People’s Choice Award – Casey Barnes

People’s Choice Award – Casey Barnes

Casey Barnes’ music has made an impact around the world. He’s had hits in Europe, written songs in America, appeared in top-rating TV shows in Australia, and played alongside many international stars. His songs are honest and heartfelt. Casey has gone on...
Emerging Artist of the Year – Hanlon Brothers

Emerging Artist of the Year – Hanlon Brothers

Where most bands stay well within the boundaries of conventional music genres, the Hanlon Brothers love to push the limits of musical expression. From their inception as a band in 2012, the Hanlon Brothers have melded a wide variety of styles, cultures and genres into...
Music Event of the Year – Buskers by the Creek

Music Event of the Year – Buskers by the Creek

This two-day local festival is a free community event showcasing live talent on the Gold Coast. It promotes the old-fashioned art of busking while bringing the community together in an outdoor celebration of culture. It celebrates the grass roots, the unknown, the...
Artist of the Year – Karl S. Williams

Artist of the Year – Karl S. Williams

Karl S. Williams grew up in a nowhere rural river town and somewhere between the flooded cane fields and deep forests came to identify with the music of the southern United States. His sound is strongly influenced by the blues of the Mississippi delta but also...