Scottish Alternative Music Awards

Scottish Alternative Music Awards

Scottish Alternative Music Awards "A huge celebration of underground Scottish music" - The National

SAMAs are a unique and interactive music award experience exclusively recognising the alternative music scene in Scotland in association with Rebel Rebel Barbers.

Awards are given out in the following categories. Here are 2015's winners:

• Best Acoustic in association with citizenM Glasgow – Sean C Kennedy.
• Best Newcomer in association with UWS Creative – Bella and the Bear.
• Best Hip Hop in association with Splitter Scotland – Spring Break.
• Best Metal in association with Cathouse Rock Club – Divides.
• Best Rock/Alternative in association with Emu Bands – We Came From Wolves.
• Best Electronic in association with Eventbrite – Crash Club.
• Best Live Act in association with Bar Bloc Glasgow – Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5.

You can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Youtube @OfficialSAMA

To contact us in the meantime you can message us directly on here, or email officialsama@outlook.com

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"A huge celebration of underground Scottish music" - The National

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Great article by Tenement TV featuring comments from Tijuana Bibles, Vic Galloway, Rm Hubbert and more on Hector Bizerk's split.

Announcements on this year's SAMAs coming a bit later this week, stay tuned!
It's nothing but hip-hop: A tribute to Hector Bizerk
        
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We caught up with music blog Alive & Amplified at XpoNorth about SAMAs on their podcast. It also features music from Other Humans, Indigo Velvet, Rebel Westerns & more!

Go listen here: http://www.aliveanda...xponorth-part-2/

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Today, Hector Bizerk announce that the band are due to split after final run of shows in September.

They played last years SAMAs, and won our Best Hip Hop award in 2014.

We wish them all the best in future projects.

Frontman Louie commented saying:

"Over the past six months I have tried my damnedest to make it work, but personal issues have defeated us and it is time to move on.

We will be playing the following live shows before announcing one final Glasgow headliner:

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand - 12th August
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum- 20th August
Doune the Rabbit Hole - 21st August
Bathgate Live - 3rd September
Troon Townhall- 10th September

I have dedicated everything to this band. I wanted to create something that could change perspectives. I feel like we have achieved that together. Eternal gratitude to Jennifer, Fraser, David, Paul, Tom, Pearl, Ibrahim and Audrey. You are incredible artists and beautiful people. It was a pleasure to share all of this with you.

Special thanks to Adrian and Cara for all your endeavour and guidance, and to our spiritual home Paul's Halls Studios.

"It's nothing but hip-hop"

Louie x"
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Mark J Smith - tbh I didn't really pay attention to the genre until SAMA introduced me to Hector Bizerk. I was at the SAMA awards show last year and can honestly say that HB were show stopping, sad when progressive, interesting, diverse artists go, they truly did change my perspective. All the best in their future endeavours 👋
        
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We are delighted to be joining Perth Music Expo this year on hosting a SAMAs stage at The Twa Tams.

The music programme will be released shortly. Stay tuned!

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BREAKFAST MUFF closing our SAMAs stage here at Blackfriars. Thanks XPO North you've been an outstanding few days!

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Indigo Velvet bringing their party to SAMAs stage tonight XpoNorth!
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Round two at Blackfriars! Pure Grief kicking things off!

Up next Indigo Velvet

Here we go!

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XpoNorth Day 2 feat. SAMAs @ Blackfriars 08.06.16
        
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WOW what a first day for us here in Inverness, we've been super busy! Last on stage at Blackfriars for the SAMAs XpoNorth stage is the super talented Declan Welsh! Nice photo bomb from Dijancer here too! ✌ #xponorth #SAMA2016
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Nigel Thomas on the SAMAs stage at Blackfriars!
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All the way from Denmark it's Shy Shy Shy! Blackfriars getting nice and busy for Xpo North next up is @Nigelsongs @DeclanWelsh
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@TheClaramassa are here kicking off our re-launch! #SAMA2016
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WE'RE BACK! It's official! For the next two nights we are thrilled to be hosting some of most cutting edge acts as part of XpoNorth!

The shows are completely free, but you must register.

Come along and join us!

In the coming months we'll be revealing all the details of our 2016 awards, and how YOU can get involved!

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We are also delighted to be hosting a stage Perth Music Expo in September!

You'll find us at The Twa Tams!

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WE ARE BACK! It's official! After taking a bit of a break to charge our batteries and reflect on the 2015 awards, we are delighted to return with a busy live music schedule in association with wee rebel!

In the coming months we'll be revealing all the details of our 2016 awards, and how YOU can get involved! In the meantime our awards are:

Best Rock/Alternative sponsored by EventbriteUK
Best Live Act sponsored by Brew at the Bog
Best Newcomer sponsored by The Academy of Music and Sound
Best Metal sponsored by Cathouse Rock Club
Best Electronic sponsored by Assai_uk
Best Hip Hop sponsored by 1000.fans
Best Acoustic sponsored by citizenM Glasgow

Our first stop is Inverness, where we are thrilled to be hosting the SAMAs re-launch as a part of XpoNorth today and tomorrow. We are hosting Blackfriars on Academy Street: pop by, say hello, and check out the amazing acts involved!

More news soon!

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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from us here at SAMAs!

We've had a HUGE year and decided document our journey in 15 photos. Some of our personal highlights include awarding Bruce Findlay (ex Simple Minds / Bruce's Record Shop) our first Outstanding Contribution To Music, Gerry Cinnamon playing a glitzy in citizenM, Hector Bizerk absolutely smashing our live awards do. Oof.

Go have a peek at the full 15 highlights here: http://bit.ly/1OcnPPh

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