Nordoff Robbins' annual O2 Silver Clef Awards is back, held this year at the London Hilton on Park Lane, on Friday July 4th.
Among the winners are:
- Pharrell Williams, who will be presented with the Raymond Weil International Award
- Paloma Faith, who will be presented with the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award
- Giorgio Moroder, who will receive the American Express Innovation Award
“The 2014 O2 Silver Clef Awards line up is shaping up to be one of our best yet,” said CAA’s Emma Banks, Chairwoman of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Committee. "Congratulations to the first three winners – Pharrell Williams will receive the Raymond Weil International Award, Paloma Faith is awarded the Royal Albert Hall Best British Act Award and Giorgio Moroder will win the American Express Innovation Award.
“The O2 Silver Clefs Awards are an opportunity for Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s leading music therapy charity, to recognise an artist’s outstanding achievement and contribution whilst raising vital funds and awareness for a cause close to the hearts of many members of the music industry.”
The O2 Silver Clef Awards have been bringing together artists from all areas of the music industry since 1976, to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy work. This year, the O2 Silver Clefs will continue to shine as the pinnacle event in the Nordoff Robbins fundraising calendar and a highlight of the year for the music industry, with some of the biggest names coming together for this special event. Overall, 10 awards will be presented – 9 of which will be announced before the awards ceremony. Best Live Act, voted for by the public, will be announced on the day of the awards.
Dr Marcus Stephan, CEO of Nordoff Robbins said: "Congratulations to Pharrell Williams, Paloma Faith and Giorgio Moroder on winning O2 Silver Clef Awards. These are three very different artists but all incredibly deserving of this special recognition.
“In the last 39 years, the O2 Silver Clef Awards have become a highlight in the annual music industry calendar. This year we hope the event will raise half a million pounds to fund our life-transforming music therapy work, supporting isolated and vulnerable people across the UK.”
Last year’s winners included Barry Gibb (Lifetime), Coldplay (Best British Act), One Direction (Best Live Act), Labrinth (Innovation), Jessie Ware (Newcomer), Alison Moyet (Icon), Alison Balsom (Classical), Ray Davies (Ambassador of Rock), The Clash (Silver Clef Award) and Vampire Weekend (International).
Previous winners include Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue, Emeli Sandé (who is also an ambassador for the charity), Muse, The Who (who won the first Silver Clef Award in 1976), Elton John, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Sting, Take That and many more. The Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards 2014 event hopes to raise half a million pounds to fund life-transforming music therapy sessions for children and adults across the UK.
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