APRA Amcos 50th Anniversay Silver Scroll Awards
APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2015
Opening performance for the APRA Silver Scrolls Awards
The epic performance for the 2015 APRA Silver Scrolls Awards opened the 50th Anniversary of celebrating the Silver Scroll awards. The special ‘Lost Scroll’ of 1981 created an air of mystery and became the hot topic of the cocktail hour with guests trying to figure of the four finalists, who would take the Silver Scroll.
Fortuitously, during his opening remarks the CEO of APRA AMCOS, Anthony Healy said this, “It’s a mark of a great song that can feel both familiar and completely different at the same time”.
1981 APRA Winner Silver Scroll Award – Won by Phil Judd, Wayne Stevens and Mark Hough aka Buster Stiggs of The Swingers for their song Counting the Beat.
Mark Hough representing The Swingers for the 1981 ‘Missing’ Silver Scroll for song of the year.
2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award – won by brothers Ruban and Kody Nielson for their album Multi-Love
Kody Nielson collecting the Silver Scroll on behalf of both himself and brother Ruban.
New Zealand Hall of Fame inductee – Bill Sevesi, 92, with a career spanning 7 decades, still sought out today for his guidance. Mike Chunn regailed story after story of the magnficent contributions Bill made during his career. Most recently influencing the Play It Strange organization to provide schools for children to learn and instrument, the Ukulele. New Zealand is now the largest importer of Ukulele’s in the world.
APRA AMCOS CEO, Anthony Healy, Bill Sevesi and Mike Chunn, CEO of Play It Strange.
APRA Maioha Award – won by Stan Walker, Vince Harder and Troy Kingi for Aotearoa
VInce Harder collecting the APRA Maihoa Award representing all three recipients acknowledged.
SOUNZ Contemporary Award – won by Chris Watson for Sing songs self, the name inspired by his son after story time one evening.
Chris Watson SOUNZ contemporary Award recipient 2015.
APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film – won by Grayson Gilmour for Consent.
Grayson Gilmour recipient of APRA Best Original Music in a Feature Film 2015.
APRA Best Original Music in a Series – won by Tom McLeod for Girl vs Boy (Season 3).
Tom McLeod victorious recipient of APRA Best Original Music in a Series 2015.
Most Performed New Zealand work Internationally – won by Ella Yelich-O’Connor and Joel Little for Royals.
Most Performed New Zealand work in New Zealand – won by Marlon Gerbes, Matiu Walters and Priese Board for Special.
A moving tribute to Graham Brazier was delivered by Jordan Luck. Following the tribute was a haunting performance of ‘Billy Bold’ performed by troubadour Delany Davidson performing on a blacked out stage under a single spot light with an prophetic picture of Graham Brazier looking down surrounded by a thousand stars. A segway from Billy Boyd into the hymn “And did those feet in ancient time”, befitting of the great man and entertainer that Graham Brazier was and the contribution over 40 years of music in New Zealand. RIP.
Delany Davidson performing a tribute to Graham Brazier. Billy Boyd.