September 25 [10:30 EDT] -- The Australian Music Awards saw Savage Garden take to the podium more often than any other act in the event's 11-year history Monday night in Sydney.
The newcomers and their producer picked up a total of ten awards including best group, album, debut album, single, pop release, independent release, song of the year, highest selling single, best producer and best engineer. The band, who came into the event with a record 13 nominations, was riding on their self-titled debut produced and engineered by Charles Fischer and released on the Roadshow/Warner label.
Paul Kelly won for best male artist, Monique Brumby, best female. The Superjesus got debut single and new talent, Spiderbait took best alternative and Pendulum won best dance act.
Crowded House picked up the best selling album award for their final effort, "Recurring Dreams." "It was a great idea breaking up, we sold a truckload," quipped bassist Nick Seymour. Paul Kelly and The Bee
Gees were inducted into the Hall of Fame.