Heading into its 12th year in 2017, The Age Music Victoria Awards are excited to once again reveal the nominees for each category and open up the polls to the public to celebrate another massive year in Victorian music. Taking place on Wednesday 22 November amidst the Melbourne Music Week program, The Age Music Victoria Awards ceremony will acknowledge the successes of its musicians, venues, and festivals with an evening at 170 Russell complete with a killer After Party for all awardees, nominees, music industry professionals and fans alike.
Fiona Boyes: Professin’ The Blues
Professin’ The Blues proclaims Fiona Boyes passion for the Blues as she celebrates the unique contribution of recording and mastering engineer ‘Professor’ Keith O. Johnson, Reference Recording’s Technical Director and audio legend. In her self-penned and illustrated liner notes Fiona makes the declaration, “’Professor’ Keith’s amazing approach to capturing sounds, mostly with his own hand built equipment, is nothing short of sonic alchemy”.
Australian Blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Fiona Boyes has been recording and performing for more than 25 years, building a career that has taken her to major festivals and stages around the world. A veteran recording artist with 13 releases, she has received 7 Blues Music Award nominations in 4 different categories from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, more than 30 Australian music awards, worldwide accolades and legions of supporters. She has 2 BMA nominations in 2017; Best Acoustic Album for Professin’ The Blues and for Best Acoustic Artist. Fiona’s immersion in the rich musical and historical traditions that make up the Blues lend conviction and authenticity to both her guitar-work and songwriting. Her abundant talent, artistic sincerity and musical integrity are a beacon.