Much-loved indie pop sensation Amy Shark has taken out Artist of the Year at the fourth annual Gold Coast Music Awards.
The 32-year-old local singer-songwriter claimed the top award for the second year in a row.
Miami Tavern’s Shark Bar also took home a gong, winning venue of the year, whilst folk duo Hollow Coves walked away with two awards including breakout artist of the year and song of the year for their hit Coastline.
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Judging panel chair and Queensland Conservatorium deputy director, Donna Weston said the breadth and depth of Gold Coast talent entered into this year’s Awards was outstanding.
“The Gold Coast is certainly not starved for musical choice,” Ms Weston said.
The winners were announced on the picturesque Gold Coast beachfront overnight with a massive free concert which kicked off the Surfers Paradise LIVE festival.
FULL LIST OF 2018 GOLD COAST MUSIC AWARD WINNERS:
Album of the Year
Hussy Hicks – On The Boundaries
Artist of the Year
Breakout artist of the year
Event of the year
Live act of the year
The Mason Rack Band
Song of the year
Hollow Coves – Coastline
Venue of the year
Miami Tavern Shark Bar
Video of the year
Lane Harry x Ike Campbell – The Dash