Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

ARIA Awards 2017

The biggest night in Australian music kicked off on Tuesday 28th of November 2017 as the?ARIA Awards?got underway in Sydney. Northern Beaches Mums were lucky enough to get to see the stars walk the red carpet and then watch the show live from the media room at The Star.

The fans and media were patiently waiting for the arrival of Harry Styles, and when made a brief red carpet appearance, just as the event was about to begin, fans went into meltdown, whilst the media were trying everything get a picture. Harry Styles was amongst a long guest list of celebrities which included Sophie Monk, Havana Brown, Samantha Jade, Anthony Callea, Alli Simpson, Guy Sebastian, Kyle Sandilands, Pete Murray, Richard Wilkinson and The Wiggles.

Thirty years on from foundation, the ARIA Awards are still lining up both Australian and international stars. The performances included Lorde, Harry Styles, Amy Shark and the 2017 ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Darryl Braithwaite alongside Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy.

The nominees and winners were:

Best Pop Release

Amy Shark – Night Thinker
Dean Lewis – Waves
Jessica Mauboy – Fallin
Sia – The Greatest
Vera Blue – Perennial

Best Blues and Roots Album

All Our Exes Live in Texas – When We Fall
Achie Roach – Let Love Rule
Busby Marou – Postcards From The Shell House
Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen – Death’s Dateless Night
Tash Sultana – Notion

Best Urban Release

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
Illy – Two Degrees
Remi – Divas & Demons
Thundamentals – Everyone We Know
Tkay Maidza – Tkay

Best Group

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
Gang of Youths – Go Father In Lightness
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Pecking Duk feat. Elliphant – Stranger

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Bernard Fanning – Brutal Dawn
D.D. Dumbo – Utopia Defeated
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine
Pete Murray – Kamacho

Best Country Album

Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly
Lee Kernaghan – The 25th Anniversary Album
O’Shea – 61-615
Shane Nicholson – Love And Blood
The McClymonts – Endless

Best Australian Live Act

Client Liaison – Diplomatic Immunity Tour
Flume – Flume: Australian Tour 2017
Gang of Youths – Gang of Youths
Illy – The Two Degrees Tour
Jessica Mauboy – All The Hits Live Tour
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gizzfest
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Australia & New Zealand Tour 2017
Peking Duk – Clowntown Tour
Tash Sultana – Tash Sultana Aus/NZ 2017
Violent Soho – Violent Soho With Special Guests The Bronx


Amy Shark – Drive You Mad
Bliss N Eso – Moments (featuring Gavin James)
Client Liaison – A Foreign Affair
Client Liaison – Off White Limousine
Dean Lewis – Waves
Gang Of Youths – The Deepest Sighs, The Fankest Shadows
Illy – You Say When (featuring Marko Penn)
Jessica Mauboy – Fallin
Kirin J Callinan – S.A.D
Sia – The Greatest (featuring Kendrick Lamar)

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell
Frenzal Rhomb – Hi-Vis High Tea
King Gizzard & Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe
Northlane – Mermer
SleepMakesWaves – Made of Breath Only

Breakthrough Artist

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
Amy Shark – Night Thinker
Dean Lewis – Waves
Tash Sultana – Notion
Okay Maidza – Tkay

Best Independent Release

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
Dan Sultan – Killer
Sia – The Greatest
Tash Sultana – Notion
Vance Joy – Lay It on Me

Best Female Artist

Amy Shark – Night Thinker
Jessica Mauboy – The Secret Daughter (Songs from the original TV series)
Julia Jacklin – Kids Win
Meg Mac – Low Blows
Sia – The Greatest

Best International Artist

Adele – 25
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Ed Sheeran – Loose Change
Harry Styles – Harry Styles
Kendrick Lamar – Damn. And Untitled Unmastered
Lorde – Melodrama
Metallica – HardWired… To Self-Destruct
Shawn Mendes – Illuminate
The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
The Weekend – Starboy

Best Rock Album

Dan Sultan – Killer
Dune Rats – The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit
Gang Of Youths – Go Father In Lightness
Polish Club – Alright Already
The Preatures – Girlhood

Best Dance Release

Dom Dolla & Torren Foot – Be Randy
Jagwar Ma – Every Now & Then
Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – Stranger
Pnau – Chameleon
The Kite String Tangle – The Kite String Tangle

Music Teacher Of The Year

Julie Layt (Cresent Lagoon State School, Rockhampton QLD)
Stephen Mcewan (Bellarine Secondary College, Drysdale VIC)
Renee McCarthy (Woodcroft College, Morphett Vale SA)
Alex Manton (Asquith Girls High School, Asquith NSW)

Best Children’s Album

Jimmy Barnes – Och Aye The G’Nu!
Lah-Lah – Having Fun!
Peter Combe – Living It Up
The Idea of North, Lior & Elena Kats-Chernin – A Piece Of Quiet [The Hush Collection, Vol. 16]
The Wiggles – The Wiggles Duets

Best Comedy Release

John Clarke – Clarke’s Classics
Are Barker – Get In My Head
Buddy Goode – More Rubbish
Kitty Flanagan – Seriously?
Rhys Nicholson – Rhys Nicholson Live At The Eternity Playhouse

Best Male Artist

D.D. Dumbo – Utopia Defeated
Dan Sultan – Killer
Illy – Two Degrees
Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine
Vance Joy – Lay It On Me

Album Of The Year

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
Amy Shark – Night Thinker
Gang of Youths – Go Father In Lightness
Illy – Two Degrees
Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine

Song Of The Year

Amy Shark – Adore
Bliss n Esso feat. Gavin James – Moments
Dean Lewis – Waves
Guy Sebastian – Set In Stone
Illy feat. Anne-Marie – Catch 22
Jessica Mauboy – Fallin
Peking Duk feat. Elephant – Stranger
Pnau – Chemeleon
Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar – The Greatest
Starley – Call On Me (Ryan RIback Remix)


Take Two
Alfie Arcuri
?Justice Crew
Anthony Callea
?Havana Brown
Kasey Chambers
Pete Murray