The QUBE Effect 2021 winners

Find out about the winners of The QUBE Effect 2021 awards including the:

Winners were announced on Friday 25 June 2021 at Brisbane Powerhouse.

People's Choice Award - supported by Torn Parachute

  • Photography package by Torn Parachute
  • Video clip by Torn Parachute
  • $1000 cash prize by District Studios

The winner of the People’s Choice Award – supported by Torn Parachute is Shruthi.

Shruthi is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter. Shruthi’s main goal is for her audience to be captivated by her lyrics as well as her music. Each line has been written with deep rooted emotion so you can relate and feel connected to her music.

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

Innovation Award - supported by Dew Process

  • Public relations and marketing sessions by Dew Process
  • One session with a booking agent by Dew Process
  • Photography package by Torn Parachute
  • $500 cash prize

The winner of the Innovation Award – supported by Dew Process is Luatè.

Luatè is an emerging alternative pop singer/songwriter. A modern-day Nina Simone, Luatè creates highly emotive work carrying lyrics laden with viscous imagery.

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

Best Overall Performance - supported by The Tivoli

  • One support slot to a headline act at the Tivoli
  • One live show paid at the QMC by BEMAC
  • $500 Store DJ voucher

The winner of the Best Live Performance – supported by The Tivoli is Evangie.

Channelling the ferocity of female fronted indie rockers like Jessy Day and Paramore an air of glittering nostalgia and charming honesty surrounds this indie-rock goddess Evangie.

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

Lord Mayor’s Live Event Award

  • A paid performance opportunity at one of Council’s major entertainment events
  • Photography package by Torn Parachute
  • $300 Music Express voucher

The winner of the Lord Mayor’s City Hall Concerts Award is Amarri.

If Doja Cat and Cardi B had a baby, you would get Amarri. She’s a young rapper and singer with a great sound that will get you moving. 

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

List of 2021 finalists

  • Shruthi 
  • Isabel Wood
  • KAI-FI 
  • ALLORA 
  • Evangie 
  • Tripsitta 
  • Luatè  
  • Oh Bailey 
  • Flamingo Blonde 
  • Nathan MT 
  • Chloe Mae 
  • Young Vizzy 
  • Amarri
  • Lileth 
  • Kevin Collett 
  • Nebzy & SAEI 
  • Sentiment 
  • King Cortez 
  • Hello Jane 
  • Evie 
  • Keely 

More information

The QUBE Effect is a music program that provides development opportunities for young emerging Brisbane artists.

As part of the 2021 program, the 21 shortlisted acts received mentoring from industry experts, had their original songs professionally filmed and had the chance to win prizes.

Applications for The QUBE Effect 2022 will open on Monday 16 August 2021.

Last updated: 26 June 2021