FESTIVAL OF MUSIC 2020
Fresh from making Queensland Music Awards history as the youngest ever winner of the Album of the Year Award is Tia Gostelow.
2018 was a tremendous year for Tia, with her debut album 'Thick Skin' received incredibly warmly all over the globe. This included a triple j album feature, Like A Version, serious global playlisting, sold out shows and invitations to Falls Festival, South By South West and The Great Escape.
Her single Strangers also just clicked over 4 million streams on Spotify, with her album reaching a collective 10M+. Tia wrote her debut solo single 'State Of Art' in 2015 when she was only 16 years old.
The song caught the attention of producer Konstantin Kersting (The Jungle Giants/Mallrat) and they recorded it together at Airlock studios in Brisbane. This was the start of a creative relationship that remained solid all the way through the recording process for her debut album 'Thick Skin'.
Growing up in the regional Queensland town of Mackay, Tia was isolated from a traditional music scene. She turned 18 and made the big move to Brisbane in early 2018. Tia and her band have played many shows now, including supporting the likes of Ball Park Music, Frightened Rabbit, The Rubens and Gomez.
Tia and her band mates have developed a live show to be reckoned with and 2019 couldn’t look brighter. As well her QMA success her national album has been presented by Triple J, and she is taking her first tour of Europe and the US.