The Age Music Victoria Awards have always been about recognition and fun. This year they’re proud to announce that one of Australia’s most loved bands, Daddy Cool, will reform to play a special one hour show to celebrate their induction into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame on Wednesday 19th November.
Daddy Cool’s good time rock ‘n’ roll made an enormous impact on the Australian music scene in a very short period of time. Initially they were only together for two years and two studio albums, but they struck a vein in the hearts and minds of Australian music lovers with mega hits like Eagle Rock, Come Back Again and Hi Honey Ho. Their 1971 LP “Daddy Who? Daddy Cool!” reached number one, becoming the first Australian rock album to sell more than 100,000 copies.
Daddy Cool front man Ross Wilson said, “As you know, although we’re all four still working musicians, Daddy Cool reforms only for very special occasions. We do get offers to play now and then, but we don’t tour and we don’t need to. This is not only a prestigious award – it’s a fun thing, getting together with other musicians, people saying nice things about us and having a few free drinks at the end of the night. That sounds like fun and that appeals to us. Daddy Cool has always been about having fun.”
The awards night will kick off at 8.30pm with MC Henry Wagons, and special guests including Russell Morris, Stonefield, and Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue) performing with musical director Pete Luscombe (RocKwiz) with the EG Allstars. Davey Lane will also perform a Jim Keays tribute and the evening will conclude with Daddy Cool’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony and concert.
Tickets are $50+bf to the public on sale Monday 4th August via 170Russell.com. Music Victoria members and The Age subscribers can access a special discounted ticket offer of $40+bf.
The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 will be held during Melbourne Music Week on Wednesday 19th November at 170 Russell (formerly Billboard) from 8.30pm – 11.00pm.
The publicly voted The Age Music Victoria Awards presentations will precede the concert this year. Pioneer rock music journalist Ed Nimmervoll will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Awards, which are the largest publicly voted awards in Australia with an average of 80,000 votes.
Public polls open online via The Age on Friday 17th October after the completion of The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards. The Performing Arts Centre, and The Age online, will also pay tribute to this year’s inductees in exhibitions leading up to the event.
The Awards continue their long association with the musicians’ charity Support Act Limited, donating $5 from each ticket to the organisation.
Tickets are on sale Monday 4th August for $50+bf at 170russell.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/2805/
See you all at the 2014 The Age Music Victoria Awards!