Western Australia Music Awards – WAM Awards – Best Would Music Act nominees announced

2019 WAM Awards – Western Australian Music Awards nominees have been announced! The nominees are Juliana Areias, Tara Tiba, Grace Barbe and Soukouss Internationale.

Juliana Areias celebrates: “I glad and grateful to be among so talented and fun dear friends! Western Australia World Music grooves! Western Australia Music rocks! Perth Arts shine! No understatements, it is time to celebrate Perth’s Multicultural Identity! We all win by embracing and contributing to the arts and culture of this place we love to call home! Congratulation Western Australia and all nominees of all categories! And let’s party, the Award night will be on Halloween night!!! Yeahhh!!!”

 

WAM NEWS ARTICLE – WAM AWARDS NOMINEES AND PARTY REVEALED!

As part of WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit, we’re pleased to reveal the 2019 WAMAwards nominees and details for this year’s Awards night celebrations!

Leading the nominations this year for a second year in a row is Albany-born singer-songwriter Carla Geneve, with her hard-hitting live show and relatable lyricism earning her a whopping eight award nominations – including Best Rock Act, Best Single, Best EP, Best Music Video and Best Guitarist. Following closely is producer and R&B soul artist Jamilla (Emily Branson) with six nominations including Best Live Electronic Act, Best Electronic Producer, Best Single and Best Music Video for her emotive, hard-hitting release Bloom. Demon Days, Sly Withers and Stella Donnelly all follow with four award nominations apiece, with GAZEY, Grace Barbé, Grievous Bodily Calm, MissGenius, Nika Mo, Noah Dillon, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Spacey Jane all coming in with three each. Please join us in congratulating all the talented 2019 WAMAwards nominees – many of which are set to play as part of WAMFest presented by Act-Belong-Commit.

This year also sees the debut of the prestigious Artist of the Year Award to be decided by a specialty panel of Industry judges. WAM CEO, Mike Harris, says of the new award:

Recognising the origins of WAM being artist and music driven, it is important to continue to recognise the work of artists; this year WAM will present a best-of-the-best award from the genre award winners as the WA Artist of the Year. 

While over 300 industry judges decide who will take out top prizes across the 31 award categories, we’re also calling on WA music fans to have their say; with WAMAwards public voting now open. This year you can vote for all your local favourites across five public award categories, including Most Popular Live Act, Most Popular New Act and Most Popular Venue. Don’t dilly-dally, head to http://pilerats.com/news/wam-awards-2019-public-voting  to cast your vote before 11.59PM AWST Thursday October 10th.

Winners will be revealed Thursday October 31st at the annual WAMAwards, which this year returns to the luxurious Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth. With the WAMi’s prestigious home boasting luxe-vibes and first-class facilities, this year’s high-quality affair will be a true reflection of the immense talent recognised throughout the awards. Guests are encouraged to leave the ripped jeans at home and dial up the style for a lively evening celebrating WA music’s very best. General Admission tickets for the prestigious event will be available via Moshtix at 9am AWST Tuesday October 1st.

Check out the full list of nominees below!

2019 WAMAWARD INDUSTRY NOMINATIONS

BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ACT

Dan Howls

Kat Wilson Trio

Lincoln MacKinnon

The Floors

Tom Fisher & The Layabouts

BEST COUNTRY ACT

Helen Townsend

Ralway Bell

Savanah & The Strays

The Little Lord Street Band

BEST EXPERIMENTAL ACT

Eduardo Cossio

Intenso

Moon Project

Samarobryn

BEST FOLK ACT

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

Nika Mo

Racoo

Tanaya Harper

BEST HIP HOP ACT

Downsyde

Hyclass

Mali Jo$e

MissGenius

T$oko

BEST INDIGENOUS ACT

Bradley Hall

Flewnt

MissGenius

The Struggling Kings

BEST JAZZ ACT

Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

Gemma Farrell Quintet

Harry Mitchell Quartet

Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble

BEST LIVE ELECTRONIC ACT

Feels

Jamilla

Priscilla

Your Girl Pho 

BEST METAL/HEAVY ACT

Bolt Gun

Depravity

Skullcave

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving 

BEST POP ACT

Priscilla

Spacey Jane

Stella Donnelly

Your Girl Pho

BEST PUNK/HARDCORE ACT

Cold Meat

Nerve Quakes

Sly Withers

The Wolfbats

BEST REGIONAL ACT

Blue Child Collective

Brayden Sibbald

Dawn Barrington

Grand Casual

Tracey Barnett

BEST ROCK ACT

Carla Geneve

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sly Withers

The Floors

The Volcanics

BEST URBAN ACT

Demon Days

Hyclass

Jamilla

SuperEgo

BEST WORLD ACT

Grace Barbé

Juliana Areias

Soukouss Internationale

Tara Tiba

BEST ALBUM

Calmly – Calmly

Grievous Bodily Calm – Repel

Methyl Ethel – Triage

Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs

BEST EP

Carla Geneve – Carla Geneve

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks – Cleaning the Dishes

Nika Mo – November

Yomi Ship – Pyramids of Yonaguni

SLUMBERJACK – Sarawak

BEST SINGLE

Jamilla – Bloom

Noah Dillon – Don’t Act Like You Know Me

Carla Geneve – Things Change

Demon Days – Hands-Free

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Jamilla – Bloom

Airline Food – Axe Murderer

GAZEY – Sleep

Carla Geneve – Things Change

Demon Days – Daria’s Smile

LABEL OF THE YEAR

Group Therapy Records

Rhubarb Records

Women of Music Production Perth

Tone List

GOLDEN WAMi

Andrew Ryan

Brad Wesson

Hayley-Jane Ayres

Nigel Bird

Paul Sloan

Tenille Elkins

2019 WAMAWARD CRAFT NOMINATIONS

BEST BASSIST

Karl Florisson (Mo Hippa, Simon Jeans Quartet, Fat Sparrow)

Kate Pass (Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble)

Marley Donnan-Cook (Demon Days)

Roy Martinez (Chilali & The Chief)

Zac Grafton (Grievous Bodily Calm)

BEST BRASS/STRING/WOODWIND INSTRUMENTALIST

Elise Hiatt (Violin – Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks)

Gemma Farrell (Saxophone – Gemma Farrell Quintet, MFG)

Miranda Murray-Yong (Cello – Sara Salt, YAAM Quartet, Fox Scully)

Ricki Malet (Trumpet – The Pete Jeavons Sextet, Ricki Malet Quartet)

William Renner-Shao (Trumpet – Izatang)

BEST DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST

Alex Reid (Grievous Bodily Calm, Tara Tiba)

Daniel Susnjar (Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group)

Talya Valenti (Stella Donnelly, Bolt Gun, Bells Rapids, Artemis Orchestra)

Todd Pickett (Abbe May, The Wilds, The Kill Devil Hills)

BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCER

BEXX

Feels

Jamilla

JCAL

BEST GUITARIST

Carla Geneve (Carla Geneve)

Jacob Diamond (Jacob Diamond, Methyl Ethyl, New Nausea)

Luke Dux (The Floors, The Wilds, The Kills Devil Hills, Lucy Peach)

Sam Rocchi (Sam Rocchi, Noah Dillon, Supernaked, Lucas Kole)

BEST KEYS/SYNTH ARTIST

Ben Matthews (Ben Matthews, Boss Battle Records)

Harry Mitchell (Mary Mitchell Quartet, Kate Cebrano, Katy Steele, Damien Leith, Hank Marvin)

Joshua Chan (Demon Days)

Josiah Padmanabham (GAZEY, Grievous Bodily Calm)

Lana Rothnie (Lana Rothnie Quartet, Didion’s Bible)

BEST LIVE SOUND ENGINEER

Rebecca Parker

Chris Wright

Jeremy Beste

Rosie Antonas

Sam Perrignon

BEST STUDIO ENGINEER

Broderick Madden-Scott (Tunafish Recording Company)

Dan Carroll (Rada Studios)

Dave Parkin (Blackbird Sound Studio)

James Newhouse (Real2Reel)

Lee Buddle (Crank Recording)

BEST VOCALIST

Bella Nicholls (Demon Days)

Carla Geneve (Carla Geneve)

Emily Branson (Jamilla)

Grace Barbé (Grace Barbé)

Noah Dillon (Noah Dillon)

2019 WAMAWARD PUBLIC VOTING NOMINATIONS

Presented by Pilerats

MOST POPULAR ACT

Carla Geneve

Daybreak

Dulcie

FLOSSY

Grievous Bodily Calm

Methyl Ethel

POND

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sly Withers

Spacey Jane

Stella Donnelly

MOST POPULAR LIVE ACT

Carla Geneve

Daybreak

Demon Days

Grace Barbé

Grievous Bodily Calm

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Sly Withers

The Southern River Band

Spacey Jane

Stella Donnelly

MOST POPULAR NEW ACT

Adrian Dzvuke

Butter

Dulcie

Flewnt

GAZEY

MissGenius

New Nausea

Nika Mo

Noah Dillon

Sara Salt

MOST POPULAR MUSIC EVENT

Blues at Bridgetown

Fairbridge Festival

Falls Festival

Nannup Music Festival

Origin Fields

Perth Festival

RTRFM’s In The Pines

State of the Art Festival

MOST POPULAR VENUE

Badlands Bar

Ellington Jazz Club

Freo.Social

Mojo’s Bar

Rosemount Hotel

The Bird

The Duke of George

The Sewing Room

 

Juliana Areias Live in Sydney at Foundry 616 Jazz Club – April 6th

Hello Sydney! The Bossa Nova Baby is coming down your way! One night only at Foundry 616 Jazz Club.

After enthralling audiences across the USA, Japan and Europe, Juliana Areias, globally acclaimed as the “Bossa Nova Baby”, come to Sydney for one night only at Foundry 616.

Bossa Nova is more alive than ever with the voice and groove of Brazilian singer-songwriter Juliana Areias. Dubbed the ‘Bossa Nova Baby’, this Perth-based Brazilian singer-songwriter and multiple award finalist, brings a new edge to traditional Brazilian rhythms – creating a contemporary Latin Jazz musical fusion which is taking the Australian and the International music scene by storm.

Juliana Areias Concert features the original songs of her Bossa Nova Baby album as well as exclusive arrangements of bossa and samba hits such as “Mas que Nada”, “Water of March”and “The Girl from Ipanema”.

The Bossa Nova Baby is super excited to share the stage with this fantastic line up of Sydney based musicians: Pedro Licio, pianist Rodric White, saxophinst/flutist Glenn Henrich, bassit Stan Valacos drummer Andrew Dickeson and very special guests from Sydney Choro Club – flautist Sara Müller, accordionist Lukas Maio, seven string guitarist Pedro Licio, bassist George Machado and percussionist Douglas Aguiar (playing Brazil’s luxurious tambourine called pandeiro).

Juliana was personally introduced to the Bossa Nova founders when she was a teenager by legendary Brazilian Music historian and journalist Ruy Castro who also named her “The Bossa Nova Baby”. This direct learning and unique experience have inspired her to become a professional singer and songwriter.

Juliana Areias has performed on celebrated stages around the world including the Sydney Opera House, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, the Green Room in New York, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Fukiagi Hall in Japan, the Auckland Festival in New Zealand, the legendary Beco das Garrafas in Rio de Janeiro and at Darling Harbour performing for over 30.000 people.

Now it is your turn to feel spellbound by the Bossa Nova Baby, Juliana Areias.

– “The idea of mixing styles and cultures is reflected in Areias’ life and her music.”, Daily Record, Bill Nutt. – USA

– “Rhythmically perfect and passionate vocal delivery” – Jazz and Beyond , The Australian, John McBeath.

– “We celebrate the changing face of Australian music with Brazilian-born, Perth based singer Juliana’s excellent, Bossa Nova-centred album.” – ABC Radio National – Lucky Oceans.

– “The toast of the Perth Jazz Scene. The release of Bossa Nova Baby has elevated her above a mere covers singer or bossa specialist. The singer excels in an elegant co-composed duet (Belas Artes) with Australia’s finest Brazilian-oriented 7-string guitarist, Doug de Vries” – The Australian – Tony Hillier.

– “It’s bossa that plays soccer with Jazz – as it has since the 60’s – and scoring a goal. Bossa Nova Baby” is a welcome surprise of good Brazilian music, made far away.” – O GLOBO– Antonio Carlos Miguel – Music critic and judge member of the “Latin Grammy Award” – Brazil

– ”A wonderful Brazilian-Australian bossa nova baby with contemporary bossa nova songs.“ – Key and Chords – Patrick Van de Wiele . – Belgium

WAM Award – Best World Music Act 2016 – Nominees

Congratulations to all WAM Award nominees! Best World Music Act 2016 –Eastwinds, Grace Barbé, Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby and Soukouss Internationale ! Thank you WAM for this new nomination! See you all at the party on the 4th of November! Wamfest

wam-award-2016-montagem-vertical-juliana-areias-best-world-music-act-2016-nomination

Tropical Travels Show

Juliana Areias and Edu Ruaro 2 Tropical Travels Show Ellington Jazz Club 2016

Juliana Areias & Edu Ruaro – Tropical Travel Show Saturday 02 April 7.00pm – Book now

Celebrating the success of her first original album – Bossa Nova Baby – WAM Song of the Year double nomination and  featured as the “Changing Face of Australian Music” on ABC Radio National on Australia Day –  and after performing at the Sydney Opera House and a European Tour, Juliana Areias is excited to be back at the Ellington Jazz Club, inviting guitarist Edu Ruaro to present the Tropical Travels Show with her.

Juliana Areias and Edu Ruaro, both originally from Brazil, have been living and working all around the globe, exploring their passion for music, nature and beaches. When they perform together it’s always summer.

This concert celebrates Eduardo’s new stop in Perth after a year spent between Bali and Brazil. It is an unique opportunity to experience the spontaneity and joy of their performance together.

The show will present a watercolour of Brazilian rhythms and songs from some of the best Brazilian composers including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Djavan, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso as well as few originals. They will share the fun and the stage with Paul Millard’s magic sax and flute sounds and Bronton Ainsworth’s  playful drumming.

Come aboard and enjoy the Tropical Travels with us.

More information at Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Facebook Page and her website: www.julianaareias.com

– See more at: http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/event/juliana-areias-edu-ruaro-tropical-travels-show/#sthash.0NzenmDM.dpuf

WAM SONG OF THE YEAR – Nominees announced

WAM Song of the Year Award nominees are revealed ! Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby scores two nominations! Congratulation to all ‪#‎WAMSOTY‬ nominees! Thank you WAM and all supporters for making it possible! Let’s party and celebrate it at the Awards Party on Saturday April 9th at B-shed – Fremantle! You are invited!
Listen to the 2 chosen songs and tell us your favourite:
Mare Cheia ( Full Tide) by Johannes Dimyadi / Juliana Areias:


Flecha ( Arrow) by Glenn Rogers/ Juliana Areias:


See full list of nominees below and book your tickets for the Award Party here: http://wam.org.au/wam-song-of-the-year-award-2015-nominees…/

WAM SONG OF THE YEAR

#WAMSOTY NOMINEES REVEALED!

WA’s premier song competition, and one of Australia’s biggest, we’re excited to reveal the WAM Song Of The Year 2015 nominees in 16 categories covering all genres. Vying for a share in $40,000 worth in prizes, leading the nominations pack is Joni In The Moon with four nods. Also scoring multiple nominations are Brayden Sibbald, ChaosDivine, Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group, Eastwinds, Figurehead, Intenso,Juliana Areias, Karanina, Katie J White, Madi Henry, Nerve Quakes, Safe Sex,Scalphunter, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, TERA and Valentine. For the full list of nominees…

The rest of the nominations pool features an inspiring mix of songs from both established acts and new discoveries, with the winners to be revealed at an epic publicWAM Song Of The Year Awards Party on Saturday 9 April. After an amazing debut last year, the sunset-starting soiree will return to Fremantle’s B-Shed warehouse for one last time, where the winners are to be announced. A diverse showcasing of artists will keep the good vibes running, with guest MCs also to be announced soon. Presale tickets are $25+BF available via Oztix.com.au (available here) or at Oztix outlets from9am (AWST) Friday 11 March. Capacity is strictly limited and this event is likely to sell-out.

#WAMSOTY proudly acknowledges the generous support provided by our:

Major Partners: APRA AMCOS, Audiofly, City of Fremantle
Associate Partners: Fremantle Ports, Patrick
Grand Prize Sponsors: Alberts, Perfect Pitch Publishing, RØDE Microphones, Berklee Online, Firestarter Distribution, Sonic Lolly, Diskbank
Category Sponsors: Cool Perth Nights | Mojos Bar, Country Music Club of Boyup Brook, Nannup Music Festival, Perth Jazz Society / The Ellington, Sunset Events
Studio Sponsors: Artisan, Blackbird Sound Studio, Crank Recording, Debaser Studios, Fremantle Recording Studios, GibSONICS / Belltones Studio, Poons Head, Shanghai Twang, Sonic Lolly, Soundbaker, Sovereign Studios, Sumo Sound Studios, Tone City Recording Studio, Rada Studios, Underground Studios

Full list of partners here and studio sponsors here

FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:

WORLD
Sponsored by Fremantle Ports I Studio sponsor Artisan
Alon Shimon Shai-Kaspi Roni Levi
Eastwinds Blame Lulu Peanuts – Metsahällilaul
Eastwinds Chakwe
Juliana Areias Mare Cheia (Full Tide)
Juliana Areias Flecha (Arrow)

BLUES/ROOTS
Sponsored by Sunset Events I Studio sponsor Poons Head
Jordan McRobbie
 The Ascension
Karin Page Lonely Night
Katie J White River
Katie J White Warrior
Tracey Barnett Listen To The Earth

COUNTRY
Sponsored by Country Music Club of Boyup Brook I Studio sponsorSoundbaker
David Mercy Wonders Never Cease
Fred Ryan It Must Have Been Good
Helen Townsend Streets Of Glory
Lynn Hazelton Melita Station
Pete Byfield Ashes

ELECTRONIC
Sponsored by City of Fremantle I Studio sponsor Tone City
Joni In The Moon Tarantella
Joni In The Moon War and Porn
Lilt Don’t Tell Me
Mining Tax Footy
Tobacco Rat Trenchtown 2020

EXPERIMENTAL
Sponsored by Patrick I Studio sponsor Blackbird Studios
Intenso China
Intenso 5 Days, 11 Hours, 7 Mins
Safe Sex Cut You
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving Shaking Off Futility
Usurper of Modern Medicine Be Ready

FOLK
Sponsored by Sonic Lolly I Studio sponsor Shanghai Twang
Chad Blondel Homme
Galloping Foxleys My Love Affair With Archer
Lucy Peach Be So Good
Mitchell Martin Hold On
Riley Pearce Brave

HEAVY/METAL
Sponsored by Firestarter I Studio sponsor Sovereign Studios
Chaos Divine Badge Of Honour
Chaos Divine Landmines
Förstöra One Last Stand
Scalphunter Bleeding Out
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving The Albanian Sleepover – Part One

JAZZ
Sponsored by The Ellington Jazz Club & Perth Jazz Society I Studio sponsor Crank Recording
Abbey | Foster | Falle At Long Last
Ben Matthews The Process
Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group Pius Bartosik
Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group Guapeo
MFG Requiem

OUTSTANDING INDIGENOUS
Sponsored by APRA AMCOS I Studio sponsor Underground Studios
Beni Bjah Survivors
Doreen Pensio and Band Changes
Jake & The Cowboys She Said
Selekt Few On Country
TERA Belly Of The Beast

OUTSTANDING REGIONAL
Sponsored by Nannup Music Festival I Studio sponsor Sonic Lolly
Brayden Sibbald Restless
Brayden Sibbald Maybe I Was Small
FINGERS Mitchell Cullen Didge It
Kris Nelson Favourite Regret
Valentine Vampire

POP
Sponsored by Cool Perth Nights | Mojos Bar I Studio sponsorArtisan
Bri Clark Shiver
Joni In The Moon Tarantella
Joni In The Moon War And Porn
The Tommyhawks Hollow
Valentine Vampire

PUNK/HARDCORE
Sponsored by CCA Productions I Studio sponsor Sumo Sound
Blindspot You’re So Phoney
Foam Four Men Enter A Room
Nerve Quakes Meliorism
Nerve Quakes Monarch
Scalphunter Best Of Me

ROCK
Sponsored by Audiofly I Studio sponsor Debaser Studios
Pat Chow Bad Thoughts
Ragdoll Rewind Your Mind
Rag n’ Bone Death Rattle Waltz
The Methamphetaqueens Girl That I’m Into
The High Learys Letters To Alice

SCHOOLS 14 & UNDER
Sponsored by Perfect Pitch I Studio sponsor GibSONICS / Belltones Studio
Karanina Make A Wish
Karanina New Summer
Madi Henry Stronger
Madi Henry Monster
tRuth Doubt

SCHOOLS 1517
Sponsored by Diskbank I Studio sponsor Rada Studios
Charlotte Viney With You
Figurehead Blind
Figurehead No Sleep
Michael Waller As Time Goes By
Puzzle Winter

URBAN/HIP HOP
Sponsored by Alberts I Studio sponsor Fremantle Records
Bluntfield and Billy Harris The Dark Crystal
Marksman Lloyd Pause (Feat. Coin Banks & Nic Di Lena) (Prod. Sable)
Safe Sex Soup
TERA Belly Of The Beast
The Brow The Mantra

 

 

Nomination News – WA Music Awards – WAMis – Best World Music Act 2015 nominee

WAM_2015_AWARDS_POSTER-723x1024 Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby Nominee Best World Music ActThe nominees for the 2015 WAMi Awards have been announced.
Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby has been nominated for West Australian Best World Music Act 2015 – WAMis Awards. Congrats to all fellow nominees Grace Barbé Afro-Kreol, Gina Williams & Guy House , Daniel Susnjar Afro Peruvian Jazz, and Eduardo Cossio Quartet!

Listen to Juliana Areias – Bossa Nova Baby Album now.

WA MUSIC AWARDS @ JACK RABBIT SLIM’S

THURSDAY 5 November  II  Major Media Partner TheMusic.com.au

The WA Music Awards (known affectionately as the WAMis) play a vital role in recognising the achievements and output of the WA music and industry talent in the year that was. Debuting at Perth’s freshest late night hot spot Jack Rabbit Slim’s in Northbridge, this year’s coveted ‘WAMi’s’ will be handed out during an evening peppered with performances from some of WA’s most exciting talents.

FEATURING: Jacob Diamond, Joni In The Moon, Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse and Tomás Ford, plus special guests.

Due to the venue’s limited capacity, #WAMAwards tickets will be available strictly by invite to nominated acts and WA Music Conference ticket holders, who’ll be able to celebrate in style at the WA music industry event of the year.

WAM Festival is presented by Alcohol.Think Again. Proudly supported by the City of Perth & Lotterywest. All partners here.

BEST WORLD MUSIC ACT

Presented by Lotterywest

Daniel Susnjar Afro Peruvian Jazz

Eduardo Cossio Quartet

Grace Barbé

Juliana Areias

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse