Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Belfast DJ lifts Best Rock Artist award for album

BELFAST DJ David Holmes has scooped another major award for his ground- breaking second album Let's Get Killed.

BELFAST DJ David Holmes has scooped another major award for his ground- breaking second album Let's Get Killed.

At a glittering ceremony in Dublin's National Concert Hall last night, Holmes took the title of Best Rock Artist in the 1998 National Entertainment Awards.

Holmes is the first dance artist ever to win the rock category of the awards but it is the third year in a row that a Northern Ireland act has walked off with the coveted prize.

The same award was won by Downpatrick band Ash in 1996 and Enniskillen's Divine Comedy were the recipients last year.

Holmes was picked for the award by a panel of judges, which included Belfast concert promoter Jim Aiken, television presenter Gerry Kelly and broadcasters Gay Byrne and Dave Fanning.

He won for his themed second album Let's Get Killed and his score for Hollywood smash Out Of Sight, which stars George Clooney.

Other award winners included B*Witched, The Corrs and Gay Byrne who received the title of Entertainment Personality of the Year in the only catgeory which was chosen by the public.

The ceremony was televised by RTE1 and during the show presenters Brian Kennedy and Ronan Keating teamed up for a musical duet. They first performed together at the Hot Press Awards which were held in Belfast in April.

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