The star-studded O2 Silver Clef Awards took place in London over the weekend to celebrate music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins' 40th Anniversary and honour some of the biggest artists making an unforgettable contribution to music today.
More than 1,100 guests, including the award winners and stars of music, film, fashion and sport attended the O2 Silver Clef Lunch at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane to celebrate the 40-year milestone in Nordoff Robbins’ charitable history.
For a second year the dazzling event host Gaby Roslin entertained an incredible array of stars including award winners Rita Ora, Duran Duran, Iron Maiden, Il Divo, Kasabian, James Bay, Jake Bugg, Mark Ronson, Primal Scream, Gladys Knight and guests Sir Tom Jones, Geri Halliwell, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mark King, Naughty Boy, Oriste Williams, Mark Rylance, Claire Van Kampen and many more.
Peter Andre once again captured the events of the blue carpet with his relaxed wit and charm and posed for pictures with his girlfriend Emily Macdonagh.
The hotly anticipated O2 Silver Clef Auction raised a staggering £740,000, bringing the total funds generated since the Awards launched in 1976 to over £9.2 million to fund Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy work.
Some incredible auction lots contributed to the amazing amount of money raised, including a U2 package which sold for £75k, signed Ed Sheeran guitar for £22k, handwritten Iron Maiden lyrics for £23k and a Mark Ronson DJ lesson and turntable had Level 42’s Mark King and Duran Duran bidding against each other to raise another £12k (eventually won by Mark King).
The full list of winners and presenters at the O2 Silver Clef Awards were:
- Iron Maiden were presented with the O2 Silver Clef Award by Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen
- Il Divo were presented with the PPL Classical Award by CAA’s Rob Light
- Primal Scream were presented with the Investec Icon Award by Douglas Hart
- Gladys Knight was presented with the Raymond Weil International Award by Sir Tom Jones
- Mark Ronson was presented with the American Express Innovation Award by Trevor Horn
- Rita Ora was presented with the Vevo Best Female Award by Krishnan Guru-Murthy
- Jake Bugg was presented with the AEG Live Best Male Award by Huw Stephens
- James Bay was presented with the Jack Daniel’s Best Newcomer Award by Giles Martin
- Kasabian were presented with the Royal Albert Hall Best Group Award by Nordoff Robbins Chairman David Munns
- Duran Duran were presented with the Spotify Lifetime Achievement Award by Mark Ronson
- Arctic Monkeys (not in attendance at the event) were presented with the Live Nation and Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award by Peter Andre
To date (including 2015 winners) there have been 174 award winners including David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, U2, The Bee Gees, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue and Pharrell Williams.
O2 have been proud sponsors of the O2 Silver Clef Awards for 12 consecutive years and O2’s Nuala Donnelly says, “O2 is incredibly proud to be associated with Nordoff Robbins and to be working with them on their 40th Anniversary. After 12 years of working together on the O2 Silver Clef Awards our admiration for their work continues to grow and we look forward to helping them raise more much needed funds.”
Source: Nordoff Robbins