WAMAwards Public Voting

While over 300 industry judges decide who will take out top prizes across 31 award categories, WAM also call on WA music fans to have their say across 5 public voting categories.

Public voting for the 2019 WAMAwards has now closed.

Each year the very best of West Australia’s contemporary Artists and Industry are recognised at the annual WAM Awards.

Industry panels nominate and vote across 30+ categories to uncover the finest local talent and celebrate their achievements in the previous year. The music loving public is also invited to have their say with public voting across multiple awards.

The annual WAMAwards also includes the Hall of Fame, recognising the people, acts and organisations that have shaped WA’s music history by making an outstanding contribution to WA contemporary music over their career. Various WAM Awards of similar focus acknowledged this before the WAM Hall of Fame awards officially came into being in 2004. It is an award judged both by WAM, and the industry members’ peers.

WAM Hall of Fame

The WAM Awards Hall Of Fame pays tribute to West Australian artists and industry members who have attained outstanding career achievements on both a National and International scale. This year’s inductees are certainly excellent examples of West Australian’s kicking goals for our vibrant contemporary music scene.

The 2019 Inductees included The Scientists and Johnny Young.

2019 WAMAWARD WINNERS

INDUSTRY NOMINATIONS

BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ACT

Presented by Blues at Bridgetown

Dan Howls

Kat Wilson Trio

Lincoln MacKinnon

The Floors

Tom Fisher & The Layabouts

BEST COUNTRY ACT

Presented by Nannup Music Festival

Helen Townsend

Ralway Bell

Savanah & The Strays

The Little Lord Street Band
BEST EXPERIMENTAL ACT

Presented by RTRFM

Eduardo Cossio

Intenso

Moon Project

Samarobryn

BEST FOLK ACT

Presented by Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

Nika Mo

Racoo

Tanaya Harper 

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Presented by APRA AMCOS

Downsyde

Hyclass

Mali Jo$e

MissGenius

T$oko

BEST INDIGENOUS ACT

Presented by NAIDOC Music Awards

Bradley Hall

Flewnt

MissGenius

The Struggling Kings
BEST JAZZ ACT

Presented by The Alex Hotel

Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

Gemma Farrell Quintet

Harry Mitchell Quartet

Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble

BEST LIVE ELECTRONIC ACT

Presented by Pilerats

Feels

Jamilla

Priscilla

Your Girl Pho
BEST METAL/HEAVY ACT

Presented by Hammer Ink Merchandise

Bolt Gun

Depravity

Skullcave

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
BEST POP ACT

Presented by Lolly Box Music

Priscilla

Spacey Jane

Stella Donnelly

Your Girl Pho

BEST PUNK/HARDCORE ACT

Presented by Scenestr

Cold Meat

Nerve Quakes

Sly Withers

The Wolfbats

BEST REGIONAL ACT

Presented by Settlers Tavern

Blue Child Collective

Brayden Sibbald

Dawn Barrington

Grand Casual

Tracey Barnett 

BEST ALBUM

Presented by Indian Ocean Hotel

Calmly – Calmly

Grievous Bodily Calm – Repel

Methyl Ethel – Triage

Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs
BEST EP

Presented by Rosemount Hotel

Carla Geneve – Carla Geneve

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks – Cleaning the Dishes

Nika Mo – November

Yomi Ship – Pyramids of Yonaguni

SLUMBERJACK – Sarawak 

BEST SINGLE

Presented by The Bird

Jamilla – Bloom

Noah Dillon – Don’t Act Like You Know Me

Carla Geneve – Things Change

Demon Days – Hands-Free

BEST ROCK ACT

Presented by Badlands Bar

Carla Geneve

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sly Withers

The Floors

The Volcanics

BEST URBAN ACT

Presented by Sorrento Strategic Music

Demon Days

Hyclass

Jamilla

SuperEgo
BEST WORLD ACT

Presented by Fairbridge Festival

Grace Barbé

Juliana Areias

Soukouss Internationale

Tara Tiba

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Jamilla – Bloom

Airline Food – Axe Murderer

GAZEY – Sleep

Carla Geneve – Things Change

Demon Days – Daria’s Smile

LABEL OF THE YEAR

Presented by Moshtix

Group Therapy Records

Rhubarb Records

Women of Music Production Perth

Tone List

GOLDEN WAMi

Andrew Ryan

Brad Wesson

Hayley-Jane Ayres

Nigel Bird

Paul Sloan

Tenille Elkins

CRAFT NOMINATIONS

BEST BASSIST

Presented by Hyperfest

Karl Florisson (Mo Hippa, Simon Jeans Quartet, Fat Sparrow)

Kate Pass (Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble)

Marley Donnan-Cook (Demon Days)

Roy Martinez (Chilali & The Chief)

Zac Grafton (Grievous Bodily Calm)

BEST BRASS/STRING/WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST

Presented by Lotterywest

Elisa Hiatt (Violin – Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks)

Gemma Farrell (Saxophone – Gemma Farrell Quintet, MFG)

Miranda Murray-Young (Cello – YAAM Quartet, Fox Scully)

Ricki Malet (Trumpet – The Pete Jeavons Sextet, Ricki Malet Quartet)

William Renner-Shao (Trumpet – Izatang) 

BEST DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST

Presented by Mega Music

Alex Reid (Grievous Bodily Calm, Tara Tiba)

Daniel Susnjar (Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group)

Talya Valenti (Stella Donnelly, Bolt Gun, Bells Rapids, Artemis Orchestra)

Todd Pickett (Abbe May, The Wilds, The Kill Devil Hills)

BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCER

Presented by Bankwest

BEXX

Feels

Jamilla

JCAL

BEST GUITARIST

Presented by Forrest Chase

Carla Geneve (Carla Geneve)

Jacob Diamond (Jacob Diamond, Methyl Ethyl, New Nausea)

Luke Dux (The Floors, The Wilds, The Kills Devil Hills, Lucy Peach)

Sam Rocchi (Sam Rocchi, Noah Dillon, Supernaked, Lucas Kole)

BEST KEYS/SYNTH ARTIST

Presented by Hyatt Regency Perth

Ben Matthews (Ben Matthews, Boss Battle Records)

Harry Mitchell (Mary Mitchell Quartet, Kate Cebrano, Katy Steele, Damien Leith, Hank Marvin)

Joshua Chan (Demon Days)

Josiah Padmanabham (GAZEY, Grievous Bodily Calm)

Lana Rothnie (Lana Rothnie Quartet, Didion’s Bible)

BEST LIVE SOUND ENGINEER

Presented by Mustang Bar

Rebecca Parker

Chris Wright

Jeremy Beste

Rosie Antonas

Sam Perrignon

BEST STUDIO ENGINEER

Presented by SAE Qantm Creative Media Institute

Broderick Madden-Scott (Tunafish Recording Company)

Dan Carroll (Rada Studios)

Dave Parkin (Blackbird Sound Studio)

James Newhouse (Real2Reel)

Lee Buddle (Crank Recording)

BEST VOCALIST

Presented by Shiny Rabbit

Bella Nicholls (Demon Days)

Carla Geneve (Carla Geneve)

Emily Branson (Jamilla)

Grace Barbé (Grace Barbé)

Noah Dillon (Noah Dillon)

PUBLIC VOTING NOMINATIONS

MOST POPULAR ACT

Presented by Freo.Social

Carla Geneve

Daybreak

Dulcie

FLOSSY

Grievous Bodily Calm

Methyl Ethel

POND

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sly Withers

Spacey Jane

Stella Donnelly

MOST POPULAR LIVE ACT

Presented by RAC Arena

Carla Geneve

Daybreak

Demon Days

Grace Barbé

Grievous Bodily Calm

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sly Withers

The Southern River Band

Spacey Jane

Stella Donnelly

MOST POPULAR NEW ACT

Presented by The Aardvark

Adrian Dzvuke

Butter

Dulcie

Flewnt

GAZEY

MissGenius

New Nausea

Nika Mo

Noah Dillon

Sara Salt

MOST POPULAR MUSIC EVENT

Presented by Media Arts Lawyers

Blues at Bridgetown

Fairbridge Festival

Falls Festival

Nannup Music Festival

Origin Fields

Perth Festival

RTRFM’s In The Pines

State of the Art Festival

MOST POPULAR VENUE

Presented by The Poster Girls

Badlands Bar

Ellington Jazz Club

Freo.Social

Mojo’s Bar

Rosemount Hotel

The Bird

The Duke of George

The Sewing Room