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ARIA AWARD WINNERS 2017

Harry has a sing

Gang Of Youths, AB Original, Amy Shark and Paul Kelly were the toast of the town last night at the ARIA Awards, claiming most of the major awards between them. Lorde provided one of many performance highlights on the night, singing two tracks, Liability and Green Light from her Grammy Award nominated album Melodrama. Daryl Braithwaite was his usual humble self in accepting his Hall of Fame recognition, before Vera Blue and Guy Sebastian joined him on stage to sing his monster hit The Horses. One of the most deserving winners on the night was Renee McCarthy of Woodcroft College, Morphett Vale SA, who won the inaugural Music Teacher of the Year award. Paul Kelly was joined by habitual award winner AB Original, Dan Sultan and Short Black Opera for a stirring Dumb Things. UK pop star Harry Styles, sans boy band played a tune called Kiwi, and in a fitting tribute to the recently passed George and Malcolm Young, Jimmy Barnes led a rockin’ band featuring Diesel and Davey Lane in a spirited version of AC/DC’s High Voltage to wrap up the night.

HERE’S A LIST OF WINNERS

Album Of The Year
Gang Of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness

Best Male Artist
Paul Kelly

Best Female Artist
Sia

Best Dance Release
Pnau – ‘Chameleon’

Best Group
Gang Of Youths

Breakthrough Artist
Amy Shark

Best Pop Release
Amy Shark – Night Thinker

Best Urban Album
A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia

Best Independent Release
A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia

Best Rock Album
Gang Of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine

Best Country Album
Kasey Chambers -Dragonfly

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Northlane – Mesmer

Best Blues & Roots Album
All Our Exes Live In Texas -When We Fall

Best Children’s Album
Jimmy Barnes – Och Aye the G’Nu!

Best Video
Bliss N Eso – ‘Moments (feat. Gavin James)’

Best Australian Live Act
Illy

Song Of The Year
Peking Duk- ‘Stranger (feat. Elliphant)’

Best International Artist
Harry Styles

Music Teacher of the Year
Renee McCarthy (Woodcroft College, Morphett Vale SA)

ARTISAN AWARDS

Producer Of The Year
Gang Of Youths and Adrian Breakspear – Gang Of Youths’ Go Farther In Lightness

Engineer Of The Year
Steven Schram – Paul Kelly’s Life Is Fine

Best Cover Art
Peter Salmon-Lomas – Paul Kelly’s Life Is Fine

ARIA FINE ARTS AWARDS 

Best Classical Album
Slava Grigoryan – Bach: Cello Suites Volume I

Best Jazz Album
James Morrison, BBC Concert Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, Harry Morrison & William Morrison -The Great American Songbook

Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album
Nigel Westlake & Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with Joseph Tawadros, Slava Grigoryan & Lior -Ali’s Wedding

Best World Music Album
Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp – Songs of the Latin Skies

Best Comedy Release
John Clarke – Clarke’s Classics

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