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Hardrush Independent Music Awards

Friday, August 25, 2006
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Event Type:
Sarah Chen
Location Details:
MusicLand, Melbourne, Australia

The Hardrush Independent Music Awards are to be held in Melbourne on 25 August 2006. Featuring a wide range of genres, the awards recognise the effort and influence of independent artists on the music market. Whilst the 4 major labels dominate airplay, it the independent musicians that tour the nations and provide the commentary aas well as stir cultural change and challenges in society.

Award categories with finalists include:

· Best Folk CD : Australia, Home Again And Free – Buckley’s Chance; Heaven’s Bright Shore – Sonsy; Late Evening Rain – Noel McClumpha; Rivers Of The Soul – Elena; Songs From Everyday Life – Dean Haitani
· Best Country CD : Angels – Bob Ricketts; Bring Me Home – Julie McAllan; Celebrating 60 – Rowley O’Brien; Right Here – Janet Kable; Simple Life – Gavin Chatelier;
· Best Jazz/World CD : Apewe Sifa – Wangeci; New Love – Julie Wilson; Walking In Sunshine – Ian Pavletich; What I Know Now – Ann-Marie; Wonderous Grace – Guryel Ali;
· Best Blues & Roots CD : Celebrating 60 – Rolley O’Brien; Jump Right In – Moondog Blues; Keeping The Faith – Sean Hale; Talk To Me – Dean Haitani; This Train – Pete Bennett & Steve James
· Best Christian CD : Higher Way – Deb Fung; The Highway – Francine Bell; House Of I Am – Aliki; Let’s Walk The Road To Bethlehem – Gavin Chatelier; Trials Of Your Faith – Skylla;
· Best Urban CD : Family Harmony – BASIC; Red And Yellow, Black And White – James Hollands; Revalushun – Iron + Clay; The Heckler – Tich Lange; We’re Metaphysical – Metaphysical Combat
· Best Pop CD : Heaven’s Eyes – Cindy-Leigh Boske; Michelle Gibson – Michelle Gibson; Out At me – AMJ; Romeo – Shahde; Strong Enough – Blush;
· Best Rock CD : Cutting Corners – Stars Don’t Fall; In This World – OutKry; Look Away – Ayal; Picture of You – Squeaker; Talk To me – Dean Haitani;
· Best Compilation CD : Big Day Indie; In God’s Country; Restoration; The Gold Selection; The Winners,
· Best Producer : Angus Woodhead – Angels; Kelvin Fahey – In God’s Country; Martin Erdman – The Winners; Peter Shurley – Bring Me Home; Reggie Bowman – In This World;
· Best Music Video : Crash And Burn; Living In The Alice; Out At Me; Red And Yellow Black And White; Suicide Bomber Kiss
· Songwriting Achievement : David & Merelyn Carter; Dean Haitani, Gavin Chatelier; Mark Tinson; Sean Hale;
· Export Achievement : Dean Haitani; Gavin Chatelier; OutKry; Sister Janet Mead; Wangeci
· Highest Sales : A Time To Sing -Sister Janet Mead; In God’s Country compilation; OutKry; Restoration compilation, Simple Life - Gavin Chatelier;

Performers will include: Guryel Ali, Sean Hale, Sri V, Melanii and political rockers OutKry.

Doors open at 8pm @ MusicLand 1359 Sydney Road, Melbourne
Contact: Kelvin Fahey - Mob 0414-249 225
Added to the calendar on Fri, Aug 4, 2006 8:46AM
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