On Wednesday night the South Australian Music Awards celebrated all the wonderful talent that our state has to offer.
Previously known as the Fowler's Live Music Awards, this year was a huge success. Music SA general manager Lisa Bishop said “We are so proud to recognise and celebrate the wealth of talent we have in South Australia, and are overwhelmed with how many people joined us for the festivities.” Things can only get bigger and better from here, and SA's talent is sure to keep growing too.
Tkay Maidza and Timberwolf (Chris Panousakis) both won big, and it was certainly well deserved. Tkay was crowned with four awards, including Best Female and Best Release, while Timberwolf took home a respectable two: Best Male and APRA AMCOS Best Songwriter.
Meanwhile, Adelaide's footy/rock legends Bad//Dreems took home the award for best live act, and The Gov took out best music venue for what seems like the 20th time in a row (for good reason).
On ya, SA!
Here's a full list of all the winners below:
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: Truth Corroded
Best Live Act: Bad//Dreems
Fowler's Live Achievement Award: Robert Dunstan
Ryan Freeman Live Music Award: Kelly Menhennett
Best Music Video: Sachio Cook for Tkay Maidza ‘Switch Lanes’
Best Music Venue: The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
Best Music Festival/Music Event (Presented by Moshtix): 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)
(via The Advertiser)
Header image via Music SA