Lennox Head-based singer Dallas Frasca (pictured) has won the 2010 MusicOz award for Artist of the Year. And she also won the Best Blues and Roots category for her song Thank You for Making Me Who I Am taken from her debut album Not For Love or Money.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the MusicOz Awards event was held at Sydney Town Hall last Friday.
The MusicOz awards give independent and unsigned artists recognition, support, and exposure to further their careers. Dallas has won a swag of prizes including recording time, airplay, promotion and gigs.
“Dallas is an awesome performer – a powerhouse on stage – with strong songs and a killer debut album,” MuiscOz founder Pat Maloney said. “We are excited to be working with artists of the calibre of Dallas Frasca. Dallas knows what it takes to be a successful independent act.”
Dallas released Not For Love or Money in August 2009 and has spent the last 18 months touring locally and internationally in support of the release. The album introduced a heavier, more rock-flavoured sound to her trademark stomp.