Cold Chisel will be added to one of the most excellent honours boards in Australian music this month. The band will be honoured with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music.
The five bandmates—Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Don Walker, Phil Small and Steve Prestwich—will be awarded for their 40-year career in the music industry with seven million album sales. Last year’s number one, “The Perfect Crime,” went up to platinum selling.
While bagging this award, they will join musical stalwarts—Paul Kelly, Jimmy Little, Slim Dusty and The Seekers—who have all won the award in the earlier years.
Cold Chisel consists of living legends and are owners of numerous gold and platinum records. It is common knowledge that Cold Chisel can sell out venues across the country, says The Sydney Morning Herald.
The band is already in the ARIA hall of fame.
The awards show will be held at Carriageworks in Sydney on April 5. This is where Cold Chisel would be receiving the award. The ceremony involves honouring Australian songwriters.
The Living End, Guy Sebastian, Gang of Youths, D.I. G with Ngaiire, Delta Riggs, San Cisco, Montaigne and Urthboy with Kira Puru and Bertie Blackman would be playing on the show.
Sia and Jarryd James are ahead of everyone at the nominations on the award ceremony, with four each. Other nominees for their songwriting excellence include Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala and Birds of Tokyo.
The honorary award is named after Ted Albert. He was the man who steered the Alberts label and recording studio.
The studio reigned the Australian music scene in the 1960s and ’70s, and continues to play a role today, says Sky News.
Unfortunately, Cold Chisel isn’t expected to walk up to the stage to perform. However, based on several reports, it can be said that The Living End might pay tribute to the rockers on the night of the ceremony.