LOGAN band The Brave won a gong at last night’s Queensland Music Awards.
The five-piece made up of Nathan Toussaint on vocals, Daniel Neucom on bass, Kurt Thomson and David Mead on guitar and Brent Thomson on drums won the heavy category for the song, Etheral.
The Queensland Music Awards honour the state’s top songwriters and musicians.
Far North Queensland songwriter singer songwriter Greta Stanley won the $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship which supports emerging musicians.
Queensland arts minister Leeanne Enoch said the scholarship would help Greta record with an established producer and receive professional development from Chugg Entertainment.
“Greta is turning heads with her youthful, electric and emotional songs,” Ms Enoch said.
Gold Coaster Amy Shark won five gongs including best singer songwriter and the pop category for her Weekends.
Brisbane muso Jeremy Neale won song of the year for his song Dancin’ & Romancin’ which also won the rock category.
The Jungle Giants’ Quiet Ferocity won album of the year while The Kite String Tangle’s The Prize, featuring Bridgett Amofah, won the electronic dance category.
Ms Enoch congratulated finalists across the QMAs’ 25 categories.
The Queensland Government supports QMusic, and the state’s contemporary music industry, through Arts Queensland’s Organisations Fund and other investment programs.
The winners included:
Blues and roots: Karl S Williams Blood to Give
Country: Brad Butcher: Well Dressed Man
Soul, funk, R&B: Eleea, Without You
Hip hop: Crooked White, Put Me On
Video: Waxx: Same, Same
Hear all the winnings songs online