Yesterday I flew to Sydney to take part in the Australian Independent Music Award held at the Star Casino’s new entertainment center. I had been nominated for an award in the “Live” category for the track “Music” from our EP live at 52. Unfortunately I didn’t win. Ouch!
They say winning isn’t everything, and they are right. It isn’t. Losing is a thing too, just a much shitter thing. I’m not good at not winning. It real tears me up. From the moment they announced the winner, I tuned out. I assure you I took full advantage of the open bar at the after party.
There was some great music at the after party. First up the Lachy Doley Group, a three piece (Drums, bass, hammond organ) layed down some heavy groove dirty blues then Gang of Brothers followed up with some sweet uptempo funk. Usually I’m not that into busy bass players, but this fella had feel in all the right places and was all over that fret board like a fat kid on cake. It was great to watch.
Despite a few hick ups, and fucking losing, it was a great night.
Congrats to Claude Hay and his track smile that took out the top spot in our category.
Here is a list of the other winners –
Jazz / Classical
Tom &Jerry Rock The 13th Floor
MANJIA LUO- MANJIA MUSIC
Metal / Hardcore
AshWednesday Boudior Party
Should’ve Told Me
Let There Be Hope feat. Adam George
Hold Me Again
World / Folk
New York Minute
Ditty – The Adventures of Johnny Stenchfoot
Dance / Electronica
Feet In The Sand
Give the Girl a Spanner
Christian / Spiritual
Thank You City
Budweiser Producer / DJ
Let It Out (Jono Fernandez Remode)
Give Me a Reason
Acoustic – Singer Songwriter
The Short Fall
Artist of the Year
I AM SAM
Congratulations to all the winners. For a full list of finalists in every category click here.
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