The list of nominees comes after months of work behind the scenes with twenty-one industry judges across the seven awards. Of the list, SAMA Founder and Creative Director Richy Muirhead said:
“The twenty-eight shortlisted acts represent the diversity and high quality of music in Scotland right now. I feel there is something on the list for everyone from grime to electro, rock and more. The SAMAs are designed to allow the audience to discover new music, and this list does exactly that. Members of the music industry formed the shortlist, now the public can have their say in a short vote in October.”
We recognise many of the acts nominated, but certainly not all of them. It is this fact that makes the SAMAs so very special to us and keeps us returning year on year. As stated by Richy himself it is this mix of celebration and introduction that makes the event so special.
Each year we come away with a new favourite band. If you’ve not already decided to do so, you should get yourself along to the award ceremony on Thursday 12th October at The Garage, Glasgow.
The nominees for 2017 are as follows:
BEST ROCK/ALTERNATIVE sponsored by Eventbrite UK
BEST NEWCOMER sponsored by The Academy Of Music & Sound
BEST HIP HOP sponsored by Boyd Digital
BEST ELECTRONIC sponsored by citizenM
Illyus & Barrientos
BEST ACOUSTIC sponsored by Assai UK
BEST LIVE ACT sponsored by Xpo North
The Van T’s
BEST METAL sponsored by Cathouse Glasgow
You can pick up tickets for the event here now.