A.B. Original, King Gizzard and more come out on top at the Age Music Victoria Awards

Another big night for Trials and Briggs went down overnight in Melbourne, as the 2017 Age Music Victoria Awards saw A.B. Original walk away with Best Album and Best Hip Hop Album for the acclaimed Reclaim Australia. At the ceremony, held at 170 Russell, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard also emerged as big winners, landing awards for Best Band and Best Live Act, while The Teskey Brothers were named Best Emerging Act.

First time winners at the Age Music Victoria Awards included Divide and Dissolve (Best Heavy Album), The Mae Trio (Best Folk or Roots Album) and Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence (Best Global or Reggae Album).

Following the official proceedings, the Age Music Victoria afterparty kicked off in expected style, with a stellar line up of musicians including Gold ClassCable TiesHarvey Sutherland and Bermuda and the EG All Stars Band making sure the punters were celebrating well into the night.

Check out the full list of winners below!

THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2017 – GENRE AWARD WINNERS

BEST BLUES ALBUM
Fiona Boyes – Professin’ The Blues

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Raised By Eagles – I Must Be Somewhere

BEST SOUL, FUNK, RNB, AND GOSPEL ALBUM
The Teskey Brothers – Half Mile Harvest

BEST JAZZ ALBUM
Brenton Foster – The Nature of Light

BEST HIP HOP ALBUM
A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT
Client Liaison

BEST HEAVY ALBUM
Divide and Dissolve – Basic

BEST ABORIGINAL ACT
A.B. Original

BEST GLOBAL OR REGGAE ALBUM
Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence – Afro Empire

BEST FOLK / ROOTS ALBUM
The Mae Trio – Take Care, Take Cover

BEST EXPERIMENTAL / AVANT-GARDE ACT
Winter Sound School / Bridget Chappell

THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS 2017 – PUBLICLY VOTED WINNERS

BEST FESTIVAL
Meredith Music Festival

BEST REGIONAL VENUE (UNDER 50 GIGS PER YEAR)
Theatre Royal (Castlemaine)

BEST REGIONAL VENUE (OVER 50 GIGS PER YEAR)
Workers Club (Geelong)

BEST VENUE (UNDER 500 CAPACITY)
The Tote

BEST VENUE (OVER 500 CAPACITY)
The Corner Hotel

BEST REGIONAL ACT
Cosmic Psychos

BEST LIVE BAND
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

BEST EMERGING ACT
The Teskey Brothers

BEST MALE ARTIST
Paul Kelly

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Jen Cloher

BEST SONG
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake

BEST BAND
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

BEST ALBUM
A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia

HALL OF FAME
Tony Cohen – Aria-Award Winning Producer & Engineer

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Zo Damage – 365 Day Live Music Photography Project

Photo: Martin Philbey Photography.