2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
alt text to go here



Gomez

Gomez: From Southport via
the Mississippi Delta
1998

Winner: Gomez - Bring It On
Sounds like: They were born and raised in New Orleans, instead of Southport
Key track: Get Myself Arrested - superlative blues rock in the style of Tom Waits

Subsequent career:
The band enjoyed moderate chart success after winning the Mercury prize, but have largely failed to build on their early promise.
Mercury barometer: Low - 1998 wasn't a good year for British music, but Gomez's win took many by surprise.

Losers: The Verve - Urban Hymns, Catatonia - International Velvet

Back to introduction

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific