News February 7, 2019

Amy Shark, Jungle Giants, Tia Gostelow & Cub Sport among QMA finalists

Amy Shark, Jungle Giants, Tia Gostelow & Cub Sport among QMA finalists

Amy Shark, Ball Park Music, Jungle Giants, DZ Deathrays, Tia Gostelow, The Kite String Tangle, Cub Sport, Resin Dogs, Emily Wurramara, Elixir, Butterfingers, Sahara Beck, Holiday Party and San Mei were among finalists for the announced this morning.

These are held on Tuesday, March 19 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane.

Hosted by The Grates’ Patience Hodgson and comedian Mel Buttle (who present The Minutes podcast), performers announced so far include Amy Shark, DZ Deathrays, Clea, Emma Beau and Tokyo Twilight.

The finalists are:

Blues / Roots Award (presented by Bluesfest)

Bobby Alu, Move, Sunshine Coast

Emily Wurramara Tap Sticks, Brisbane

Hussy Hicks, Mutiny, Gold Coast

Leanne Tennant, Everspin, City of Cairns

Country Award (presented by Winton’s Way Out West Fest)

Brad Butcher, More To The Story, Brisbane

Bridget O’Shannessy, Some Other Girl, Brisbane

Chloe Styler, When Your Light Burns, Gold Coast

Emma Beau, Wild Heart, Sunshine Coast

Electronic / Dance Award (presented by The Tshirt Mill)

Holiday Party, Dream State, Brisbane

Machine Age, Fighting, Brisbane

The Kite String Tangle, Give It Time feat. Aalias, Brisbane

Young Franco, Girls Don’t Cry feat. Maribelle, Brisbane

Heavy Award (presented by Crowbar Brisbane)

AERIALS, Drawing Blood, Brisbane

Being Jane Lane, Next Step, Brisbane

Dead Letter Circus, The Armour You Own, Brisbane

Like Thieves, Never See It Coming, Brisbane

Hip Hop / Rap Award (Presented by The Lanes)

G Elenil, Something, Brisbane

Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell, The Dash, Gold Coast

Resin Dogs, Pack Your Bags, Brisbane

Soul Mechanics feat. Master Wolf, Blendin’, Gold Coast

Indigenous Award (presented by Bose Professional)

Emily Wurramara, Lady Blue, Brisbane

McDermott & North, Broken Girl, Brisbane

Robbie Miller, Baby, Brisbane

Tia Gostelow, Strangers feat. LANKS, Brisbane

Jazz Award (presented by Azentro)

Andrew Butt Trio +, Basie’s Butterfly Waltz, Brisbane

Elixir feat. Katie Noonan, La La Land, Sunshine Coast

Nimble, Starlight, Gold Coast

The Biology of Plants, Long Black, Brisbane

Pop Award (presented by Brisbane Marketing)

Clea,  Dreaming, Brisbane

Cub Sport , Sometimes, Brisbane

Eves Karydas, Couch, Brisbane

Future Jr. Sentimental Trick, Brisbane

Regional Award (presented by Rydges Fortitude Valley)

Amy Shark, I Said Hi, Gold Coast

Ayla, Small Talk, Sunshine Coast

Sahara Beck, Here We Go Again, Sunshine Coast

San Mei, Wonder, Gold Coast

Rock Award (presented by Hutchinson Builders)

DZ Deathrays, Like People, Brisbane

San Mei, Wonder, Gold Coast

The Jungle Giants, Used To Be In Love, Brisbane

WAAX, Labrador, Brisbane

Schools Award (presented by JMC Academy)

Fleet Street, Feel Something, Brisbane

Marco, When I Was A Ghost, Brisbane

Tokyo Twilight, Little Things feat. DVNA, City of Logan

We Build Spaceships, Jenny is a Nightmare, Brisbane

Singer-Songwriter Award (presented by The Tivoli)

Amy Shark, I Said Hi, Gold Coast

Emily Wurramara, Milyakburra,  Brisbane

Sahara Beck, Here We Go Again, Sunshine Coast

Tia Gostelow,  Strangers feat. LANKS, Brisbane

Soul / Funk / R’n’B Award (presented by Katarzyna)

Dana Gehrman, Hands Tied, Brisbane

Mark Peric, The Sound of Light, Moreton Bay

Pink Matter, Giant, Brisbane

RIVAH, Flood, City of Logan

World / Folk Award (presented by BEMAC)

Anna & Jordan, Running On, Sunshine Coast

Asha Jefferies, Everybody Talks, Brisbane

Emily Wurramara, Lady Blue, Brisbane

Gone Molly, The Miners Way, Brisbane

Video Award (presented by Running Boards)

Ball Park Music, Hands Off My Body, Brisbane 

Buttah, Ghost in the Machine, Townsville

Butterfingers, Bullet To The Head, Brisbane 

Omegachild, Fifth Dimension, Mackay

Also to be announced on the night will be the recipient of Arts Queensland’s $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship, to be chosen from Jaguar Jonze, Pool Shop, RIVAH and Sweater Curse. 

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