The Queensland Music Awards... What a night !!

The Queensland Music Awards... What a night !!

The biggest night in Queensland music took place on Tuesday night with a sold-out crowd, and the star-studded night featured performances by Amy Shark, Dz Deathrays, Resin Dogs, Clea, Bobby Alu, Emma Beau and Tokyo Twilight.

What a year in Queensland music it has been and the industry is going strength to strength evident by the amount of talent showcased at last nights Queensland Music Awards.

Queensland’s supply of world-class songwriters was evident throughout the night, both on stage and within the nominees for each category. Best Rock song was taken out by multi-award winning party starters, The Jungle Giants with ‘Used To Be In Love’. Electronic powerhouse, The Kite String Tangle took home the Electronic/Dance Award for the second year running, this time for ‘Give It Time (feat. Alias)’, while global sensation Confidence Man picked up their first Export Achievement award.

Fellow globetrotter Amy Shark took home the Singer-Songwriter Award for ‘I Said Hi’ which also earned the Gold Coast resident an acknowledgement for Highest Selling Single. Her debut ‘Love Monster’ was also recognised as the Highest Selling Album in Queensland during the ceremony.

The People’s Choice Awards give the music-loving public an opportunity to celebrate the state’s finest festivals and venues, alongside our talented songwriters. Presented by Jack Daniel’s and powered by, the 2019 People’s Choice Awards were the QMAs biggest yet with over 8,000 votes received from the public.

Sunshine Coast’s very own Big Pineapple Music Festival was crowned Festival Of The Year for a second year running. Brisbane’s renowned venue, The Triffid won its first QMA in Metro Venue of the Year. A triumph for live music saw the community vote hard as they rallied for Gold Coast venue NightQuarter, taking home Regional Venue of The Year.

Other winners on the night include purveyors of alt-prog rock Dead Letter Circus winning the Heavy Award for ‘The Armour You Own’, folk-country songwriter Emma Beau’s ‘Wild Heart’ was awarded the Country Award and rising Brisbane performer, Asha Jefferies took home the World/Folk Award for ‘Everybody Talks’.

You can also listen to all of the QMa finalists and discover the best in Queensland music on the QMA website or with QMA on Spotify.

What a sensational night and showcase of great Queensland Music, you can view the full list of winners below or at

The Queensland Music Awards... What a night !!
QMAs 2019 Album of the Year Winners Tia Gostelow and Konstantin Kersting

Blues / Roots Award
Presented by Byron Bay Bluesfest
Emily Wurramara – ‘Tap Sticks’
Written by: Emily Wurramara

Country Award
Presented by Winton’s Way Out West Fest
Emma Beau – ‘Wild Heart’
Written by: Emma Beau

Electronic / Dance Award 
Presented by The Tshirt Mill
The Kite String Tangle – ‘Give It Time (feat. Aalias)’
Written by: Danny Harley and Aaron Kleinstub

Heavy Award
Presented by Crowbar Brisbane
Dead Letter Circus – ‘The Armour You Own’
Written by: Dead Letter Circus

Hip Hop / Rap Award
Presented by The Lanes
Resin Dogs – ‘Pack Your Bags’
Written by: David Atkins, Andrew Garvie and Aaron Pointer

Indigenous Award
Presented by Bose Professional
Emily Wurramara – ‘Lady Blue’
Written by: Emily Wurramara

Jazz Award
Presented by Azentro
The Biology of Plants – ‘Long Black’
Written by: Helen Svoboda and Joshua Ivory

Pop Award
Presented by Brisbane Marketing
Clea – ‘Dreaming’
Written by: Clea Pratt and Alistar Richardson

Regional Award
Presented by Rydges Fortitude Valley
Sahara Beck – ‘Here We Go Again’
Written by: Sahara Beck and Tony Buchen

Rock Award
Presented by Hutchinson Builders
The Jungle Giants – ‘Used To Be In Love’
Written by: The Jungle Giants

Schools Award
Presented by JMC Academy
Tokyo Twilight ‘Little Things (Feat. DVNA)’
Written by: Jack Giess and Dana Lowrey

Singer Songwriter Award
Presented by The Tivoli
Amy Shark – ‘I Said Hi’
Written by: Amy Shark

Soul / Funk / R’n’B Award
Presented by Katarzyna
Mark Peric – ‘The Sound of Light’
Written by: Marc Peric

World / Folk Award
Presented by BEMAC
Asha Jefferies – ‘Everybody Talks’
Written by: Asha Jefferies

Video Award
Presented by Running Boards
Buttah – ‘Ghost In The Machine’
Filmmaker: Murray Burt

Album of The Year
Tia Gostelow – ‘Thick Skin’

Song Of The Year
Clea – ‘Dreaming’
Written by: Clea Pratt and Alistar Richardson

Billy Thorpe Scholarship
Presented by Queensland Government
Pool Shop

Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement Award
Henry “Seaman” Dan

Export Achievement Award
Confidence Man

People’s Choice Awards Presented By Jack Daniel’s

Regional Venue of the Year

Metro Venue of the Year
The Triffid

Festival of the Year
Big Pineapple Music Festival


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