Sep 262015

Some of Victoria’s hottest acts including Marlon Williams, Courtney Barnett, Harts, Briggs and The EG Allstars, will celebrate the 10th Edition of The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell on 11 November 2015.

A limited release of 300 tickets will be available to the public, so get in quick to celebrate with your favourite musicians.

The event will be co-presented by Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM. Two of their finest broadcasters, Chris Gill and Lyndelle Wilkinson, will MC the event and Fee B-Squared will be spinning the tunes between sets.

In a celebration of the diversity of the Victorian contemporary music scene, the night will peak when special guests Ajak Kwai, Ben Salter, Blake Scott (The Peep Tempel), Briggs, Ecca Vandal, Emma Donovan, Iseula Hingano (Blue Eyes Cry) and Olympia, perform a song with The EG Allstars.

For the first time, the Public Awards, which are decided by 80,000 public votes, and The Genre Awards, which are chosen by select expert panels, will be merged in one huge show. The Hall of Fame acts will be celebrated in a separate concert at the Palais Theatre on 20 November 2015.

We are thrilled to announce that last year’s major industry partners Live At Your Local and Bakehouse Studios, are joining us again, with $5 from every ticket sold once again going to Support Act Limited to support musicians in need.

“Wow, 10 years since the first awards and this year’s nominees have delivered some of the best music we’ve ever heard” said The Age’s music editor Martin Boulton.

“The Age Music Victoria Awards shines a spotlight on a year of outstanding releases and promises to deliver a wonderful night, celebrating the diversity of great Victorian music”.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 10th Edition
11 November 2015, Doors 6.45 PM
ON SALE NOW Tickets $40 + BF via or phone 1300 724 867

Pictured: Olympia


Sep 172015


The Melbourne music family and African communities come together for a massive concert to celebrate David Marama’s brilliant contribution to live music in Melbourne. The event features The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Ray Pereira’s Afro-Lankan drum ensemble and the township jazz sounds of the Royal Swazi Spa with all proceeds donated to Marama as he recovers from a recent illness.


Highly regarded and well respected in the community, David is an accomplished multi-award winning artist originally from Malawi/Tanzania and has performed alongside some of the world’s best musicians in Africa and Australia. With an illustrious career spanning over more than three decades, his distinctive and ubiquitous guitar playing style can be heard on many fine African recordings.


Hosted by award winning journalist Santilla Chingaipe (SBS News), the soiree will commence with a sensational Afro-Lankan drumming performance led by percussion maestro Ray Pereira, followed by the laid back township jazz flavoured sound of Royal Swazi Spa. The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra will then take the stage as the final act for a grand performance reminiscent of Fela Kuti’s sound, followed by some of Melbourne’s greatest DJs, keeping the dance floor pulsing for the rest of the night!


Doors open at 4:00pm and tickets are available TODAY from


Don’t miss out on this huge night of African music and a chance to celebrate and support one of Melbourne’s most influential African musicians.


Sunday Oct 11th

Howler, Brunswick

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

The Royal Swazi Spa



plus DJs Manchild (PBS-FM)

Chris Gill (RRR)

Systa BB (RRR)

Mpaphi Nfandizo (Botswana)


For those who can’t be with us for this very special show, private donation information will be announced soon.  If you could help spread the word about this excellent musical event for David/Mr Clean we would be very grateful.


We’re happy to accept gifts for auction and cash donations if you can’t attend on the night.  Please donate whatever you can – email for details on how to contribute –


Thank you!