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1300, SPEED & Tasman Keith Lead 2022 FBi SMAC Awards Nominations

The FBi SMAC (Sydney Music and Arts Culture) Awards have unveiled their nominees for 2022. The annual awards have been running since 2008, celebrating independent creators who contribute to Sydney’s status as a world-class arts and culture location.

A number of celebrated artists nabbed awards last year, including Ngaiire, who took out Record Of The Year for 3 and Best Video for ‘Closer’. BARKAA, received the Song Of The Year award for ‘King Brown’, and Serwah Attafuah was named Best Artist.

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Nominees for the 2022 Best Artist award include Joel Spring, Otis Hope Carey and Gillian Kayrooz, while the likes of A.GIRL, Kobie Dee, and 700 Feel are in the running for Best Live Act. Elsewhere, 1300, BARKAA, Party Dozen, and SPEED are in contention for Record Of The Year, with Tasman Keith and Milan Ring up for both Record and Song Of The Year.

Voting is open until 6pm on Thursday, 27th October. The awards ceremony will be open to the public this year for the first time, with winners to be announced at Powerhouse Ultimo on Thursday, 10th November.

2022 FBi SMAC Awards Nominees

Record Of The Year

  • 1300 – Foreign Language
  • BARKAA – Blak Matriarchy
  • Body Type – Everything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising
  • Donatachi – donatachi.com
  • Milan Ring – I’m Feeling Hopeful
  • Party Dozen – The Real Work
  • Tasman Keith – A Colour Undone

Song Of The Year

  • BAYANG (tha Bushranger) – IZZIT!? (ft. Jamaica Moana, prod. Ryan Fennis)
  • Chanel Loren – Playlist
  • Loose Fit – Exhale
  • Mike Akox – More Love Less Ego
  • Milan Ring – Sydney Hue (ft. BLESSED)
  • Skeleten – No Drones in the Afterlife
  • Tasman Keith – Tread Light
  • Wytchings – Fata Morgana

Next Big Thing

  • Ashli
  • KAVI
  • romæo
  • Scan
  • Vv Pete
  • Walkerboy

Best Live Act

  • 700 Feel
  • A.GIRL
  • Kobie Dee
  • Lara Andallo
  • Optic Nerve

Best Video

  • 1300 – Oldboy
  • BARKAA – Blak Matriarchy
  • Cult Shφtta & Tanboymiguel – Trappin N Scammin
  • Gemma Navarrete – Same Shit!
  • Tasman Keith – LOVE TOO SOON

Best Music Event

  • 4ESydney
  • Athletica
  • Pressure Fest
  • Radar Sundays
  • WARRANGU; River Story by DOBBY

Best Artist

  • Chun Yin Rainbow Chan
  • Gillian Kayrooz
  • Joel Spring
  • Otis Hope Carey
  • Riana Head-Toussaint
  • Shan Turner-Carroll

Best Arts Program

  • The Bearded Tit
  • Big Thick Energy
  • Granville Centre Art Gallery
  • Eucalyptusdom – Powerhouse Ultimo
  • Tiles Lewisham
  • Yirran Miigaydhu: Weaving our ways to Country

Best Eats

  • A.P Town
  • Flyover Fritterie
  • Mamu Penang Coffee Stall
  • Maydanoz
  • Mitran Da Dhaba
  • Wan

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