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WAMAwards Nominees & Evening Revealed + Public Voting Now Open and Kiss My Camera Finalists Uncovered!

27 Sep

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As part of WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit, we’re pleased to reveal the 2018 WAMAwards nominees!

Leading the noms this year is Albany-born singer-songwriter Carla Geneve, with her hard-hitting live show and relatable lyricism earning her a whopping seven award nominations – including Best Folk Act, Best Rock Act, Best Single and Best Guitarist. Hyclass, Jack Davies, Jacob Diamond, Jamilla, Kate Pass, and Stella Donnelly all follow with four award nominations apiece. With Alana Macpherson, Feels, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, and Spacey Jane coming in with three each. Please join us in congratulating all the talented 2018 WAMAwards nominees (many of which are set to play as part of WAMFest Live), with the full list revealed below.

Also revealed are this year’s sensational Kiss My Camera finalists, whose award-nominated photographs encapsulate some of the best music moments from the past year. This year’s winning shots will be screened as part of the WAMAwards, as well as across outdoor screens like the Northbridge Piazza, Perth Cultural Centre and Yagan Square Digital Tower in the leadup to WAMFest.

While over 300 industry judges decide who will take out top prize across the 30 award categories, we’re also calling on WA music fans to have their say; with WAMAwards public voting now open. This year you can vote for all your local favourites across five public award categories, including Most Popular Live Act, Most Popular New Act, and Most Popular Venue. Don’t dilly-dally, though, head to wamfest.com.au/public-voting to cast your vote before 5pm Thursday 11 October.

Winners will be revealed Thursday 1 November at the annual WAMAwards, which this year debuts at the swanky Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth. With the WAMi’s prestigious new home boasting luxe-vibes and first-class facilities, this year’s high-quality affair will be a true reflection of the immense talent recognised throughout the awards. Guests are encouraged to leave the ripped jeans at home and dial up the style for a lively evening celebrating WA music’s very best. Limited tickets available now via moshtix.

“What a fantastic and diverse list of WA talent. We are blessed here in WA with such a high-quality music community and each year the job of shortlisting from within that community is really hard. Over the years we’ve constantly strived to elevate the state’s annual music awards to reflect this talent. We’re pleased to see this year’s WAMi’s hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth and look forward to celebrating in style with all this year’s deserving nominees.” – Mike Harris, WAM CEO


2018 WAMAWARD INDUSTRY NOMINATIONS

BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ACT
Presented by Blues at Bridgetown
Dan Howls
Kat Wilson Trio
Mama Kin Spender
The Bambuseae Rhythm Section

BEST COUNTRY ACT
Presented by The Mustang Bar
Belle Harvey
Delilah Rose & the Gunslingers
Ralway Bell
The Little Lord Street Band

BEST EXPERIMENTAL ACT
Presented by RTRFM 92.1
CellF
Eduardo Cossio
Louise Devenish
Shoshana Rosenberg

BEST FOLK ACT
Presented by Clancy’s Fremantle
Carla Geneve
Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks
Jacob Diamond
Riley Pearce

BEST HIP HOP ACT
Presented by Perth Theatre Trust
Downsyde
Hyclass
Marksman Lloyd
T$oko

BEST INDIGENOUS ACT
Presented by NAIDOC Music Awards
Desert Stars
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Natasha Eldridge
The Brownley Gospel Singers

BEST JAZZ ACT
Presented by Alex Hotel
Alana Macpherson Nonet
Gemma Farrell Quintet
Harry Mitchell Group
Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble

BEST LIVE ELECTRONIC ACT
Presented by Advanced Electrical Equipment
Feels
Guy Contact
Hi. Ok, Sorry.
Your Girl Pho

BEST METAL/HEAVY ACT
Presented by scenestr
Daybreak
Make Them Suffer
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
Voyager

BEST POP ACT
Presented by Lolly Box
J.F.K
Spacey Jane
Stella Donnelly
Verge Collection

BEST PUNK/HARDCORE ACT
Presented by The Poster Girls
Good Doogs
Idle Eyes
Nerve Quakes
The Faim

BEST REGIONAL ACT
Presented by Nannup Festival
Blue Child Collective
Grand Casual
Kris Nelson
Tanya Ransom
Tracey Barnett

BEST ROCK ACT
Presented by Badlands Bar
Carla Geneve
Good Doogs
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
The Floors

BEST URBAN ACT
Presented by Sorrento Strategic Music
Hyclass
Jamilla
Your Girl Pho
Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

BEST WORLD ACT
Presented by Fairbridge Festival
De Cuba Son
Eastwinds
Grace Barbé
Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble
Soukouss Internationale

BEST ALBUM
Presented by APRA | AMCOS
All or Nothing At All – Alana Macpherson Nonet
Fruit – Abbe May
Goodbye Gondwana – Jacob Diamond
Kohesia – Kate Pass

BEST EP
Presented by the Rosemount Hotel
Emerald – Feels
We Are Bored – Kat Wilson Trio
Magic Eye – Demon Days
Some Kinds – Tanaya Harper

BEST SINGLE
Presented by Mojo’s Bar | Cool Perth Nights
27 – Make Them Suffer
Beautiful – Jamilla
Greg’s Discount Chemist – Carla Geneve
Queen – Hyclass
Vegemite Sandwich – Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR
Presented by Freo.Social
Caitlin Nienaber (RTRFM)
Eduardo Cossio (Outcome Unknown)
Elise Reitze-Swensen & Rosie Taylor (WOMPP)
Hayley Ayres (360 Artist Logistics)
Will Backler (RTRFM)

LABEL OF THE YEAR
Presented by Happy Mag
Tone List
Good Company Records
Women of Music Production Perth
Rhubarb Records

2018 WAMAWARD CRAFT NOMINATIONS

BEST BASSIST
Presented by The Hyatt Regency Hotel
Jennifer Aslett
Kate Pass
Roy Martinez
Sara McPherson
Zac Grafton

BEST BRASS/STRING/WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST
Presented by WAAPA | ECU
Alana Macpherson (Saxophone)
Gemma Farrell (Saxophone)
Jamie Oehlers (Saxophone)
Ricki Malet (Trumpet)

BEST DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST
Presented by Shiny Rabbit
Alex Reid
Daniel Susnjar
Rosie Taylor
Talya Valenti

BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCER
Presented by Noisegate
Feels
Guy Contact
Jamilla
SHOCKONE
WYN

BEST GUITARIST
Axel Carrington
Carla Geneve
Jacob Diamond
Luke Dux

BEST KEYS/SYNTH ARTIST
Presented by Yamaha | Sound Centre
Amber Fresh
Harry Mitchell
Josiah Padmanabham
Ron Pollard
Timothy Nelson

BEST LIVE SOUND ENGINEER
Presented by WAAPA | ECU
Chris Wright
James Newhouse
Jeremy Beste
René de Vries
Rosie Antonas

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Presented by Johnny Ma Studios
Queen – Hyclass
Blood Eagle – 生 Conform 死
Hypo Carousel – Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group
Social Candy – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Bleed Black (ft. Cruz Patterson) – SHOCKONE

BEST STUDIO ENGINEER
Presented by SAE Qantm Creative Media Institute
Dan Carroll (Rada Studios)
Lee Buddle (Crank Recording)
Matt Gio (Rada Studios)
Ron Pollard (Studio Sleepwalker’s Dread)

BEST VOCALIST
Presented by Media Arts Lawyers
Carla Geneve
Jacob Diamond
Odette Mercy
Stella Donnelly


2018 WAMAWARD PUBLIC VOTING NOMINATIONS
Presented by TheMusic.com.au

MOST POPULAR ACT
Presented by The Aardvark
Carla Geneve
Demon Days
Hyclass
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Spacey Jane
Stella Donnelly
Strictly DT
Tame Impala
The Southern River Band
Yomi Ship

MOST POPULAR LIVE ACT
Presented by RAC Arena
Carla Geneve
Command A Panda
FOAM
I Call Val
MattyTWall
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Spacey Jane
Stella Donnelly
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
The Southern River Band
The Wilds

MOST POPULAR NEW ACT
Presented by The Bird
Band of Missfits
Butter
Goat Faction
I Call Val
Jack Davies
Jamilla
Scarlet Drive
Trolley Boy
Wooly Mammoth
Yomi Ship

MOST POPULAR MUSIC EVENT
Presented by myEntertainmentLawyer.com
Blues at Bridgetown
Fairbridge Festival
Falls Festival
Fremantle Winter Music Festival
Nannup Music Festival
RTRFM’s In The Pines
State of the Art Festival

MOST POPULAR VENUE
Presented by moshtix
Badlands Bar
Ellington Jazz Club
Mojo’s Bar
Rosemount Hotel
The Aardvark
The Bassendean Hotel
The Bird
The Den
The Sewing Room

Head to wamfest.com.au/public-voting to cast your vote before 5pm Thursday 11 October.


2018 KISS MY CAMERA FINALISTS

BEST LIVE SHOT (WA ACT)
Chris Kerr
Damien Crocker
Emanuel Rudnicki
Jessica Vaini
Jonny Warrington
Jonty Scoble
Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne
Kim Anderson
Matija Smojver
Matthew Puccinelli
Nathan Hugh Robért
Neil Wallace
Pete Gardner
Peter Heathcote
Rachael Barrett
Tashi Hall
Tim Grime

BEST LIVE SHOT (TOURING ACT)
Adrian Thomson
Chris Webster
Damien Crocker
Denis Radacic
Emanuel Rudnicki
Jessica Vaini
Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne
Matija Smojver
Michael Farnell
Paul Dowd
Peter Heathcote
Rachael Barrett
Stuart Millen

BEST PRESS SHOT (WA ACT)
Amanda Oliver
Bridget Turner
Daniel Hildebrand
Edward May
Josh Wells
Kim Anderson
Matsu
Shaun Ferraloro
Tasha Tong


WAM proudly acknowledges the generous support provided by all our WAMFest partners and sponsors. 

WAMFest 2018

Presenting Partner
Act-Belong-Commit | Healthway

Proudly Supported by
City of Perth

Supporting Partners
APRA AMCOS, moshtix, SAE Qantm Creative Media Institute

Associate Partners
ECU | WAAPA, Yamaha | Sound Centre

Awards Sponsors
Alex Hotel, Badlands Bar, Blues at Bridgetown, Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle, Fairbridge Festival, Freo.Social, Hyatt Regency Perth, Johnny Ma Studios, Media Arts Lawyers, Mustang Bar, MyEntertainmentLawyer.com, NAIDOC Music Awards, Nannup Music Festival, Noisegate, Perth Arena, Rosemount Hotel, Shiny Rabbit, Sorrento Strategic Music, The Aardvark, The Bird

Media Partners
Happy Mag, RTRFM 92.1, scenestr, The Music

For more information visit wamfest.com.au.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.