The City of Logan shined at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) with local act Tokyo Twilight receiving the coveted Schools Award.
Shailer Park’s Jack Giess, 17, is the face behind Tokyo Twilight.
On Tuesday night Jack not only received the Schools Award for his electronic track, Little Things, featuring DVNA, he also performed as part of the awards showcase.
City of Logan Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley congratulated Jack on his achievement.
“We were thrilled to have three Logan artists included in this year’s awards and are especially proud about Jack’s win,” Cr Dalley said.
Along with Jack, the night also included Logan artist RIVAH (Bec Laughton) and Kitch (Tu’uga)/Jungaji, a former Logan resident.
RIVAH was one of the finalists for the $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship which was awarded to Pool Shop and Kitch (Tu’uga)/Jungaji was nominated in the Indigenous Award category.
Cr Dalley said Council was excited about the success of its local artists.
“It is a credit to our city to have three artists heavily involved in this year’s QMAs and especially to have Tokyo Twilight take out one of the main categories.
“It is one of the reasons why we are throwing our support behind Logan Live Music Month in July as we have some wonderful musical talent in our city which deserves to be showcased.”
As well as winning an award, Jack also wowed the crowd with his performance when he took to the stage along with performers including Amy Shark, DZ Deathrays, Clea and Emma Beau.
Jack said he was overwhelmed to hear he’d won the Schools Award.
He now plans to keep up the hard work and produce more singles and eventually an album.
“I’ve put out two singles already and got a few new singles I’m working on,” Jack said.
“I like to work on the go and I feel my most creative when I’m sitting on a bus or train.”
Jack said his music was more chill and mellow than traditional electronic pop describing it as “ambient electronic pop”.
More than 70 judges from across Australia crowned 23 winners selected from a diverse group of emerging and established songwriters at the QMAs held at the Brisbane Showground’s Royal International Convention Centre.
Listen to all the QMA finalists and discover the best in Queensland music via QMA on Spotify or on the QMA website – queenslandmusicawards.com.au