With the live awards event at Freo.Social now ticked and toasted, we’re proud to announce the winners of the 2023 WAM Song of the Year competition presented by Act Belong Commit. The results echo the diversity and talent amongst both emerging and established artists in the West Australian contemporary music scene, and why we’re so rightfully proud of it.
The Grand Prize for this year was taken out by Dulcie with Test Drive, a song that “captures the feeling of being in a one-sided relationship – the kind where you doubt your partner’s intentions are aligned with yours, or if you’re being led on.” Ashleigh, Saskia and Timieka embark on another national tour in a week’s time, and the Grand Prize is a great note to send them on their way. Joan & The Giants ‘Rock’ category winning song, Cool Kid, was declared Runner Up and ‘Heavy/Metal’ category winner RinRin received Second Runner Up for her song, Guns and Grenades.
The 2023 WAM Song of the Year live event featured performances by nominees Georgie Aué, Dal Jones, Codee-Lee and Steve Hensby Band, and was both a timely and fitting celebration of WA songwriting talent.
Congratulations to all winners and nominees.