Spacey Jane win big at star-studded 2020 WAMAwards

WAMAwards 2020

Last night saw the best and brightest of WA’s music scene come together to celebrate the very best of 2020 at the WAMAwards. 

Taking place as part of WA Music Week, the evening was testament to Western Australia’s vibrant, talented, and resilient music scene, with live performances from winners, Adrian Dzvuke, Noah Dillon and more. The evening even closed out with a special full band performance from Tame Impala – their first in twelve months. 

The night’s big winner was Spacey Jane. The Fremantle outfit took home four awards, including Best Pop Act, Most Popular Act, Best Single and then tied with Tame Impala for Best Album. Meanwhile, Grace Barbé was hot on their heels, winning Best Global Music Act, Best Vocalist and Best Bassist. 

The much coveted Golden WAMi was awarded to RTRFM’s Will Backler in honour of his work both on and off the mic at the radio station. There was also the opportunity to honour this year’s two Hall of Fame inductees, the late Paul McCarthy and Fitzroy XPress. 

Here are all the winners from the 2020 WAMAwards:


Best Bassist presented by Media Arts Lawyers – Grace Barbé

Best Brass/String/Woodwind Instrumentalist presented by Lotterywest – Gemma Farrell (Gemma Farrell Quintet, Artemis Orchestra, Namora Nonet)

Best Drummer/Percussionist presented by Mega Music – Talya Valenti (Bolt Gun, Stella Donnelly)

Best Electronic Producer presented by Pilerats  – SLUMBERJACK

Best Guitarist presented by Yamaha – Guy Ghouse (Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse)

Best Keys/Synth Artist presented by Perth Audio Visual – Josiah Padmanabham (Grievous Bodily Calm)

Best Live Sound Engineer presented by Mustang Bar – Jeremy Beste

Best Studio Sound Engineer/Producer Presented by SAE Qantm Creative Media Institute – Andy Lawson (Debaser Studios)

Best Vocalist presented by Lyric’s Underground – Grace Barbé


Best Album presented by Indian Ocean Hotel – Tame Impala Slow Rush, Spacey Jane Sunlight

Best Blues/Roots Act presented by Blues at Bridgetown – Matty T Wall

Best Country Act presented by Country Music Club Boyup Brook – Siobhan Cotchin

Best EP presented by Milk Bar – Noah Dillon Everything Melts

Best Experimental Act presented by RTRFM – Rachael Dease

Best Folk Act presented by Clancy’s Fremantle – Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks

Best Hip-Hop Act presented by Sorrento Strategic Music – Adrian Dzvuke

Best Indigenous Act presented by Nannup Music Festival – MissGenius

Best Jazz Act presented by Alex Hotel – Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

Best Live Electronic Act presented by The Sewing Room – Your Girl Pho, BEXX

Best Metal/Heavy Act presented by Kosmic – Bolt Gun

Best Music Video presented by A0 Let’s Go – Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Mr Prism

Best Pop Act presented by Lolly Box Music – Spacey Jane

Best Punk/Hardcore Act presented by Hammer Ink – Dennis Cometti

Best Regional Act presented by Hertz – Tanya Ransom

Best Rock Act presented by Badlands Bar – The Southern River Band

Best Single presented by The Bird – Spacey Jane Booster Seat

Best R&B/Funk/Soul Act presented by Freo.Social – Grievous Bodily Calm

Best Global Music Act presented by APRA AMCOS – Grace Barbé

Label of the Year presented by Shiny Rabbit – Blue Grey Pink

Golden WAMi presented by City of Perth – Will Backler (RTRFM)


Most Popular Act presented by Rosemount Hotel – Spacey Jane

Most Popular Live Act presented by RAC Arena – Electric State

Most Popular Live or Streaming Music Event presented by Moshtix – Nannup Music Festival

Most Popular New Act presented by The Aardvark – Electric State

Most Popular Venue presented by The Poster Girls – Mojo’s Bar

Simon Clark

Books Editor. An admirer of songs and reader of books. Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his own.