Later this month, a number of Scotland’s biggest stars will appear in the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards virtual ceremony.
At the special event on November 28, Lewis Capaldi will join artists such as Dougie MacLean, Biffy Clyro, Amy Macdonald, Wet Wet Wet, Texas and others.
The event will raise funds for the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, expects to lose 75 percent of its sales this year.
“It is an absolute honor to be nominated for the Special Recognition Award,” Dougie MacLean, who was nominated for the Special Award, said.
Amy Macdonald condemns “naive” governments which underestimate the music industry
It was a tough time for everyone this year, but music is such a powerful force, and Nordoff Robbins’ work in music therapy is so critical.
“I’m looking forward to being part of the online event on Nov. 28 to bring everyone together and raise money for such a valued charity.”
Other acts are Wet Wet Wet Wet, George Bowie, the Hacienda Classical Orchestra of Graeme Park, Gun, HYYTS and Stephanie Cheape.
Announcements have already been made by Amy Macdonald, Kitti and Luke La Volpe.
While several of the performers will be presenting brand new performances, the Awards will also feature exclusive videos from the 2020 Barrowlands Ballroom show by Biffy Clyro and unseen excerpts from the 2020 European tour by Lewis Capaldi.
The awards – now in their 22nd year – will be hosted live on Saturday 28 November by Edith Bowman from SWG3 in Glasgow via nordoff-robbins.org.uk from 7pm.
“Sharleen Spiteri, Texas, said, “This is very special, particularly after we were together as a band for many years.
We feel very lucky to be relevant, still making records and being popular for so long, for over 30 years. Keep safe and hopefully we’ll all see you a safe distance away in real life, really soon! ”
Wet Wet Wet Wet, outstanding contribution nominees, said, “We are absolutely pleased to be nominated for an award at the Scottish Music Awards and to perform again in Scotland for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.”
“Although this year’s event will be different without a live audience, we know it will still be a very special night and help raise much needed funds for a great cause.”
“Amy Macdonald, a nominee for the Women in Music Award, added: “Since they gave me the Breakthrough Award in 2007, the Scottish Music Awards have been overwhelmingly supportive of me, which was a massive boost when I was just starting out.
“Thirteen years later, being nominated for the Women In Music Award feels like another very unique achievement in such a tough year for everyone.
“I’m looking forward to being part of the online show on November 28, and I hope we can raise a lot of money for the vital and life-changing work of Nordoff Robbins, which is needed now more than ever.”
The night will feature brand new performances, as well as exclusive clips from previous sets, shot in a socially distant way and in line with Scottish Government regulations.
The nominees and performers this year include:
Hard Rock Cafe – Gun funded the Ambassadors of Rock Award.
Guitar Guitar-sponsored Best Album Award – Biffy Clyro
Notion Magazine sponsored the Best Breakthrough Award – Luke La Volpe (male) and Kittiti (female)
Bose-sponsored Best Pop Artist Award – HYYTS Award
SSE-sponsored Best UK Award – Lewis Capaldi
Raymond Weil funded the Icons Award – Texas
SSE-sponsored Breakthrough Award – Graeme Park – Hacienda Classics
Award to Nordoff Robbins Legends – George Bowie
Specsavers-sponsored Exceptional Achievement Award – Wet Wet Wet Wet Wet
Funded by the Sir Reo Stakis Foundation, Special Appreciation Award – Dougie MacLean
Rox-sponsored Women in Music Award – Amy Macdonald