Special Broadcast: Queensland Music Awards finalists and performers announced 4 Jul 2011

Queensland Music Awards finalists and performers announced

Brisbane-via-Cairns artist Emma Louise, country icon James Blundell, international buzz band DZ Deathrays, and local hip-hop leaders MC Murriz are among the finalists announced today in the inaugural Queensland Music Awards formerly known as the Q Song Awards.

The complete list of finalists – below – has been released after a month of deliberation by more than 35 judges from across the country and overseas.

Q Music Executive Officer Denise Foley, whose organisation is behind the Awards, says the finalists represent an impressive mix of established and emerging artists, some of who are just starting their careers.

She added that the judging panel members were faced with a mammoth task to pick the finalists across a huge range of genre categories.

“Entries this year have been of such a high calibre, highlighting the depth of songwriting talent across the State,” Ms Foley explains. “It has shown once again that great songs and great performers really are at the heart of this industry. And we are blessed to have plenty of both in Queensland.”

Winners of all categories will be announced at the Queensland Music Awards night, to be held at new venue The Old Museum on August 16. Hosted by 612 ABC Brisbane’s Richard Fidler and triple j’s Sarah Howells, the awards night will feature performances from The Medics, Busby Marou, Emma Louise, and DZ Deathrays with yet more to be announced.

Music fans will also soon be able to have their say in the Courier-Mail People’s Choice Awards by voting for their favourite artists in the Most Popular Female, Most Popular Male and Most Popular Group categories – voting starts on July 14.

Category winners will be supported through a major national promotional campaign delivered online through Q Music and with support from media partners including The Courier-Mail, 612 ABC Brisbane and ABC Local Radio.

The Awards ceremony will also incorporate the announcement of Arts Queensland’s $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship award and the new Export Achievement Award that recognises Queensland acts taking their music to the world.

Limited tickets for the Queensland Music Awards event also go on sale today from www.oztix.com.au.

Now a more intimate sit-down cabaret affair, the new venue and new format will make this year’s Queensland Music Awards a very special event.

For more details head to www.queenslandmusicawards.com.au

 

QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS 2011 FINALISTS

Song Title

Act/Artist Name

   

HEAVY

 

A Burning Horizon

Tria Mera

Ferroressonance

A Breach of Silence

Vultures

Greenthief

Rad Solar

DZ Deathrays

   

JAZZ

 

All I Know

Con Artists/Elly Hoyt

Yellow and Blue

Kym Ambrose

The Pumpkin

Miguel

Saudade

Roberto Iregui

   

POP

 

Jungle

Emma Louise

The Eastern Sky

Adventure Land

A Distant Memory

Liam Griffin

You're So Cool

Streamer Bendy

   

INDIGENOUS

 

Point the Bone

Dubmarine

Biding My Time

Busby Marou

Jah The Light

Dave Dow & The Human Groove

Beggars

The Medics

   

SCHOOLS

 

Ode to Abigail

Stephen Smith

Greed

Bede Lipman

Postcard

Hannah Karydas

Emotional Suicide

Kirsten Allendorf

   

URBAN

 

Brave New World

Stalkz

I Wantcha Number

Streamer Bendy

Robots

Schoolfight

Entertainment Biz

MC Murriz

   

COUNTRY

 

Move Into The City

James Blundell

Umbrella Town

The McMenamins

Lifeboat

Roz Pappalardo

Whiskey Gully Road

Norma O'Hara Murphy

   

ROCK

 

Gebbie Street

DZ Deathrays

Oliver

Silent Feature Era

Time & Place

Last Dinosaurs

Listening Party

The Cairos

   

WORLD

 

Between the Green and the Blue

Alan Kelly

Merchants of Sin

Kylie Southwell

Moreton Bay

Anthony Garcia

Crawling From The Wreckage

The Leaping Lizards

   

ELECTRONIC/DANCE

 

The Stars Have Aligned

DieVsCity

Baby I Got Your Body

Jonathan Jeffrey

All I Heard

Mitzi

Oh Baby... Yeah!

Jim Ottaway

   

FOLK / SINGER SONGWRITER

 

1000 Sundowns

Emma Louise

Undertakers

Drawn from Bees

Biding My Time

Busby Marou

Highway of Dreams

Alan Boyle

   

BLUES / ROOTS

 

Double Standards

Zennith

The Murder Ballad of Miss Belle Noir

Kylie Southwell

One Step

Kooii

Love You More

Bobby Alu

   

REGIONAL

 

Between the Green and the Blue

Alan Kelly

Brave New World

Stalkz

Umbrella Town

The McMenamins

Love You More

Bobby Alu

   

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 

I Want That You Are Always Happy

The Middle East

An Outpost of Promise

Halfway

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Magnetic Island

Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side

   

EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Kate Miller-Heidke

 

DZ Deathrays

 

Misinterprotato

 

Lawrence English

 

Hungry Kids of Hungary

 

 

 




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