Dan Sultan, Courtney Barnett Win Big At Music Victoria Awards

Written by Marc Zanotti on 20th November, 2014

Dan Sultan, Courtney Barnett Win Big At Music Victoria Awards

The winners for the 2014 Age Music Victoria Public Awards are in. The big victors of the night were Dan Sultan and Courtney Barnett, who took home Best Male Artist and Best Female Artist, respectively.

Sultan beat stiff competition in Chet Faker and Vance Joy to take the Best Male Artist gong, while also picking up Best Album behind highly praised record Blackbird. Barnett also snatched a $2,500 cash prize for Best Song with top-notch track Avant Gardener.

Best Band went to Carlton psychedelic heroes King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, while Melbourne rapper Remi, who last month won a $50K grant at the Carlton Dry AIR Independent Music Awards, grabbed Best Emerging Artist. The award comes with a free trip to next year’s BigSound in Brisbane and a set at the conference’s showcase.

Other notable winners include Saskwatch for Best Live Band and Meredith Music Festival, winning Best Festival for the second year running. Ceremony highlights included 70s rock band Daddy Cool playing a greatest hit set, performances from Davey Lane, Stonefield, and Sultan, and rock journalist and historian Ed Nimmervoll’s induction into the Hall of Fame by Russell Morris.

Full list of winners below.

Watch: Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener

Age Music Victoria Public Awards

Best Album

Dan Sultan – Blackbird - WINNER
HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Oddments
Teeth & Tongue – Grids
Total Control – Typical System

Best Band

Client Liaison
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - WINNER
Teeth & Tongue
Total Control

Best Song

Banoffee – Got It
Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener - WINNER
Fraser A Gorman – Book Of Love
Laura Jean – My First Love Song
Total Control – Flesh War

Best Male Artist

Chet Faker
Dan Sultan - WINNER
Rob Snarski
Vance Joy

Best Female Artist

Courtney Barnett - WINNER
Jen Cloher
Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue)
Laura Jean
Missy Higgins

Best Emerging Artist

Client Liaison
D.D Dumbo
Milwaukee Banks

Best Live Band

Cosmic Psychos
Graveyard Train
King Parrot
Saskwatch - WINNER

Best Venue

170 Russell, Melbourne
Cherry, Melbourne
Corner Hotel, Richmond - WINNER
Howler, Brunswick
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Best Festival

Falls Festival
Golden Plains
Laneway Festival
Meredith Music Festival - WINNER

Best Regional Venue

Barwon Club, Geelong
Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine - WINNER
Hallam Hotel, Hallam
Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan

Best Regional Act

Cosmic Psychos - WINNER
D.D Dumbo
Freya Hollick


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