West Australian Music Industry Awards

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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.)

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.

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 Awards[edit]

Hall Of Fame[edit]

In 2004 WAM took the decision to instigate a new "WAM Hall of Fame". The intention is to induct people who have made outstanding contributions to the Western Australian contemporary music industry into this Hall of Fame each year during the WAMi Festival.

The collection of luminaries of the Western Australian music industry were recognised with a presentation ceremony at the WAMi Weekender opening party held in Foundation Week, 3–8 June 2004. 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.

The inductees were:

2005 Awards[edit]

The 2005 WAMi Awards were held on Tuesday 22 February, 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.

2006 Awards[edit]

The 2006 WAMi Awards were held on Tuesday 21 February 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).

Public voted awards[edit]

Industry voted awards[edit]

General awards[edit]

  • Golden WAMi for contribution to the local music industry - Luke Rinaldi
  • Management Award for outstanding achievement - Philip Stevens
  • Media Award for outstanding contribution - RTRFM
  • Best Record Producer/Engineer - Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Red Jezebel, Snowman)
  • Best Live Sound Engineer - Michael ‘Fletch’ Fletcher [1]
  • Best WA Record Label - Jarrah Records
  • Most Promising New Act - Schvendes
  • Best Indigenous Act - Richard Walley

Genre category awards[edit]

Craft Category Awards[edit]

2007 Awards[edit]

The 2007 WAMi Awards were held on Wednesday 21 February 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 from INXS were inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame.

Public voted awards[edit]

Most Popular Album

Most Popular Live Act

Favourite Newcomer

Most Popular Music Video

Most Popular Music Website

Most Popular Music Venue

  • Amplifier Bar
  • Hyde Park Hotel
  • Mojos
  • Rosemount Hotel

Most Popular Music Event

Industry Awards[edit]

Most Promising New Act

  • Faith In Plastics
  • Mink Mussel Creek
  • Streetlight
  • Sugar Army

Best Record Producer/Engineer

  • Al Smith
  • Dave Parkin
  • Shaun O'Callaghan
  • Adam Spark

Media Award-Individual

Best Male Vocalist

Best Female Vocalist

Best Guitarist

Best Bassist

Best Drummer

Best Instrumentalist

Best Electronic Producer

Best Blues/Roots Act

Best Country Music Act

Best Rock Act

  • Schvendes
  • The Wednesday Society
  • Snowman- winner
  • The Silents

Best Indi Pop Act

  • New Rules For Boats
  • The Bank Holidays- winner
  • Institut Polaire
  • Faith In Plastics

Best Indigenous Act

  • The Pigram Brothers- winner
  • Richard Walley
  • Alice Haines
  • Bartlett

Management Award

  • Heath Bradby- winner
  • Phillip Stevens
  • Scott Adam
  • Juliet John

Media Award-Organisation

  • Drum Perth
  • RTRFM- winner
  • Xpress
  • Rockus

Best DJ

  • Dan The Man- winner
  • Fdel
  • Charlie Bucket
  • Moflo Leigh

Best Hardcore/Punk Act

  • Miles Away
  • From The Ruins
  • Eleventh He Reaches London- winner
  • Extortion

Best Hard Rock Metal Act

  • Karnivool- winner
  • Subtruck
  • Pathogen
  • Voyager

Best Commercial Pop Act

  • Eskimo Joe- winner
  • The Sleepy Jackson
  • Little Birdy
  • Kevin Mitchell

Best Jazz Act

  • Sam Anning
  • VOID- winner
  • Matt Jodrell
  • Mace Francis Orchestra

Best WA Record Label

  • Blazing Strumpet
  • Jarrah Records- winner
  • QStik Records
  • Sic Squared Records

Golden WAMi

  • Heath Bradby (Manager -Snowman (band))
  • Peter Barr (RTRFM)- winner
  • Paul Sloan (promoter)
  • Scott Adam (QStik Records)

Best Sound Engineer (live or studio)

  • Al Smith
  • Dave Parkin- winner
  • Ian Stuart
  • Luke Willot

Best Urban/ Hip Hop Act

  • Downsyde- winner
  • Drapht
  • Che'Nelle
  • Hunter

Best Live Electronic Act

  • Sir Apple
  • Pendulum (band)|Pendulum Live- winner
  • Fdel
  • The Resonance

Best Funk Act

  • Lysistrata
  • The Roast
  • The Crux
  • Bobby Blackbird and the Bluejays- winner

Best World Act

  • Double Entendre- winner
  • Collective Latino
  • Zarm
  • David Hyams And The Miles To Go Band

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. The event was co-hosted by Caroline Tran (Triple J) and Peter Barr (RTRFM 92.1). 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.[1] The winners and the nominees of the 2008 WAMi's were:

Public voted awards[edit]

Industry voted awards[edit]

2009 Awards[edit]

The 2009 WAMi Awards were held at the Metro City nightclub on Thursday 7 May, 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 (The Victims, Hoodoo Gurus) was inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame, as a separate event on Wednesday, 6 May 2009.

Public voted awards[edit]

Industry voted awards[edit]

  • Golden WAMi
    • Peter Barr
    • Kristy Pinder
    • David Cutbush
    • Steph Edwardes
  • Most Promising New Act
    • Apricot Rail
    • Boys Boys Boys!
    • Tame Impala
    • The Scotch of Saint James
  • Best Male Vocalist
  • Best Female Vocalist
  • Best Guitarist
  • Best Bassist
  • Best Drummer
    • Malcolm Clark (The Sleepy Jackson, Circuits of the Sun)
    • Matt Maguire (Schvendes, Adam Said Galore)
    • Shaun Sibbes (Circuits of the Sun)
    • Jay Watson (Tame Impala, Pond)
  • Best Instrumentalist
    • Alex Archer (The Kill Devil Hills, The Devil and Abbe May, Felicity Groom and The Black Black Smoke)
    • Jaymes Brown (Voltaire Twins)
    • Lee Jones (Circuits of the Sun, Astronaut)
    • Tristen Parr (Schvendes, Fall Electric)
  • Best Electronic Producer
    • Adrian Sardi
    • Pendulum
    • Taku
    • Tomás Ford
  • Best DJ
    • Charlie Bucket
    • Dan The Man
    • Petrosex
    • Travis
  • Best Rock Act
  • Best Commercial Pop Act
  • Best Indie Pop Act
    • Boys Boys Boys!
    • Felicity Groom and the Black Black Smoke
    • Red Jezebel
    • Umpire
  • Best Hardcore / Punk Act
  • Best Hard Rock / Metal Act
  • Best Blues / Roots Act
  • Best Funk Act
    • Sneaky Weasel Gang
    • The Bigness
    • Sunshine Brothers
    • The Typhoons
  • Best Jazz Act
    • Johannes Luebbers Dectet
    • The Graham Wood Trio
    • Troy Roberts
    • VOID'
  • Best Country Music Act
  • Best Urban/Hip Hop Act
  • Best Live Electronic Act
    • Pendulum
    • The Transients
    • The Voltaire Twins
    • Tomás Ford
  • Best World Act
    • Grace Barbe
    • David Hyams and the Miles To Go Band
    • Mukti
    • Zarm
  • Best Live Sound Engineer
    • Dave Carter
    • Ian Stewart
    • Luke Willott
    • Rene De Vries
  • Best Record Producer/Engineer
    • Alan Smith - Begerk! Recording Studio
    • Dave Parkin - Blackbird Studio
    • Laurie McCallum - Sumo Sound Studio
    • Rob Grant - Poons Head
  • Indigenous Act of the Year
    • Djiva
    • Peter Brandy
    • The Yabu Band
    • Warangka Band
  • Best WA based Record Label
  • Media Award (Individual)
    • Aarom Wilson
    • Bob Gordon
    • Dave Cutbush
    • Mike Wafer
  • Media Award (Organisation)
  • Management Award
    • Heath Bradby
    • Steph Edwardes
    • Jodie Regan
    • Philip Stevens

2010 Awards[edit]

The 2010 WAMi Awards were announced Thursday 20 May 2010 at Capitol Nightclub, Perth, with the event hosted by Lindsay "The Doctor" McDougall (Triple J) and Peter Barr (RTRFM). The WAMi Awards night included live performances by Sugar Army, Will Stoker and the Embers, the Brow Horn Orchestra, Black Poet and Hayley Beth. The 2010 WAMi Craft Awards were announced on Monday 17 May at the Rosemount Hotel, North Perth. Matt Taylor (Chain, Matt Taylor Band) was inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame.

Public voted awards[edit]

Industry Awards[edit]

  • Most Promising New Act*
  • Best Live Sound Engineer
    • Dave Carter
    • Ian Stewart
    • James Newhouse
    • Rene De Vries
  • Best Record Producer / Engineer
    • Al Smith
    • Dave Parkin
    • Max Ducker
    • Rob Agostini
  • Indigenous Act of the Year
    • Djiva
    • Moana Dreaming
    • Peter Brandy
    • Yabu Band
  • Best WA Based Record Label
  • Media Award, Individual
    • Aarom Wilson
    • Bob Gordon
    • Dave Cutbush
    • Mike Wafer
  • Media Award, Organisation
  • Management Award
    • Jodie Regan
    • Laith Tierney
    • Philip Stevens
    • Steph Edwardes
  • Golden WAMi
    • Aarom Wilson
    • Andrew Ryan
    • Dave Cutbush
    • Peter Barr
  • Best Male Vocalist
  • Best Female Vocalist
    • Abbe May
    • Felicity Groom
    • Hayley Beth
    • Novac Bull (Boom! Bap! Pow!)
  • Best Guitarist
    • Andrew Ryan (Adam Said Galore, Felicity Groom & the Black Black Smoke, Fall Electric)
    • Drew Goddard (Karnivool)
    • Jay Marriott (The Novocaines)
    • Luke Dux (The Floors, Timothy Nelson & the Infidels, Will Stoker & the Embers)
  • Best Bassist
    • Anthony Jackson (Birds of Tokyo)
    • Cameron Hines (Mile End/Mongrel Country)
    • Ian Berney (Sugar Army)
    • Ryan Dux (The Floors, The Kill Devil Hills, Will Stoker and the Embers)
  • Best Drummer
    • Adam Weston (Birds of Tokyo, Sons of Rico)
    • Ben Stacy (Tangled Thoughts of Leaving)
    • Jamie Sher (Sugar Army)
    • Matt Maguire (Schvendes, Adam Said Galore)
  • Best Instrumentalist
    • Alex Archer (The Kill Devil Hills, Abbe May, Felicity Groom and the Black Black Smoke)
    • Chris Cobilis (The Tigers, The Sabre Tooth Tigers, smrts)
    • Glenn Sarangapany – (Birds of Tokyo)
    • Tristan Parr (Schvendes, Fall Electric)
  • Best Electronic Producer
    • Tomás Ford
    • Naik
    • Trilby Temperley (Cloud Kollectiv, She Selexx)
    • ShockOne
  • Best DJ
    • Charlie Bucket
    • Micah
    • Rex Monsoon
    • ShockOne
  • Best Rock Act
  • Best Commercial Pop Act
  • Best Indie Pop Act
    • 6s + 7s
    • Boys Boys Boys!
    • Felicity Groom and the Black Black Smoke
    • Umpire
  • Best Hardcore / Punk Act
  • Best Hard Rock / Metal Act
  • Best Blues / Roots Act
  • Best Funk Act
    • Boom! Bap! Pow!
    • Funkalleros
    • The Brow Horn Orchestra
    • Sneaky Weasel Gang
  • Best Jazz Act
    • Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys
    • Jamie Oehlers Quartet
    • Johannes Luebbers Dectet
    • The Graham Wood Trio
  • Best Country Music Act
    • Connie Kis Andersen
    • Jane Germain and the Yahoos
    • The Fancy Brothers
    • The Jayco Brothers
  • Best Urban Hip Hop Act
  • Best Electronic Act
    • Naik
    • The Transients
    • Tomás Ford
    • Voltaire Twins
  • Best World Act
    • David Hyams and the Miles To Go Band
    • Grace Barbé
    • Ziggy New Generation
    • Zydecats

2011 Awards[edit]

The 2011 WAMi Awards were announced on Saturday 28 May at The Bakery, James Street Northbridge, with the event hosted by Dylan Lewis (Video Hits) and Dom Alessio (triple j‘s Home and Hosed). 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.

Kiss My Camera competition[edit]

Running annually alongside the WAMI awards, the Kiss My Camera competition invites photographers, music lovers and photomedia artists to submit their WA music pictures for selection by a panel of judges. Since its inception in 2009 the finalists have been featured in the Western Australian Museum for several months once the judges have selected the winner, after this the exhibition tours exhibition spaces in regional Western Australia.

2012 Awards[edit]

The 2012 WAMi Awards were announced on Saturday 2 June at The Bakery, James Street Northbridge, with the event hosted by Claire Hooper (Good News Week) 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Panic Stations : thewest.com.au

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