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Luke Daniel Peacock enjoys a double win at the Queensland Music Awards


Luke Daniel Peacock. Image courtesy of the artist.


The Queensland music industry came together last night to celebrate the best of our state's music and songwriting talent at the 2016 Queensland Music Awards.

During the evening, singer-songwriter Luke Daniel Peacock was announced as the winner of Arts Queensland's Billy Thorpe Scholarship. 
The $10,000 Scholarship will provide Luke with structured support to help establish his career through career planning and advice, as well as the opportunity to record with a local producer. Luke also took out the Indigenous category at last night’s awards for his song Fruits Of Our Labour. 

In addition to Luke's solo career as a rock and roll musician, he also keeps busy as the front man of musical project The Painted Ladies, and as the keys player for the critically acclaimed rock band Halfway. Luke follows in the footsteps of previous Billy Thorpe Scholarship recipients, including teenage sensation Ayla, indie musician Jeremy Neale, and pop-rock band Astrid and The Asteroids.

The Billy Thorpe Scholarship is funded by Arts Queensland and administered by Q Music. Visit the Queensland Music Awards website to view the winners from other categories.