The Mercury Music Prize - An Apology

Bill Cosby: Oh, oh: you see, the kids, they listen to the rap music which gives them the brain damage. With their hippin’, and the hoppin’, and the bippin’, and the boppin’, so they don’t know what the jazz…is all about!
- The Simpsons

We recently reported that this area could claim two nominees for the 2011 Mercury Music Prize - Katy B and James Blake. In fact, there were three.

Jazz musician Gwilym Simcock is a Brockley resident and was also on the twelve-strong shortlist, meaning that Brockley and New Cross are responsible for one quarter of all the best music in the UK.

Apologies to Gwilym for the oversight, which we only discovered when we got a text message from a local parent, asking us to vote for him at this year's MOBO Awards, for which he has also been shortlisted in the Jazz category. The site is pretty infuriating to use, but please take a couple of minutes to vote for him.