The details of the live event taking place on February 27th have been been announced and it has been confirmed that 9 of the 10 shortlisted acts will play in Vicar Street that night. That line-up looks like this: (in alphabetical order): Adrian Crowley, Cathy Davey, Delorentos, Dry County, The Flaws, David Geraghty, Kila, Stanley Super 800 and Super Extra Bonus Party. Unfortunately, RoÃsÃn Murphy will be washing her hair that night..
David -Rigsy’ O’Reilly (BBC Northern Ireland’s Across the Line) and Michelle Doherty (Channel 6’s Night Shift) will host live event which will be also broadcast on Today FM.
Tickets for the event are now on sale from Ticketmaster and all usual outlets price €27 including booking fee.
The winner of the Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2007 will be decided at the live event by a judging panel locked in a room with no water, bread or beer until they reach a decision. The winning act will receive a cheque for €10,000 (courtesy of IMRO and IRMA) and a special commemorative Trophy (courtesy of RAAP).
The full shortlist (in alphabetical order) is:
Adrian Crowley ‘Long Distance Swimmer’ (Tin Angel)
Cathy Davey ‘Tales Of Silversleeve’ (EMI)
Delorentos ‘In Love With Detail’ (Cottage)
Dry County ‘Unexpected Falls’ (Lazybird)
The Flaws ‘Achieving Vagueness’ (Arrivals)
David Geraghty ‘Kill Your Darlings’ (Decal)
Kila ‘Gambler’s Ballet’ (Kila Records)
Roisin Murphy ‘Overpowered’ (EMI)
Stanley Super 800 ‘Louder & Clearer’ (Sofa)
Super Extra Bonus Party ‘Super Extra Bonus Party’ (Alphabet Set)
Who do you think will win?
The inaugural Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year (2005) was awarded to Julie Feeney’s album ’13 Songs’ with last year’s prize going to The Divine Comedy’s ‘Victory For The Comic Muse’. Full information on the Choice Music Prize, the event and the judging panel are available at: http://www.choicemusicprize.com