Sam Wylde

2014 - Musician - $9,000

Sam Wylde grew up in the Shire of Mundaring and has been an active member of the community through Festivals, busy bee’s and community events, including gigs at various music venues around Mundaring.  He has been teaching piano at Mundaring Christian College whilst completing his Bachelor of Music majoring in Composition and Music Technology at WAAPA.

Sam creates delicate, intricate and beautiful, yet aggressive, emotional and robustly defiant folk music.  With swelling buildups and chilling softness, driven by guitar and piano elegantly blending with strong earthy vocals – his songs have the power to evoke a special sort of feeling.
His performances offer an intimate insight into his artistic outlook of the world, whilst captivating the audience with his passionate voice and skillful guitar/piano playing. Sam is a multiple WAMI nominee and is currently studying composition and music technology at WAAPA.

Sam plans to use the Award to finance the recording, mixing, mastering, marketing and release of a new music EP, including a professional music video.  You can hear Sam’s unique sound at