Winners Of The Inaugural National Live Music Awards Revealed!

Written by Prue Thomas on 1st December, 2016

Winners Of The Inaugural National Live Music Awards Revealed!

Australia's diverse and successful live music industry was celebrated in fine form with 8 events taking place simultaneously around Australia for the inaugural National Live Music Awards (NLMAs).

Congratulations are certainly in order for one of Australia's most dynamic vocalists and performers Ngaiire, who took home an impressive haul of three crystal trophies. Coming close behind were Brisbane rockers Violent Soho.

 "A week of celebration and recognition of Australia's incredible music talent that is ARIA week, we were honoured and humbled to have live music as part of the conversation in a way never before seen in this country," said Award director Larry Heath. 

The awards took place across 8 venues all around Australia, encompassing and representing every State and Territory, making the National Live Music Awards an industry first.

moshtix presented a $20,000 moshtix Marketing Package to the winners of Best Venue in each state. Here's the full list of National and State winners - congrats to them all!

NATIONAL AWARDS WINNERS

Live Act of the Year - The Smith Street Band
The Heatseeker Award - Camp Cope
Live Voice of the Year - Ngaiire
Guitarist of the Year - Gareth Liddiard
Bassist of the Year - Donny Benet
Drummer of the Year - Simon Ridley
Instrumentalist of the Year - Johann Beardraven

Best Live Music Event in Australia - Dark Mofo

International Live Achievement (Solo) - Courtney Barnett
International Live Achievement (Group/Band) - Tame Impala

Hip Hop Live Act of the Year - Tkay Maidza
DJ or Electronic Live Act of the Year - Flume
Hard Rock or Metal Live Act of the Year - Violent Soho
Roots Live Act of the Year - Tash Sultana
R&B or Soul Live Act of the Year - Ngaiire

The NLMA (Industry Achievement) - Millie Millgate, Sounds Australia

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

Live Act of the Year - Ball Park Music
Live Voice of the Year - Josh Pyke

STATE & TERRITORY AWARDS

NSW
Live Act of the Year - Gang of Youths
Live Voice of the Year - Ngaiire
Venue of the Year (Presented nationally by moshtix) - Newtown Social Club
Live Music Event of the Year - King Street Crawl
The AAA (All Ages Achievement) Award
Presented by MusicNSW - Black Wire Records

VIC
Live Act of the Year - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Live Voice of the Year - Paul Dempsey
Venue of the Year (Presented nationally by moshtix) - The Corner Hotel
Live Music Event of the Year - St. Jerome's Laneway Festival

QLD
Live Act of the Year - Violent Soho
Live Voice of the Year - MKO
Venue of the Year (Presented nationally by moshtix) - The Triffid
Live Music Event of the Year - BIGSOUND

SA
Live Act of the Year - Bad//Dreems
Live Voice of the Year - Naomi Keyte
Venue of the Year (Presented nationally by moshtix) - The Grace Emily
Live Music Event of the Year - WOMAdelaide

WA
Live Act of the Year - Methyl Ethel
Live Voice of the Year - Keira Owen
Venue of the Year (Presented nationally by moshtix) - Mojos
Live Music Event of the Year - St Jerome's Laneway Festival

TAS
Live Act of the Year - Luca Brasi
Live Voice of the Year - Jed Appleton
Venue of the Year (Presented nationally by moshtix) - The Republic Bar
Live Music Event of the Year - Dark Mofo

ACT
Live Act of the Year - Glitoris
Live Voice of the Year - Kojo Ansah
Venue of the Year (Presented nationally by moshtix) - The Phoenix
Live Music Event of the Year - Groovin The Moo

NT
Live Act of the Year - Apakatjah / Tapestry (TIE)
Live Voice of the Year - Colin Lillie
Venue of the Year (Presented nationally by moshtix) - Epilogue Rooftop
Live Music Event of the Year - Wide Open Space Festival

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