The QUBE Effect 2019 winners

Find out about the winners of The QUBE Effect 2019 awards including the:

Winners were announced on Thursday 11 July at Brisbane Powerhouse.

Telstra Innovation Award

  • Perform at Splendour In The Grass Music and Arts Festival 2019
  • $2000 cash prize compliments of Telstra
  • BOSE S1 Pro Multi Position Speaker.

The winner of the Telstra Innovation Award is The Jensens.

Known for their electric live performances and distinctive brand of new wave indie rock. Bonding over both listening to music and the craft of creating music, the group of five have been fine-tuning their sound while touring the country.

You can also view this video on Council's YouTube channel

People’s Choice Award

  • Perform at End of the Line Festival in Woolloongabba
  • $500 Sonic Sherpa Records voucher
  • BOSE S1 Pro Multi Position Speaker.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award is Selfish Sons

Selfish Sons are a three-piece alternative rock band. Combining the nostalgic sounds of 90’s rock with dark poetic lyricism. These brothers have established themselves as eccentric entertainers with an undeniably powerful sound.

You can also view this video on Council's YouTube channel

JMC Best Original Song Award

  • Perform at QAGOMA Up Late
  • JMC Academy Short Course
  • JMC Recording Session with ARIA Award Winning Producer Magoo
  • BOSE S1 Pro Multi Position Speaker.

The winner of the JMC Best Original Song Award is The Jensens.

Known for their electric live performances and distinctive brand of new wave indie rock. Bonding over both listening to music and the craft of creating music, the group of five have been fine-tuning their sound while touring the country.

You can also view this video on Council's YouTube channel

QPAC Green Jam Award

  • Perform at QPAC Green Jam
  • Publicity 101 Package with Secret Sounds PR
  • BOSE S1 Pro Multi Position Speaker.

The winner of the QPAC Green Jam Award is Hope D

Alternative pop/rock singer Hope D, began writing and playing music at age nine. Since the age of 18 she’s been incessantly hitting the stage. Her compelling and free flowing lyrics layered on looped acoustic guitar riffs makes for an engaging live show.

You can also view this video on Council's YouTube channel.

Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concert Award

  • Perform at Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concert
  • JMC Academy Short Course
  • BOSE S1 Pro Multi Position Speaker.

The winner of the Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts Award is Xander Holmes

Xander Holmes is a 19 year old singer-songwriter. Genres include indie rock, ambient and electronic. He takes influence from Jeff Buckley, Matt Corby, Bon Iver, Radiohead and Mutemath.

You can also view this video on Council's YouTube channel.

List of finalists

  • Annie Joelle
  • Apollø
  • Dopamine
  • Emma Whines
  • Foxymoron
  • Georgie Neilsen and The Growing Pains
  • Hayley Marsten
  • Hope D
  • Jarom
  • Jbox
  • Jordan Dozzi  
  • Josh Crawford
  • Mack Ridge
  • Milow Pye 
  • Order Sixty6
  • Phoebe Sinclair
  • S.A.B
  • Saint Barae
  • Selfish Sons
  • Sycco
  • The Blockades
  • The Jensens
  • Vesper Green
  • Xander Holmes.

Terms and conditions

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More information

The QUBE Effect is a music program that provides development opportunities for emerging and professional Brisbane musicians.

As part of the 2019 program, the 24 shortlisted bands played live at Eat Street Northshore, received mentoring from industry experts, had their original songs professionally filmed and had the chance to win over $20,000 worth of prizes.

Watch the video playlist of all The QUBE Effect 2019 finalists.

Last updated:12 July 2019