The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016: And the winners are…

Photo: Martin Philbey


The evening also provided further cause for celebration, with iconic Melbourne radio station RRR being inducted into the Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame, Chair of Board of Directors, former long-term broadcaster, and the station’s first Music Coordinator Geoff King was humbled by the recognition, showing his gratitude to the station’s loyal support base of listeners and volunteers:

“I’m really proud of the contribution Triple R has made to our musical and intellectual life so it’s great to have such a public celebration in its 40th year. The Music Victoria Hall of Fame induction is a powerful way of recognising Triple R’s achievements when placed alongside earlier inductees, particularly the likes of Stan Rofe and Bill Armstrong, without whom Melbourne would not have developed such a strong music scene.”


Best Album
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

Best Band
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Song
The Drones – Taman Shud

Best Female Artist
Alex Lahey

Best Male Artist
C.W. Stoneking

Best Emerging Act
Camp Cope

Best Live Band
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Regional Act
The Drones

Best Venue (Over 500 Capacity)
Corner Hotel

Best Venue (Under 500 Capacity)
The Tote

Best Regional Venue
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Best Festival
Meredith Music Festival


Best Blues Album
Nick Charles – The River Flows

Best Country Album
Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife – Thieves

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B or Gospel Album
Kylie Auldist – Family Tree

Best Jazz Album
Peter Knight – Way Out West

Best Hip Hop Album
Plutonic Lab – Deep Above The Noise

Best Electronic Album
Harvey Sutherland

Best Heavy Album
Be’lakor – Vessels

Best Aboriginal Act
Benny Walker

Best Global or Reggae Album
Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Sierra Kilo Alpha

Best Folk / Roots Album
Oh Pep! – Stadium Cake

Best Experimental or Avant Garde Album
Inland (Alex Garsden and Rohan Drape)