2022 WAM Award Winners Revealed as WA Music Month Kicks Off

2022 WAM Award Winners Revealed as WA Music Month Kicks Off

Checkout all the winners ahead of the WAM Conference and Festival this weekend

Image: (Left: Adrian Dzvuke, Top: Siobhan Cotchin, Right: Supathick)

W.A. music month well and truly underway, commencing with last night’s 2022 Western Australian Music Awards taking place at the Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley to celebrate the best our local scene had to offer between 2021 and 2022.

With a nice mix of big names, familiar & emerging acts and some new faces amidst the winners, Pilerats fave Siobhan Cotchin took away three awards for Best Vocalist, Best Country Act and Best EP for her debut Highways and Heartbreaks (that we found out all about here). There were also a few dual winners, with Adrian Dzvuke taking out Best Single and Best Pop Act, while Supathick won Best Electronic/Dance and Best Music Video.

Taking out the top gong, the Golden WAMi awarded in recognition of significant contribution to W.A. music was artist manager, event programmer and owner of 360 Logistics, Hayley-Jane Ayers. Hayley has been a mainstay of the W.A. music scene for nearly a decade and has helped countless musicians develop through a range of roles over the years, including the new Sound States Music Mentorship Program & Conference. 

See below for the full list of winners!

The awards preceded this weekend’s festivities, with WAMCon, W.A.'s premier music industry conference taking place on November 4 and 5, and WAMFest showcasing some of the states best artists at a range of venues across the city on Saturday.

WAMFest set times WEB scaled

WAM Awards Winners 2022


Golden WAMi Presented by West Australian Music Hayley-Jane Ayres


City of Stirling Awards


Presented By


City of Stirling Best Act

City of Stirling


City of Stirling Best Youth Act

City of Stirling

Castle Hughes

City of Stirling Music Champion

City of Stirling

Indi Bar

City of Stirling People’s Choice

City of Stirling

Jayden Tatasciore


Industry Voted Awards


Presented By


Best Album

RAC Arena

Stella Donnelly – Flood

Best EP

Mojo’s Bar

Siobhan Cotchin – Highways and Heartbreaks

Best Single

Rosemount Hotel

Adrian Dzvuke – Phone Me When You Lonely

Best Alternative/Indie Act

Milk Bar


Best Rock Act

Badlands Bar

The Southern River Band

Best Pop Act


Adrian Dzvuke

Best Folk/Singer Songwriter Act

City of Melville

Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks

Best Experimental Act

State Library of WA

Bad Whip

Best Electronic/Dance Act

Ocean Floor Music


Best Metal/Heavy Act

Ocean Floor Music

Drowning Horse

Best Punk/Hardcore Act

Hammer Ink

The Shakeys

Best Blues/Roots Act

Blues at Bridgetown

Abbe May

Best Hip Hop/Rap Act

Sorrento Strategic Music


Best R&B/Funk/Soul Act

Entour Production Group

Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics

Best Jazz Act


Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble

Best Country Act

Country Music Club of Boyup Brook

Siobhan Cotchin

Best Global Music Act

City of Perth

Grace Barbé

Best Indigenous Act

Nannup Music Festival

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Label of the Year

Shiny Rabbit

Blue Grey Pink

Best Live Music Venue


Lyric’s Underground

Best Live Music Event

The Poster Girls

In the Pines

Best Regional Act


Grand Casual


Craft Awards


Presented By


Best Music Video

North Metropolitan TAFE

Love Back – Supathick

Best Live or Streaming Sound Engineer


James Newhouse

Best Studio Engineer/Producer


Lee Buddle – Crank Recording

Best Electronic Producer

Habitat Events

Greg Packer

Best Vocalist

Lyric’s Underground

Siobhan Cotchin

Best Keys/Synth Player

Australian Songwriters Retreats

Josiah Padmanabham

Best Bassist

Strings Attached Guitar Festival

Zach Grafton

Best Drummer/Percussionist

Mega Music

Todd Pickett

Best Guitarist

Strings Attached Guitar Festival

Luke Dux

Best Brass/Woodwind/Strings Player


Ricki Mallet

The Grant Samuels Award for Best Lyrics

Grant Samuels Bequest

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