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WA Music Awards Craft winners & Hall Of Fame inductees revealed

3 Nov

WA MUSIC AWARDS Hall Of Fame inductees revealed

 

Whilst most of the WA Music Awards winners will be revealed this Thursday 5 November at the awards party at Jack Rabbit Slim’s, we’re excited to now announce some of the talents whom will be acknowledged. Firstly, a huge congratulations to 2015’s Hall Of Fame recipients Paul Sloan and Helen Matthews, who will both officially be inducted this Thursday.

HELEN MATTHEWS

With a career spanning over half a century, Helen Matthews has undoubtedly become WA’s First Lady of Jazz. From hosting the nationally adored ABC variety show ‘Helen Matthews – With A Little Help From Her Friends’ to performing for the Queen and the Pope, Matthews’ achievements are as eclectic as her vocal sounds. The front-woman for some of Perth’s most memorable bands, including JT & The Jazzmen, A Slight Diversion, Nova Dreams and The Helen Matthews Quartet, she’s also played with some of Australia’s finest jazz artists including James Morrison, Judy Baily, Don Burrows and Kerrie Biddell. She’s served as the Director of Fremantle Jazz Festival and the Bunbury International Jazz Festival, and her continued efforts in nurturing, teaching and mentoring young local artists has also seen her receive immense community adoration and respect.

 

PAUL SLOAN

The Managing Director of Billions Australia and Supersonic Enterprises, Paul Sloan has played a vital part in shaping WA’s vibrant music scenes. A full service booking agency for Australia and NZ, Billions’ roster of 50 or so clients includes Arcade Fire, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Bon Iver. With Supersonic, Paul has produced thousands of shows in WA. These include more than 100 major outdoor events, including WA’s largest independent music event, the 28,000 capacity Rock-It, which has seen headliners including Green Day, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Black Keys and Powderfinger. Paul has played more than 1,000 shows around the world in various bands too, including Thrombus, Bikini Atoll, Valvolux and Heavy Smoker, plus still kicks it live with Sunshine Brothers and Huge Magnet.

WA MUSIC AWARDS CRAFT WINNERS REVEALED

 

Keep those hands placed together too, as a round of applause goes out to the 2015 WA Music Awards winners in the Craft categories, these exceptional individual achievements reflecting one heck of a competitively talented musical stream flowing through WA! The below list identifies the winners who will be formally awarded this Thursday at the WA Music Awards. Please note that Jack Rabbit Slim’s will be at capacity, so only select VIPs, media and nominees, plus WA Music Conference delegates and ticket holders, will be able to attend.

Please also note this week at the WAM Festival Presented by Alcohol. Think Again you can catch Craft winners Joni Hogan as Joni In The Moon (at the WA Music Awards at Jack Rabbit Slim’s); Lee Jones as part of Ruby Boots (at the free RTRFM & Perth Theatre Trust presented Courtyard Club at State Theatre Centre of WA as part of the Friday Showcases); and Laura Jane Lowther as KUČKA (solo at the free City Of Fremantle-presented Sunday Best, playing Fremantle Arts Centre).

 


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BEST SOUND ENGINEER (live)

Presented by RTRFM

Adam Round – WINNER

Chris Wright

Ian Stuart

Jay Brandner

Kasey Veryzer

 

BEST SOUND ENGINEER (studio)

Presented by TheMusic.com.au

Andy Lawson

Dan Carroll

Joel Quartermain – WINNER

Kevin Parker

Matt Giovannangelo

 

BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCER

Presented by Cool Perth Nights

Ashley Hosken (Diger Rokwell)

Laura Jane Lowther (KUČKA) – WINNER

John Dewhurst (Sable)

Regan Mathews (Ta-ku)

 

BEST MALE VOCALIST

Presented by The West Australian

Jacob Diamond

Jake Webb (Methyl Ethel)

Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) – WINNER

Morgan Bain

 

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST

Presented by The AU Review

Ama Quinsee (Legs Electric)

Joni Hogan (Joni In The Moon) – WINNER

Ofa Fotu (Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics)

Sophie Hopes (Tired Lion)

 

BEST GUITARIST

Presented by X-Press Magazine

Ben Witt

Cameron Nicholas (Cold Fate, Silent Knight)

Lee Jones (Ruby Boots) – WINNER

Luke Dux (The Floors, The Wilds, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels, The Wishers, Davey Craddock & The Spectacles, Flooded Palace, Dom Mariani & The Majestic Kelp, Atomic Lunchbox)

Mitch McDonald (The Love Junkies)

 

BEST BASSIST

Presented by Alex Hotel

Alex Canion (Voyager)

John Brown (Mei Saraswati, Boom! Bap! Pow!) – WINNER

Roy Martinez

Ryan Dux (The Floors, The Kill Devil Hills)

Sara McPherson (Rag N’ Bone)

 

BEST DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST

Presented by Audiofly

Ashley Doodkorte (Voyager, The Floors, Will Stoker & The Embers)
Elle Walsh (The Love Junkies)

Liam Young (Puck, Skullcave)

Louis Rando (Malignant Monster, The Furor) – WINNER

Elliott Smith

 

BEST KEYS / SYNTH ARTIST

Presented by Music Feedback

Gordon Cant (The Amani Consort, The China Blue Experiment)

Jake Steele (Tobacco Rat, Yarkhob, KUČKA)

Ron Pollard (Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving) – WINNER

Tara John (Joni In The Moon)

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