ARIAS to Diesel, Matthew

Guitarist/composer Johnny Diesel and Canadian-born signer Wendy Matthew dominated the Australian Record Industry Awards (the ARIAS) Wednesday.

ARIAS, Australia’s equivalent to the Grammys, have been industry-only affairs since first held in 1987.

This year the bash for the first time was thrown open to the public, held in a concert hall (Sydney Entertainment Center), and televised via the Nine Network and simulcast on FM radio.

However, awards voting remains industry-based.

Around 5,000 people saw Diesel win awards for best album (“Hepfidelity”) and best male artist; Matthews won best female artist, and best single (“The Day You Went Away”), which was also the highest-selling single of 1992; album equivalent was the Oz cast recording of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Best debut album and single went to Frente!, although best new talent was voted Things Of Stone And Wood. Crowded House was voted best group.

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