Electric Fields are among the finalists for the 2019 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards.Image: Facebook
Music SA presents the finalists for this year’s South Australian Music (SAM) Awards, with the winners to be announced during a red-carpet ceremony at the end of November.
The SAM Awards are presented to leaders within the South Australian music industry who demonstrate the high level of excellence in local, contemporary music and the exceptional talent of the state.
The 2019 hopefuls include Electric Fields, Adrian Eagle, Wing Defence, MANE and Horror My Friend – who lead the nominations with recognition across six categories – representing a vivid cross-section of rock, punk, electronic, hip hop, heavy, jazz, folk, country, blues & roots, R&B, soul and funk, along with nominees from the fields of management, promotion, production and more.
“Our 2019 finalists are a true representation of the quality and diversity of artists coming from our local landscape,” Music SA CEO Lisa Bishop says.
“As a UNESCO City of Music, it is an exciting time to be part of the South Australian music scene. I congratulate all of our finalists and look forward to celebrating with everyone at the gala event.”
In addition to the usual line up of awards though, this year, APRA AMCOS’ annual, coveted The Emily Burrows Award will be presented at the SAM Awards. Award audiences will be entertained by DJ sets and live performances by local superstars Stellie, Jess Day, Horror My Friend and Jimblah.
scenestr congratulates all nominees for the 2019 South Australian Music (SAM) Awards, which will be staged at Bonython Hall (Adelaide University) 22 November.
2019 SAM Awards Finalists
Adelaide Recording Studios Ghostnote Recording Studio Mixmasters Wizard Tone Studios Wundenberg’s Recording and Rehearsal Studios
Best Live Engineer
Greg Sound Kevin Farrant Luke Hancock Liam Roche
Best Studio Engineer
Alex Mader Jimmy Balderston Lewis Wundenberg Mario Spate Neville Clark
Best Music Festival / Event
Flipside Festival Porchland Spin Off Festival Stonecutters The Porch Sessions
Best Music Venue
Crown & Anchor Hotel Jive Lion Arts Factory The Hotel Metro The Wheatsheaf Hotel
Planet Shhh Stormfront Productions Sue Germein Alex Karatassa Little Acorn Music
Best Cover Art
Dress Code (Jack Fenby) Horror My Friend (Sam Kolesnik) Lost Woods (Todd Fischer) Sleep Talk (Michael Belletti) The Cameramen (Planet Lazuli)
Best Music Video
Beau Lightning (Matthew Schirripa and Benjamin Dowie) Horror My Friend (Ryan Sahb) Life Pilot (Eli Green & Alex Robertson) Planet Self (Capital Waste Pictures) Sleep Talk (Crystal Arrow Films)
Collarbones - ‘A.I.’ Electric Fields - ‘2000 and Whatever’ Horror My Friend - ‘Turned Loose’ MANE - ‘Save Yourself’ Stellie - ‘Let’s Forget We Were In Love’
Best New Artist
Dead Roo Dress Code Jess Day Stellie Ukulele Death Squad
Best Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Artist
Eskatology UPK Nancy Bates Electric Fields
Germein Horror My Friend Sleep Talk The Montreals Ukelele Death Squad
Adrian Eagle Elsy Wameyo Jess Day Ollie English Stellie
Adrian Eagle - ‘A.O.K.’ Collarbones - ‘A.I.’ Horror My Friend - ‘Turned Loose’ MANE - ‘Save Yourself’ Wing Defence - ‘Hindsight’
The People’s Choice Awards Finalists
Blues & Roots
Bortier Okoe Dieter Horvat Jimmybay Ollie English Sturt Avenue
Dead Roo Matt Ward Nancy Bates Ricky Albeck & The Belair Line Band The Cut Snakes
China Roses Electric Fields Jethro Luke Million Theeves
GIRL My Chérie SONS OF ZÖKU The Dunes The Empty Threats
Alana Jagt Alison Newman Anya Anastasia Bromham Ukulele Death Squad
Audio Reign Hidden Intent Japam Life Pilot The Straight-Jacket Tailors
Argus and The Liar Elsy Wameyo Richysand Stefan Rossi We Move Like Giants
Adam Page Mike Tilbrook She Descends The Stairs Thomas Voss/ Lauren Henderson Big Band
Germein MANE Paper Sunsets Pinkish Blu The Montreals