SCOTTISH STARS INCLUDING LEWIS CAPALDI, BIFFY CLYRO, AMY MACDONALD, DOUGIE MACLEAN, TEXAS, WET WET WET AND MORE GIVE THEIR SUPPORT TO CHARITY THIS WEEKEND
FANS STILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN EXCLUSIVE PRIZES INCLUDING A MEET AND GREET WITH BIFFY CLYRO, AMY MACDONALD SIDE OF STAGE EXPERIENCE OR A GBX HOUSE PARTY
Nordoff Robbins are delighted to reveal the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards raised over £50,000 during Saturday night’s virtual ceremony. The broadcast saw some of Scotland’s biggest stars come together to celebrate the country’s music scene and hosted performances from Lewis Capaldi, Biffy Clyro, Amy Macdonald, Dougie MacLean, Texas, Wet Wet Wet and many more.
Donate to Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity by texting MUSIC to 70140 to give £10.
Hosted live by Edith Bowman from Glasgow’s SWG3, the online broadcast saw a star-studded line-up join forces to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins, with exclusive footage from Biffy Clyro, a special at-home acoustic performance from Lewis Capaldi, plus, socially distanced performances from Amy Macdonald, Texas, Wet Wet Wet, Dougie MacLean, Luke La Volpe, HYYTS and more. Fans can re-watch the livestream via Nordoff Robbins Facebook.
The Specsavers Scottish Music Awards have been the main fundraising event for Nordoff Robbins in Scotland for the past 20 years, and with the charity expected to lose 50% of their income in 2020 due to COVID-19, Saturday’s ceremony was more important than ever.
Raising money for Nordoff Robbins music therapy, the event included some incredible silent auction items and prize draws which fans can still enter to win. The auction includes tickets for SSE Hydro shows like Simply Red and Gary Barlow plus a private box for Texas in May 2021. There are exclusive artist competitions including; VIP TRNSMT 2021 tickets and the chance to hang out with rising star Luke La Volpe at the festival, plus the ultimate GBX Anthem house party with one lucky fan winning the chance to have George Bowie play his famous set in their own house. Fans can also bid on VIP tickets to TRNSMT Festival to watch Amy Macdonald’s Main Stage set from the side of stage with travel and accommodation thrown in PLUS a diamond necklace worth £1300 from ROX. Fans can also enter the Specsavers Scottish Music Award prize draw for only £10 to win a VIP Biffy Clyro experience including meet and greet with the band, VIP tickets to their 2021 Bellahouston Park show plus a signed Fender guitar. To be in with a chance of winning some of these incredible prizes while donating to Nordoff Robbins, visit WWW.SMAPRIZEDRAW.COM.
Highlights from the digital event included performances from the likes of Texas, who won the Icon Award sponsored by Raymond Weil. Recording an exclusive set for this year’s ceremony, the band performed classic hits ‘Thrill Has Gone’ and ‘Inner Smile’.
Taking home the Nordoff Robbins Legend Award sponsored by Coors Light, George Bowie hosted the ultimate Saturday night afterparty, with the GBX anthems star keeping the party going late into the night.
Honoured with the Special Recognition Award, Dougie MacLean enchanted the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards audience with a stunning rendition of the one and only ‘Caledonia’. A fitting moment as the awards ceremony acted as an early St.Andrew’s Day celebration. The legendary singer also performed his beautiful song ‘The Gift’, written after he visited a Nordoff Robbins music therapy session at Rachel House children’s hospice in Kinross.
It wouldn’t be a celebration of Scottish music without an appearance from self-proclaimed Scottish Beyoncé himself as Lewis Capaldi delighted viewers with a special acoustic performance of two of his biggest tracks ‘Before You Go’ and ‘Someone You Loved’ from his own home.
Raising over £50,000 for Nordoff Robbins music therapy, the first ever virtual Specsavers Scottish Music Awards were a resounding success with fans, industry figureheads and artists joining together to support the incredible work the charity does. Re-live all the highlights via Nordoff Robbins’ Facebook here.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Ambassadors of Rock Award sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe
Best Album Award sponsored by Guitar Guitar
Best Breakthrough Award sponsored by Notion Magazine
Luke La Volpe (Male) and kitti (Female)
Best Pop Act Award sponsored by Bose
Best UK Award sponsored by SSE
Icons Award sponsored by Raymond Weil
Innovation Award sponsored by SSE
Graeme Park – Hacienda Classics
Nordoff Robbins Legend Award sponsored by Coors Light
Outstanding Contribution Award sponsored by Specsavers
Wet Wet Wet
Songwriting Award sponsored by King Tuts
Special Recognition Award sponsored by Sir Reo Stakis Foundation
Women in Music Award sponsored by ROX – Diamonds & Thrills
ABOUT NORDOFF ROBBINS
Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by life limiting illness, isolation or disability. We receive no direct government funding, which means we rely on the generosity of our supporters.
Our music therapists are expertly trained to tune into each movement, reaction and expression of the individuals they work with to discover how music can enrich their lives. This could be to unlock memories, to communicate where words have failed, to socially connect with family and friends, and to build confidence and self-esteem.
We provide a range of different sessions for children and adults of all ages in our centres in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland – from specialised one-to-one music therapy to shared sessions for groups of different sizes and formats.
We also work in partnership with over 200 organisations to bring music therapy to as many vulnerable people who could benefit from it as possible. These include schools, care homes, hospices, hospitals, mental health services, and brain injury units.