The votes are in, the counting’s begun and we’re on the edge of our seat – how many gongs will the Peninsula take home at this year’s The Age Music Victoria Awards?
That’s right – this time next week we’ll all know how the four nominees from our vibrant and diverse music scene fared at the 12th annual awards: REMI (Best Male Musician); Music On The Hill in Red Hill and Pier Bandroom in Frankston (Best Regional Venue Under 50 Gigs Per Year); and Baha Tacos in Rye (Best Regional Venue Over 50 Gigs Per Year).
“We were delighted to hear that we were nominated,” said MOTH’s Robin Griffiths. “It is a testament to our wonderful, music-loving audience that MOTH has been punching above its weight and well-known artists want to come and play to our 'listening room’.”
Baha Tacos is another remarkable venue with a well-deserved reputation for introducing local acts to the rest of the Peninsula, keeping the tunes pumping with up to three gigs a week.
With 55 nominations this year, The Age Music Victoria Awards remain one of Australia’s largest publicly voted music awards and they pride themselves on the talent of their nominees, the scope of their voters and the diversity of their thriving music community. Recognising the venues behind the atmosphere that the artists create is also important to them.
“We’re really trying to get regional cities excited,” Music Victoria chief executive Patrick Donovan told Frankly Frankston. “Victorian music boasts such strong diversity, it’s important to shine a light on the best genre acts and releases of the year at The Age Music Victoria Awards. But in a sign that genre music is no longer marginalised, many of the genre acts have been nominated for the more mainstream public awards.”
What a way to end the year on a high note! So keep your fingers crossed for REMI, MOTH, Baha Tacos and the Pier Bandroom, and head to musicvictoria.com.au on Wednesday, November 22, to check out the results.