Jack Awards

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The Jack Awards were a set of popularly voted Australian music awards, sponsored by Tennessee whiskey company Jack Daniel's. The awards were conceived by Damien Wilson, former creative director of Peer Group Media to create a national platform that rewarded all areas of Australian live music, from bands to venues, tour art to guitarists and drummers rather than recorded releases. The Jack Awards began in 2004, and were broadcast on pay TV channel Channel [V] Australia.

The nominees for each of the awards were selected by a panel of over 60 judges from the music industry including publishers, label A&R, promoters, radio DJs, music media and managers nationally. The awards were based on an online voting system. Voters, or "punters" as they were called[citation needed] by the organisers, voted over the internet or by SMS for their favourite musicians, bands, live venues, photographers, tour artwork and the Gentleman Jack award for services to Australian live music.

2007 Awards[edit]

The fourth annual Jack Awards ceremony was held on 15 May 2007 at Luna Park in Sydney.

The ceremony was hosted by Jabba (ex-Channel [V] Australia VJ), and presenters included Melanie Greensmith (founder of Wheels and Doll Baby), Mark McEntee (Divinyls), Erin McNaught (Miss Australia 2006), Merrick and Rosso and Ronnie Johns. The crowd were treated to live performances from Airbourne, Beasts of Bourbon, Mercy Arms, You Am I (who performed a tribute to Billy Thorpe), Howling Bells and Angry Anderson's All Star Jam (which included members of You Am I, The Divinyls, Grinspoon and The Sleepy Jackson).

The winners of the Jack Awards 2007 are as followed:

Best Live Venue:

Gentleman Jack Award: Michael Gundinski

2006 Awards[edit]

The third Jack Awards ceremony was held on 20 June 2006 at Star City Casino in Sydney.

The ceremony was hosted by Jabba (Channel V), and presenters included Mark Evans (of AC/DC), Yumi Stynes (from Channel [V]), Kim Moyes (of The Presets), Ian Moss (of Cold Chisel), Rosso (of Merrick and Rosso), Lara Bingle and Ken West (promoter of the Big Day Out festival). Featured live performances from Van She, Ratcat, The Hard-Ons and The Mess Hall.

Over 120,000 votes were cast.[1]

The winners for 2006 were as follows:

Best Venues:

Gentleman Jack Award: Michael Chugg (promoter)

2005 awards[edit]

The second Jack Awards ceremony was held on 10 May 2005 at the Seymour Theatre in Sydney.

The ceremony was hosted by Jabba (Channel V), and included live performances from Dallas Crane, You Am I, and Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses.[2]

The winners for 2005 were as follows:

Best Venues:

Gentleman Jack Award: The Homebake Festival

2004 awards[edit]

The first Jack Awards ceremony was held on 8 June 2004 at the City Recital Hall in Sydney.

The ceremony was hosted by Jabba (Channel V), and presenters included Tommy Lee (of Mötley Crüe), Glenn A. Baker, Sarah McLeod, Chris Joannou (of Silverchair), and Yumi Stynes (from Channel [V]). Featuring live performances from Eskimo Joe, The Living End, and Spiderbait.[3]

The winners for 2004 were as follows:

Best Venues:

Gentleman Jack Award: Ken West and Vivien Lees (the Big Day Out)

Biggest Winners[edit]

Only 3 artists have won more than one award so far.

The Living End – 8 Awards; winning 4 in 2006 (the most yet), 2 in 2005 (jointly winning the most with Grinspoon), and 2 in 2004.

Powderfinger – 4 Awards; 3 won in 2004 (the most that year), and 1 in 2005.

Grinspoon – 4 Awards; 2 won in 2006, and 2 won in 2005 (jointly winning the most in 2005 with The Living End).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zugna, Daniel: Jack Awards Winners Announced, Undercover.com.au, 22 June 2006
  2. ^ Much awarded, The Blurb, 2004.
  3. ^ Jack Award winners, The Age, 9 June 2004.

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