WAMAwards winners revealed, with many playing #WAMFest this weekend!

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 As part of the 2017 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 Gate One Theatre at the Claremont Showgrounds.

Ascendant guitar pop lo-fi musician Stella Donnelly has walked away with wins across 5 of her 6 nominations, leading the winners pack by taking out Best EP, Best Folk Act, Best Single, Best Female Vocalist and Most Popular New Act. Other multi award-winning acts on the night included Methyl Ethel (Best Album, Best Pop Act and Best Male Vocalist), Ziggy Ramo (Best Hip Hop Act and Best Indigenous Act) and POW! Negro (Best Urban Act and Most Popular Live Act). Phil Stevens’ huge year saw him take out the Management Award, with RTRFM Breakfast Presenter/Producer & Music Interviews Coordinator Caitlin Nienaber winning the newly named Industry Representative Of The Year Award, ahead of speaking at this year’s WAMCon plus DJing the moshtix QuayNote Boat Party. Nannup Music Festival Director and incredible advocate for emerging and Indigenous performers, Phaedra Watts, has taken out the coveted Golden WAMi.

Via major media partners TheMusic.com.au’s Public Voting platform, the fans propelled Falls Festival to win Music Event of the Year, and beloved Freo venue Mojos Bar has collected once again Most Popular Venue for the fourth year in a row. The Hall of Fame inductees for this year were also celebrated, with Eurogliders and Graham Wood earning their rightful place on the list of legends – both integral to shaping the thriving musical landscape in WA today.

The 24th annual awards also featured stellar live performances from San Cisco, Stella Donnelly, Harry Mitchell & Daniel Susnjar, John Bennett & David Hyams, RAG N’ BONE, Nerve Quakes, and The Southern River Band, plus after party performances from The Bambuseae Rhythm Section and Timothy Nelson DJ Set. Needless to say, good times prevailed in what was the perfect opening to an incredible #WAMFest weekend to come!

 

WINNING WAMFESTERS

Providing plenty of opportunities for music lovers to wrap their ears around some WAMAwards-topping sounds, a number of the winners will be playing WAMFest LIVE this weekend, including:

 

MULTIPLE SHOWS:

Old Blood (Best Blues/Roots Act) on Friday

Carla Geneve (Best Regional Act) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

LIVE FRIDAY SHOWCASES

Nerve Quakes (Best Punk/Hardcore Act)

Grace Barbé (Best World Music Act)

 

LIVE SATURDAY (ALL VENUES FREE ENTRY)

Stella Donnelly (Best EP, Best Folk Act, Best Single, Best Female Vocalist and Most Popular New Act)

Ziggy Ramo (Best Hip Hop Act and Best Indigenous Act)

Sara McPherson from RAG N’ BONE (Best Bassist)

Axel Carrington from RAG N’ Bone (Best Guitarist)

The Little Lord Street Band (Best Country Act)

Tobacco Rat (Best Electronic Act (Live))

 

 

WA MUSIC AWARDS – INDUSTRY

 

BEST ALBUM

Presented by RTRFM

Methyl Ethel - Everything Is Forgotten

 

BEST BLUES / ROOTS ACT

Presented by Blues at Bridgetown

Old Blood

 

BEST COUNTRY ACT

Presented by Mustang Bar

The Little Lord Street Band

 

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT (LIVE)

Presented by Advanced Electrical Equipment

Tobacco Rat

 

BEST EP

Presented by Rosemount Hotel   

Stella Donnelly - Thrush Metal   

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL ACT

Presented by Six8

Furchick

 

BEST FOLK ACT

Presented by Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle

Stella Donnelly

 

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Presented by Freo Social Hall

Ziggy Ramo

 

BEST INDIGENOUS ACT

Presented by Nannup Music Festival

Ziggy Ramo 

 

BEST JAZZ ACT

Presented by The Ellington Jazz Club

Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

 

BEST METAL / HEAVY ACT

Presented by Scenestr

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving

 

BEST POP ACT

Presented by No Mafia

Methyl Ethel

 

BEST PUNK / HARDCORE ACT

Presented by Colosoul      

Nerve Quakes

        

BEST REGIONAL ACT

Presented by Lotterywest

Carla Geneve

 

BEST ROCK ACT

Presented by Badlands Bar           

Tired Lion

 

BEST SINGLE

Presented by Mojo’s Bar / Cool Perth Nights

Stella Donnelly - Mechanical Bull

 

BEST URBAN ACT

Presented by The Poster Girls      

POW! Negro

 

BEST WORLD MUSIC ACT

Presented by Fairbridge Festival

Grace Barbé

 

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR

Presented by triple j

Caitlin Nienaber

        

LABEL OF THE YEAR

Presented by Shiny Rabbit

Good Company Records

 

MANAGEMENT AWARD

Presented by X-Press Magazine

Phil Stevens

 

GOLDEN WAMi

Presented by City of Perth

Phaedra Watts

 

WA MUSIC AWARDS CRAFT

 

BEST BASSIST

Presented by Diskbank

Sara McPherson

 

BEST BRASS / STRINGS / WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST
Presented by Advanced Electrical Equipment

Ricki Malet [Trumpet]

 

BEST DRUMMER / PERCUSSIONIST

Presented by Alex Hotel

Nathan Sproule

 

BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCER

Presented by Advanced Electrical Equipment

Feels

 

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST

Presented by Sorrento Strategic Accounting

Stella Donnelly

 

BEST GUITARIST

Presented by AO Let’s Go Print & Distribution

Axel Carrington

 

BEST KEYS / SYNTH ARTIST

Presented by Yamaha & Sound Centre

Tom O'Halloran

 

BEST MALE VOCALIST

Presented by PPCA

Jake Webb

 

BEST SOUND ENGINEER (LIVE)

Presented by ECU/WAAPA

Jeremy Beste

 

BEST SOUND ENGINEER / PRODUCER (STUDIO)

Presented by SAE QANTM Creative Media Institute
Andy Lawson

 

 

WA MUSIC AWARDS - MOST POPULAR

Presented by TheMusic.com.au

 

MOST POPULAR ACT

Presented by APRA AMCOS
The Waifs

 

MOST POPULAR LIVE ACT

Presented by Perth Arena
POW! Negro

 

MOST POPULAR MUSIC EVENT

Presented by Tempo Tax & Accounting
Falls Festival

 

MOST POPULAR MUSIC VIDEO

Presented by Australian Cultural Fund
Peter Bibby - Medicine

 

MOST POPULAR NEW ACT

Presented by Perth Theatre Trust

Stella Donnelly

 

MOST POPULAR VENUE

Presented by Moshtix

Mojo’s Bar

 

CLICK FOR FULL PROGRAM FOR WAMFEST PRESENTED BY DRUG AWARE:

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS WAMAWARDS PARTNERS

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