Lee Duffield

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Carroll wins top gong at Q Song Awards

Brisbane boy Timothy Carroll’s Dansyhttan was named Song of the Year at the fourth annual Q Song Awards last night.

In place of a traditional acceptance speech, the young singer-songwriter sang a shortened version of his own song Peggy Gordon to a rapt crowd.

Having earlier received the folk ballad award also for Dansyhttan, Carroll was in understandably high spirits.

“To be honest I’m quite shocked”, Carroll said.

“But very thrilled to have won.”

The event, held at the popular Brisbane music venue The Tivoli, saw a wide variety of artists from around Queensland being acknowledged.

Between awards, the audience was treated to live performances by some of Queensland’s finest artists from a diverse range of genres.

Performances ranged from the Indigenous reggae of Zennith to the improvisational jazz of Misinterprotato, as well as the indie-pop of the Hungary Kids of Hungary.

Industry names such as music critic Noel Mengel from The Courier-Mail and Robert Forster from the iconic Brisbane band The Go-Betweens were there.

The Bee Gees accepted the Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement Award  via a pre-recorded video clip before a stunned crowd.

In the clip the infamously frosty Barry and Robin Gibb were shown joking and reminiscing about their childhood spent at Redcliffe.

“The first songs we ever wrote were on the beaches at Redcliffe,” said Barry Gibb.

For the full list of award winners head to www.qsong.com.au.