Introducing Finalists And Live Performances For The 2019 Queensland Music Awards

Finalists for the 2019 Queensland Music Awards revealed. Finalists for the 2019 Queensland Music Awards revealed.

Some of the state's best emerging musical talent are set to walk the red carpet and strut their stuff onstage at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards.


A diverse group of finalists featuring emerging and established songwriters from all over Queensland has been selected by over 70 judges.

Finalists for the 2019 Queensland Music Awards include Emily Wurramara, Tia Gostelow, Sahara Beck, Cub Sport, Holiday Party, The Jungle Giants, San Mei, Amy Shark, with the full list provided below.


Joining these artists are the nominees for the $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The 2019 finalists are: Jaguar Jonze, Pool Shop, RIVAH and Sweater Curse.

The awards presentation will be accompanied by live performances on the night from Amy Shark, DZ Deathrays, Clea, Emma Beau and Tokyo Twilight plus more to be announced.

Held at Royal International Convention Centre (Brisbane Showgrounds), this year’s QMAs will be hosted by The Grates’ Patience Hodgson and comedian Mel Buttle, who have honed a witty repartee producing their popular podcast 'The Minutes'.

The 2019 Queensland Music Awards is on at Royal International Convention Centre (Brisbane) 19 March.



2019 Queensland Music Award Finalists



Blues/Roots Award

Bobby Alu - 'Move'
Emily Wurramara - 'Tap Sticks'
Hussy Hicks - 'Mutiny'
Leanne Tennant - 'Everspin'

Country Award

Brad Butcher - 'More To The Story'
Bridget O'Shannessy - 'Some Other Girl'
Chloe Styler - 'When Your Light Burns'
Emma Beau - 'Wild Heart'

Electronic/Dance Award

Holiday Party - 'Dream State'
Machine Age - 'Fighting'
The Kite String Tangle - 'Give It Time' feat. Aalias
Young Franco - 'Girls Don't Cry' feat. Maribelle

Heavy Award

AERIALS - 'Drawing Blood'
Being Jane Lane - 'Next Step'
Dead Letter Circus - 'The Armour You Own'
Like Thieves - 'Never See It Coming'

Hip hop/Rap Award

G Elenil - 'Something'
Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell - 'The Dash'
Resin Dogs - 'Pack Your Bags'
Soul Mechanics feat. Master Wolf - 'Blendin''

Indigenous Award

Emily Wurramara - 'Lady Blue'
McDermott & North - 'Broken Girl'
Robbie Miller - 'Baby'
Tia Gostelow - 'Strangers' feat. LANKS

Jazz Award

Andrew Butt Trio - 'Basie's Butterfly Waltz'
Elixir feat. Katie Noonan - 'La La Land'
Nimble - 'Starlight'
The Biology of Plants - 'Long Black'

Pop Award

Clea - 'Dreaming'
Cub Sport - 'Sometimes'
Eves Karydas - 'Couch'
Future Jr. - 'Sentimental Trick'

Regional Award

Amy Shark - 'I Said Hi'
Ayla - 'Small Talk'
Sahara Beck - 'Here We Go Again'
San Mei - 'Wonder'

Rock Award

DZ Deathrays - Like People
San Mei - Wonder
The Jungle Giants - 'Used To Be In Love'
WAAX - 'Labrador'

Schools Award

Fleet Street - 'Feel Something'
Marco - 'When I Was A Ghost'
Tokyo Twilight - 'Little Things' feat. DVNA
We Build Spaceships - 'Jenny is A Nightmare'

Singer Songwriter Award

Amy Shark - 'I Said Hi'
Emily Wurramara - 'Milyakburra'
Sahara Beck - 'Here We Go Again'
Tia Gostelow - 'Strangers' feat. LANKS

Soul/Funk/R&B Award

Dana Gehrman - 'Hands Tied'
Mark Peric - 'The Sound Of Light'
Pink Matter - 'Giant'
RIVAH - 'Flood'

World/Folk Award

Anna & Jordan - 'Running On'
Asha Jefferies - 'Everybody Talks'
Emily Wurramara - 'Lady Blue'
Gone Molly - 'The Miners Way'

Video Award

Ball Park Music - 'Hands Off My Body'
Buttah - 'Ghost In The Machine'
Butterfingers - 'Bullet To The Head'
Omegachild - 'Fifth Dimension'

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