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WAM AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES, GOLDEN WAMI NOMINEES, WAMFEST ADDITIONS

| 17 October 2018 | Reply

WAM AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES, GOLDEN WAMI NOMINEES REVEALED & LINEUP ANNOUNCED PLUS WAMFEST ADDITIONS

 

Thursday 1 November @ the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth
Tickets: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/2018-wamawards/107245?SKIN=WAM18

On Thursday the 1st of November, The WAMAwards reveal their 35 award recipients of 2018 from the new home of the annual event, The Hyatt Regency Perth. The night will also welcome two new Hall of Fame inductees Dixie Battersby and The Stems, alongside performances from some of WA’s best soloists and bands.

WAM AWARDS LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Adding to this night-of-nights for the Perth music community, will be live performances by Perth’s iconic rock n roll royalty and Hall of Fame inductees The Stems, much loved duo Gina Williams and Guy House, seven-time WAM Award nominee Carla Geneve, the sassy and energetic stage persona that is Your Girl Pho, the adored hip hop producer and emcee Hyclass, the mesmerising jazz heroes of Gemma Farrell Quintet plus more to be announced. We’re pleased to be teaming up with the sound pros at Perth Audio Visual to ensure all our local stars sound their very best on the big night.

Local legends Bourby Webster (founder of Perth Symphony Orchestra) and Blake Williams (Actor, Television and Radio Presenter) will be heading up the evening as our captivating emcee’s.

GOLDEN WAMi AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

The Golden WAMi Award has been the defining nod in Western Australia’s music industry for many years, giving recognition to those who have made a significant contribution to West Australian music through their careers. Past winners include beloved and respected industry successes Jodie Regan (Spinning Top Music) and Phaedra Watts (Nannup Music Festival) and this year brings an impressive list of Nominees:

2018 Golden WAMi Award Nominees

Caitlin Nienaber
Chris Wheeldon
James Newhouse
Luke Rinaldi
Tenille Elkins
Tom Fisher

2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

DIXIE BATTERSBY

From humble beginnings working at Thompsons Record store in Perth city in the late 70’s, Dixie Battersby formed friendships with bands who frequented the shop which would be the founding relationships of her impressive career to come. Her early acquaintances with bands, particularly The Triffids saw it take little time at all for Dixie to land a job working at the prestigious EMI in 1983 for which she still contracts. In 2013 Dixie formed DB publicity, her stand alone publicity agency and during her career she has executed publicity campaigns for the likes of Katy Perry, The Beatles, 360, Angus & Julia Stone, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Sam Smith, Alison Wonderland, Something For Kate, Troye Sivan, Beck, The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Empire Of The Sun, Paul Kelly, Crowded House, Neil and Tim Finn, Little Birdy, Silverchair, Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers, The Living End, Sleepy Jackson, John Williamson, Bob Evans, Paul Dempsey, The Avalanches, Olympia, Keith Urban, Banks, Sarah Blasko and many more.

THE STEMS

The Stems epitomized 80’s indie rock, giving it a wider currency. They are one of only a handful of bands (among them the Hoodoo Gurus and The Sunnyboys) that cracked the mainstream charts with an indie approach in the 80’s. The band released a series of independent records on Sydney’s Citadel Records with each release reaching #1 on the Australian alternative charts. But it was their debut album, released on Mushroom records, AT FIRST SIGHT VIOLETS ARE BLUE in 1987 that received national and international acclaim becoming one of the best-selling Australian albums of that year despite an almost total lack of commercial airplay in the corporate FM dominated 80’s.Rolling Stone named their album “At First Sight” one of the top 100 releases of all time. Appearances on Countdown, magazine covers, sold out shows were to follow. The band continue to play selective shows to this day to sold out audiences in Australia and abroad.

WAMAwards 2018 – THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER

Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth
Tickets: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/2018-wamawards/107245?SKIN=WAM18

 

WAMFEST LINEUP ADDITIONS

Adding to the already massive WAMFest Live line up of 147 Western Australian acts comes another 52 additions to this huge free entry event taking over Perth city on Friday 2 and Northbridge on Saturday 3 November.

And if that’s not enough live local music, the City of Vincent is lending a hand in throwing a WAMFest Live North Perth party on Sunday 28 October, featuring another 21 acts. And you guessed it, that’s all free entry as well.

But it doesn’t end there. WAMFest are spreading the music far and wide adding regional programming to the WAMFest Live celebrations with Settlers Tavern, Margaret River; The Fish Trap, Mandurah; The White Star Hotel, Albany; and Six Degrees, Albany; all jumping on board to join in the fun from October 18 to 20.

See below for final additions, announcements and the full WAMFest Live lineup. For more info visit https://wamfest.com.au/.

REGIONAL PROGRAM LINEUP AND VENUES

WAMFest Live will again expand the festivities beyond our city hub and bring the party to some of our most adored regional live music venues on October 18 to 20. Stopping in at Mandurah, Margaret River and Albany; and featuring acts including Blue Child Collective, MATA, Kris Nelson and Blue Stukka; there’s a slice of WA music for all tastes. See full list of the program below.

Thursday October 18 @ Settlers Tavern, Margaret River – ASKYA, Blue Child Collective, Emjay Angeni
Friday October 19 @ The Fish Trap, Mandurah – Asparagus Soop, Biss & Max, Guthrie Trio, MATA, Navan
Saturday October 20 @ The White Star, Albany – Dawn Barrington, Isaac Gaffney, Kris Nelson, Oscar Gilbert, Steve Pinner, The Mist
Saturday October 20 @ Six Degrees, Albany – Blue Stukka, Essence Duo, Geoff Waldeck, Jesse Pieterson, Onaya Meijer

WAMFEST LIVE NORTH PERTH PARTY

As part of WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit, we’re pleased to reveal our North Perth event in partnership with the City of Vincent, which kicks off 3pm – 8pm on Sunday 28 October.

WAMFest Live’s North Perth event will centre around the Rosemount Hotel, with local acts including Superego and seven-time 2018 WAM Award Nominee Carla Geneve and many many more taking over the main room, Four5Nine bar, and spilling out onto the car park.

North Perth Town Hall will host an all ages concert featuring Flossy, Young Robin and more; and in the Milkd alleyway there’ll be a silent disco for the little kids – keeping punters of all ages in on the music mayhem.

All stages and venues are free entry.

Rosemount Car Park – Carla Geneve, Secret Act, Fraeya, Dulci, Kaitlin Keegan

Rosemount Main Room – Superego, Grievous Bodily Calm, Jamilla, Marksman Lloyd, Hyclass

Four5Nine – The Limbs, Black Stone From The Sun, Bad Friends, Mt Cleverest, Airline Food, Girl York

North Perth Town Hall (ALL AGES!) – Flossy, Mal De Mer, Young Robin, Escapist, Phoneline Valentine

FINAL ACTS ADDED TO WAMFEST LIVE FRIDAY NIGHT LINEUP

Perth’s live music scene is taking over 9 venues in Perth city on Friday 2 November, with all venues offering free entry all night. Featuring bands at Amplifier & Capitol (presented by AU Review), The Sewing Room, Laneway Lounge, Prince Lane, Rubix Bar, Belgian Beer Café, Holmes & Co (presented by Big Tommo Presents) and the beautiful Wesley Church.

The final lineup boasts an extra 33 acts to get your Friday night going with party starters Soukouss Internationale, Old Blood, G*Rey and Tomas Ford just added; as well as music to soothe your soul after a long week with soloists like Julian Webb, Kris Nelson, and Ryan Edmond also joining the bill. Full line up additions:

WAMFEST LIVE FRIDAY LINEUP ADDITIONS

Alex Elbery
ASKYA
Chidi Okpechi
Chisenga
Delilah Rose & the Gunslingers (trio)
Destiny Praise Team
DJ SILENCE
Dulcie
Elwyn
G*Rey
Jamie Mykaela
Jenny Gaunt
Julian Webb
Kol Nafshi
Kris Nelson
Latehorse
Lincoln Mackinnon & The Wrecking Train
Lydia Schubert
Mac the comedy computer
Meredith Whittle
Mitchel Martin
Old Blood
Pimps of Sound
Ryan Edmond
Sarmecb
Skulka
Soma
Soukouss Internationale
Still Worship Band
Tomás Ford
Wayward Johnson and the Adjustment
Wisdom2th
Ze Rebelle

FINAL ACTS & VENUES ANNOUNCED FOR WAMFEST LIVE SATURDAY

On Saturday 3 November Northbridge will host a series of free events across 12 venues and 4 outdoor stages as part of WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit. The full Saturday lineup offers something for all-ages and every musical taste, with an additional 19 acts just revealed.

Salary caps off the two-stage Lot Party lineup, and down in the Yagan Square auditorium, Zoe Ryan joins the bill. At Paper Mountain, the Outcome Unknown presented showcase gains Cossio / Caratti / Symczycz and Filth Goddess. Flyball Gov’nor, Fraeya, and TASHI have been added to the Red Room at the Brass Monkey. And Navana, Nyanda j, Racoo, and Raksha join The Court’s two-stage showcase, presented by Cannonball.

Over at The Moon Cafe we’re excited to unveil a smooth lineup of jazz, including locals Duende Indalo, Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, Praashekh Quartet, Soft West, and The Zagoria Trio. While inside Wesley Church we’ve got back-to-back choirs, including Gospel Extravaganza, Providence Gospel Choir, and The Joyful Noise Choir.

WAMFEST LIVE SATURDAY LINEUP ADDITIONS

Cossio / Caratti / Symczycz
Duende Indalo
Filth goddess
Flyball Gov’nor
Fraeya
Gospel Extravaganza
Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble
Navana
nyanda j.
Praashekh Quartet
Providence Gospel Choir
Racoo
Raksha
Salary
Soft West
TASHI
The Joyful Noise Choir
The Zagoria Trio
Zoe Ryan

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