Tame Impala have cleaned up at Western Australia’s WAMI awards, taking out the gongs for Most Popular Act, Most Popular Live Act, Best Rock Act and Best Guitarist (Kevin Parker). Hosted by Channel V’s Dylan Lewis and Triple J’s Dom Alessio, the awards saw local band Split Seconds pick up the trophies for Favourite Newcomer, Most Promising New Act, Best Indie Pop Act and Best Male Vocalist (Sean Pollard).
Their run of good fortune saw their latest single ‘All You Gotta Do’ added to Triple J’s high rotation play list last week. Unsurprisingly the ubiquitous Birds of Tokyo Most [icked up the gong for Popular Album award for their platinum-selling self-titled long player, in addition to keyboardist Glenn Sarangapany scoring the Best Instrumentalist Award .Interestingly, the judges couldn’t be split when it came to Best Commercial Pop Act, as it was shared between two winners – young electro-pop duo Tim & Jean and folkie songwriter Felicity Groom.
In proceedings earlier in the week, The Waifs and The Panics’ manager Pete Carroll saw themselves inducted into the WAMi Hall Of Fame. A posthumous Hall Of Fame induction was also handed to the late Fremantle record producer Shaun O’Callaghan, who passed away last year.
PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS
Most Popular Act: Tame Impala
Most Popular Live Act: Tame Impala
Most Popular Music Website: FasterLouder
Most Popular Album: Birds of Tokyo, Birds of Tokyo
Favourite Newcomer: Split Seconds
Most Popular Music Venue: The Rosemount Hotel
Most Popular Music Event: St Jerome’s Laneway
Most Popular Single / EP: Jebediah, She’s Like a Comet
Most Popular Music Video: The Brow Horn Orchestra, Don’t You Wanna Sing Forever
Best Live Sound Engineer: Luke Willott
Best Record Producer/Engineer: Dave Parkin
Best Male Vocalist: Sean Pollard (Split Seconds)
Best Female Vocalist: Abbe May
Best Guitarist: Kevin Parker (Tame Impala)
Best Bassist: Rob Stephens (Sons of Rico, Russian Winters, Simone & Girlfunkle)
Best Drummer: Todd Pickett (Split Seconds, Davey Craddock and The Spectacles)
Best Instrumentalist: Glenn Sarangapany (Birds of Tokyo, Sons of Rico)
Best Electronic Producer: Tomás Ford
Best DJ: Rok Riley
INDUSTRY VOTED AWARDS
Most Promising New Act: Split Seconds
Best Rock Act: Tame Impala
Best Hardcore/Punk Act: Injured Ninja
Best Hardcore/Metal Act: Eleventh He Reaches London
Best Funk Act: Boom! Bap! Pow!
Best Urban/Hip Hop Act: Drapht
Best Blues & Roots Act: Abbe May
Best Jazz Act: Jack Doepel Quartet
Best World Act: Grace Barbé
Best Country Music Act: Ruby Boots
Best Indigenous Act: Yabu Band
Best Electronic Music Act: Tim & Jean
Best Indie Pop Act: Split Seconds
Best Commercial Pop Act: Tim & Jean, Felicity Groom.
Best WA Based Record Label: Jarrah Records
Media Award — Individual: Aarom Wilson (Drum Media, Cut & Paste)
Media Award — Organisation: RTRfm 92.1
Management Award: Luke Rinaldi
Golden WAMi: Luke Rinaldi
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