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WA Music Awards

Waheeey we just attended the WA Music Awards at Jack Rabbit Slims and man was it a good night, West Aus is definitely producing the goods.

Congrats to all the winners highlighted below and make sure to check out the app for the full weekend of WA Music Festival parties which will be carrying on until Sunday.

How lovely.

Most Popular Act
Presented by Perth Theatre Trust
San Cisco
Tame Impala
Tired Lion

Most Popular New Act
Presented By Sunset Events
Elk Road
Jacob Diamond
Koi Child
Mosquito Coast
Troye Sivan

Most Popular Live Act
Presented By Perth Arena
San Cisco 

Tame Impala

Most Popular Music Video
Presented by 303Lowe
Drapht – Dancin’ John Doe
Koi Child – Black Panda 

Pond – Zond 
Tame Impala – Let It Happen 
The John Butler Trio – Spring To Come 
KUČKA – Divinity

Most Popular Venue
Presented by X-Press Magazine
Amplifier / Capitol
Jack Rabbit Slim’s 
Jimmy’s Den 
Mojo’s Bar 
The Bird 
The Rosemount Hotel 

Most Popular Music Event
Presented by Moshtix
RTRFM’s In The Pines  

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 
Camp Doogs 
State Of The Art
Wave Rock Weekender 

Craft Awards
Best Sound Engineer (live)
Adam Round

Chris Wright
Ian Stuart
Jay Brandner
Kasey Veryzer

Best Sound Engineer (studio)
Andy Lawson

Dan Carroll
Joel Quartermain
Kevin Parker
Matt Giovannangelo

Best Electronic Producer
Ashley Hosken (Diger Rokwell)

Laura Jane Lowther (KUČKA)
John Dewhurst (Sable)
Regan Mathews (Ta-ku)

Best Male Vocalist
Jacob Diamond

Jake Webb (Methyl Ethel)
Kevin Parker (Tame Impala)
Morgan Bain

Best Female Vocalist
Ama Quinsee (Legs Electric)

Joni Hogan (Joni In The Moon)
Ofa Fotu (Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics)
Sophie Hopes (Tired Lion)

Best Guitarist
Ben Witt

Cameron Nicholas (Cold Fate, Silent Knight)
Lee Jones (Ruby Boots)
Luke Dux (The Floors, The Wilds, Timothy Nelson &The Infidels, The Wishers, Davey Craddock & The Spectacles, Flooded Palace, Dom Mariani & The Majestic Kelp, Atomic Lunchbox)
Mitch McDonald (The Love Junkies)

Best Bassist
Alex Canion (Voyager)

John Brown (Mei Saraswati, Boom! Bap! Pow!)
Roy Martinez
Ryan Dux (The Floors, The Kill Devil Hills)
Sara McPherson (Rag N’ Bone)

Best Drummer
Ashley Doodkorte (Voyager, The Floors, Will Stoker & The Embers)

Elle Walsh (The Love Junkies)
Liam Young (Puck, Skullcave)
Louis Rando (Malignant Monster, The Furor)
Elliott Smith

Best Keys / Synth Artist
Gordan Cant (The Amani Consort)

Jake Steele (Tobacco Rat, Yarkhob, KUČKA)
Ron Pollard (Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving)
Tara John (Joni In The Moon)

Best Blues / Roots Act
Andrew Winton

Morgan Bain
Old Blood
The Floors

Best Country Act

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles
Ralway Bell
Ruby Boots
The Wilds

Best Electronic Act


Best Experimental Act

Mei Saraswati
Original Past Life
Usurper Of Modern Medicin

Best Folk Act
Jacob Diamond

David Craft
Patient Little Sister
Galloping Foxleys

Best Indigenous Act
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Fred Ryan
John Bennett
Stephen Pigram

Best Jazz Artist
Ben Vanderwal

Daniel Susnjar Jamie Oehlers
Tom O’Halloran

Best Metal / Heavy Act
Drowning Horse

Earth Rot

Best Pop Act
Joni In The Moon

Methyl Ethel
San Cisco

Best Rock Act
The Love Junkies

Tired Lion
Tame Impala

Best Urban Act
Coin Banks

Koi Child
Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

Best World Music Act
Daniel Susnjar Afro Peruvian Jazz

Eduardo Cossio Quartet
Grace Barbé
Juliana Areias
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Best Punk Act

Shit Narnia
The Decline

Best Album
Methyl Ethel – Oh Inhuman Spectacle
Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again
San Cisco – Gracetown
Tame Impala – Currents

Best EP
Coin Banks – Tails
KUČKA – Unconditional
Our Man In Berlin – Spirit Down
Tired Lion – Figurine

Best Single
Joni In The Moon – War And Porn
Methyl Ethel – Twilight Driving
Tame Impala – Let It Happen
Tired Lion – I Don’t Think You Like Me

Best Record Label
Spinning Top
Walking Horse

Management Award
Aarom Wilson
Jacob Snell
Matt Johnson
Philip Stevens
Xanthea O’Connor

Media Award
Bob Gordon (X-Press Magazine)
Caitlin Neinaber (RTRFM)
Daniel Cribb (TheMusic.com.au)
John McGlue (ABC 720 Perth)
Troy Mutton (Pilerats)

Golden Wami
Andrew Ryan

Bob Gordon
Jason Cleary
Matt Johnson
Scott Adam

Also big up’s to the two Hall of Fame inductee’s…

Helen Matthews
With a career spanning over half a century, Helen Matthews has undoubtedly become WA’s First Lady of Jazz. From hosting the nationally adored ABC variety show ‘Helen Matthews – With A Little Help From Her Friends’ to performing for the Queen and the Pope, Matthews’ achievements are as eclectic as her vocal sounds. The front-woman for some of Perth’s most memorable bands, including JT & The Jazzmen, A Slight Diversion, Nova Dreams and The Helen Matthews Quartet, she’s also played with some of Australia’s finest jazz artists including James Morrison, Judy Baily, Don Burrows and Kerrie Biddell. She’s served as the Director of Fremantle Jazz Festival and the Bunbury International Jazz Festival, and her continued efforts in nurturing, teaching and mentoring young local artists has also seen her receive immense community adoration and respect.

Paul Sloan
The Managing Director of Billions Australia and Supersonic Enterprises, Paul Sloan has played a vital part in shaping WA’s vibrant music scenes. A full service booking agency for Australia and NZ, Billions’ roster of 50 or so clients includes Arcade Fire, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Bon Iver. With Supersonic, Paul has produced thousands of shows in WA. These include more than 100 major outdoor events, including WA’s largest independent music event, the 28,000 capacity Rock-It, which has seen headliners including Green Day, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Kings of Leon, Black Keys and Powderfinger. Paul has played more than 1,000 shows around the world in various bands too, including Thrombus, Bikini Atoll, Valvolux and Heavy Smoker, plus still kicks it live with Sunshine Brothers and Huge Magnet.

Phew! Congrats to all the winners and what a time to be alive amirite?

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