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Finalists Announced For Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2019

Finalists Announced For Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2019

C.C. / Thursday 26th September, 2019 9:54AM

The finalists have revealed for this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, taking place on Thursday 14 November at Tāmaki Makaurau's Spark Arena, with the shortlist recognising the work of such titanic local talents as Aldous Harding, Avantdale Bowling Club, The Beths, Marlon Williams, Church & AP, Tiny Ruins, Beastwars, Troy Kingi and many more. Along with the bevy of Tuis doled out on the night, the awards ceremony will feature the induction of Dave Dobbyn and Peter Urlich's trailblazing group Th’ Dudes into The New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame | Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa, who will also be presented with the 2019 Legacy Award. Dive into the full finalist details right here...

VNZMA 2019 Finalists (by category):

Album of the Year | Te Pukaemi o te Tau

Aldous Harding – Designer
Avantdale Bowling Club – Avantdale Bowling Club
The Beths – Future Me Hates Me
Broods – Don’t Feed The Pop Monster
Mitch James – Mitch James
Marlon Williams – Live at Auckland Town Hall

Vodafone Single of the Year | Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau

Aldous Harding – ‘The Barrel’
BENEE – ‘Soaked’
The Beths – ‘Little Death’
Church & AP – ‘Ready or Not’
Drax Project – ‘All This Time’
Six60 – ‘The Greatest’

Best Group | Te Roopu Toa

Beastwars - IV
The Beths – Future Me Hates Me
Broods – Don’t Feed The Pop Monster
L.A.B. – L.A.B. II

THREE Best Solo Artist | Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa

Aldous Harding - Designer
Avantdale Bowling Club – Avantdale Bowling Club
Mitch James – Mitch James

Smirnoff Breakthrough Artist of the Year | Te Kaituhura Puoro Toa o te Tau

The Beths
Church & AP

Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist | Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa

Louis Baker
Troy Kingi

The Edge Best Pop Artist | Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa

Mitch James

Best Alternative Artist | Te Kaipuoro Manohi Toa

Aldous Harding
The Beths
Tiny Ruins

Best Soul/RnB Artist | Te Kaipuoro Awe Toa

Bailey Wiley
Louis Baker

Best Hip Hop Artist | Te Kaipuoro Hipihope Toa

Avantdale Bowling Club
Church & AP
Diggy Dupè

Best Roots Artist | Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa

Lost Tribe Aotearoa
Troy Kingi

Best Electronic Artist | Te Kaipuoro Tāhiko Toa

Pacific Heights
Sweet Mix Kids

Best Rock Artist | Te Kaipuoro Rakapioi Toa


Best Worship Artist | Te Kaipuoro Kairangi Toa

Equippers Worship
Harbourside Worship
Jules Riding

Best Classical Artist | Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa

The Linkwood Guitar Duo
Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova
Simon O’Neill

Vodafone People’s Choice Award | Te Kōwhiri o te Nuinga

Music Teacher of the Year | Kaiārahi Puoro o te Tau

Duncan Ferguson – St Andrews College, Christchurch
Jane Egan – Gisborne Girls High School, Gisborne
Sue Banham – Rosehill College, Papakura, Auckland

Legacy Award | Tohu Whakareretanga

Th’ Dudes

Highest Selling Artist/Te Toa Hoko Teitei

NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year | Te Rikoata Marakerake o te Tau

International Achievement | Tohu Tutuki o te Ao

Additional Tuis presented in 2019:

Best Folk Artist | Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa

Winner: The Frank Burkitt Band – Raconteur
Great North – The Golden Age
Jono Heyes – 9 Pilgrims

Best Pacific Music Album | Te Pukaemi Toa o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa

Winner: Tomorrow People – BBQ Reggae
Kings – Lov3 & 3go
SWIDT – The Most Electrifying

Best Country Artist | Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa

Winner: Jenny Mitchell – Wildfires
Jamie McDell – Extraordinary Girl
Tami Neilson – Sassafrass!

Best Jazz Artist | Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa

Winner: GRG67 – The Thing
Antipodes – Good Winter
Dog – No Dogs Allowed

Best Children’s Artist | Te Kaipuoro Waiata Tamariki Toa

Winner: Craig Smith – Not Just For Kids 2
Marian Burns – Songs For Kids
Anna van Riel – Fishing For Stars


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