The 2018 WAMAwards winners are announced, right in time for WAMFest!

Move over Sydney and Melbourne! This week Perth takes the spotlight as hundreds of musicians and industry professionals take over the city as part of the annual WAMAwards.

Perth veterans The Stems were inducted into the WAM Hall of Fame at last night’s WAMAwards

Ahead of this weekend’s biggest WAMFest program yet, last night’s 2018 WAMAwards welcomed local and international punters to celebrate the exciting industry that is West Australian music.

This weekend, Perth will be taken over by veterans, exports and up-and-comers alike for two massive nights of live music and performance. The city will welcome thousands of music fans and witness over 200 performances spread across venues Perth-wide. The best thing of all? It’s totally free, so you too can witness the fast-evolving West Australian music scene no matter your budget.

The 2018 WAMAwards ceremony featured stellar performances by award winners Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, Carla Geneve, Hyclass and award nominees Gemma Farrell Quintet, Your Girl Pho, and Ralway Bell. The event also saw Perth music veterans The Stems inducted into the WAM Music Hall of Fame.

Check out the massive list of winners from last night’s event below.


Best Album (presented by APRA AMCOS) – Abbe May, Fruit

Best Blues/Roots Act (presented by Blues at Bridgetown) – Mama Kin Spender

Best Country Act (presented by Mustang Bar) – The Little Lord Street Band

Best EP (presented by Rosemount Hotel) – Demon Days, Magic Eye

Best Experimental Act (presented by RTRFM) – Eduardo Cossio and Louise Devenish

Best Folk Act (presented by Clancy’s Fishpub Fremantle) – Jacob Diamond

Best Hip-Hop Act (presented by Perth Theatre Trust) – Hyclass

Best Indigenous Act (presented by NAIDOC Music Awards) – Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Best Jazz Act (presented by The Alex Hotel) – Alana Macpherson Nonet

Best Live Electronic Act (presented by Advanced Electrical Equipment) – Feels

Best Metal/Heavy Act (presented by scenestr) – Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving

Best Music Video (presented by Johnny Ma Studios) – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Social Candy

Best Pop Act (presented by Lolly Box Music) – Stella Donnelly

Best Punk/Hardcore Act (presented by The Poster Girls) – Nerve Quakes

Best Regional Act (presented by Nannup Music Festival) – Tracey Barnett

Best Rock Act (presented by Badlands Bar) – Carla Geneve

Best Single (presented by Mojo’s Bar | Cool Perth Nights) – Carla Geneve, Greg’s Discount Chemist

Best Urban Act (presented by Sorrento Strategic Music) – Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

Best World Act (presented by Fairbridge Festival) – Grace Barbé

Golden WAMi (presented by City Of Perth) – Caitlin Nienabar

Industry Representative of the Year (presented by Freo.Social) – Caitlin Nienabar

Label of the Year (presented by Happy Mag) – Women Of Music Production Perth



Most Popular Act (presented by The Aardvark) – Tame Impala

Most Popular Live Act (presented by RAC Arena) – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Most Popular Music Event (presented by – Falls Festival

Most Popular New Act (presented by The Bird) – Wooly Mammoth

Most Popular Venue (presented by moshtix) – Mojo’s Bar



Best Bassist (presented by Hyatt Regency Perth) – Jennifer Aslett and Roy Martinez

Best Brass/String/Woodwind Instrumentalist (presented by Discus On Demand) – Alana Macpherson (Saxophone)

Best Drummer/Percussionist (presented by Shiny Rabbit) – Daniel Susnjar

Best Electronic Producer (presented by Noisegate) – Feels

Best Guitarist (presented by Hammer Ink Merchandise) – Jacob Diamond

Best Keys/Synth Artist (presented by Yamaha | Sound Centre) – Harry Mitchell

Best Live Sound Engineer (presented by WAAPA | ECU) – Chris Wright

Best Studio Sound Engineer/Producer (Presented by SAE Qantm Creative) – Matt Gio (Rada Studio)

Best Vocalist (presented by Media Arts Lawyers) – Odette Mercy



Best Live Shot of a WA Act – Emanuel Rudnicki (The Southern River Band)

Best Live Shot of a Touring Act – Denis Radacic (The Butterfly Effect)

Best Press Shot of a WA Act – Matsu (Lincoln MacKinnon)