2017 AIR Independent Music Awards at Queen's Theatre

Photos by Dave Court

The 11th annual AIR Awards was held on Friday night, with guests including Murray from the Wiggles, Dicko, Violent Soho, Motez and South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill.

A.B. Original opened the evening with a live show, and pretty much dominated the awards ceremony winning all five of the awards they were nominated for, including Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year.

Check out the full gallery and list of awards winners below:

2017 AIR Independent Music Awards winners 2017

Best Independent Label

Pieater

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year Presented By PPCA

A.B. Original (Golden Era Records)

Best Independent Artist

A.B. Original (Golden Era Records)

Best Independent Single

A.B. Original – ‘January 26 Feat. Dan Sultan’ (Golden Era Records)

Best Independent Album Or EP

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia (Golden Era Records)

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy Or Punk Album

Violent Soho – WACO (I OH YOU)

Best Independent Dance, Electronica Or Club Single

Nick Murphy – ‘Stop Me (Stop You)’ (Future Classic)

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album

friendships – Nullabor 1988-1989 (Dot Dash/Remote Control)

Best Independent Hip Hop Album

A. B. Original – Reclaim Australia (Golden Era Records)

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album

Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win (Liberation Music)

Best Independent Country Album

Henry Wagons – After What I Did Last Night (ABC Music)

Best Independent Jazz Album

James Morrison & Don Burrows – In Good Company (ABC Jazz)

Best Independent Classical Album

Slava Grigoryan – Bach Cello Suites Vol 1 (ABC Classics)