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The Winners Of The 2022 West Australian Music Awards Have Been Revealed

byHannah Howl
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The West Australian Music Awards (WAM) took place on Tuesday November 1, kicking off WA Music Month at Astor theatre. Presented by the City of Stirling, the best of WA’s artists gathered to celebrate the greatest music of 2021-22. There were live music performances to boost the fun, courtesy of Ghost Care, Siobhan Cotchin, South Summit and Voyager. Today, the winners have been announced!

Celebrating the highest number of awards with three wins was Siobhan Cotchin who earned Best Vocalist, Best Country Act and Best EP for her release, Highways And Heartbreaks. This was followed closely by Adrian Dzvuke (Best Single, Best Pop Act) and Supathick (Best Electronic/Dance Act, Best Music Video) winning two awards each.

Four new category-sponsored awards were also announced with Coterie winning Best Act, Castle Hughes receiving Best Youth Act, Indi Bar earning Music Champion and Jayden Tatasciore achieving People’s Choice.

The winner of the 2022 Golden WAMi was Hayley-Jane Ayres, Artist Manager, Entertainment Programmer and Owner of 360 Logistics. Hayley has worked in the industry for almost 10 years and was responsible for last year’s successful Sound States Music Mentorship Program & Conference. The event also paid tribute to the iconic Sue Hamersley, this year’s Hall of Fame inductee, with a salute to honour her memory and achievements.

The Industry Voted Awards:

  • Best Album pres. by RAC Arena: Stella Donnelly – Flood
  • Best Alternative/Indie Act pres. by Milk Bar: Lo
  • Best Rock Act pres. by Badlands Bar: The Southern River Band
  • Best Folk/Singer Songwriter pres. by Act City of Melville: Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks
  • Best Experimental Act pres. by State Library of WA: Bad Whip
  • Best Electronic/Dance pres. by Act Ocean Floor Music: Supathick
  • Best Metal/Heavy Act pres. by Ocean Floor Music: Drowning Horse
  • Best Punk/Hardcore pres. by Act Hammer Ink: The Shakeys
  • Best Blues/Roots Act pres. by Blues at Bridgetown: Abbe May
  • Best Hip Hop/Rap Act pres. by Sorrento Strategic Music: Drapht
  • Best R&B/Funk/Soul Act pres. by Entour Production Group: Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics
  • Best Jazz Act pres. by Jazzi.net: Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble
  • Best Global Music Act pres. by City of Perth: Grace Barbé
  • Best Indigenous Act pres. by Nannup Music Festival: Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
  • Label of the Year pres. by Shiny Rabbit: Blue Grey Pink
  • Best Live Music Venue pres. by Moshtix: Lyric’s Underground
  • Best Live Music Event pres. by The Poster Girls: In the Pines
  • Best Regional Act pres. by APRA AMCOS: Grand Casual

The Craft Awards:

  • Best Music Video pres. by North Metropolitan TAFE: Love Back – Supathick
  • Best Live or Streaming Sound Engineer pres. by WAAPA: James Newhouse
  • Best Studio Engineer/Producer pres. by SAE: Lee Buddle – Crank Recording
  • Best Electronic Producer pres. by Habitat Events: Greg Packer
  • Best Keys/Synth Player pres. by Australian Songwriters Retreats: Josiah Padmanabham
  • Best Bassist pres. by Strings Attached Guitar Festival: Zach Grafton
  • Best Drummer/Percussionist pres. by Mega Music: Todd Pickett
  • Best Guitarist press by Strings Attached Guitar Festival: Luke Dux
  • Best Brass/Woodwind/Strings Player pres. by Lotterywest: Ricki Mallet
  • The Grant Samuels Award for Best Lyrics pres by Grant Samuels Bequest: The Weekend – Joan & the Giants

Next up for WAM is the huge WAMFest, taking over Northbridge Saturday 5 November – get all the set times here.