ARIA winners 2017

Danielle McGrane
(Australian Associated Press)

 

Daryl Braithwaite galloped into the Hall of Fame at the ARIAs with a rousing performance of his biggest hit, The Horses.

The former Sherbet frontman was joined onstage by Guy Sebastian and indie-pop star Vera Blue during Tuesday night’s awards ceremony.

The trio performed the song, originally recorded by Rickie Lee Jones but which became a massive hit when Braithwaite took it on in the 90s.

The 68-year-old gave a lesson in the held note to his younger collaborators, impressing the audience with his vocal power.

Before his performance, Braithwaite told his career story from starting our in a choir with Olivia Newton-John to his time with Sherbet.

“Sherbet was the catalyst for where I am now,” he said.

“Thank you also to Ian Meldrum – some know him as Molly – and Countdown.”

He was a little lost, he admitted, after leaving Sherbet and had to go on the dole.

But while working on the roads for the council, he realised he had to try and make music again.

“My love for music is as strong now as when I started out,” he told the crowd.

 

2017 ARIA AWARDS WITH APPLE MUSIC RECIPIENTS

Apple Music Album Of The Year

Gang Of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness

Best Male Artist

Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine

Best Female Artist

Sia – The Greatest feat. Kendrick Lamar

Best Dance Release

Pnau – Chameleon

Best Group

Gang Of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness

Breakthrough Artist

Amy Shark – Night Thinker

Best Pop Release

Amy Shark – Night Thinker

Best Urban Album

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia

Best Independent Release

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia

Best Rock Album

Gang Of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine

Best Country Album

Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Northlane – Mesmer

Best Blues & Roots Album

All Our Exes Live In Texas – When We Fall

Best Children’s Album

Jimmy Barnes – Och Aye the G’Nu!

Best Video

Bliss N Eso – Moments (feat. Gavin James)

Best Australian Live Act

Illy

Apple Music Song Of The Year

Peking Duk – Stranger (feat. Elliphant)

Best International Artist

Harry Styles – Harry Styles

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