Gang of Youths continue their winning streak at National Live Music Awards
After dominating the 2017 ARIAs last month, Sydney rockers Gang of Youths have continued their winning streak by taking home four trophies at the National Live Music Awards on Thursday.
The group were the biggest winners of the night, taking home Live Act of the Year both nationally and in NSW, Live Voice of the Year for frontman David Le’aupepe, and Best Live Act in the People’s Choice category.
Hot on their heels was Camp Cope, who won three awards – Best Bassist for Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich and Best Drummer Sarah Thompson – along with Best Live Act in Victoria.
Another ARIA winner, Amy Shark, won Best Live Voice in her home state of Queensland.
Other big winners included WA rising star Stella Donnelly, who won the public voted Best Live Voice and Best Live Voice of WA.
Tash Sultana took home Best Live Guitarist and the International Live Achievement award.
Electric Fields, out of SA, swept the two performance categories in that state, winning Best Live Act and Best Live Voice.
Queensland’s BIGSOUND was named Best Live Event in the country, presented by Music Insight, and Best Live Event in QLD, presented by 4ZZZ.
State winners in the events category included WAMfest in WA, Bush Bands Bash in the NT, Split Milk in the ACT, Golden Plains in VIC and Dark Mofo in TAS.
Fifty-four awards were handed out at eight simultaneous events around Australia, recognising the country’s finest live musicians, venues, events and industry organisations.
The annual NLMA – an award that recognises an organisation or individual for their ongoing contributions to the Live Music scene – was presented to the Live Music Office.
NLMAs Director Larry Heath said Australia’s live music scene was healthier than ever.
“The mix of well established and up-and-coming winners on this list bodes well for the health of Australia’s live industry,” he said.
“I don’t think it’s ever looked better than it does right now. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to rewarding a future batch of live stars at the next awards.”
Check out the full list of winners below.
National Category Winners
Live Act of the Year presented by APRA AMCOS
Gang of Youths
Live Voice of the Year
David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths)
Best New Act presented by Young Henrys
Live Music Office
Instrumentalist of the Year
Drummer of the Year
Sarah Thompson (Camp Cope)
Bassist of the Year
Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (Camp Cope)
Guitarist of the Year
R&B or Soul Live Act of the Year
Blues & Roots Live Act of the Year
Hard Rock Live Act of the Year
DJ/Electronic Live Act of the Year
Hip Hop Live Act of the Year
Pop Live Act of the Year
Country or Folk Live Act of the Year
All Our Exes Live in Texas
International Live Achievement – Group
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
International Live Achievement – Solo
Best Live Music Event in Australia presented by Music Insight
People’s Choice Awards
Best Live Act Presented by The Music Network: Gang of Youths
Best Live Voice Presented by Audio-Technica: Stella Donnelly
Presented by 2SER
Live Act of the Year: Gang of Youths
Live Voice of the Year: Julia Jacklin
Live Event presented by Howl Around Productions: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Live Venue presented by Oztix: Oxford Art Factory
All Ages Achievement presented by Music NSW: The Plot
Presented by Radio Adelaide
Live Act of the Year presented by City of Adelaide: Electric Fields
Live Voice of the Year: Zaachariaha Fielding (Electric Fields)
Live Venue presented by Oztix: Grace Emily
Live Event of the Year: A Day of Clarity
Presented by RTR FM
Live Act of the Year: POW! Negro
Live Voice of the Year: Stella Donnelly
Live Venue presented by Oztix: The Bird
Live Event of the Year: WAMfest
Presented by 4ZZZ
Live Act of the Year: Violent Soho
Live Voice of the Year presented by Queensland Music Festival: Amy Shark
Live Venue presented by Oztix: The Triffid
Live Event of the Year: BIGSOUND
Presented by SYN Media
Live Act of the Year: Camp Cope
Live Voice of the Year: Romy Vager (RVG)
Live Event of the Year: Golden Plains
Live Venue presented by Oztix: The Old Bar
All Ages Achievement presented by The Push: Girls Rock! Melbourne
Presented by Foldback Mag
Live Act of the Year: The Lonely Boys
Live Voice of the Year: Caiti Baker
Live Venue of the Year presented by Oztix: Darwin Railway Club
Live Event of the Year: Bush Bands Bash
Presented by BMA Mag
Live Act of the Year: The Ansah Brothers
Live Voice of the Year: Ella Hunt (Lowlands)
Live Venue presented by Oztix: Smith’s Alternative
Live Event of the Year: Spilt Milk
Presented by Edge Radio
Live Act of the Year: EWAH & The Vision of Paradise
Live Voice of the Year: Seth Henderson
Live Venue of the Year presented by Oztix: The Brisbane Hotel
Live Event of the Year: Dark Mofo