Seven-piece rock outfit West Thebarton has capped off a stellar year by taking out four South Australian Music Awards, including the awards for Best Group, Best Song for ‘Bible Camp’, and Best Release for their debut album Different Beings Being Different. The group also took home a People’s Choice Award for the Best Rock Artist.
Other major category winners including MANE, A.B. Original and Adrian Eagle.
MANE claimed the Best Solo Artist Award, backing up a big 2018 that included prominent Triple J rotation and slots at the Bigsound and Spin Off festivals, while fellow Bigsound performer Adrian Eaglewas named Best New Artist.
Following their 2017 SAM Awards success, hip-hop duo A.B. Original returned this year to win the Best Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Artist Award for the single ‘Blaccout’.
In the Industry Award categories, Clarity Records’ A Day of Clarity won Best Event / Festival among tough competition from WOMADelaide and last year’s winner Porch Sessions, while the Crown and Anchor claimed Best Music Venue.
Lisa Bishop, General Manager of Music SA, said the Awards were the perfect celebration of contemporary music in this state.
“West Thebarton has had an incredible year: a truly local band that’s broken through around the country and internationally. Meanwhile, we have solo artists like MANE and Adrian Eagle who are really doing great things and we can also celebrate the ongoing success of last year’s winners A.B. Original.Lisa Bishop, General Manager of Music SA, said the Awards were the perfect celebration of contemporary music in this state.
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