And the SAMA 2012 winners are!

click to go to SAMA websiteThe Scottish Alternative Music awards took place on Thursday 1 March for a third year, drawing necessary attention to the Scottish bands and artists that mainstream music tends to ignore.

Since launching the public were given two weeks to vote and over 18 000 music fans did just that – showing support for their favourite acts within the nominees list – and showing they care for Scottish and independent music scene.

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The awards in Glasgow’s The Garage featured performances from Bwani Junction, Vukovi, Fridge Magnets, and surprise sets from winning acts Madhat McGore and Fatherson. Awards were given out from key music industry figures such as Vic Galloway, Ally McCrae and Jim Gellatly.

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Best Live Act, sponsored by Messer Schmitt : We Were Promised Jetpacks

Founder and Creative Director of the SAMAs, Richy Muirhead said:

“Tonight was such a buzz! It was so great to see everyone come together and support the Scottish music scene, the entire atmosphere was electric. The event featured so many diverse acts from hip hop, rock, and electronic backgrounds which was something i’d personally wanted to do – which everyone seemed to really enjoy!”

Full list of winners:

Best Live Act, sponsored by Messer Schmitt : We Were Promised Jetpacks

Best Rock/Alternative, sponsored by Ignite Records : Fatherson

Best Electronic, sponsored by Bar Bloc : Fridge Magnets

Best Newcomer, sponsored by Cathouse Glasgow : Bwani Junction

Best Metal, sponsored by Departed Apparel : Ten Tonne Dozer

Best Hip Hop, sponsored by Young Scot : Madhat McGore

Best Acoustic, sponsored by JamHut Studios : Brown Bear & The Bandits

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