Digital Socket Awards Night

Nessy at the Digital Socket Awards Pic by Deadl.ieSo last night was the night we had waited for, The Digital Socket Awards Live Event.

It was a great night and brilliant to meet up with so many people that we only know by usernames online.

There were performances by Groom, Meljoann and Ham Sandwich.  I now want to get tshirts printed that say ‘Kells Rocks!’ Gareth Stack MCed the night and definitely made a name for himself.

I got to present the ‘Best Radio Show’ award to Donal Dineen, which was great and chatted to some pretty cool people about some upcoming projects.  There were some DJ sets from Logikparty and Sweet Oblivion but I was wrecked and headed home, only to find out this morning that I missed probably the greatest HipHop dance off ever witnessed in Dublin. Sad Times.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best EP: And So I Watch You From Afar – The Letters

Best Indie: The Cast of Cheers

Best Design: Adebisi Shank

Best Newcomer: The Cast of Cheers

Best Rock: Adebisi Shank – The Second Album of a Band called Adebisi Shank

Best Video: The Ambience Affair – Devil In The Detail

Best Pop: Cathy Davey

Best Photographer: Loreana Rushe

Best Folk: Villagers – Becoming a Jackal

Best Radio: Donal Dineen – The Small Hours

Best Electronic / Hip Hop: Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In

RTE Special Award for Outstanding Performance in 2010: The Cast Of Cheers

Best Label: The Richter Collective

Best Song: Villagers – The Meaning of the Ritual

Best Album: Adebisi Shank – This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank

There are loads of photos to look at, Sean Conroy of took mountains of photies which you can see on Facebook and there is also an album of photos on