Stella Donnelly Wins WAM Song Of The Year With ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

Stella Donnelly has won Western Australian Music’s (WAM) Song of the Year with ‘Boys Will Be Boys’.

The song, taken from Donnelly’s debut EP Thrush Metal, beat out songs by John Bennett, Coin Banks, Ziggy Ramo and more to take out the top prize of the night.

“Thank you so so much for my award for Song of the Year,” she said accepting the award in a video.

“I just want to thank the venues that have always given me shows, the people that book the shows, the amazing staff, and all of the other amazing musicians in Perth and WA.”

She also won the pop category with the same song while Coin Banks was victorious in the hip-hop category and Bennett took out country.

It’s been a massive 12 months for Donnelly. She just completed a successful co-headline tour with Alex The Astronaut and ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ narrowly missed out on triple j‘s Hottest 100, coming in at #102.

Check out all the winners of the WAM Awards below.

2018 WAM Award Winners


Carus Thompson — Lies


The Little Lord Street Band — Maybe I’m Just In Love


Feels — Prior Engagement


Intenso — The One


Helen Shanahan — I Only Hide


Bolt Gun — Man Is Wolf To Man Part 2


Harry Mitchell — Don’t Stop Here

outstanding indigenous

John Bennett — Country Is Calling

outstanding regional

John Bennett — Country Is Calling


Stella Donnelly — Boys Will Be Boys


The Bob Gordons — Magic Glove


JFK — A Boy & A Boy

schools 14 & under

Farraday’s Cage — The Fire Inside

schools 15-17

Figurehead — Ear To Lend

urban/hip hop

Coin Banks — Be Real (feat. Danny Martin)


Akolkol Dastan Gesa — Same Drum

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