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

 

Looking Glass – Art Reflections

Juliana Areias Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Linton & Kay 2016Thursday 5 May – Geoffrey Drake-Brockman – Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Opening  at Linton & Kay Gallery – St George Terrace – 6pm.  Exhibition to be opened by Jude van der Merwe, with a performance of “Belas Artes”  by Juliana Areias accompanied by guitarist  Mark Shanahan.

Geoffrey Drake Brockman Looking Glass Solo Exhibition Pink Squares Linton & Kay GalleryAfter many years of making large-scale public artworks like Totem at the Perth Arena, Drake-Brockman’s first commercial gallery exhibition in over a decade showcases painting, static sculpture and interactive installation. The prominently placed reflective surface is a key motif of the artist—and serves to embed the viewer into the artwork, and to signal the possibility of a portal into another world. With his background in Computer Science, these other worlds are virtual, futuristic domains which evoke “Robot Mythologies”—stories about emotional bridges between real people and created beings.

Visit Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Website

Looking Glass Solo Exhibition

Geoffrey Drake-Brockman Looking Glass The West Australian Picture by Iain Gillespie

*Photo from The Western Australian Article – Through the Looking Glass . 

The song “Belas Artes”  ( Fine Arts) was co-composed by Doug De Vries & Juliana Areias as part of the Bossa Nova Baby Album. It talks about Geoffrey’s art works and how Juliana Areias perceives his life and inspirations as an artist. It is also about how Geoffrey’s art works are making Perth and the world more interesting and how his work and love reflect – like mirrows – on Juliana’s  personal and artist life -even before their first encounter.

Listen and see the lyrics and translation of “Belas Artes” 

Song 3 Belas Artes Juliana Areias Bossa Nova Baby

BELAS ARTES ( FINE ARTS)
Entre as nuvens do céu
sobre as ondas do mar
paira o olhar do meu amor
até chegar, até pousar no meu
e me encantar, me desvendar, me namorar
Boa nova é viver
bela nova é amar , ah!
e me encontrar no fundo do seu olhar
que tem o dom de transformar o que vê
No espelho do céu
bailarina a girar
em espirais e origamis,
pétalas ou diamantes
que se abrem pelo ar, vão pelo ar…
Canto e conto você
e me deixo contar
linhas e luz, curvas e sombras
a mão esboça, o corpo brilha
e se extasia de alegria com você
Nossa história que tem
tanta história e vem
de antes de, em si, se encontrar
árvore e banco no mesmo lugar
divagar, respirar e sentir a paisagem
Barchetta, portal, luar
silhueta, capela ao mar
rubro amuleto
pulsar do peito
milagre feito de amor
Com ardor, sem pudor
inconvencional
bel sabor surreal
filmes, romance renascente em tal ritual
tudo em um, sobre a pele em contrastes
Magritte salta no mar
de Afrodite, petite mort
Joana D’arc
beija Da Vinci
tableaux vivants d’amour
ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Between the clouds of the sky
on the waves of the sea
hovers the gaze of my love
until coming to, until landing on me
and charming me, unravelling me, courting me
Good news is to live
beautiful news is to love, Ah!
and encounter myself at the bottom of your eyes
that have the gift of transforming what they see
In the mirror of the sky
ballerina spinning
in spirals and origamis,
petals or diamonds
that open in the air, flying through the air…
I sing and recount to you
and let myself be counted
lines and light, curves and shade
the hand draws, the body shines
in ecstasy of joy with you
Our history which has
so much history and begins
before our first encounter
tree and bench in one place
meander, breathe and feel the landscape
Barchetta, portal, moonlight
silhouette, chapel of the sea
red amulet
pulsating breast
miracle made of love
Ardently, unabashedly
unconventional
belle savour surreal
films, romance renascent in such ritual
all in one, on the skin in contrasts
Magritte jumps into the sea
of Aphrodite, petite mort
Joan of Arc
kisses Da Vinci
tableaux vivants of love