Some of Scotland’s upcoming musical talents have been recognised at the annual Scottish Alternative Music Awards.
At a ceremony at St Luke’s in Glasgow’s east end on Saturday October 26th, which also saw live performances from Franky’s Evil Party, One Nine, and The Cosmic Dead, seven acts who topped the public vote in a range of categories received their prizes.
The 10th anniversary of the awards also saw a host of famous names, including Jim Gellatly, Vic Galloway, Chris McQueer, and Leyla Josephine, present the prizes to the acts, as follows:
The Snuts – Best Rock/Alternative (in association with Beezer)
Ok Button – Best Electronic (in association with citizenM hotels)
Steg G – Best Hip Hop (in association with Help Musicians Scotland)
Zoe Graham – Best Acoustic (in association with BTO BeCreative)
Inferiem – Best Metal (in association with Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow)
The Vegan Leather – Best Live Act (in association with Musicians Union)
VanIves – Best Newcomer (in association with The Academy Of Music & Sound)
SAMAs creative director, Richy Muirhead said: “This year’s SAMA’s were another huge celebration of Scottish music!
“It is fantastic to see the public get so involved and participate in the vote to determine the winners, we gathered over 12.5 thousand votes in two days this year which is a new record – it’s great to see so many people engaging with the nominations, streaming the music, and discovering other artists involved.
“The seven winners are all very exciting artists with exciting futures ahead.”
The SAMAs also raised more than £300.00 for Scottish music charity Help Musicians Scotland.
Plans have also been announced for a joint event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Scottish Music Centre, the 25th of the Academy of Music Scotland, and the SAMAs’ 10th, again at St. Lukes, on November 21st.