Finalists Announced For #QldMusicAwards

QMusic is excited to reveal the 2017 finalists for the annual Queensland Music Awards, presented by Hutchinson Builders and Bank of Queensland, with support from APRA AMCOS. The winners will be announced at the QMA awards ceremony at the Brisbane Powerhouse on March 27.

After months of deliberation by over 60 esteemed industry judges, a diversity of established and emerging songwriters spread far across the State have emerged triumphant from thousands of entries. Leading the nominations is Capricornia’s Tia Gostelow, followed closely by the sultry songstress from the tropics, Leanne Tennant. They sit alongside fellow multi-nominees and previous category winners Amy Shark, Cub Sport and Dubmarine. First time nominees, Good Boy, Hanlon Brothers and ROMY are testament to the strength of Queensland music – a full list of the 24 category finalists can be found below.

Another highlight of the awards ceremony will be the bestowment of Arts Queensland’s $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship to an emerging Queensland-based contemporary musician or band. The scholarship is an initiative of the Queensland Government to support new local talent. The four finalists in the running for this prestigious award are WAAX, Marville, Josh Stewart (The Ninjas / High Tropics) and Ella Fence.

Music fans will also soon be able to have their say in the BOQ 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 Feb 28.

The Awards ceremony will also feature awards to Highest Selling Album, Highest Selling Single, and the Export Achievement award, recognising Queensland artists taking their music to the world.

Acquaint yourself with a taste of Queensland music with the 2017 QMA Finalists playlist and via the QMA Website. Limited tickets to attend the ceremony are available to the public via the Brisbane Powerhouse box office
 

2017 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS
March 27 | Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Featuring performances by:

Cub Sport  |  Good Boy  |  ROMY  | Tia Gostelow + more to be announced.

Tickets from $40 + bf. 

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2017 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARD FINALISTS
 

Act/Artist Name

Song Title

Region


BLUES & ROOTS

   

Silent Feature Era

House of Thieves

Brisbane West

Kingfisha

The Gold

Brisbane South

Shukura Chapman

One by One

Brisbane South East

Leanne Tennant

Gentle Annie

Cairns

     

COUNTRY

   

Alex & Bec Crook

Suitcase

Moreton Bay Region

Josh Rennie-Hynes

Fiddlewoods

Moreton Bay Region

Halfway

Three In And Nothing But The Stars

Brisbane North West

Leanne Tennant

Lay Me Down

Cairns

     

ELECTRONIC /DANCE

   

Confidence Man

Boyfriend (Repeat)

Brisbane North East

Miss Pompeii

Haru Haiku

Brisbane South

Mosaic x Thiefdude

422

Gold Coast

The Belligerents

Caroline

Brisbane

     

FOLK / SINGER-SONGWRITER

 

Moreton

The Water

Brisbane South

Angharad Drake

Baby

Brisbane North West

Tia Gostelow

Vague Utopia

Mackay

Tia Gostelow

State of Art

Mackay

     

HEAVY

   

Lagerstein

Drink the Rum

Brisbane South East

A Breach Of Silence

Falling Away

Brisbane North

In Death...

Malignancy Eradicated

Logan City

Evol Walks

Tear it Down

Gold Coast

     

INDIGENOUS

   

Emily Wurramara

Ngayuwa Ngelyeyiminama (I Love You)

Brisbane North

Robbie Miller

Fire

Brisbane South

Tia Gostelow

State of Art

Mackay

Dubmarine

Solar Flare Fire

Brisbane South

     

JAZZ

   

Abbreviations Orchestra

Quiet Wisdom

Brisbane East

Andrew Butt Trio +

Blueberry Ash

Brisbane West

Sean Foran

Une Fille

Moreteon Bay Region

Abbreviations Orchestra

The Alley

Brisbane East

     

POP

   

Morning Harvey

Susanne Monday

Brisbane West

AYLA

Like The Other Kids

Sunshine Coast

Cub Sport

Come On Mess Me Up

Brisbane North

Amy Shark

Adore

Gold Coast

     


REGIONAL

   

Amy Shark

Adore

Gold Coast

Hanlon Brothers

Diamonds

Gold Coast

Tia Gostelow

Vague Utopia

Mackay

Leanne Tennant

Gentle Annie

Cairns

     

ROCK

   

Good Boy

Poverty Line

Brisbane North East

Some Jerks

The Hunter

Somerset Region

The Creases

Impact

Brisbane City

Good Boy

S.O.G.K.

Brisbane North East

     

SCHOOLS

   

Asha Jefferies

On the Inside

Brisbane East

Tangs

In Dreams (feat. Asha Jefferies)

Brisbane South

Tia Gostelow

State of Art

Mackay

Tia Gostelow

Vague Utopia

Mackay

     

URBAN

   

Hanlon Brothers

Diamonds

Gold Coast

Mallrat

Tokyo Drift

Brisbane South

Dubmarine

Solar Flare Fire

Brisbane South

ROMY

Wild Heart

Gold Coast

     

VIDEO

   

Hey Geronimo

Boredom

Brisbane North

SS.Sebastian

Nightmare of 1984

Moreton Bay

ROMY

Wild Heart

Gold Coast

Cub Sport

Come On Mess Me Up

Brisbane North

     

WORLD

   

High Life

Aware

Sunshine Coast

Innessa

Yasen

Sunshine Coast

Tenzin

Snow Lion

Brisbane West

The Mouldy Lovers

Civilised Crossfire

Logan City


The 2017 Queensland Music Awards presented by BOQ and Hutchinson Builders is produced by QMusic with support from APRA AMCOS. QMusic is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


 

Published: 16 Feb 2017 by QMusic Newsdesk