I spent last night at the first AIM Independent Music Awards ceremony in London. I’d been invited to play (which I did with a stripped down Sleeping Souls, Matt and Nigel). I’d been tipped off that I was going to win the award for Hardest Working Musician, which is very flattering, not least because I came in ahead of Beardyman and Random Hand. I was also nominated for the live category, but assumed that I wasn’t going to get it because no one had said anything.
So I was genuinely pretty surprised when my name came up for my second award, Best Live Act. It’s one hell of an accolade. And it was also decided by a popular vote. So I need to say thanks to everyone who voted, whilst also pointing out again that I do what I do (both working hard and playing live) with the help of the Sleeping Souls. So, thanks everyone. This morning I had a horrible hangover. Result.