WA Music Month, presented by ECU, is fast approaching, and West Australian Music (WAM) is gearing up to celebrate the cream of 2023’s crop in revealing the 2023 nominees for the WA Music Awards (WAMis).
The 2023 nominee list for November’s WAMis directs a spotlight on the excellence of West Australian artists across both Industry and Craft categories, and celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of our burgeoning live music scene.
After a public call for nominations, the competition saw an enormous 1,200 public submissions across the 34 categories. A crack team of 45 invited industry judges then undertook the lengthy judging process which revealed the top five nominees in each category.
Leading the tally and off the back of an impressive year, which included showcasing at Bigsound are Joan & The Giants with an outstanding six nominations, closely followed by SUPEREGO and Siobhan Cotchin with five apiece. Angie Colman, Ghostcare, Mali Jo$e and Perth’s own Eurovision favourites Voyager each received four nominations. Grace Barbé, Grievous Bodily Calm, Adrian Dzvuke, Smol Fish and Yomi Ship earned three nominations apiece.
Each year, WAM presents the Golden WAMi award to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary service to the WA music community, and this year, the judges have determined that Hayley Ayres, Kylie Thompson, Mark Neal, Luke Rinaldi and Tenille Elkins are our industry’s most worthy nominees for 2023.
Rounding off what is shaping up to be a huge night will be a performance by beloved and proud West Australian act Jebediah, who will be inducted into the 2023 WAM Hall of Fame at the event.
WAM’s Executive Director Livia Carré said “being nominated for a WAMAward is a testament to the hard work, passion and dedication to their craft by our music community, which is reflected in WA’s high level of achievement over the last 12 months. This year, we had an overwhelming surge in public nominations, and as a result our big team of independent industry judges were presented with an immense task. Thank you to everyone involved and heartfelt congratulations to all the 2023 nominees.”
The 2023 WAMAwards winners will be announced amidst the elegant ambience of the Regal Theatre in Subiaco on Thursday 16 November as part of WA Music Month. Tickets are on sale now and available from the WA Music Month website.
In honour of this celebratory occasion, WAM heartily encourages our nominees and guests to dress up as we gather to recognise the amazing artistry and achievements of WA’s contemporary music sector over the last 12 months, marking the occasion in the style we all deserve. Let’s live it up, live.
A WA MUSIC MONTH EVENT
7PM THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2023
REGAL THEATRE, SUBIACO | TICKETS NOW ON SALE
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WAMAwards is part of WA Music Month presented by ECU