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Tkay and Timberwolf scoop SA Music Awards


Teenage rapper Tkay Maidza and folk-blues musician Timberwolf have been named best female and best male musicians at the 2105 South Australian Music Awards.

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Maidza’s Switch Tape EP also won the Best Release gong at last night’s awards. Her “Switch Lanes” track took out the APRA AMCOS award for Best Song, and the clip by director and animator Sachio Cook was named Best Music Video.

In addition to his Best Male title, Timberwolf (aka Chris Panousakis) was named APRA AMCOS Best Songwriter.

Music SA general manager Lisa Bishop said she was overwhelmed by how many people joined in the celebrations for the rebranded awards, which were presented at the Mercury Cinema and followed by an after-party at Fowlers Live hosted by Triple J presenter Dom Alessio and Adelaide musician Max Savage.

More than 1500 public votes were received in the category of Most Popular Artist, which was won by metal band Truth Corroded.

Other awards presented included:

Best New Artist: synth-pop band SKIES, which recently released new single “Call for My Heart” and a self-titled EP, which won the Best Cover Art award for artist Jack Vanzet.

Best Group: Grenadiers

Best Live Act: Bad//Dreems

Best Producer: Motez

Best Festival/Best Music Event: WOMADelaide

Best Venue: Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

Ryan Freeman Live Music Award: alt-country singer-songwriter Kelly Menhennett

The Fowler’s Live Achievement Award: Bside Magazine editor Robert Dunstan

Best Manager: Craig Lock and Ross Osmon, from 5/4 Entertainment


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