2006 - 2010

From 2006 - 2010 the QMAs were known as The Q Song Awards. The winners for these years by category are below.

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

2006 The Boat People
Song Title: Unsettle My Heart
Writers: Robin Waters

2007 Tim Steward
Song Title: Not The Same

2008 The Gin Club
Song Title: Ten Paces Away
Writer: Ben Salter

2009 Timothy Carroll
Song Title: Danshyttan

2010 Hungry Kids of Hungary
Song Title: Wristwatch
Writers: Dean McGrath, Kane Mazlin, Ben Dalton, Ryan Strathie

 

THE COURIER-MAIL PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

2006  The Boat People
Song Title: Unsettle My Heart
Writers: Robin Waters

2007 Emma-Louise
Song Title: Kim's Song

2008 James Grehan            
Song Title: Til You Come Home

2009 Mexico City
Song Title: Baby You've Changed
Writers: Ben Carstens, Simon Radich, Matt Tanner, Adam Toole

2010 My Fiction
Song Title: Every June
Writers: Eric Robinson, James Laubscher, Mike Willmett, Danny Murphy

 

POP

2006  Kate Miller Hiedke
Song Title: Apartment

2007 Keir Nuttall
Song Title: Shoebox

2008 The John Steel Singers
Song Title: Strawberry Wine
Writers: Scott Bromiley / Tim Morrissey

2009 The John Steel Singers
Song Title: Rainbow Kraut
Writers: Tim Morrissey, Scott Bromiley, Peter Bernoth

2010  Dan Parsons
Song Title: Firestarter

 

ROCK

2006  [26]
Song Title: Friendly Fire
Writers: Nick O'Donnell, Drew Fellows, Ross Duckworth, Iain Wilson

2007 Kate Bradley
Song Title: No Start / Red Light

2008  The Gin Club
Song Title: Ten Paces Away
Writer: Ben Salter

2009 [26]
Song Title: Bring On the Colour Guard
Writers: Nick O'Donnell, Drew Fellows, Ross Duckworth, Iain Wilson

2010 Yves Klein Blue
Song Title: Getting Wise
Writer: Michael Tomlinson

 

GOSPEL/SPIRITUAL

2006 Ben Stewart
Song Title: Help Me Find My Way

2007 Jamie Wells
Song Title: Just a Dreamer

2008 Tyrone Noonan
Song Title: The Family Song

2009 Bec Shuker
Song Title: Holy Love
Writers: Bec Laughton

2010 Eric Ossebaar
Song Title: Messiah

 

COUNTRY

2006 Chris Pickering
Song Title: Better Off

2007 Chris Pickering
Song Title: The Humming Song

2008 Shari Williams
Song Title: Dusty Boots

2009 8 Ball Aitken
Song Title: Outback Booty Call

2010  The Duke Wilde Band
Song Title: Country Town
Writers: Nick Aitken, Duke Wilde

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL

2006 Sean Gagen
Song Title: What Is It?

2007 Emma-Louise
Song Title: Kim's Song

2008 Jonno Garcia & Shaun Pryor
Song Title: The Boat Song

2009 Andrew Redford
Song Title: City

2010 Freak Morice
Song Title: Rain
Writers: Kahlia Ferguson

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL

2006 Christalla Pippos
Song Title: Listen To Me
Writers: Christalla Pippos

2007 Terry Reid & the Children of 7R, Trinity Anglican School, Cairns
Song Title: Crikey Mate

2008 Woo Woos
Song Title: Love Chime
Writers: Jazz D'Arcy

2009  Romany Elmas
Song Title: Country Outback Girl

2010 Jessica Coleman
Song Title: Daddy
Writers: Jessica Coleman

 

ELECTRONICA / NEW MUSIC / DANCE

2006 My Ninja Lover
Song Title: Tin Cat
Writers: Samantha Humphries, Chris Buckridge, Paul Olditch

2007 PTY LTD
Song Title: Make Amends
Writers: Daniel Tainsh, TimTainsh, Pete Golikov

2008 Lawrence English
Song Title: Watching It Unfold

2009 The Rational Academy
Song Title: 2004
Writers: Benjamin Thompson

2010 Golden Sound
Song Title: Kafka Remixed
Writers: Peter Golikov

 

BLUES AND ROOTS

2006 The Gin Club
Song Title: Honey Don't
Writers: Ben Salter

2007 Mason Rack and Steve Balbi
Song Title: Dust

2008 8 Ball Aitken
Song Title: Yellow Moon

2009 Claire Whiting
Song Title: Heavy Stuff
Writers: Claire Whiting

2010  James Grehan
Song Title: Falling
Writers: James Grehan

 

JAZZ

2006 Sean Foran
Song Title: Mesmerisation
Writers: Sean Foran

2007 Louise Denson & Ingrid James
Song Title: Time To Be

2008 Misinterprotato
Song Title: Branching Out
Writers: Sean Foran

2009 Hannah Macklin
Song Title: The Walls
Writers: Hannah Macklin, Steve Newcomb

2010 Misinterprotato
Song Title: Sync
Writers: Sean Foran

 

INDIGENOUS

2006 Freddie Shortjoe
Song Title: Native Language Song

2007 Rich Mans Hoax
Song Title: Abacus
Writer: Luke Peacock

2008 Mathew Devitt
Song Title: Power

2009 Max Judo
Song Title: Whats Going On
Writer: Lucas Proudfoot

2010 Busby Marou
Song Title: Paint My Cup (Early 60's)
Writers: Thomas Busby, Jeremy Marou

 

PUNK/METAL

2006 Monkeybone
Song Title: Plausible Deniability
Writers: Mark Wells

2007 The Quickening
Song Title: The Lord's Wine Press
Writers: C Farrer, D Bell, S O'Donnell

2008 Torn Asunder
Song Title: Dearly Beloved

2009 Yeow Meow
Song Title: Boredoms
Writers: Benjamin Thompson

2010 Villains of Wilhelm
Song Title: The oh Yeah
Writers: Dan Moffitt, Jonathan Pickvance, Dylan Atherton, Liam Keats

 

ALTERNATIVE

2006 Jackie Marshall
Song Title: The Freeloader Regrets
                                                
2007 Tim Steward
Song Title: Not The Same

2008 James Grehan
Song Title: Til You Come Home

2009 Hungry Kids of Hungary
Song Title: Set It Right
Writers: Dean McGrath, Kane Mazlin, Ryan Strathie, Ben Dalton

2010  Hungry Kids of Hungary
Song Title: Wristwatch
Writers: Dean McGrath, Kane Mazlin, Ben Dalton , Ryan Strathie

 

REGIONAL

2006 Dr Octopus
Song Title: Feel No More
Writers: David Hayllar, Kimberley Law, Cameron Ayling, Alex Edwards, James Davidson, Luke Chidgey, Phil Kusiak

2007 Fleur and Simon McMenamin
Song Title: How it is

2008 Zennith
Song Title: Kuranda Reggae
Writers: Aden Brim

2009 James Grehan
Song Title: Til You Come Home

2010 James Grehan
Song Title: Falling

 

HIP HOP / R&B / URBAN

2006 The Winnie Coopers
Song Title: Analgesic Remix
Writers: Charlie Thomson

2007 Briztronix
Song Title: Beats From The East
Writers: Scott Barker & Ben Eltham

2008 Common Ground
Song Title: Common Ground
Writers: Contact Crew

2009 Laneous & The Family-Yah
Song Title: BubbleGum
Writers: Laneous (L.Mitchell)

2010 Impossible Odds
Song Title: Soul Of The Troubadour
Writers: Fred Leone, Callum Robertson, James Vincent

 

WORLD AND FOLK

2006 Women In Docs
Song Title: Times Like These
Writers: Ros Pappalardo

2007 Andrew Morris
Song Title: See the smoke

 

WORLD

2008  Tibet2Timbuk2
Song Title: Crane Song
Writers: Tenzin Choegyal

2009 View From Madeleine's Couch
Song Title: Bom Fazer
Writers: Anje West, Owen Newcomb

2010 Alesa Lajana
Song Title: The Owl, The Fairy and the Grasshopper
Writers: Alesa Lajana Borsboom

 

FOLK / BALLAD

2008 Ben Salter 
Song Title: You, Me and the Sea

2009 Timothy Carroll
Song Title: Danshyttan

2010 Mardi Lumsden & the Rising Seas
Song Title: Classified (WVTM)
Writer: Mardi Lumsden

 

PACIFIC ISLAND

2010 Bobby Alu
Song Title: One to Wait
Writers: Charles Wall

 

Q MUSIC ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD

2006  Kate Bradley
Song Title: Don't You Choose Me

2007 Danny Widdicombe
Song Title: Cold River

2008 Steve Grady
Song Title: Maybe We’ve Met Before

2009 Ange Takats
Song Title: Tip Toes

2010 The Cairos
Song Title: Todays Song
Writers: Alistar Richardson, Alfio Alivuzza, Michael Bylund - Cloonan, Reuben Schaffer

 

RHYTHM AND BLUES

2006 Dakuta
Song Title: Pulp Funky
Writers: Carlin, Gundell, Delacey, Samiec, Williams

 

PUBLISHED SONG OF THE YEAR

2006 Bernard Fanning
Song Title: Songbird

2007 The Grates
Song Title: Silence is Golden

2008 Robert Forster
Song Title: From Ghost Town

2009 Troy Cassar-Daley
Song Title: Big Big Love

2010 David McCormack
Song Title: I Don’t Even Know Where To Start

 

BILLY THORPE SCHOLARSHIP

2009 Alan Boyle

2010 Andrew Redford

 

GRANT MCLENNAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

2006 Grant McLennan

2007 Kev Carmody

2008 Mike Chapman

2009 Bee Gees

2010 Carol Lloyd