The 2013 MAMAs finalists are here!

The wait is over and the the quality of entries was outstanding, with some categories too hard to narrow to three.

Check out the full here or below.


Hotel Hotel's BEST ACT ARTIST OF 2013

Aston Shuffle

Fun Machine


Hellenic Club's Best ACT Live Performer of 2013

Elisha Bones

Dylan Hekimian

Fun Machine


Prime 7's Best ACT Youth Artist of 2013

Dylan Hekimian

Mind the Gap

O'Connor Commercial Refrigeration's Best ACT Live Music Venue of 2013

NOTE: MusicACT has made every effort to include every ACT/surrounding regions venue that has hosted at least one live music event in the past year. If, unfortunately, we have overlooked your venue, please contact us immediately.

A Bite to Eat Cafe

Academy Club

Albert Hall

ANU School of Music Big Band Room

Balcony Room


Belconnen Arts Centre

Beyond Q Bookshop

Calwell Tavern

Canberra Institute of Technology Music Industry Centre

Charlie Black

Chisolm Tavern

Chisholm Vikings

Digress Restaurant & Lounge


Erindale Vikings

Griffin Centre Hall

Griffith Hall

Harmonie German Club

Hellenic Club (Woden)

Hellenic Club (City)



King O'Malleys

La De Da

Lake View Ballroom

Lanyon Vikings

Larry Sitsky Recital Room

Llewellyn Hall

Monkey Bar

Narrabundah Hall

National Library of Australia Foyer

National Library Theatre

NewActon Courtyard Stage

Ngunnawal Neighbourhood Centre

Piano Bar

PJ O'Reilley's (Tuggernaong)

PJ O'Reilley's (City)

Queanbeyan Bowling Club

Queanbeyan Kangaroos Club

Royal Theatre Canberra – National Convention Centre

Smiths Alternative

Southern Cross Club Woden

St Pauls Anglican Church Manuka

Sub‐Urban by Belluci's

The Abbey

Theatre 3

The Artists' Shed

The Astor Hotel Goulburn

The Basement

The Durham

The George Harcourt Inn

The Goulburn Club

The Great Hall

The National Press Club

The Old Canberra Inn

The Phoenix

The Pot Belly

The Street Theatre

Tongue & Groove

Transit Bar

Trinity Bar

Tuggeranong Theatre

Tuggeranong Youth Centre

UC Refectory

Walsh's Hotel Queanbeyan

Wesley Music Centre

White Eagle Polish Club

Woden Youth Centre

Youth in the City (Civic Youth Centre)

Zierholz @ UC


True Jungle Souljahs' Best ACT Bass Music Producer of 2013

Ben Colin

Shotgun Cubs



Best ACT Blues and Roots inc. World Artist of 2013

Los Chavos

Party Gravy

Guyy Lilleyman

Best ACT Choral or Vocal Artist of 2013

Xavier Dunn



Best ACT Classical Solo or Ensemble Artist of 2013

Andrew Rumsey

Griffyn Ensemble

Adam Cook

Best ACT Concert, Brass or Big Band of 2013

Canberra City Band

Spectrum Big Band

Best ACT Folk Artist of 2013

Beth & Ben

Alex and Joel

Xavier Dunn

Matty Ellis

Ian Blake

Best ACT Heavy Artist Punk, Hardcore, Metal of 2013

Perpetual End


No Assumption

When Giants Sleep

Best ACT Cover Band of 2013


Party Gravy

Be Be Gee

Best ACT House, Electro or Techno Producer of 2013

The Aston Shuffle

Peking Duk

Ashley Feraude

Smiths Alternative's Best ACT Indie or Alternative Artist of 2013

Elisha Bones


The Monotremes

Hippo Co's Best ACT Jazz Artist of 2013

Liam Budge

Party Gravy

Simon Milman

Redpath Shoes' Best ACT Pop Artist of 2013

Fun Machine

Kid of Harith

Amber Nichols

Servants of Sounds's Best ACT Psychedelic Electronic Music Producer of 2013



David Van Dijk

Blumers' Best ACT Rock Artist of 2013

Perpetual End

Super Best Friends

Elisha Bones

Best ACT Urban Artist of 2013

Kayo Marbilus

MC Fade

Big Dave


APRA's Best ACT Song of 2013

Love and Satellites ‐ ‘Right Here Waiting’

Fun Machine - 'Ready for the Fight'

MOG - 'Ricochet'

Best ACT Live Youth Band of 2013

Novia Scotia

Harley Quinn

Finding Eve

No Assumption

The Steptones

Behind the Silhouettes

Mind the Gap

Beneath the Surface

LIFT OFF 'wildcard' winner


Contribution to the ACT Music Industry

Frank Madrid

Jim Cotter

Best ACT Engineer / Studio / Producer of 2013

Albert Achanfuo‐Yeboah

Dax Liniere


MAMAs Hall of Fame

To be named on the night


Congratulations to our finalists!