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WA Music Awards 2015 winners announced!

5 Nov

As part of the 2015 WAM Festival presented by Alcohol. Think Again, leading WA acts, industry leaders and VIPs packed out the 2015 WA Music Awards, presented by TheMusic.com.au. Celebrating Western Australia’s musical depth, the annual prestigious dose of local love was administered in style at Jack Rabbit Slim’s.

Excluding related Craft category wins, the world-conquering Tame Impala chalked up 4 wins out of their 6 nominations, leading the pack by taking out Best Album, Most Popular Act, Most Popular Live Act and Most Popular Music Video. Other multi-award winning acts on the night included Tired Lion (Best Rock Act and Best EP), Methyl Ethel (Best Pop Act and Best Single) and KUČKA (Best Electronic Act and Best Experimental Act), all with two awards apiece.

Andrew Ryan walked away with his second Golden WAMi, after another huge year of growth for his Cool Perth Nights empire. Taking out the coveted Media Award was Bob Gordon for his contributions at X-Press Magazine. Perth’s punters once again voted St Jerome’s Laneway Festival their favourite Music Event of the Year for three successive years now, and beloved Freo venue Mojos pulled the Most Popular Venue for the second year in a row in the Public Voted categories. Best Label went to Tame Impala and Pond’s home, Spinning Top, whilst the Management Award went to Jacob Snell, manager of a heap of acts including WAMi winners Methyl Ethel and Tired Lion. 2015’s Hall of Fame inductees were also celebrated at the WA Music Awards ceremony, with Helen Matthews and Paul Sloan joining the list of legends – both integral to shaping the thriving musical landscape of WA!

Invited again to bring his incomparable MCing craziness to the event, Tomàs Ford was on hosting / scaring / bewildering / mind-blowing duties, joined in MCing by special industry guests from around the country, all due to speak at the WA Music Conference this Friday and Saturday. The 22nd annual awards also featured live performances from Jacob Diamond, Joni In The Moon and Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, who all had to jump back on the stage as they scooped up one award each.

The WAM Festival presented by Alcohol. Think Again live festivities kick on with 14 Friday Showcases packing WA’s finest into venues all over Perth, Northbridge, Fremantle and the central metro areas; the 9-venue Saturday Spectacular & Block Party featuring 80+ acts all for free; and the 15-act strong Sunday Best showcasing 15 acts for the ultimate free festival finisher!

Over the remaining #WAMFest events, you can catch the following 2015 WA Music Awards winners:

#WAMFestFriCoin Banks (Moshtix Quay Note – sold-out); Morgan Bain (Blues At Bridgetown Festival Showcase, Paddington Ale House); Ruby Boots (free Courtyard Club),

#SatSpecMethyl Ethel (Block Party); Scalphunter (The Boston); Tired Lion (Block Party);

#SundayBestKUČKA (Fremantle Arts Centre)

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#WAMFEST PROGRAM

WAM Fest Program cover

 

 

 

 

 ►WA MUSIC AWARDS – GENRES & INDUSTRY

 

BEST BLUES / ROOTS ACT

Presented by Clancy’s Fremantle

Andrew Winton

Morgan Bain – WINNER

Old Blood

The Floors

 

BEST COUNTRY ACT

Presented by 720 ABC Perth

Codee-Lee

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles

Ralway Bell

Ruby Boots – WINNER

The Wilds

 

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT

Presented by Pilerats

Catlips

KUČKA – WINNER

Sable

Slumberjack

Ta-ku

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL ACT

Presented by Sonic Lolly

Decibel

KUČKA – WINNER

Mei Saraswati

Original Past Life

Usurper Of Modern Medicine

 

BEST FOLK ACT

Presented By Nannup Music Festival

Jacob Diamond – WINNER

David Craft

Patient Little Sister

Galloping Foxleys

 

BEST INDIGENOUS ACT

Presented by Noongar Radio

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse – WINNER

Fred Ryan

John Bennett

Stephen Pigram

Zeke

 

BEST JAZZ ARTIST

Presented by Perth Jazz Society & The Ellington

Ben Vanderwal – WINNER

Daniel Susnjar

Jamie Oehlers

Tom O’Halloran

 

BEST METAL / HEAVY ACT

Presented by Worldwide Printing Solutions

Drowning Horse

Earth Rot

Förstöra

Voyager – WINNER

 

BEST PUNK/HARDCORE ACT

Presented by RTRFM

Scalphunter – WINNER

Shit Narnia

Statues

The Decline

 

BEST POP ACT

Presented by Alberts

Joni In The Moon

KUČKA

Methyl Ethel – WINNER

San Cisco

 

BEST ROCK ACT

Presented by Tone Deaf

The Love Junkies

Tired Lion – WINNER

Pond

Tame Impala

 

BEST URBAN ACT

Presented by The Poster Girls

Coin Banks – WINNER

Drapht

Koi Child

Mathas

Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

 

BEST WORLD MUSIC ACT

Presented by Lotterywest

Daniel Susnjar Afro Peruvian Jazz

Eduardo Cossio Quartet

Grace Barbé – WINNER

Juliana Areias

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

 

BEST ALBUM

Presented by triple j

Methyl Ethel – Oh Inhuman Spectacle

Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again

San Cisco – Gracetown

Tame Impala – Currents – WINNER

 

BEST EP

Presented by Shiny Rabbit

Coin Banks – Tails

KUČKA – Unconditional

Our Man In Berlin – Spirit Down

Tired Lion – Figurine – WINNER

 

BEST SINGLE

Presented by Jimmy’s Den

Joni In The Moon – War And Porn

Methyl Ethel – Twilight Driving – WINNER

Tame Impala – Let It Happen

Tired Lion – I Don’t Think You Like Me

 

BEST RECORD LABEL

Presented by The Music Network

Jarrah

Pilerats

Spinning Top – WINNER

Walking Horse

 

MANAGEMENT AWARD

Presented by Association Of Artist Managers (AAM)

Aarom Wilson

Jacob Snell – WINNER

Matt Johnson

Philip Stevens

Xanthea O’Connor

 

MEDIA AWARD

Presented by Alcohol. Think Again

Bob Gordon (X-Press Magazine) – WINNER

Caitlin Nienaber (RTRFM)

Daniel Cribb (TheMusic.com.au)

John McGlue (ABC 720 Perth)

Troy Mutton (Pilerats)

 

GOLDEN WAMi

Presented by City Of Perth

Andrew Ryan – WINNER

Bob Gordon

Jason Cleary

Matt Johnson

Scott Adam

 

 

►WA MUSIC AWARDS – PUBLIC VOTED

via TheMusic.com.au

 

MOST POPULAR ACT

Presented by Perth Theatre Trust

Drapht

KUČKA

Pond

San Cisco

Tame Impala – WINNER

Tired Lion

 

MOST POPULAR NEW ACT

Presented by Sunset Events

Catlips

Elk Road

GRRL PAL

Jacob Diamond

Koi Child – WINNER

Mosquito Coast

Troye Sivan

 

MOST POPULAR LIVE ACT

Presented by Perth Arena

Gyroscope

Jebediah

Karnivool

Pond

San Cisco

Tame Impala – WINNER

 

MOST POPULAR MUSIC VIDEO

Presented by 303Lowe

Drapht – Dancin’ John Doe

Koi Child – Black Panda

Pond – Zond

Tame Impala – Let It Happen – WINNER

The John Butler Trio – Spring To Come

KUČKA – Divinity

 

MOST POPULAR VENUE

Presented by X-Press Magazine

Amplifier / Capitol

Jack Rabbit Slim’s

Jimmy’s Den

Mojos Bar – WINNER

The Bird

The Rosemount

 

MOST POPULAR MUSIC EVENT

Presented by Moshtix

RTRFM’s In The Pines

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – WINNER

Southbound

Camp Doogs

State Of The Art

Wave Rock Weekender

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#WAMFEST PROGRAM

WAM Fest Program cover

 

 

 

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