Sycco doubles at the Queensland Music Awards 2022
With two wins, including the coveted Song of the Year, Sycco was the big winner on Tuesday night (March 29) at the 2022 Queensland Music Awards in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
The singer and songwriter marked her class at the 2022 ceremony, where her Future Classic single “My Ways” won the pop award and the night’s final category, song of the year.
The Brisbane youngster (real name Sasha McLeod) now has the unusual distinction of winning those same two honors in consecutive years.
The last act to win pop and song of the year on the same night was Amy Shark in 2017.
Local heavyweights The Jungle Giants won the album award for signs of love; Asha Jefferies won the folk award for “Crybaby” and Casey Barnes won the country trophy for “God Took His Time On You.”
iiiConic snagged the hip-hop award for “Okay” and charmed the audience with a speech in which he pointed out to those who felt unloved that he “loves everyone.”
Waax took home the rock award for “Most Hated Girl,” an unexpected victory that allowed singer Marie “Maz” DeVita to show the type of enthusiasm rarely seen outside of a big final win.
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“We’ve been doing this for almost 10 fucking years,” she said. “But it’s really nice to be recognized as rock dogs.”
Industrial artist Zheani announced herself to the music industry by winning heavyweight and emerging artist of the year awards, quickly emphasizing that she’s here to “represent the freaks.” The Central Queensland performer then gave the audience more than expected when, as she walked off the catwalk, she lifted her dress for the most cheeky moment of the night.
The soundbite of the evening belonged to contemporary classical winner Corrina Bonshek (for “Dreams Of the Earth”), who pointed out that “most composers are usually men, they are usually dead, so winning this award is special. “.
The Queensland Music Awards are now in their 16th year. Organized by QMusic, the 2022 edition was held at Fortitude Music Hall, with guests in the house including Go-Betweens drummer Lindy Morrison, who presented three awards; Plum of Thelma; Sarah McLeod; Harvey Lister, president and CEO of the Asia-Pacific division of ASM Global; and Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for the Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch MP.
Full list of winners 2022
Pop: Sycco — My manners
Folk: Asha Jefferies — Crybaby
Hip Hop: iiiConic – OK
Music for Children: The Mini Moshers — New Shoes
Jazz: IMPULSE Orchestra — Sound figure
Soul/Funk/RNB: Miiesha — Designed for Silence
Rock: Waax — Most Hated Girl
Blues & Roots: Sue Ray — Take Me Away
Heavy: Zheani – F*** the Hollywood cult
Billy Thorpe Scholarship — Cloe Terare
Electronics: Natt Dunn, Hayden James, Gorgon City — Heavy Duty
Brisbane singer-songwriter Sycco celebrates two for two. (Supplied: Simone Gorman-Clark)
World: Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra — Welcome to the Neighborhood: Taiwan (就當家裡)
Contemporary Classic: Corrina Bonshek — Dreams of the Earth
Youth: Paulina — Parasite
Emerging Artist of the Year: Zheani
Country: Casey Barnes – God took his time for you
Indigenous: Jem Cassar-Daley — Letting Go
Regional/Away: Nat Dunn, Hayden James, Gorgon City — Ironclad
Video: Marcario De Souza, Allan Hardy, Dayna Yates, Cam Pianta, Tyson Lloyd, Kelly Holden – Every Time – Example with What So Not & Lucy Lucy
Song of the Year: Sycco — My Ways
Album of the Year: The Jungle Giants — Love Signs
Best Selling Single: Keith Urban with P!nk — One Too Many
Best-Selling Album: Amy Shark—Cry Forever
QMusic Lifetime Achievement Award: Mop & The Dropouts
Innovation Award: 4ZZZ
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