Live! Queensland band culture

Celebrate the soundtrack of our state as SLQ sets the stage for the music of Queensland.

Through live performances, exhibitions and events experience the passion of the fans and the talent of the bands that have excited Queenslanders since the 1850s.

Transit trivia

Q. Who are the only two Queensland bands to have ever topped the American Billboard Hottest 100?

A. The Bee Gees and Savage Garden.

The Bee Gees, who began their music career in Redcliffe, have had an impressive nine #1s in the American Billboard:

  • How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (1971)
  • Jive Talkin’ (1975)
  • You Should Be Dancing (1976)
  • How Deep Is Your Love (1977)
  • Stayin' Alive (1978)
  • Night Fever (1978)
  • Too Much Heaven (1979)
  • Tragedy (1979)
  • Love You Inside Out (1979)

Savage Garden, which was formed in Logan, achieved international success in the late 90s and early 2000s. Their two #1 US hits were:

  • Truly Madly Deeply (1998)
  • I Knew I Loved You (2000)

Q. Which internationally famous Queensland band started out at Corinda High School?

A. The Saints.

Chris Bailey, Ed Keupper and Ivor Hay were school mates at Corinda State High School. They formed Kid Galahad and the Eternals in 1973 before renaming the band to The Saints in 1974.