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Our members join the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2022

Story Published Wednesday 15 June 2022
Musicians Vika & Linda Bull (left) and Beccy Cole (right) are just some of our members who made the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2022

The 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognised an incredible ten APRA AMCOS members for their services to the arts.

Four members were honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM); composer and jazz pianist Joe Chindamo, violinist and musical director Christopher Latham, celebrated country music singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Beccy Cole, and acclaimed jazz and cabaret performer Libby O'Donovan.

For their services to the performing arts, iconic vocal duo and performers Vika & Linda Bull, as well as Australian songwriter, guitarist, radio personality Greg Champion, were honoured with as a Member (OAM) in the general division. Ian Dickson and Billy Baxter both received Member (AM) honours, for their ongoing service to the industry over many years.

In New Zealand, hip hop artist Bill Rangi Urale, known by his stage name King Kapisi, was honoured with the New Zealand Order of Merit for his contribution to music and the community.

Heartfelt congratulations to all!

Joseph Chindamo
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to music, and to the performing arts.

Rebecca Diane Albeck (Beccy Cole)
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to country music.

Christopher Peter Latham
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the performing arts, particularly to music.

Elizabeth Anne O'Donovan (Libby O'Donovan)
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to jazz and cabaret music.

Catherine Parsons
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the visual and performing arts through a range of roles.

Ian William Dickson
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to the performing arts as a benefactor.

Bill Baxter
Member (AM) in the Military Division
For service to the performing arts, and to radio.

Linda Rose Bull
Member (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts.

Vika Susan Bull
Member (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts.

Gregory Kent Champion

Member (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts, and to radio.

Bill Rangi Urale (Kapisi King)

Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)
For service to music and the community.