August 30, 2018
Beloved Brisbane songwriter Jeremy Neale has been honoured with a plaque on the Valley Walk of Fame as part of the opening night of the newly re-vamped Valley Fiesta.
The local power-pop favourite received the plaque in recognition of his song Dancin' & Romancin', which took out Song of the Year at this year's Queensland Music Awards. The coveted spot on the Walk of Fame is the latest in a year full of milestones for the songwriter, who just returned from a 3 month stint in New York after being awarded the Grant McLennan Fellowship at the end of 2017.
The Valley Walk of Fame is a monument to some of Queensland’s best-loved musical talent; the state’s homegrown music deities enshrined in a series of bronze plaques in the Brunswick Street Mall. It's a mixed bag of megastars and indie legends, from The Bee Gees and Savage Garden to The Saints, The Go-Betweens, Regurgitator and Powderfinger.
Since 2006 a host of breakthrough Queensland acts have earned their place among these icons. Amy Shark, Violent Soho, Ball Park Music, Cub Sport and Emma Louise have all been honoured through the #ValleyWalkofFame initiative after winning the QMA Song of the Year. Read about the history of the Valley Walk of Fame below!
Entries for the 2019 Queensland Music Awards will open in October 2018.
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