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The Top 5 Performances From The 2015 ARIA Awards

Written by Music Feeds on November 27, 2015

Yet another ARIA Awards has come and gone, and while many music industry heads are nursing hangovers, there’s a bunch performance footage to go over in an effort to relive the night that was.

Here are the five of those highlights.

Flight Facilities – Crave You (Feat. Owl Eyes)

Brooke Addamo, aka Owl Eyes, stepped in for Giselle Rosselli on Flight FacilitiesCrave You, backed by a real string section and enough airplane imagery to make you feel like you’re at the airport. There’s a sax solo, of course, an also a brief tribute to Paris after the horrific events it’s seen over the last two weeks.

Oh and catch a sneaking glimpse of Hack’s Tom Tilley slapping that base.

Conrad Sewell – Firestone & Start Again

Lucky duck Conrad Sewell got to perform two songs at this year’s ARIA Awards, mashing his two tracks Firestone and Start Again – the latter for which he was granted an ARIA for ‘Song Of The Year’. His performance of Start Again was backed by a choir and also featured a visual tribute to Paris, the lyrics taking on a particularly poignant meaning in the light of the events that rattled the music world this month.

Hermitude – The Buzz (Feat. Mataya & Young Tapz)

Hermitude brought out their collaborators Mataya and Young Tapz for The Buzz, but the real highlight was when the Sydney duo came down from their production altar and rocked their keys and pads amongst the crowd.

Peking Duk – Take Me Over (Feat. SAFIA)

It doesn’t matter where they are, Peking Duk just know how to throw a party. Here they bring out everything in their bag of tricks from a string section and vocal acrobat Ben Woolner of SAFIA, to pyrotechnics and exploding confetti, basically trashing the joint in the best way possible.

Tina Arena – Chains (Feat. The Veronicas & Jessica Mauboy)

Hands down though, THE performance of the night goes to absolute Kween Tina Arena, who along with The Veronicas and Jessica Mauboy set the stage alight with a powerful and soulful rendition of her 1994 track Chains. The power of this rendition equalled the force of Arena’s Hall Of Fame induction speech, where she called on Australian radio stations to be more dedicated to Australian music and ditch ageist programming.

This year’s ARIAs saw 5 Seconds Of Summer announce a brief Aussie tour, which has some disappointed fans more excited about The Wiggles’ current run of dates. It also saw triple j‘s Matt Okine blast the awards for a lack of female representation.

The awards themselves were dominated by Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett and Perth rockers Tame Impala. Catch the full wrap up of all the winners and nominees right here.

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