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Ziggy Ramo, Vv Pete Win Big at FBi’s 2023 SMAC Awards

Music Feeds | November 12, 2023

Ziggy Ramo | Supplied

FBi Radio held its annual SMAC – Sydney music arts and culture – awards at the Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, on Thursday, 9th November. Ziggy Ramo took home Record of the Year for his album, Sugar Coated Lies, which was released on Invasion Day 2023. Vv Pete was the night’s most awarded artist, snagging the SMACs for Best Live Act and Song of the Year (for ‘Jordan 1s’; an awarded shared with the song’s producer Utility.)

Inner West venue the Red Rattler Theatre was the recipient of SMAC of the Year. “The Red Rattler Theatre has shown such incredibly quick and responsive programming this year, especially in times when coming together as community is so necessary but can feel so out of reach,” said FBi’s managing director Tanya Ali. “They embody being truly grassroots. Put simply – FBi Radio in the way that it is today wouldn’t be possible without a venue like this. This city is far better for it.”

Find a complete list of the night’s winners below.

Vv Pete – ‘Jordan 1s’ 2023 FBi SMAC Awards

Record Of The Year

Bract x BAYANG (tha Bushranger) – REDBRICKGOTHIK

Collarbones – Filth

Dylan Atlantis – violet

Julia Jacklin – PRE PLEASURE

Ninajirachi – Second Nature

Optic Nerve – Angel Numbers

Skeleten – Under Utopia

Ziggy Ramo – Sugar Coated Lies – WINNER

Song Of The Year


Becca Hatch, Club Angel  – ‘Ride For Me’

cherry chola – ‘princess puta’

Collarbones – ‘Ripe for Filth’

Eternal Dust – ‘Absinthe’

FRIDAY* – ‘Dying In the City’

Lottie World – ‘Candy Sound’

Vv Pete, Utility – ‘Jordan 1s’ – WINNER

Next Big Thing


cherry chola


Lottie World


Zion Garcia – WINNER

Best Video

Babitha – ‘Only Fair’

BVT – ‘Lalaki’ – WINNER

Display Homes – ‘Proofread’

Doris – ‘Teeth’

GLO – ‘Certified Freak’

SOLLYY, Zion Garcia – ‘Apply the Pressure’

Best Live Act

Loose Fit


Tee Vee Repairmann

Vv Pete – WINNER


Yasmina Sadiki

Best Music Event

Bare Necessities Rooftop Party


Hotter Out West – WINNER

South East Block Party Maroubra


Xaddy’s Door List

Best Eats

Ambi’s Chai Bar

Midden by Mark Olive – WINNER


Self Raised Bread Shoppe



Best Arts Program

Art Gallery of NSW: MONUMENTAL (working title)

Carriageworks Nights

Club Chrome: Fxckery – WINNER


Garden Reflexxx: SWARM

SWANA Film Festival

Artist of the Year

Billy Bain – WINNER

Dorcas Tang

Feras Shaheen

Maissa Alameddine

Monica Rani Rudhur

Nick Breedon

SMAC Of The Year

The Red Rattler Theatre – WINNER

Further Reading

Vv Pete, Collarbones, cherry chola Lead 2023 FBi SMAC Nominations

All the Winners of the 2023 Music Victoria Awards: Julia Jacklin, Immy Owusu, Cable Ties + More

Listen to Ziggy Ramo’s New Album, ‘Sugar Coated Lies’

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