WA has no shortage of homegrown talent, the home of acts like Spacey Jane, Tame Impala, Pendulum, and the final resting place of a rock legend in Freo, and the talent just keeps coming.
Tuesday night saw the annoucement of the WA Music Awards 2023 for the start of WA Music Month.
Chart Toppers and newcomers of WA packed into Astor Theatre for a ceremony celebrating everything WA, interespenced with performances from groups like Ghost Care and Eurovision faves, Voyager.
The night belonged to Siobhan Cotchin who took home Best Vocalist, Best Country act and best EP. Close behind were acts Adrian Dzvuke and Supathick, taking home two awards each.
Here’s a full list of the 37 winners and a huge congratulations to them all!
Golden WAMi Presented by West Australian Music: Hayley-Jane Ayres
City of Sterling Awards
City of Stirling Best Act: Coterie
City of Stirling Best Youth Act: Castle Hughes
City of Stirling Music Champion: Indi Bar
City of Stirling People’s Choice: Jayden Tatasciore
Industry Voted Awards
Best Album Presented by RAC Arena: Stella Donnelly – Flood
Best EP Presented by Mojo’s Bar: Siobhan Cotchin – Highways and Heartbreaks
Best Single Presented by Rosemount Hotel: Adrian Dzvuke – Phone Me When You Lonely
Best Alternative/Indie ActPresented by Milk Bar: Lo
Best Rock Act Presented by Badlands Bar: The Southern River Band
Best Pop Act Presented by Freo.Social: Adrian Dzvuke
Best Folk/Singer Songwriter Act Presented by City of Melville: Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks
Best Experimental Act Presented by State Library of WA: Bad Whip
Best Electronic/Dance Act Presented by Ocean Floor Music: Supathick
Best Metal/Heavy Act Presented by Ocean Floor Music: Drowning Horse
Best Punk/Hardcore Act Presented by Hammer Ink: The Shakeys
Best Blues/Roots Act Presented by Blues at Bridgetown: Abbe May
Best Hip Hop/Rap Act Presented by Sorrento Strategic: Music Drapht
Best R&B/Funk/Soul Act Presented by Entour Production Group: Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics
Best Jazz Act Presented by Jazzi.net: Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble
Best Country Act Presented by Country Music Club of Boyup Brook: Siobhan Cotchin
Best Global Music Act Presented by City of Perth: Grace Barbé
Best Indigenous Act Presented by Nannup Music Festival: Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Label of the Year Presented by Shiny Rabbit: Blue Grey Pink
Best Live Music Venue Presented by Moshtix: Lyric’s Underground
Best Live Music Event Presented by The Poster Girls: In the Pines
Best Regional Act Presented by APRA AMCOS: Grand Casual
Best Music Video Presented by North Metropolitan TAFE: Love Back – Supathick
Best Live or Streaming Sound Engineer Presented by WAAPA: James Newhouse
Best Studio Engineer/Producer Presented by SAE: Lee Buddle – Crank Recording
Best Electronic Producer Presented by Habitat Events: Greg Packer
Best Vocalist Presented by Lyric’s Underground: Siobhan Cotchin
Best Keys/Synth Player Presented by Australian Songwriters Retreats: Josiah Padmanabham
Best Bassist Presented by Strings Attached Guitar Festival: Zach Grafton
Best Drummer/Percussionist Presented by Mega Music: Todd Pickett
Best Guitarist Presented by Strings Attached Guitar Festival: Luke Dux
Best Brass/Woodwind/Strings Player Presented by Lotterywest: Ricki Mallet
The Grant Samuels Award for Best Lyrics: Bequest The Weekend – Joan & the Giants
On top of all this, WAM inducted Sue Hamersley (RIP) into the Hall of Fame.
Find out why Siobhan took home awards. Click here to read about Liberty Alive, where she plays December 8th.