The Music Victoria Award 2022 winners have been announced

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The Music Victoria Award 2022 winners have been announced

Music Victoria Awards 2022

Baker Boy, Emma Donovan, Julia Jacklin, Mo’Ju and Harvey Sutherland were among those crowned last night at The Music Victoria Awards, spotlighting the excellence in our local music scene.

As one of the biggest nights in Victorian music officially wraps up, the annual Music Victoria Awards have unveiled the long list of the incredible talent that were crowned winners at this year’s ceremony in Melbourne – Australia’s home of live music.

With the largest public voting response in the award show’s history, as well as the ears and expert advice of over 200 Victorian music veterans, the winners of the 2022 Music Victoria Awards were announced last night.

The Music Victoria Award 2022 winners

  • Hall of Fame Inductees: Deborah Conway AM, Helen Marcou AM &Ian ‘Quincy’ McLean AM
  • Best Album: Baker Boy – Gela
  • Best Musician: Xani Kolac
  • Best Song: Baker Boy – Survive
  • Best Group: Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
  • Best Producer: Alice Ivy
  • Best Solo Artist: Julia Jacklin
  • Best DJ: MzRizk and Jennifer Loveless (Tied award)
  • Best Regional Act: Baker Boy
  • MAV Diasporas Award: Charles Maimarosia
  • Best Blues Work: Checkerboard Lounge
  • Best Country Work: Georgia State Line
  • Best Electronic Work: Harvey Sutherland
  • Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Work: The Amplified Elephants
  • Best Folk Work: Kerryn Fields
  • Best Heavy Work: Outright
  • Best Hip Hop Work: MAMMOTH. & Silent Jay
  • Best Jazz Work: Barney McAll
  • Best Pop Work: The Stroppies
  • Best Reggae or Dancehall Work: JahWise
  • Best Rock Or Punk: Pinch Points
  • Best Soul, Funk, RNB or Gospel Work: Mo’Ju
  • Arts Access Amplify Award: Evelyn Ida Morris
  • The Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent: Bumpy
  • Best Metro Festival: Brunswick Music Festival (Wurundjeri)
  • Best Regional Festival: Port Fairy Folk Festival (Gunditjmara)
  • Best Large Venue (Metro): Forum Melbourne (Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung)
  • Best Small Venue (Metro): Brunswick Ballroom (Wurundjeri)
  • Best Regional Venue (Established): Caravan Music Club – Archies Creek (Boonwurrung)
  • Best Regional Venue (Under 50 Gigs): Daylesford Hotel (Dja Dja Wurrung)

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Following on from his recent success at the 2022 ARIA Awards, the fresh prince of Arnhem Land – Baker Boy – once again stole the show, picking up three awards, including ‘Best Regional Act’, ‘Best Song’ and the coveted ‘Best Album’ award for his acclaimed record ‘Gela’. The awards mark the eighth Music Victoria Award for Baker Boy, who previously won four trophies in 2018, and picked up an additional award in 2021.


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This year, musician Deborah Conway AM and owners of the iconic Bakehouse Studios Helen Marcou AM &Ian ‘Quincy’ McLean AM were inducted into the Hall of Fame by Paul Kelly and Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin from acclaimed Victorian bands The Drones & Tropical Fuck Storm respectively.

For more information on The Music Victoria Awards, head here.