THE winners of the 2019 Scottish Alternative Music Awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony at Saint Luke’s on Friday night.
The Vegan Leather, VanIves, Zoe Graham, OK Button and The Snuts were among the artists who were crowned at the event which shines a light on Scotland’s rich and diverse music scene.
Beating off stiff competition from Gallus, CRYSTAL and Bossy Love, Paisley art-pop quartet The Vegan Leather picked up the prestigious ‘Best Live’ award, West Lothian indie giants The Snuts won ‘Best Rock/Alternative’ while Tenement Trail 2019 acts Zoe Graham and VanIves picked up Best Acoustic and Best Newcomer respectively. Other awards went to Inferiem (Best Metal), Ok Button (Best Electronic) and Steg G (Best Hip Hop).
Hosted by Jim Gellatly and Leyla Josephine, the awards celebrated their tenth anniversary with live performances from Franky’s Evil Party, The Cosmic Dead and One Nine.
And with the nominees across the seven categories chosen by groups of music professionals, it was left to the public to decide who scooped each prize with an online vote. The results can be seen below.
VanIves – Best Newcomer in association with The Academy Of Music & Sound
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
The Vegan Leather – Best Live Act in association with Musicians Union
Inferiem – Best Metal in association with Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow
The Snuts – Best Rock/Alternative in association with Beezer
Richy Muirhead, creative director of the SAMAs, said: “This year’s SAMAs 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 12,500 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 event raised more than £300 for Help Musicians Scotland.