Fri 6 Nov 2015

Specially selected expert panels voted on the best music across genres, from jazz to hip hop, global and heavy, and nominated the top five releases and acts of 2015.

This year's nominees include electronic artists Andras & Oscar, I'lls, Roland Tings, Total Giovanni and Wabz along with Victoria's best country acts Ben Mastwyk, Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies, Marlon Williams, Mustered Courage and Raised By Eagles.

In recognition of the artists’ contribution to Victorian music, all nominees in the Genre Awards will receive a generous rehearsal package at Bakehouse Studios.

Genre and publicly voted winners will be presented at 170 Russell on 11 November in a huge awards night that features performances by Marlon Williams, Courtney Barnett and Harts performing short sets and the EG Allstars, who will be joined by special guests Ajak Kwai, Ben Salter, Blake Scott (The Peep Tempel), Briggs, Ecca Vandal, Emma Donovan, Iseula Hingano (Blue Eyes Cry) and Olympia.

The Genre Nominees are:
Best Blues Album

Blue Heat - One Day Too Long
Blues Mountain - Separation Street
Fiona Boyes – Box & Dice
Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men - Movin' On
Lloyd Spiegel - Double Live Set

Best Country Album
Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies - Self Titled
Ben Mastwyk - Mornin', Evenin’
Mustered Courage - White Lies & Melodies
Raised By Eagles - Diamonds In The Bloodstream
Marlon Williams - Self Titled

Best Soul, Funk, R'n'B and Gospel Album
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Dawn
Mojo Juju - Seeing Red / Feeling Blue
The Paul Kelly - Merri Soul Sessions
Seven Ups - Self-Titled
Women of Soul - Self-Titled

Best Jazz Album
Allan Browne Quintet – Ithaca Bound
Jack Earle Big Band – Self Titled
Barney McAll – Mooroolbark
Refraction – As We Were
Paul Van Ross – Mi Alma Cuban: My Cuban Soul

Best Hip Hop Album
Ciecmate - Limbo
Maundz - Nobody's Business
Tornts - No Compromise
Spit & Mac - The Hourglass
Lgeez - Cloud Nine

Best Electronic Act
Andras & Oscar
Roland Tings
Total Giovanni

Best Heavy Album
Cuntz - Force the Zone
Fuck the Fitzroy Doom Scene - Facing the Ruin
High Tension – Bully
King Parrot - Dead Set
Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel

Best Indigenous Act
Emma Donovan
Dan Sultan
Benny Walker

Best Global or Reggae Album
Ras Jahknow - Jah Sta Li Dub
Larry Maluma - Ulemu
Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir - Stories of Love & Regret
Quarter Street - Self titled
T Rhythm - Reminicin

Best Folk Roots Album
Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton - Declaration
Suzannah Espie - Mother's Not Feeling Herself Today
Oh Pep! - Living
The Mae Trio - September
Tolka - One House

Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act
Carolyn Connors
Ede Eves
Eugene Eughetti
Joe Talia
Robin Fox

This year’s awards are co-presented by PBS 106.7FM and Triple R 102.7 FM. Purchase tickets to the gig and be part of the live winners announcements on 11 November 2015 at

Voting is open until Friday 6 November for the publicly voted awards component. To vote please see the link below. Age Music Vic Logo PBS FM.jpg