WAMAwards highlight local music industry

02 November 2022

The Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley last night hosted the 36th WAMAwards to showcase local artists, acts and industry champions, with talent from the City of Stirling being acknowledged for their contribution to the local music scene.

The City is a proud partner and naming sponsor of the 2022 WAMAwards, which saw more than 35 awards given in recognition of the musical talent across the state.

The four City of Stirling category award winners were:

  • Best City of Stirling Act Award: Coterie
  • Best City of Stirling Youth Act Award: Castle Hughes
  • City of Stirling Music Industry Champion Award: Indi Bar
  • City of Stirling People’s Choice Award: Jayden Tatasciore.

The City entered into a $30,000 sponsorship agreement with Western Australian Music (WAM) to expand their annual awards and include additional award categories to recognise the musical talent within the City of Stirling.

City of Stirling People’s Choice Award winner Jayden posted photos to Instagram, describing the win as a “huge honour”. 

Mayor Mark Irwin said he was thrilled for all the award winners.

“On behalf of the City of Stirling, congratulations to the winners and nominees of the City’s award categories, and thank you to everyone who participated in nominations and voting on the People’s Choice Award,” he said.

“The People’s Choice Award gave residents of the City of Stirling the opportunity to support our favourite artists and acts from our community. Out of five finalists, Jayden is certainly a worthy recipient of this award. 

“I would like to thank WAM and their team who have worked tirelessly to adapt their long-standing event to incorporate additional City awards this year. Their professionalism and passion for the WA music scene has enabled our successful partnership.”

WAM is the not-for-profit, peak music body in WA responsible for supporting, nurturing and growing all forms of original, contemporary music. November sees the organisation celebrating all things WA music through WA Music Month and its flagship events; WAMFest, WAMCon, WAMAwards, Scarbs Beach Party and Snap Shot music photography exhibition.

The Scarbs Beach Party presented by WAM received a grant package of $37,650 from the City of Stirling‘s Community Arts and Events Fund (CAEF). 

This event is part of WAMFest, a celebration of WA's most exciting, diverse and progressive contemporary musicians taking over venues and stages across Scarborough on Sunday 20 November 2022. The afternoon will be full of live music, including an outdoor concert in the Scarborough Amphitheatre and various gigs at venues including Livid Skate, El Gotto, Indian Ocean Hotel and The Sandbar.

Council approved sponsorship of the WAMAwards in May 2022, following a Notice of Motion by Councillor Elizabeth Re which was aimed at enabling musical talent in the City of Stirling to be recognised and displayed.

For a full list of winners, visit WAM’s social media: www.instagram.com/wam_musicwa

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