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Bee Gees’ Brisbane roots honoured

Members of Brisbane band The John Steel Singers celebrate their win at the Q Song Music Awards: Amber Forsyth

Members of Brisbane band The John Steel Singers celebrate their win at the Q Song Music Awards: Amber Forsyth

The Bee Gees were honoured with a lifetime achievement award for their contribution to songwriting at the fourth annual Q Song Awards ceremony last night.

Accepting the award via video, Robin and Garry Gibb gave the longest acceptance speech of the night, taking guests down memory lane with anecdotes from their roots in Redcliffe.

Popular live venue The Tivoli played host to the sold out crowd, there to celebrate Queensland’s hardest working and most melodious musicians.

Poor catering didn’t affect the mood of the crowd, with industry professionals and fans being treated to a solid line up of Queensland success stories, including The Hungry Kids of Hungary – recent Triple J Unearthed and alternative song award winners for their tune Set It Right.

Regional and Indigenous award winner Aden Brim opened the night with his band Zennith.

Brisbane’s Timothy Carroll went home with his hands full, winning both the People’s Choice Award and Best Folk Ballad for Danshyttan – a song inspired by his girlfriend’s Swedish hometown.

Girlfriends were a common theme on the night with Brisbane boys The John Steel Singers – who took home Best Pop Song Award for Rainbow Kraut – disappointing fans by thanking their girlfriends.

Previous multi-award winners The Boat People closed the night, performing hits from their 2008 album Chandelier.