International Songwriting Competition- Aussie Finalists

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The International Songwriting Competition‘s list of finalists is out, boasting a very strong  Aussie showing. Maybe the judges are onto us now after Kate Miller-Heidke’s win last year, taking home US$25 000 in cash and a tonne of other prizes. We’ll be taking a look at artists from the list between now and the announcement of winners in April – there are just too many to do justice to in one post.


Ben Stewart – ‘Love Is A Cruel Machine’ (Brisbane)
Sparkadia – ‘Mary’ (Sydney)
Garth Adam – ‘The Boat’ (Edgecliffe, NSW)
Oh Mercy – ‘Get You Back’ (Melbourne)
Missing Hours – ‘Not For You’ (Geelong, VIC)
Mama Kin – ‘Tore My Heart Out’ (Fremantle, WA)
Matt Gow Joe & The Dead Leaves – ‘Come What May’ (Melbourne)
Matt Ellis – ‘Heart of Mine’ (Sydney)
Daxton – ‘Moody Liz’ (Sydney)
8 Ball Aitken – ‘ Yellow Moon’ (Brisbane)
Nadia Sunde – ‘The Goat and The Goose’ (Gold Coast, QLD)
Scared Weird Little Guys – ‘1985’ (Melbourne)
Col Meredith – ‘Colostomy Bag’ (Noosa Heads, QLD)
Andrew Cochrane, Simon Boyce – ‘Don’t Come Over ’til I’m Over You’ (Brisbane)
Troy Cassar-Daley – ‘I Love This Place’ (Brisbane)
Metals – ‘Drop Ya Guard’ (Melbourne)
Diamond Trick – ‘I Like Girlz’ (Geelong, VIC)
Sarah Blasko – ‘Bird on A Wire’ (Sydney)
Sam Buckingham – ‘Feel Like Walking’ (Sydney)
Nicola Watson – ‘Windmills’ (Hotham Hill, VIC)
Tom Poulter, Angela Cox – ‘Every Time’ (Shellharbour, NSW)
Roma Waterman – ‘Footsteps Of My Father’ (Melbourne)
Marcela Taylor – ‘Sand Storm’ (Melbourne)
Mark Isaacs – ‘Minsk’ (Como, NSW)
Cam MacKellar – ‘Where I’m Calling From ‘ (Killcare, NSW)
The Paper Scissors – ‘Howl’ (Sydney)
Mason Rachinger ‘Seen Her b4’ (Palm Beach, QLD)
Yves Klien Blue – ‘Polka’ (Brisbane)
Philadelphia Grand Jury – ‘The Good News’ (Sydney)
Bob Evans – ‘Pasha Bulker’ (Melbourne)
Andy Bull – ‘Small Town Girl’ (Sydney)
Chasing Bailey – ‘The Right Time ‘ (Waverton, NSW)
Faker – ‘This Heart Attack’ (Sydney)
True Live – ‘Look To The Skies’ (Dingley, VIC)
Heartbreak Club – ‘Chin Up’ (Sydney)
Eskimo Joe – ‘Foreign Land’ (Perth)
The Medics – ‘Joseph’ (Cairns, QLD)
Shihad – ‘One Will Hear The Other’ (Melbourne)
Children Collide – ‘Social Currency’ (Melbourne)
The Living End – ‘White Noise’ (Melbourne)
The Basics – ‘With This Ship’ (Melbourne)
Tom Ugly – ‘Bad With Love’ (Sydney)
Andrew James Redford – ‘City’ (Maroochydore, QLD)


One Response

  1. Angela, children's author

    February 28, 2010 12:39 pm

    Nadia Sunde won a Qld Sunnies Award Best Female Vocal back when she was lead singer of Spot the Dog, Brisbane’s best folk band. Now with children of her own she has turned her amazing songwriting skills to children’s music, writing and performing in Nadia’s Wish, a children’s musical theatre production at the State Library of Queensland in January this year. She also co-produced ‘the Gift’ a compilation of Australian women’s music for the charity, the Mother’s Milk Bank.
    You can hear the ‘Goat and the Goose’ and other songs from her new album, ‘Homespun’ at and

    C’mon everyone! Vote for Nadia as Most Popular children’s song on the ISC site
    She is the only Aussie! Oi oi oi.



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