WAMAwards 2022

WA Music Month has kicked off in grand style, as the crème of the WA music scene headed down to the majestic surrounds of the Astor Theatre to celebrate the very best of 2021-22 at the WAMAwards. The prestigious evening was a testament to the continued pursuit of excellence in the WA music scene amidst often challenging times. 

Topping the tally with an impressive three wins was Siobhan Cotchin who took out awards for Best Vocalist, Best Country Act and Best EP for her release, Highways And Heartbreaks. Right behind were Adrian Dzvuke (Best Single, Best Pop Act) and Supathick (Best Electronic/Dance Act, Best Music Video) with two awards apiece. 

WAM presented the awards this year for the first time with City of Stirling.  Four new category-sponsored awards were announced with nods going to Coterie (Best Act), Castle Hughes (Best Youth Act), Indi Bar (Music Champion) and Jayden Tatasciore (People’s Choice). 

The esteemed 2022 Golden WAMi was awarded to Hayley-Jane Ayres, Artist Manager/Entertainment Programmer and Owner/Partner of 360 Logistics. Hayley has been a leading light in the industry for nearly a decade, and was responsible for last year’s successful Sound States Music Mentorship Program & Conference. 

The night also paid tribute in honouring this year’s Hall of Fame inductee, legendary industry all-rounder Sue Hamersley (RIP) with a fitting salute to her memory and achievements.Excellent live music performances on the night came courtesy of Ghost Care, Siobhan Cotchin, South Summit and Voyager and were the icing on the cake for WA Music’s night of nights.