Adrian CrowleyAdrian Crowley has won the Choice Music Prize 2009 for his album Season Of The Sparks.

Adrian Crowley has won the Choice Music Prize 2009 for his album Season Of The Sparks.

Adrian Crowley has just been announced as the winner of the Choice Music Prize – Irish Album of the Year 2009 for the album Season Of The Sparks (Chemikal Underground). Adrian received a cheque for €10,000 – a prize which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) – as well as a specially-commissioned award, courtesy of the Recorded Artists And Performers Ltd (RAAP).

The 12 strong jury panel of Irish music media professionals deliberated at length tonight and chose the album from the shortlist of 10 records released by Irish artists in 2009. The audience attending the event in Vicar Street, Dublin and were treated to performances by 8 of the 10 shortlisted acts. The event was hosted by Today FM’s Alison Curtis and was broadcast live in a special broadcast on Today FM hosted by Paul McLoone.

The full shortlist was:
And So I Watch You From Afar “And So I Watch You From Afar” (Small Town America)
Bell X1 “Blue Lights On The Runway” (BellyUp)
Codes “Trees Dream in Algebra” (EMI)
Adrian Crowley “Season of the Sparks” (Chemikal Underground)
Dark Room Notes “We Love You Dark Matter” (Gonzo)
The Duckworth Lewis Method “The Duckworth Lewis Method” (1969/Divine Comedy Records)
Julie Feeney “Pages” (Mittens)
Valerie Francis “Slow Dynamo” (VF)
Laura Izibor “Let The Truth Be Told” (Atlantic)
The Swell Season “Strict Joy” (Plateau)

http://www.choicemusicprize.com