Paul Kelly & David Bridie lead rock noms for 2019 Screen Music Awards
Kelly is up for Best Original Song Composed for the Screen, with ‘Every Day My Mother’s Voice’ from The Final Quarter.
Bridie, better known as a member of My Friend The Chocolate Cake and producer of world and First Australian records, is up for three gongs.
They are for Best Music For Documentary (Australia’s Lost Impressionist), Best Soundtrack Album (The Merger) and Best Music for a Television Series or Serial (‘Run Little Rabbit’ from Secret City).
AJ True, the one-time drummer of Sydney psychobilly band Zombie Ghost Train and now a composer and producer, is in the category for Feature Film Score of the Year for Jirga.
Also in the prestigious category is another rock name, François Tétaz, for Judy And Punch, Caitlin Yeo for Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan and Dan Luscombe & Antony Partos for I Am Mother.
Tetaz is a producer who has worked with Gotye, Kimbra, Architecture in Helsinki, Sally Seltmann, Lior and Bertie Blackman.
He, along with singer-songwriter and community radio presenter Sophia Brous and Mirrah Foulkes, are in the Best Original Song Composed For The Screen section with ‘Firesong’.
Other contenders who emerged from rock backgrounds are one-time Go-Betweens member Amanda Brown, Andrew Sampford (currently touring in Amy Vee’s band) Rory Chenoweth, who came to attention in Sydney band White Bay, and jazz performer Michael Dooley.
The Screen Music Awards, hosted by Justine Clarke, are held on November 20 at the Forum in Melbourne.