Music Victoria Awards – Courtney Barnett A Big Winner

Thursday November 22, 2018 – The 13th annual The Age Music Victoria Awards took place last night at the Melbourne Recital Centre with Courtney Barnett winning three awards including the $10,000 Premier’s Prize for Best Victorian Album for Tell Me How You Really Feel. Barnett also won awards as Best Female Musician and Best Solo Artist.

The evening also saw  the induction of Chrissy Amphlett into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame, alongside the other 2018 inductee Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum. Amphlett’s award was presented by Little Pattie.

According to The Age, Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley,  announced “a new 10-day, state-wide Victoria Live festival to showcase local talent including talks, food, local wines and beers, and highlighting the best and brightest of local music.”

Collard Greens & Gravy won the Best Blues Album Award for Luedella, James Ellis & The Jealous Guys won the award for Best Country Album for It Ain’t Texas (But It Ain’t Bad) while the Best Folk/Roots Album award went to Michael Waugh‘s Asphalt & The Oval


The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Album of 2018 – $10,000 Cash Prize
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

Best Band
Camp Cope

Best Song
Baker Boy – Marryuna

Best Solo Artist
Courtney Barnett

Best Male Musician
Danzal Baker (Baker Boy)

Best Female Musician
Courtney Barnett

The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Breakthrough Act of 2018 – $5000 Cash Prize
Baker Boy

Best Live Act
Baker Boy

Best Small Venue (under 500 capacity)
Northcote Social Club, Northcote

Best Large Venue (over 500 capacity)
Corner Hotel, Richmond

Best Festival
Golden Plains

Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act
Bendigo Bank $3,000

This Way North

Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venue (Over 50 gigs per year)
Bendigo Bank $3,000

Karova Lounge, Ballarat

Best Regional/Outer Suburban Venue (Under 50 gigs per year)
Bendigo Bank $3,000

Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan

Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent

Best Blues Album
Collard Greens And Gravy – Luedella

Best Country Album
James Ellis & The Jealous Guys – It Ain’t Texas (But It Ain’t Bad)

Best Electronic Act

Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Act
Nat Grant

Best Folk or Roots Album
Michael Waugh – The Asphalt & The Oval

Best Global Act
Senegambian Jazz Band

Best Heavy Album
Encircling Sea – Hearken

Best Hip Hop Act
Sampa The Great

Best Jazz Album
Sam Anning – Across A Field As Vast As One

Best Reggae and Dancehall Act
Monkey Marc

Best Rock/Punk Album
Little Ugly Girls – Little Ugly Girls

Best Soul, Funk, RnB Album
Sampa The Great – Birds and The BEE9

Molly Meldrum and Chrissy Amphlett