Music

2007 Q Song Award Winners Announced

Queensland’s finest songwriters were recognized on Tuesday night at the 2nd annual Q Song Awards held at The Tivoli in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

The state’s music community was out in force to celebrate Queensland’s established and emerging artists as the winners of the 2007 Q Song awards were announced.

The night belonged to Cairns teenager Emma-Louise who took out both the Starving Kids/Audio Embassy Secondary School Award and the Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award for her song Kim’s Song and moved the audience with her heartfelt rendition of her winning song.

Meanwhile, local rock legend Tim Steward took out both the Skinny’s/ Rockinghorse Alternative Award and Ellaway’s Song of the Year for his song Not the Same from his debut solo album How Does It End.

Kev Carmody was recognized for his lifetime commitment to songwriting taking out the Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Grates managed to outdo Powderfinger and The Butterfly Effect by taking out the Published Song of the Year Award with Science is Golden while Kate Bradley showed up the boys by taking out the Modern Music Rock Award with the track No Start/Red Light from her forthcoming debut album.

Small Mercies and The Quickening delivered blistering performances and The Gin Club closed out the night to rapturous applause.

The 2007 Q Song Awards Winners are:

EMI Blues and Roots

Mason Rack (Mason Rack and Steve Balbi): Dust (GC)

Q Music World and Folk

Andrew Morris: See the Smoke (BRIS)

Modern Music Rock

Kate Bradley: No Start/ Red Light (BRIS)

Pinnacles Jazz

Louise Denson and Ingrid James: Time to Be (BRIS)

Song BMG Hip Hop

Briztronix (Scott Barker & Ben Eltham): Beats from the East (BRIS)

Skinny’s/Rockinghorse Alternative

Tim Steward: Not the Same (BRIS)

Nightlife Music and Video Pop

Keir Nuttall (Performed by Kate Miller Heidke): Shoebox (BRIS)

MGM Country

Chris Pickering: The Humming Song (BRIS)

Q Music Gospel/Spiritual

Jaime Wells: Just a Dreamer (BRIS)

Mission Australia Indigenous

Rich Man’s Hoax (Luke Peacock): Abacus (BRIS)

Starving Kids/Audio Embassy Secondary School

Emma Louise Lobb: Kims Song (Cairns)

APRA Electronic/Dance

PTY LTD (D Tainsh, T Tainsh, P Golikov): Make Amends (BRIS)

ABC Regional

The McMenamins (Fleur and Simon McMenamin): How it is (Nth Qld)

Q Music Primary School

Terry Reid & the Children of 7R, Trinity Anglican School, Cairns: Crikey Mate (Nth Qld)

4zzzFM 102.1 Punk/Metal

The Quickening (C Farrer, D Bell, S O’Donnell): The Lord Wine’s Press (BRIS)

The Courier- Mail People’s Choice Awards

Emma-Louise Lobb: Kim’s Song (Nth Qld)

Ellaways Song of the Year

Tim Steward: Not the Same

Published Song of the Year

The Grates: Science is Golden

Grant McLennan Lifetime Award

Kev Carmody

Q Music Award

Danny Widdicombe: Cold River