2010 Q Song Awards Finalists Announced; Tickets Now on Sale 30 Jun 2010


2010 Q Song Awards Finalists Announced; Tickets Now on Sale

Q Music is thrilled to announce the finalists for Q Song 2010.

Judges have faced an enormously difficult task with almost 1600 songs entered in Q Song 2010.

Each song was judged anonymously (track title only) by a team of dedicated music industry representatives from The Courier-Mail, triple j, ABC, 98.9 fm, Rave Magazine, Scene Magazine, Dew Process, 4zzzfm, Time Off, The Australian Institute of Country Music, Hillsong Publishing, QUT, APRA and many more.

“Judges were once again overwhelmed by the enormous talent of Queensland songwriters and the high quality of entries across all genres” Executive Officer Denise Foley said. “Q Song continues to be a platform for songwriters of all ages and all corners of Queensland. Our youngest finalist this year is just 10 years old.”

The winners will be announced at the 5th annual Q Song Awards night to be held at The Tivoli, August 10, 2010.

Tickets for the event go on sale today and are available from www.qsong.com.au or by phoning Q Music on (07) 3257 0013.

A limited number of tickets are available to music fans for the event.

Tickets are $25 for Q Music members, students and concession card holders and $35 for non-members. Ticket price includes finger food.

Doors open at 6pm for a 7pm start and the event concludes at 10pm.

The evening will be hosted by 612 ABC Brisbane’s Richard Fidler and Sarah Howells from triple j. Q Music is thrilled to announce guest performances from the legendary Kev Carmody, rising country music star Adam James, 2009 Rock Award winners 26, 2009 Courier-Mail People’s Choice winners Mexico City, Tara Simmons, festival favourites Dubmarine, teen sensations Freak Morice and more to be announced.

Please note – finalists for the ABC Regional Award, Published Song of the Year and the Song of the Year will be announced on July 12.

Without any further ado, the 2010 Q Song finalists are:

Primary School
Good Luck with That Romany Elmas Tolga (FNQ)
Our Last Year Louise Clarke Inala
Danger Bunya Curran Annerley
Daddy Jessica Coleman Douglas (FNQ)
Secondary School
Rain Kahlia Ferguson Narangba
Happy Places Josh Beattie Kenmore
Dangerous Kirsten Allendorf Capalaba
You Know Who I Am Matthew Graham Mount Gravatt East
Gospel / Spiritual
Messiah Eric Ossebaar Childers
With Me Bec Laughton Kangaroo Point
I Will Stand Anna Weatherup Albion
Miracle Anna Weatherup Albion
Folk Ballad
Lua Kate Martin Townsville
Classified (WMTV) Mardi Lumsden & the Rising Seas Bardon
Legacy Steve Grady Margate
You Know Phil Mckenna/Clare Kildea Fairfield
Carefully Considered Sean Foran Arana Hills
Sync Sean Foran Arana Hills
The End of the Day Laique Highgate Hill
Tune No 1 Isaac Hurren Mt Glorious
Soul of the Troubadour Impossible Odds Aspley
Boom Dubmarine West End
Get Blind Blake Joolz Upper Mt Gravatt
Constellations Grass Roots Street Orchestra Miami
Wide Awake and Smiling Ellington Tannum Sands
Let You down Hungry Kids of Hungary Chapel Hill
Something New Francesca de Valence East Brisbane
Firestarter Dan Parsons Cedar Creek
Sleep The John Steel Singers New Farm
Wristwatch Hungry Kids of Hungary Chapel Hill
Western Whirl Ball Park Music Chapel Hill
Every June My Fiction Clayfield
Everybody Marcus Corowa Beenleigh
Paint My Cup Busby Marou Hawthorne
Precisely You Chris Anderson Everton Park
Honey I’m a Dropout Luke Peacock Ashgrove
Sojourn Jim Ottaway Mudgeeraba
Stroops Kathryn McKee Red Hill
Be Still Now Bremen Town Musician The Gap
Kafka Remixed Golden Sound Annerley
Blues and Roots
Falling James Grehan Carrara
It’s Time Charles Wall Arundel
Concrete Paper Plastic Bessy - Lou Cairns
Get Me Out Of Here Alesa Lajano/Shenton Gregory Norman Park
My Song Ange Takats Peregian Beach
Freedom Now Begins Adam James Tarragindi
Country The Duke Wilde Band Gympie
Heaven Knows Craig Morrison Leichhardt
Getting Wise Yves Klein Blue Fortitude Valley
Diaphragm Fushia Greenslopes
The Ugly Man Jackie Marshall Corinda
51 Andrew Redford Maroochydore
World Music
Shogun No Compañía Josh Beattie Kenmore
The Owl, the Fairy and the Grasshopper Alesa Lajana Norman Park
The Definition Of Bessy-Lou Cairns
Folhas Verdes Edson Fernandes Gazani Stafford
The Oh Yeah Villans of Wilhem Bulimba
Gimme Gimme Weaponhead Goondiwindi
Beaten Black n Blue Trashqueen Lawnton
Bubbles The Blasted Heath Mt Gravatt
Pacific Island
It's You - J.Rellz Feat. Lelo J.Rellz Bracken Ridge
Changes Changes Bobby Alu Arundel
One to Wait Bobby Alu Arundel
Hey'a Pretty Lady Alex Kolo Mundubbera
Q Music Encouragement Award
I’m A Soldier Black Market Rhythm Co. Southport
Todays Song The Cairos Herston
Blood Orange Juice Blood Orange Juice Annerley
Seaside Holly Lovell Buderim
Courier Mail People's Choice Award
Rain Kahlia Ferguson Narangba
Getting Wise Yves Klein Blue Fortitude Valley
The Ugly Man Jackie Marshall Corinda
Todays Song The Cairos Herston
Firestarter Dan Parsons Cedar Creek
Every June My Fiction Clayfield
Western Whirl Ball Park Music Chapel Hill
Joseph The Medics Paddington

Q Music would like to acknowledge the group of Highly Commended artists, as identified by the Q Song judging panel. Judges faced an extremely difficult task in selecting category finalists. Click here to see the full list of Highly Commended artists.

For tickets, and for more information on the awards, head to www.qsong.com.au

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