Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi were big winners at the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) music awards, presented last night (May 28) at Sydney's Randwick Pavilion. Powderfinge
Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi were big winners at the Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA) music awards, presented last night (May 28) at Sydney's Randwick Pavilion. Powderfinger won song of the year for "My Happiness" (Festival Music), while songwriter of the year went to Killing Heidi's 18-year-old vocalist Ella Hooper and her 21-year old guitarist brother, Jesse.
Producer Charles Fisher, who worked on two Savage Garden albums, received the Ted Albert Award for outstanding services to Australian music. Other winners among the 11 categories were Vanessa Amorosi's "Shine" (Standard/EMI/Marjac/Dream Dealers), for most-performed Australian work; Savage Garden's "I Knew I Loved You" (Rough Cut/Warner Chappell) for most-performed Australian work overseas; matchbox twenty's "Bent" (EMI Music) for most-performed foreign work; and Kasey Chambers' "The Captain" (Gibbon) for most-performed country work.
At last year's event, Savage Garden picked up three awards, including songwriter of the year for the group's Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones (who also won that award in 1998). The duo's "Animal Song" was the most-performed Australian work; "Truly Madly Deeply," from the debut 1996 "Savage Garden" album, made APRA history by winning its category -- most-performed Australian work -- a second time in a row.