2015 FBi SMAC Nominees Announced

FBi Radio has announced the nominees for its annual Sydeny Music, Arts & Culture Awards (SMAC) celebrating Sydney’s biggest and brightest talent in music.

The community radio station will award acts over 11 categories which include music, art and food.

The big one is Record Of The Year which has six nominees in the category covering local legends and bright newcomers. Hermitude‘s Dark Night Sweet Light has picked up a nomination alongside Gang Of YouthsThe Positions, Little May‘s For The Company, Royal Headache‘s High and Tuka‘s Life Death Time Eternal. Sampa The Great has also been included fresh off the release of her debut mixtape The Great Mixtape.

Interestingly none of these acts have been nominated for Best Song. Instead those honours have gone to Gordi, Cosmo’s Midnight, Shining Bird, Angie and Big White.

Of course, FBi is always looking out for fresh talent and they’ve gathered together the best of that in the Next Big Thing category. Vallis Alps, Gordi, Sampa The Great, World Champion and B Wise are all part of the worthy crop who all look set for big things in 2016.

You will be able to have your say and vote for the winners. Public voting opens today and will close on 18th December. The winner will be crowned Tuesday, 12th January.

The SMAC Awards will this year, for the first time, be accompanied by a festival featuring many of the nominated artists like Cosmo’s Midnight, Tuka, Vallis Alps and B Wise. The festival will take place at Carriageworks on Sunday, 10th January.

Peep all the nominees below.

Watch: Cosmo’s Midnight – Walk With Me (Feat. KUCKA)

FBi SMAC Awards 2015 Nominees

Record Of The Year

Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light

Little May – For The Company

Sampa The Great – The Great Mixtape

Royal Headache- High

Tuka – Life Death Time Eternal

Gang of Youths – The Positions


B Wise


Sampa The Great Vallis Alps

World Champion

BEST LIVE ACT – presented by Coopers

Alex Cameron


George Maple

Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders

Royal Headache

FBi CLICK BEST PRODUCER – presented by V MoVement


Cassius Select


Moonbase Commander

Wave Racer


FCX: 10 Years of Future Classic

House of Mince


Repressed Records at Vivid LIVE

Volumes 2015

BEST SONG – presented by APRA AMCOS

Angie – Down For The Count

Shining Bird – River Mouth

Gordi – Taken Blame

Cosmo’s Midnight ft Kucka – Walk With Me

Big White – You Know I Love You


Bankstown Live


Motion Pictures

Perfect Match

Raising the Bar Sydney


The Battle of Waterloo – Sydney Theatre Company

The Bleeding Tree – Griffin Theatre

Nothing to Lose – Force Majeure

The Wizard of Oz – Belvoir

Tangi Wai – Performance Space


48HR Incident

Little Baghdad

Marina Ambramovic: In Residence

Underbelly Arts 2015


BEST ARTIST – presented by the Keir Foundation

Abdul Abdullah

Bhenji Ra

Haines and Hinterding

Latai Taumpoepeau

Rosie Deacon

BEST EATS – presented by Cake Wines


Andy Bowdy Pastry


Dead Ringer

Scout’s Honour

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