The Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA’s) recognises the best new Scottish music,
shining a spotlight across an eclectic range of contemporary music genres. 2019 marks
the tenth anniversary of music awards taking place at Saint Luke’s Glasgow, on Friday
The ceremony will include live performances by psych rockers The Cosmic Dead, hip hop
visionary Chlobocop, and Dumfries punks Franky’s Evil Party whilst being hosted by new
music champion Jim Gellatly and poet Leyla Josephine.
Ran in association with key partners Rebel Rebel Barbers, and Creative Scotland the
SAMA’s are set to bring a giant night of music celebration to Glasgow.
Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland said: “The SAMAs shine a light on
the bits of the Scottish music industry that other award ceremonies don’t reach. What
they find there is a buzz of activity, sometimes in vibrant underground scenes, sometimes
on the margins where tomorrow’s talent is ready and waiting to step onto the main stage.
For their 10th year, the SAMAs have assembled their strongest list of nominees yet,
introducing superb musicians to new audiences who might not otherwise lend an ear to
these genres. Creative Scotland is proud to support an event that consistently thinks
outside of the musical box.”
The 2019 SAMA’s nominations are:
Best Newcomer in association with The Academy Of Music & Sound
Best Electronic in association with citizenM hotels
Best Hip Hop in association with Help Musicians Scotland
Billy Got Waves
Nova Scotia The Truth
Best Acoustic in association with BTO BeCreative
Best Live Act in association with Musicians Union
The Vegan Leather
Best Metal in association with Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow
From Sorrow To Serenity
Best Rock/Alternative in association with Beezer
A three day public vote will open on Monday 14th October on the SAMA’s website, with
the winners being announced live at Saint Lukes.
A limited amount of tickets are available for Scottish Alternative Music Awards via
Eventbrite. Teaming up with Scotland’s leading music charity Help Musicians Scotland, £1
from each will go directly to the charity and invested back into supporting Scottish