We love nothing more than celebrating the Australian music night of nights, and what better way to do so then on the red carpet.
Check out our video below to hear who Client Liaison think should be inducted into the “ARIA Hall of Fame” next year, what each artist is proud of, and Katie Noonan’s words on album of the year.
The full list of winners are below as well, but big shouts outs to Gang of Youths for taking home three nods, and to Amy Shark, A.B. Original and Paul Kelly each taking home two.
What a night for independent music.
2017 ARIA Winners
Apple Music Song of the Year: Peking Duk ‘Stranger’ ft. Elliphant
Apple Music Album of the Year: Gang of Youths ‘Go Farther in Lightness’
Breakthrough Artist: Amy Shark
Best Male Artist: Paul Kelly
Best Female Artist: SIA
Best Group: Gang of Youths
Best Urban Release: A.B. Original ‘Reclaim Australia’
Best Rock Album: Gang of Youths ‘Go Farther in Lightness’
Best Pop Release: Amy Shark ‘Night Thinker’
Best International Artist: Harry Styles
Best Independent Release: A.B. Original ‘Reclaim Australia’
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album: Northlane ‘Mesmer’
Best Dance Release: PNAU ‘Chameleon’
Best Country Album: Kasey Chambers ‘Dragonfly’
Best Comedy Release: John Clarke ‘Clarke’s Classics’
Best Children’s Album: Jimmy Barnes ‘Och Aye The G’nu’
Best Blues and Roots Album: All Our Exes Live in Texas ‘When We Fall’
Best Australian Live Act: Illy ‘The Two Degrees’
Best Video” Bliss N Esso ‘Moments’ ft. Gavin James
Best Adult Contemporary Album: Paul Kelly ‘Life is Fine’
Hall of Fame: Daryl Braithwaite
author & presenter: Kara Bertoncini
video & photos: Kayzar