The Fly By Night Club on Thursday October 19 in Fremantle was the venue where the best of WA's songwriters in 17 different categories were honoured. The Grand Prize for WAM Song of the Year was taken out by Erik Hecht for his song 'City Wall and Empires' a song Erik has recorded with his band Institut Polaire. Performing on the night was an all-star line up of WA talent including Kav Temperly from Eskimo Joe, The Panda Band, Abbe Fuzz and The Rockin' Pneumonia, One Horse Town, the Catherine Noblet Quartet and The Watts. Presenters from Xpress Magazine, The West Australian, RTR FM, ABC Radio, Nova, Drum Media, Channel 10, APRA, Perth International Arts Festival and Minister for the Arts, the Honorable Sheila McHale were on hand to announce the winners. The winners of most categories walked away with $1,000 cash and 1 day of recording time in a leading Perth studio. The winner of the Grand Prize received an additional 3 days recording time with renowned producer Rob Grant at Poons Head and the pressing of 500 promotional singles.
GRAND PRIZE and Pop - City Walls and Empires - Erik Hecht Blues/Roots - Sidewindin' - Abbe Fuzz Gospel - Flowers In the Desert - Jeremy Dixon Electronic/Dance - These Times - David McKinney, Rachel Claudio Heavy Rock/Metal - Drag In Drag Out - Kevin Curran, Todd Fishwick Primary - Free - Matt Larsen Rock - Red Means Go - B Mulvena-Trinder, I Berney, J Sher, C Palmer Jazz - Wanderer - Catherine Noblet Lower Secondary - Shadows Of A City - E Hamilton, G Hutchings, M Mackintosh, L Osborn Urban - Lose Control - Sundeep Barman-Roy World/Folk - Mon Ankor Anmourer - Grace Barbe, James Searle Love - Old Folks, Drunks and Babies - Sascha Ion Upper Secondary - Happy Birthday Dave - Matthew Beau Gresham Regional - Call Of The Wild - Xavier Brown Country - Live On Love - Polly (Kylie) Medlen Indigenous - Our Song - Jason Bartlett and Phillip Bartlett Mixed Bag - It's a PC 21st Century New Millennium Romantic Arrangement... - Andrew Horabin
Pro-Copy was glad to support this years awards and congratulations to all nominees and winners