2020 WAMAwards Winners

Tame Impala tied for Album Of Year (with Spacey Jane) Tame Impala tied for Album Of Year (with Spacey Jane) Image © Annie Lila

Spacey Jane continue their white-hot recent form, with the Fremantle band scooping up four awards at the recent 2020 WAMAwards ceremony (23 March), staged at Perth's historic His Majesty's Theatre.

With 22 of their 25 shows on their upcoming national tour sold out, not to mention their #2 placing on the Hottest 100 for 'Booster Seat', there's no denying Spacey Jane are the 'it band' of Australian music right now.

They scooped up awards for Best Pop Act, Most Popular Act, and Best Single (for, you guessed it, 'Booster Seat') as well as tying for Best Album with Tame Impala.

Another multi-award winner was Afro, roots, pop, funk artist Grace Barbé, who walked away with three gongs: Best Global Music Act, Best Vocalist and Best Bassist.

A massive shoot-out to Mojos Bar, with the Fremantle live music venue winning Most Popular Venue for a staggering seventh year running.

Other major winners were Noah Dillon (Best EP for 'Everything Melts'), Psychedelic Porn Crumpets (Best Music Video for 'Mr Prism') and Blue Grey Pink who won the Label Of The Year award.

The 2020 Golden WAMi was awarded to RTRFM's Will Backler of RTRFM, whose contributions as Music & Program Director, Interviews Coordinator and Head of Training provide countless opportunities for WA artists and industry, while championing the broad diversity of talent WA has to offer.

The night also paid tribute in honouring two Hall of Fame inductees, the late Paul McCarthy and Fitzroy XPress. Members of McCarthy's last band Circus performed in tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter, while Fitzroy Xpress also took to the stage in celebration of their achievement.

Keeping the energy up throughout the night were stellar live performances from winners Adrian Dzvuke, Bexx, MissGenius, Noah Dillon, Tanya Ransom and nominees Nika Mo and Alter Boy.

Topping the evening off with a bang was a special full-band performance – their first in 12 months – from multi-WAMAward winning Tame Impala, leaving the audience ecstatic at the rare opportunity to witness the international music phenomenon in a theatre setting.

WAMAwards: Genre & Industry

Best Album
Tame Impala - 'Slow Rush' & Spacey Jane - 'Sunlight'

Best Single
Spacey Jane - 'Booster Seat'

Best EP
Noah Dillon - 'Everything Melts'

Best Music Video
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - 'Mr Prism'

Label Of The Year
Blue Grey Pink

Golden WAMi
Will Backler

Best Blues/Roots Act
Matty T Wall

Best Country Act
Siobhan Cotchin

Best Experimental Act
Rachael Dease

Best Folk Act
Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks

Best Global Music Act
Grace Barbé

Best Hip Hop Act
Adrian Dzvuke

Best Indigenous Act

Best Jazz Act
Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

Best Live Electronic Act
Your Girl Pho & Bexx

Best Metal/Heavy Act
Bolt Gun

Best Pop Act
Spacey Jane

Best Punk/Hardcore Act
Dennis Cometti

Best R&B/Funk/Soul Act
Grievous Bodily Calm

Best Regional Act
Tanya Ransom

Best Rock Act
The Southern River Band

WAMAwards: Craft

Best Bassist
Grace Barbé

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

Best Drummer/Percussionist
Talya Valenti (Bolt Gun, Stella Donnelly)

Best Electronic Producer

Best Guitarist
Guy Ghouse (Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse)

Best Keys/Synth Artist
Josiah Padmanabham (Grievous Bodily Calm)

Best Live Sound Engineer
Jeremy Beste

Best Studio Sound Engineer/Producer
Andy Lawson (Debaser Studios)

Best Vocalist
Grace Barbé

WAMAwards: Public Voted

Most Popular Act
Spacey Jane

Most Popular Live Act
Electric State

Most Popular Live Or Streaming Music Event
Nannup Music Festival

Most Popular New Act
Electric State

Most Popular Venue
Mojos Bar



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