Tonight, the South Australian music industry was celebrated with the 2015 South Australian Music Awards, held at the Mercury Cinemas. Tkay Maidza and Timberwolf were the big winners, along with other Australian artists and industry figures hailing from the City of Churches.
Rapper Tkay Maidza was given Best Female Artist, along with Best Release for her Switch Tape EP. Best Male Artist was awarded to modern folk bluesman, Timberwolf, aka Chris Panousakis.
SKIES won Best New Artist following the recent release of their single ‘Call For My Heart’ and their self-titled EP designed by artist Jack Vanzet was awarded Best Cover Art. Best Group went to Grenadiers, while Bad//Dreems took out Best Live Act. Motez was awarded Best Producer for his EP Vancouver. The public-voted category for Most Popular Artist was given to metal band Truth Corroded.
Two previously unannounced awards were presented on the night, including Robert Dunstan, Bside Magazine editor, and Kelly Menhennett who was awarded $4000 to assist her career. Outstanding industry figures were also recognised including Craig Lock, Ross Osmon
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARD WINNERS
BEST RELEASE: Tkay Maidza – Switch Tape
BEST FEMALE: Tkay Maidza – Switch Tape
BEST MALE: Timberwolf – Flux
BEST GROUP: Grenadiers – Summer
BEST SONG (Presented by APRA|AMCOS): Tkay Maidza – “Switch Lanes”
BEST SONGWRITER (Presented by APRA|AMCOS): Chris Panousakis (Timberwolf)
BEST NEW ARTIST: Skies – Call For My Heart
MOST POPULAR ARTIST: Timberwolf
BEST LIVE ACT: Bad//Dreems
THE FOWLER’S LIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Robert Dunstan
THE RYAN FREEMAN LIVE MUSIC AWARD: Kelly Menhennett
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Sachiko Cook for Tkay Maidza’s “Switch Lanes”
BEST MUSIC VENUE: The Governor Hindmarsh
BEST FESTIVAL/MUSIC EVENT: WOMADelaide
BEST PRODUCER: Motez – Vancouver
BEST COVER ART: Jack Vanzet for Skies’ self-titled EP
BEST MANAGER (Presented by Association of Artist Managers): 5/4 Entertainment (Craig Lock & Ross Osmon)
For more information on the South Australian Music Awards, click here.