In November 2013, Queer Radio was chosen by an independent panel of judges to win the CAN Awards 2013 Media Award. The Community Action Network Awards were first introduced in 1997 to recognize achievement that is positive and makes a difference in the inner city areas of Brisbane. Coordinated by the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, the award citation reads "For excellence in journalism/social media which promotes the social inclusion and equality for all".
Ben Mitchell is an indie-folk/indie-pop-rock and alt-country-blues troubadour from Melbourne, Australia. Each of the 17 tracks on Chance To Love (2015, independent), and each of the 14 tracks on Summer Lover (2016, Beautiful Mess Records) received radio play across Australia, with spins in UK and Ireland too.
London’s Get Rhythm Magazine wrote Mitchell is, “A powerful performer with bags of stage presence and memorable songs.” Americana UK reviewed Mitchell’s ‘The Stars Can See’ saying “His song-writing skills put him in a league above.”
In June 2016 Mitchell achieved a Number 1 on the AMRAP Regional charts with a solo acoustic recording of his indie music anthem, ‘Keep Community Radio’. Most recently the video for Summer Lover’s lead single, Ocean Road, was picked up by Foxtel’s Country Music Channel.