Roscoe James Irwin ‘1000 Nights’  wins International Independent Music Awards for Song Category

Posted on 3 May 2012

Melbourne based independent songwriter and performer Roscoe James Irwin, was announced today the winner of the 11th Annual International Independent Music Awards for his song ‘1000 Nights’.

The song was awarded the prize for the song category ‘Love’ and was chosen by a panel of influential artists and American music industry professionals including Tori Amos, Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Suzanne Vega.

The IMA awards is an international program that honors top-ranked independent (indie) artists and releases in more than 50 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories from submissions from around the globe. Roscoe was not the only Australian to be acknowledged, Adelaide band Echo and the Empress won best pop song category with their song "Balloon".

‘1000 Nights’ is taken from Roscoe James Irwin’s debut album ‘The Hunting Road’. The album was created when Roscoe having suffered a clean break of heart in 2009, retreated to the Canadian mountains, rented a house on the lake and made friends with the creature and a cheap nylon string guitar. After three weeks of late autumn cold, another Yankees world series and many sing-alongs with the local folk and country misfits, Roscoe returned with a pocket full of songs, and soon after recorded The Hunting Road with producer John Castle (The Bamboos, Washington) at The Shed studio in Melbourne.

Visit Roscoe's artist profile to listen to "1000 Nights" and get a little insight into what makes him tick by checking out his Q and A. The Independent Music Awards also nominates a winner in each category as voted by the fans, votes are open until 20th July.


The Hunting Road is available now from iTunes and from all good record stores.

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