Gwilym Simcock Gets the Tweed Vote
The Mercury Prize - The Vote is in from Tweed Towers
The Mercury Prize nominees have been announced for 2011. Pretty strong list this year. Here at Tweed Towers, the panel (young Mrs Tweed, the piglets and myself) whittled our favourites down to Metronomy, James Blake and Gwilym Simcock.
After much deliberation, we throw our considerable weight behind Bangor-born Welshman and jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock. His nominated Good Days At Schloss Elmau album is a blinding display of virtuoso playing. One of his tunes may even make it onto one of our esteemed Music to Button a Cardigan By collections. The album as a whole might be best listened to a Schloss Elmau itself.
Winner announced on the 6th of September. Good luck Gwilym. Well done all.