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Mercury Surprise

09/07/05
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(NME) ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have won the 2005 NATIONWIDE MERCURY PRIZE with their album I Am A Bird Now'.

New York based but English born frontman Antony Hegarty was declared winner this evening (September 6) at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Reacting to the win, Hegarty said: "I think they must have made a mistake. I am completely overwhelmed. I think that's insane. It's kind of like a crazy contest between an orange and a spaceship and a potted plant and a spoon - which one do you like better?".[see full story for more] - Click here for the Full Story

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