Sycco Makes QMAs History As Album & People’s Choice Awards Finalists Revealed

14 March 2023 | 1:00 pm | Mary Varvaris

"The stories told through our music in the last year paint a picture of the depth and history of Queensland life."

(Natalie Strijland (QMusic), Sycco, Cr Vicki Howard (Brisbane City Council))

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First Nations artist Sasha McLeod, who you know as Sycco, has made history as today, she receives her second consecutive plaque on The Valley Walk Of Fame in Brunswick Street Mall for her Song Of The Year win (My Ways) at the 2022 Queensland Music Awards

She’s the only artist to be featured twice on the prestigious Walk Of Fame.

“I truly believe Queenslanders make the best music, and I’m happy to see Sycco celebrated for their great achievements once again,” Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said in congratulating Sycco. 

Schrinner continued, “It’s a testament to Sasha’s undeniable talent and hard work that’s been put in to earn two consecutive Song of the Year awards. 

"It is also a moment to recognise the unmatched level of quality and consistency that is coming out of our local music industry. Council will continue to proudly support this dynamic industry that adds so much to our economy and culture.”

As well as Sycco’s monumental achievement, the Queensland Music Awards have unveiled Beddy Rays, Ball Park Music, Hatchie (Giving The World Away) and Mallrat (Butterfly Blue) as finalists for this year’s Album Of The Year award, joining the already bursting 74 musicians vying for gongs at the event on Tuesday, March 28 at The Fortitude Music Hall. 

QMusic CEO Kris Stewart acknowledged the artists’ stories about Brisbane in a statement: “The stories told through our music in the last year, particularly through our albums, paint a picture of the depth and history of Queensland life. 

"From Ball Park Music’s seventh album Weirder and Weirder to Beddy Ray’s debut self-titled album, the breadth of our state’s experience is on show, and it’s brilliant to see.”

The finalists for the People’s Choice Awards, represented by Oztix and The Music, have also been narrowed down to Fortitude Music Hall and Miami Marketta for Metro Venue of the Year, Sol Bar and Tanks Art Centre for Regional Venue of the Year, Caloundra Music Festival and Gympie Music Muster for Festival of the Year, and Kingston Butter Factory and the Fortitude Music Hall will vie for the inaugural Queensland’s Accessible Venue of the Year.

View all the finalists for this year’s Queensland Music Awards here.