Music alumni nominated for a Grammy award

Recent Monash Music graduate  Simon Mavin  has been nominated for a Grammy award as part of the band Melbourne soul band Hiatus Kaiyote for the 56th Grammy Awards, to be held in Los Angeles on January 26 – 2014.

hi-620x349The Best R&B Performance nomination for their song, Nakamarra, featuring A Tribe Called Quest legend Q-Tip, marks the first time an Australian band has been recognised in an R&B category at America’s most prestigious music industry event.

Not even the Bee Gees at their jive-talkin’ peak cracked the category best defined by serial winners such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Prince, John Legend and Beyonce.

 

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/independent-melbourne-band-hiatus-kaiyote-gets-grammy-nod-20131209-2z1hh.html#ixzz2pZZu5SnV

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