The 2012 ARIA Awards were held last night and what an event it was (I’ve been reminded by my day of recovery). I always love going to these events because it is a true celebration of our wonderful Australian music and the talent that this country produces and a wonderful catch up with my friends who I don’t see as often as I’d like.
I must say that the induction of Yothu Yindi into the ARIA hall of fame (the first Indigenous group to be recognised by the industry in this way), and their performance featuring Paul Kelly, Peter Garrett, Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan and Andrew Farriss, has got to be the highlight of the evening. The whole room embraced the spectacular magic on stage and we were all up on our feet, as one, celebrating a group who have truly inspired the industry and have spent their time and energy building the bridge to equality.
Thank you so much to everyone who sent their positive vibes our way for the two ARIA awards Karin and I were nominated for in the ‘Best Adult Contemporary Album’ and ‘ Best Independent Release’ categories and congratulations to the winners. It was such an honour to be nominated for ‘Song of the Southern Skies’ as we are so proud of this album.
Below are a few happy snaps from the ARIAS.
Until next time..