WAM HALL OF FAME: 2014’s recipients to be inducted at WA Music Awards
West Australian Music (WAM) is pleased to announce two inspiring members of the WA music community will this year be inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame, to be presented at the WA Music Awards (tickets $15 plus BF from moshtix) on Friday 7 November at Capitol as part of the WAM Festival.
Each year, WAM recognises the contribution of influential members of the West Australian music community by inducting them into the WAM Hall of Fame, and it’s an honour to announce Philip Stevens and Martyn P. Casey will join the list that also includes the likes of Bon Scott, the Farriss brothers, Tim Minchin, Pete Carroll, Kim Salmon, Suze Demarchi, Lucky Oceans and last year’s recipient, Ken ‘Squasha’ Knight.
Since relocating from England to WA in 1965, Casey has been a member of many seminal Australian acts, most notably Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The Triffids, where he played an important role in defining the sound of arguably two of Australia’s most intelligent and treasured musical exports. He tours with The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, as well as playing locally with The Painkillers and Richard Lane. When not touring, Casey lives in Fremantle with his wife and children where he is a prominent member of the local music community, mentoring and collaborating with other artists.
Currently managing John Butler Trio, The Waifs and San Cisco, and having also managed Little Birdy, Phil’s played an important role in the significant achievements of four of WA’s most successful acts. He started Jarrah Records in 2002, the first artist-owned independent label to debut at #1 on ARIA charts. Prior to managing, Phil set up the now iconic Mojo’s Bar in North Fremantle, as well as running successful touring company Jazz Dive Promotions, which represented many of Australia’s finest acts including Paul Kelly, Weddings Parties Anything, Kate Ceberano, plus international music acts such as Screaming Jay Hawkins, Buddy Guy, Angelique Kidjo and The Bhundu Boys.