Clea and Tia Gostelow clean up at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards

Some great emerging talents have cleaned up at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards with Clea and Tia Gostelow taking home the cake.

Brisbane pop singer Clea picked up two awards for her huge single Dreaming, whilst emerging artist Tia Gostelow broke records with her debut album, Thick Skin. 

The Queensland Music Awards have highlighted some formidable young talents to keep your eyes on. Clea, Tia Gostelow and Tokyo Twilight are among the names to take home awards.

Clea’s swirling single Dreaming took home the Pop Award and Song of the Year, the latter of which earned her a plaque on Brisbane’s Valley Walk of Fame. Tia, on the other hand, is the youngest artist to win album of the year at just 19 years old. Congrats!

The award ceremony took place at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds, and included performances from Amy Shark, DZ Deathrays, Clea, Tokyo Twilight and many more.

Prolific songwriter and Album of the Year nominee, Emily Wurramara won the Indigenous Award for Lady Blue and the Blues and Roots Award for Tap Sticks, while the 17-year old Queenslander Tokyo Twilight took home the School Award for Little Things. 

Plenty of amazing artists won prestigious awards and you can check the full list below. However, the most exciting part is the emergence of formidable young talent taking home titles and smashing records.


Blues/Roots Award

Emily Wurramara – Tap Sticks

Country Award

Emma Beau – Wild Heart

Electronic/Dance Award

The Kite String Tangle – Give It Time (feat. Aalias)

Heavy Award

Dead Letter Circus – The Armour You Own

Hip Hop/Rap Award

Resin Dogs – Pack Your Bags

Indigenous Award

Emily Wurramara – Lady Blue

Jazz Award

The Biology of Plants – Long Black

Pop Award

Clea – Dreaming

Regional Award

Sahara Beck – Here We Go Again

Rock Award

The Jungle Giants – Used To Be In Love

Schools Award

Tokyo Twilight – Little Things (Feat. DVNA)

Singer-Songwriter Award

Amy Shark – I Said Hi

Soul/Funk/R&B Award

Mark Peric – The Sound of Light

World/Folk Award

Asha Jefferies – Everybody Talks

Video Award

Buttah – Ghost In The Machine

Album of The Year

Tia Gostelow – Thick Skin

Song Of The Year

Clea – Dreaming

Billy Thorpe Scholarship

Pool Shop

Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement Award

Henry “Seaman” Dan

Export Achievement Award

Confidence Man

People’s Choice Awards

Regional Venue of the Year


Metro Venue of the Year

The Triffid

Festival of the Year

Big Pineapple Music Festival