West Australian Music Industry Awards

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West Australian Music Industry Awards
WAM logo.png
CountryAustralia
Presented byWestern Australian Music Industry Association Inc
First awarded2001; 20 years ago (2001)
Last awardedCurrent
Websitewam.org.au

The Western Australian Music Industry Awards (commonly known as WAMis) are annual awards presented to the local contemporary music industry, put on by the Western Australian Music Industry Association Inc (WAM). The WAMi Awards are Western Australia Music's night of nights, bringing together local music fans and members of local, national and international industry to acknowledge and celebrate another year of achievements for Western Australia.

History[edit]

WAM was originally formed as the Western Australian Rock Music Industry Association Inc. (WARMIA) in 1985, with its main aim to develop and run annual awards recognising achievements within the music industry in Western Australia. WAM first received project funding from the state government in 1989, and in the early 1990s the word "rock" was dropped from the title to give the organisation scope to take on a broader constituency.

In 1994 the inaugural Kiss My WAMi Original Contemporary Music Festival was held. Other programs that have been successfully undertaken include the Act of Youth series of all-ages shows, the WA Song Contest (now WAM Song of the Year), Women in Rock and an annual CD compilation of Western Australian musical artists (the first "The Western Front" was undertaken in 1992 and featured The Pink Fluffy Bunnies, Allegiance and Storytime amongst others.)

The First West Australian Music Industry Awards occurred in 2001.

Hall of Fame Awards[edit]

The Hall of Fame recognises those members of the industry who have made an outstanding contribution to WA contemporary music over their career. Various WAM Awards of similar focus acknowledged this before the official WAM Hall of Fame awards came into being in 2004.[1]

The following is an amalgamation of people who had been previously recognised through various WAM awards since 1985 and were inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame.

Golden Rock Award[edit]

  • 1985 - Joe Cipriani
  • 1989 - Brian Peacock
  • 1990 - Steve Gordon

Golden WAMi for Contribution to the Industry[edit]

  • 1991 - David Gerard
  • 1992 - Michael Dwyer
  • 1993 - Peter Woodward
  • 1994 - Mark Genge
  • 2000 - Brett Rowe
  • 2001 - Mark Genge
  • 2002 - Mark Genge
  • 2003 - Luke Rinaldi
  • 2007 - Peter Barr

Rock 'n' Roll of Renown[edit]

Kiss My WAMi Award for Contribution to the Industry[edit]

  • 1994 - Richard Lane
  • 1995 - Bob Gordon
  • 1996 - RTRFM
  • 1997 - RTRFM
  • 1998 - RTRFM
  • 1999 - Bob Gordon

Hall of Fame[edit]

2001 Awards[edit]

The 2001 WAMi Awards commenced with an opening party on Thursday 13 September 2001 and a closing party at the Globe Theatre on Sunday 16 September 2001.[2]

2002 Awards[edit]

2003 Awards[edit]

WAM's annual original contemporary music festival celebrated its 10th birthday in 2003. The metro component of the Kiss My WAMi Festival ran from Thursday 4 September through to Sunday 14 September 2004.[3]

2004 Awards[edit]

2005 Awards[edit]

The 2005 WAMi Awards were held on Tuesday 22 February 2005, hosted by Triple J's Robbie Buck. The WAMi Awards were held in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Beck's Verandah, at the Perth Concert Hall. The stars were shining as award winners were presented their WAMi cakes. Jebediah, Carus, The Kill Devil Hills, Red Jezebel, Dom Mariani and the Majestic Kelp and The Panda Band performed live at the ceremony. Inductees into the WAM Hall of Fame were Bon Scott (AC/DC), Martin Clarke and Dave Hole.[4]

2006 Awards[edit]

The 2006 WAMi Awards were held on Tuesday 21 February 2006 on the Becks Verandah at the Perth Concert Hall, hosted again by Robbie Buck (from Triple J). The awards featured performances by The Panics, Snowman, The Fuzz and Schvendes plus a surprise special guest performance from John Butler. Inductions into the WAM Hall of Fame were Stephen and Alan Pigram (The Pigram Brothers), James Baker (Hoodoo Gurus, The Scientists, Beasts of Bourbon and The Manikins) and David McComb (The Triffids/The Blackeyed Susans).[5]

2007 Awards[edit]

The 2007 WAMi Awards were held on Wednesday 21 February 2007 co-hosted by Triple J's Robbie Buck and Rosie Beaton. The WAMi Awards saw a return to the Beck's Verandah, at the Perth Concert Hall and after years of presenting cakes to WAMi Award winners, 2007 sees the winners presented with a WAMington. Eskimo Joe gave a special acoustic performance with performances by Little Birdy, Dave Hole, The Stems and WAMi nominees Double Entendre. The Farris Brothers (Andrew, Tim and Jon) were inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame.[6]

2008 Awards[edit]

The 2008 WAMi Awards were held at the Perth Festival Beck's Music Box (on the Esplanade, Perth) on Thursday 21 February 2008. The event was co-hosted by Caroline Tran and Peter Barr. The WAMi Awards night included live performances by Jebediah, Birds of Tokyo, Blue Shaddy, Yabu Band with special guests Groovylips and the Yang, Felicity Groom and the Black Black Smoke and DJ's Dan the Man & Rok Riley. The WAM Hall of Fame, was not part of the ceremony, with the Executive Director of WAM, Paul Bodlovich, announcing that WAM were planning to hold a separate Hall of Fame event later in the year.[7] The winners of the 2008 WAMi's were:[8]

2009 Awards[edit]

The 2009 WAMi Awards were held at the Metro City Nightclub on Thursday 7 May 2009, with the event hosted by Tex Perkins. The WAMi Awards night included live performances by Drapht, The Kill Devil Hills, Djva, Project Mayhem and the Sneaky Weasel Gang. Dave Faulkner was inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame.

2010 Awards[edit]

The 2010 WAMi Awards were announced Thursday 20 May 2010 at Capitol Nightclub, Perth, with the event hosted by Lindsay McDougall and Peter Barr. The WAMi Awards night included live performances by Sugar Army, Will Stoker and the Embers, the Brow Horn Orchestra, Black Poet and Hayley Beth.

2011 Awards[edit]

The 2011 WAMi Awards were announced on 28 May 2011 at The Bakery, James Street Northbridge, with the event hosted by Dylan Lewis and Dom Alessio. Record producer and engineer, the late Shaun O'Callaghan, The Waifs and Pete Carroll (former RTRFM manager and manager The Panics) were all inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame. The winners are listed below

2012 Awards[edit]

The 2012 WAMi Awards were announced on 2 June 2012 at The Bakery, James Street Northbridge, with the event hosted by Claire Hooper and Dom Alessio. Comedian Tim Minchin, the late Robert Hunter, and the former CEO of WAM, Paul Bodlovich, were inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame. The winners were:[9]

2013 Awards[edit]

The 2013 Awards took place on 8 November 2013. The winners from the 2013 WAMi Awards were[10][11]

2014 Awards[edit]

The 2014 Awards took place on 7 November 2014. The winners from the 2014 WAMi Awards were[12]

2015 Awards[edit]

The 2015 Awards took place on 5 November 2015. The winners from the 2015 WAMi Awards were[13]

2016 Awards[edit]

The 2016 Awards took place in November 2016. The winners from the 2016 WAMi Awards were[14]

2017 Awards[edit]

The 2017 Awards took place in 2 November 2017. The winners were:[15]

2018 Awards[edit]

The 2018 Awards took place in 1 November 2018. The winners were:[16]

2019 Awards[edit]

The 2019 Awards took place in 31 October 2019. The winners were:[17]

2020 Awards[edit]

The 2020 Awards took place in March 2021. The winners were:[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of Fame". WAM. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  2. ^ APRAP December 2001 page 22
  3. ^ 2003 West Australian Music Industry Award Winners Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 2005 West Australian Music Industry Award Winners Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "WAMi AWARDS CONGRATULATIONS". WAMi Festival 2006. WAMi Festival. 2006. Archived from the original on 24 February 2006. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  6. ^ 2007 West Australian Music Industry Award Winners Archived 22 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Panic Stations : thewest.com.au
  8. ^ 2008 West Australian Music Industry Award Winners Archived 28 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "2012 WAMi Awards Winners Announced". Music Feeds. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Tame Impala Boost Trophy Cabinet, Scoop 2013 WAM Awards". tonedeaf. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  11. ^ "WAM Award Winners 2013". WAM. February 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Timothy Nelson & The Infidels, Pond Dominate 2014 WA Music Awards". Music Feeds. 8 November 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  13. ^ "Tame Impala Dominate The 2015 WA Music Awards". Music Feeds. 6 November 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  14. ^ "WAMAwards 2016 Winners Announced". WAM. 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  15. ^ "2017 WAMAwards Winners". scenestr. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  16. ^ "2018 WAMAwards Winners". scenestr. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  17. ^ "2019 WAMAwards Winners". scenestr. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  18. ^ "Winners of 2020 WAMAwards revealed in star-studded ceremony!". WAM. 23 March 2021. Retrieved 28 March 2021.

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