WAM Awards Hall of Fame Inductees Revealed, Craft Winners Announced and More!

The WAM Awards Hall of Fame Inductees have been revealed! Jazz icon, Helen Matthews, and producer Paul Sloan, will be inducted into WA Music’s Hall of Fame this Thursday, November 5th. In addition, the winners in the Craft categories have been announced. See the winners below.

BEST SOUND ENGINEER (live)
Presented by RTRFM
Adam Round – WINNER
Chris Wright
Ian Stuart
Jay Brandner
Kasey Veryzer

BEST SOUND ENGINEER (studio)
Presented by TheMusic.com.au
Andy Lawson
Dan Carroll
Joel Quartermain – WINNER
Kevin Parker
Matt Giovannangelo

BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCER
Presented by Cool Perth Nights
Ashley Hosken (Diger Rokwell)
Laura Jane Lowther (KUČKA) – WINNER
John Dewhurst (Sable)
Regan Mathews (Ta-ku)

BEST MALE VOCALIST
Presented by The West Australian
Jacob Diamond
Jake Webb (Methyl Ethel)
Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) – WINNER
Morgan Bain

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST
Presented by The AU Review
Ama Quinsee (Legs Electric)
Joni Hogan (Joni In The Moon) – WINNER
Ofa Fotu (Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics)
Sophie Hopes (Tired Lion)

BEST GUITARIST
Presented by X-Press Magazine
Ben Witt
Cameron Nicholas (Cold Fate, Silent Knight)
Lee Jones (Ruby Boots) – WINNER
Luke Dux (The Floors, The Wilds, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels, The Wishers, Davey Craddock & The Spectacles, Flooded Palace, Dom Mariani & The Majestic Kelp, Atomic Lunchbox)
Mitch McDonald (The Love Junkies)

BEST BASSIST
Presented by Alex Hotel
Alex Canion (Voyager)
John Brown (Mei Saraswati, Boom! Bap! Pow!) – WINNER
Roy Martinez
Ryan Dux (The Floors, The Kill Devil Hills)
Sara McPherson (Rag N’ Bone)

BEST DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST
Presented by Audiofly
Ashley Doodkorte (Voyager, The Floors, Will Stoker & The Embers)
Elle Walsh (The Love Junkies)
Liam Young (Puck, Skullcave)
Louis Rando (Malignant Monster, The Furor) – WINNER
Elliott Smith

BEST KEYS / SYNTH ARTIST
Presented by Music Feedback
Gordon Cant (The Amani Consort, The China Blue Experiment)
Jake Steele (Tobacco Rat, Yarkhob, KUČKA)
Ron Pollard (Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving) – WINNER
Tara John (Joni In The Moon)

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The 2015 WAM Festival, presenting 166 live acts & DJs over just 4 days, kicks off November 5th. For the full program, click here.

The 2-disc compilation CD, Kiss My WAMi is out now. Many of the tracks are even free to download – have a listen here.

Keep up with everything WA Music at:
https://wam.org.au/
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Twitter: @musicwa

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