer
Black Jesus Experience – Migration
Julien Wilson Trio – Swailing
Tilman Robinson – Network of Lines

Best Hip Hop Album – presented by PBS

Briggs – Shep Life
Geko – Real Heads Don’t Listen
L-Fresh the Lion – One
Remi – Raw x Infinity
Tornts – Street Visions

Best Electronic Act – presented by Select AV

Andras Fox
Chet Faker
Client Liaison
Will Sparks

Best Heavy Album – presented by Sailor Jerry

Ausmuteants – Amusements
Ceres – I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here
Closure In Moscow – Pink Lemonade
Iron Mind – Iron Mind
The Bennies – Rainbows In Space

Best Indigenous Act – presented by Songlines

Deline Briscoe
Kutcha Edwards
Skin Choir
The Deans

Best Global or Reggae Album – presented by Crumpler

Black Jesus Experience – Migration
Coloured Stone – Dance To the Sun
Tek Tek Ensemble – Terror in the Jungle
The Bombay Royale – The Island of Dr Electrico
The Chosen Ones – Self Titled

Best Folk Roots Album – presented by White Sky

Charles Jenkins – Too Much Water In The Boat
Laura Jean – Laura Jean
Oh Pep! – II
Tobias Hengeveld – The Daylight Express
Tracy McNeil – Nobody Ever Leaves

Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act – presented by Implant Media

Evelyn Morris
Joel Stern
Nik Kennedy
Ren Walters
Rosalind Hall

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