The Award supports the state’s emerging female singer-songwriters.
Each year, one exceptional Queensland artist is awarded the funding to help record an original album or EP with a tour, as well as help broaden their experience in the music industry, connecting them to some of Queensland’s most respected artists.
Ms Potter has used the opportunity and Lloyd’s legacy to make crucial industry connections and take the next step in her career.
“Being able to do that in these early Moreton days is a very special opportunity that I am truly grateful for, and to do so in the name of such a spirited woman, Carol Lloyd, makes it all the more empowering and significant.”
Carol Lloyd was the first Australian female singer-songwriter to front a successful rock band, making her name in the ultimate boys club when she started out with Railroad Gin in the 1970s.
Her ground-breaking, worldwide EMI publishing contract saw Carol release hits like A Matter of Time, Do Ya Love Me and You Told The World in 27 countries.
Carol Lloyd lost her battle with pulmonary fibrosis in February, but the wild woman of rock’s spirit lives on.
The submission process for the Carol Lloyd Award involves both written and recorded material – more details, terms and conditions can be found at here.
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