Brisbane's Powerhouse Theatre was abuzz last night with the Queensland music industry's most knowledgeable movers and shakers. Triple J's Gen Fricker was brought in to keep the crowd entertained which was a task not without some hiccups. There were a host of honoured guests presenting and impressive performances from nominated artists to start our toes tapping. Getting straight into the awards ceremony, alternative pop songstress Doolie started the dream run for the Sunshine Coast contingent with her win in the schools category for single 'Pristine'. Humble lads Bearfoot graciously accepted the Blues/Roots award for their nominated tune 'Impolite'. Ayla wooed the audience before scooping up the award in the regional category for her song 'Waiting', and the gorgeous Sahara Beck joined the winner's ranks with her award for 'Mother Mother' in the folk singer songwriter category. All in all, the Sunshine Coast has proven it is home to some amazing talent which has been recognised by industry peers and the public alike. The Queensland music awards are a fantastic recognition of hard work for these musicians, and they are all well deserved. Well done to all nominees and winners, don't forget to celebrate between the studio sessions and up coming gigs!
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