Thursday, September 26, 2019

Nominees for the Vodafone Music Awards



The finalists for this year's 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards have just come out.  Alt artists are leading the race with Aldous Harding, The Beths, Troy Kingi and Avantdale Bowling Club all showing high in the category lists.

Some awards like the Pacific and Jazz sections have already been announced but there's plenty more.  The official Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards will on telly, live on Three on November 14 (8.30pm).  We plebs can also join in the fun, for a price: General public tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Finally, the Westies get their day: The Legacy award this year will go to one of our favourite pub-stomper bands Th' Dudes.  Bliss, indeed.

And the nominees are (roll those drums!):

Album of the Year
Aldous Harding - Designer
Avantdale Bowling Club - Avantdale Bowling Club
Broods - Dont Feed The Pop Monster
Marlon Williams - Live at the Town Hall
Mitch James - Mitch James
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

Vodafone Single of the Year
Aldous Harding - The Barrel
Benee - Soaked
Church & AP - Ready or Not
Drax Project - All This Time
Six60 - The Greatest
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

Three Best Solo Artist
Aldous Harding - Designer
Avantdale Bowling Club - Avantdale Bowling Club
Benee - Fire On Marzz
Mitch James - Mitch James

Group
Beatwars - IV
Broods - Dont Feed The Pop Monster
L.A.B - L.A.B II
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

Smirnoff Best Breakthrough Artist
Baynk - Someones EP II
Benee - Fire On Marzz
Church & AP - Ready Or Not
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

Pop Artist of the Year
Benee - Fire On Marzz
Broods - Dont Feed The Pop Monster
Mitch James - Mitch James

Alternative
Aldous Harding - Designer
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
Tiny Ruins - Olympic Girls

Rock
Beastwars - IV
Racing - Real Dancing
Villainy - Raised In The Dark

Hip Hop
Avantdale Bowling Club - Avantdale Bowling Club
Chursch & AP - Cathedral/All Purpose
Diggy Dupe - Island Time

Soul / R&B
Bailey Wiley - Bailey Wiley
Louis Baker - Open
Rei - The Bridge

Roots
L.A.B - L.A.B II
Lost Tribe Aotearoa
Troy Kingi & The Upperclass - Holy Colony Burning Acres

Maori
Louis Baker - Open
Rei - The Bridge
Troy Kingi & The Upperclass - Holy Colony Burning Acres

Electronic
Pacific Heights - A Lost Light
Sweet Mix Kids
Tali - Love & Migration

Classical
Michael Houston & Bella Hristova - The Complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas
Simon O'Neill - Distant Beloved
The Linkwood Guitar Duo - Music from New Zealand for Two Guitars

Worship
Equippers Worship - Equiipers Worship
Harbourside Worship - Collide
Jule Riding - Rivers

Producer
Josh Fountain - various
Simon Gooding
Ji Fraser
Eli Paewai - Mitch James (Mitch James)
Tom Healy - Olympic Girls (Tiny Ruins)

Engineer
Ben Lawson & Vivek Gabriel - Avantdale Bowling Club (Avantdale Bowling Club)
Josh Fountain - various
Simon Gooding - Mitch James (Mitch James)

Album Cover
Jaime Robertson - A Quiet Divide (Rhian Sheehan)
Mike Braid - Raised In The Dark (Villainy)
Tim Harper & Dick Frizzell - Offering (Various Artists)

Music Video
Jason Bock - Feeling Free (Leisure)
Martin Sagadin & Aldous Harding - The Barrel (Aldous Harding)
Vision Thing - Rock Bottom (Randa)

Music Teacher of the Year
Duncan Ferguson
Jane Egan
Sue Banham

Legacy Award
Th' Dudes

Childrens
Anna van Riel - Fishing For Stars
Craig Smith - Not Just For Kids 2
Marian Burns - Songs For Kids

Winner: Craig Smith - Not Just For Kids 2

Folk
Great North- the Golden Age
Jono Heyes - 9 Pilgrims
The Frank Burkitt Band- Raconteur

Winner: The Frank Burkitt Band- Raconteur

Pacific
Kings - Love & Ego
SWIDT - The Most Electrifying
Tomorrow People - BBQ Reggae

Winner: Tomorrow People - BBQ Reggae

Country
Jenny Mitchell - Wildfires
Jamie McDell - Extraordinary Girl
Tami Neilson- Sassafrass!

Winner: Jenny Mitchell- Wildfires

Jazz
Antipodes- Good Winter
Dog - No Dogs Allowed
GRG67 -The Thing

Winner: GRG67- The Thing


Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards


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