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As part of the 2016 WAMFest presented by Drug Aware, leading WA acts, industry heavyweights and VIPs packed out the sold-out WAMAwards Party. Celebrating Western Australia’s musical depth in red carpet style, the annual prestigious dose of local love was administered at Perth’s newest live music and multi-purpose venue, Gate One Theatre at the Claremont Showgrounds.
Good times jazz-rap collective Koi Child chalked up 4 wins out of their 5 nominations, leading the winners pack by taking out Most Popular Act, Most Popular Music Video, Best Album and Best Urban Act. Other multi-award winning acts on the night included Abbe May (Best Single and Best Female Vocalist), Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group (Best Jazz Act and Best Drummer/Percussionist) and POW Negro (Most Popular New and Most Popular Live Act), all with two awards each. Jacob Snell topped his second consecutive Management Award win by also taking out this year’s Golden WAMi.
Via major media partners TheMusic.com.au’s Public Voting platform, the fans propelled Camp Doogs to their first Music Event of the Year win, and beloved Freo venue Mojos Bar collected Most Popular Venue for the third year in a row. The Hall of Fame inductees for this year were also celebrated, with Rick Steele and The Triffids earning their rightful place on the list of legends – both integral to shaping the thriving musical landscape we see in WA today.