Brummie of the Year 2009 – Nominations Open

Doom, Tighe, Mitton, Malik, Furnell, Babu — who’s next?

Nominations are now open for Brummie Of The Year 2009 — and you’re welcome to nominate any Brummie or Brum resident that has been great or just very very Birmingham this year.

How about Brian Travers of UB40 for sterling efforts to save Brummie music culture? Or maybe you know better?

All that we know is that the nominations will close at 7am Saturday 5th December and the voting will open the next day. Leave your nominations, with a reason, in the comments — and feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.

NOMINATIONS CLOSED – Vote now

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  • benjibrum

    I'd like to nominate Anthony Pratt the inventor of Cludeo for Brummie of the Year.

    2009 sees the celebration of 60 years of Cluedo & I'd like to see Anthony Pratt recognised for his creativity & bringing the joy of murder investigations to us all.

  • http://www.jonbounds.co.uk Jon Bounds

    Like it, wondering what he's done this year tho' ;)

  • Helen

    Chris, the handyman at the Barber Institute.

  • http://www.urbanfly.co.uk martin_urbanfly

    I nominate Paul Hadley for his work with Rhubarb Radio

  • http://daveharte.com/ Dave Harte

    Justice Williams. Inspiring!

    http://www.birminghampost.net/news/power-50/pow

  • Lyle Bignon

    I second Mr Urbanfly – Paul Hadley has worked solidly for around 2 years to bring Rhubarb Radio to life, with great results. An absolute diamond geezer and great Brummie.

  • Chris H.

    Lisa and Jenny for all the great work done as Capsule over the past ten years. Without their efforts the music scene that Birmingham has today simply wouldn't be what it is.

  • Lyle Bignon

    Ah bloody hell, yes Capsule deserve this too – as do Dan, Ollie and Jon at Jibbering who celebrated 10 years recently

  • Benjaminbrum

    Well, this year he's not done much due to him being dead, but the game he created is 60.

  • Benjaminbrum

    Alison Smith for her campaigning about web accessibility issues for disabled people & continuing to be a critical friend to the digital community in Birmingham.

  • nickygetgood

    Mr Ralph. Because he's lovely and he's suffering from the credit crunch. I spoke to him the other day – he's finding it hard to source cheap stock because all the warehouses he used to buy it from are closing down! He can't even find the usual festive goodies for his suitcases in the run-up to Christmas. Give Mr Ralph your support, and keep a Birmingham institution alive.

    (In case you're wondering who Mr Ralph is: http://digbeth.org/2008/10/mr-ralph/)

  • http://www.jonbounds.co.uk Jon Bounds

    Don't think we can open it up to the dead Ben, sorry.

  • http://www.catnipmusic.co.uk Julia Gilbert

    I would like to nominate Gurcharan Mall, organiser of the World 501 Dholis world recording breaking dhol playing event, and the man behind Birmingham's wonderful Dhol Blasters. He is a brilliant dhol teacher, who made me feel very welcome at the event and subsequent dhol classes. He is an very likeable man who recognises that music can transcend cultural differences.

  • http://www.catnipmusic.co.uk Julia Gilbert

    seconded!

  • http://twitter.com/nicktheowl Nick Drew

    It's just got to be Glyn Purnell. How many other Brummies won the AA National Restaurant of the Year AND made Tim Lovejoy look stupid on national TV in 2009? Answer: none. The man's a legend.

  • http://peteashton.com Pete Ashton

    Seconded. Mr Ralph it must be.

  • http://www.catnipmusic.co.uk Julia Gilbert

    Harry Palmer – for having big, crazy ideas and seeing them through. And for being a very nice man :)

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  • http://www.podnosh.com/ Nick Booth

    Shona @graphiquillan for being cock on.

  • cap10xb1s

    Professor Roger Shannon for freely giving support and guidance to grass roots filmmakers

  • johnmostyn

    All of the above and Mr Mohammed Arif: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8021332.stm

  • http://www.capsule.org.uk/ lisa

    While of course it would be great for Capsule to be Brummie Of The Year as we've reached the ripe old age of 10 this year – it'd also like to nominate Little Chris of Brumcast fame for his support of Brummie bands and for being our very own John Peel!

  • james

    Cassius Neon of Neon Asylum http://www.myspace.com/neonasylum

  • james

    Because of his contributions to music this year

  • Chris Bates

    Too many to choose from! Paul Hadley, Dan, Oli, Jon @ Jibbering, Adam Reagan, Emily Bartlett from ArtsFest.

  • shelley atkinson

    agreed!!!! legend

  • http://www.RussL.wordpress.com Russ L

    I nominate one Jon Bounds.

  • http://www.jonbounds.co.uk Jon Bounds

    nah, he's shit.

  • http://www.jonbounds.co.uk Jon Bounds

    Nah, he's shite.

  • http://www.jonbounds.co.uk Jon Bounds

    Nah, he's rubbish

  • http://www.RussL.wordpress.com Russ L

    C'mon gang, I'm sure we can get a second on this one.

  • cris

    The Capsule ladies
    Cassius Neon of Neon Asylum
    both for what theyre doing to music in birmingham
    weither its promotion (capsule) or creation (cassius)

  • Marc Reeves

    Definitely vote for Glyn. He may be a bluenose, but no-one else serves up a haddock foam poached egg with curry oil like his

  • damian Eston

    I think Simon 'Phathead Jones should get Brummie of the year for if it was not for him Brum would not have as good music scene!

  • The Birmingham Music Scene

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    best joke I've heard all year.

  • The Birmingham Music Scene

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    best joke I've heard all year.

  • paulgroves

    Audrey Miller from the Jubilee Debt Campaign.

    Birmingham-based debt campaigner, she's started embracing social media to spread the word around the world and simply one of the loveliest women I've ever met. She has single-handedly motivated hundreds (thousands?) of people to campaign, think and engage.

  • SteveChapman

    I'd like to nominate Rhonda Wilson for the amazing coup of bringing Obama's People to Birmingham ahead of any other city.

  • http://www.screenwm.co.uk/ Jason Hall

    Thirded. Lisa & Capsule deserve it for their sterling efforts on Home of Metal alone.

  • roblyttle

    I would like to nominate a guy i work with called Tom Clowes; Tom is a currently living in London, but does everything in his power to promote Birmingham to anyone who will listen. He even convinced me to take a trip to birmingham, and despite the fact it was a bit shit and i will never go back, he got me there. I think birmingham need more people like Tom to promote the city dispite its shitness. I am from belfast and we have been doing this for year with great success, keep up the good work Tom

  • http://www.creativeopenworkshops.com/ Francine

    I nominate Alan Dolhasz, Kipp Jones and Justin Kasey! Brilliant work you guys have been doing for Rhubarb Radio, all as volunteers and with great dedication & honesty! :)
    (Would like to nominate you too Jon… can I? :))

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!

  • LorraineFrancis

    I'd like to add my support for Rhonda Wilson for bringing the Obama exhibition to Birmingham – another world first, go Rhonda!