The Judges

Katie Noonan: A 4 x ARIA Award winning and 7 x platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer who first received widespread acclaim as the songstress of indie-pop band george and has since taken audiences on sublime excursions through Jazz, Pop and Classical music. In 2016 Katie was appointed Artistic Director of Queensland Music Festival.

Joc Curran: Mother, who owned and ran The Zoo live music venue from 1992 until 2016. Brisbane Laneway Festival promoter. Business woman, friend, who believes random acts of kindness can help change the world.

Leanne de Souza: An entrepreneur, arts advocate, facilitator and manager. Foundation board member of the Queensland Music Network Q MUSIC, a previous Executive Programmer of BIGSOUND (2006) and an experienced workshop facilitator for the boutique consultancy FIELDWORX. She has also lectured in music business at Griffith University, TAFE and JMC Academy.

Sean Sennett: An Australian music writer and songwriter. His work has been published in The Australian, The Age, Word and Rolling Stone (here and overseas). As a songwriter he is signed to Mushroom Publishing and has collaborated with the likes of Rob Hirst, Steve Kilbey, Ross Wilson and Kate Ceberano.

John Willsteed: Is a guitarist in award-winning Brisbane band Halfway, and toured the world through the late 80s in The Go-Betweens. He is a composer and sound editor with over 90 film and television credits, and is Head of Music at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

Annie Peterson: Annie Peterson is respected Queensland musician, creative producer, and manager of Arts organisations for 30 years, including: Program Director Woodford Folk Festival, Director Flipside Circus, Director Rhapsodaisy Music, creator/producer Women in Voice. Presently  Co-Director WIVPresents production company, and Music Program Development at Hummingbird House Palliative Care Centre.

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