Emeli Sande to get Silver Clef award
Story by Jack Foley
SINGER Emeli Sande is to be recognised for “innovation in music” at this year’s Silver Clef awards luncheon.
The annual awards raise funds for the charity Nordoff-Robbins, which provides music therapy for adults and children, and are viewed as amng the most prestigious in the industry.
Sande is an ambassador for Nordoff Robbins Scotland and is planning to donate proceeds from her Glasgow Clyde Auditorium show on November 6 to the charity.
Her debut album, Our Version of Events, recently topped the UK album chart.
Commenting on the accolade, the Scottish singer-songwriter told the BBC she was “thrilled” and was “looking forward” to the event.
Also receiving an award this year is teenage newcomer Conor Maynard, who will pick up the Silver Clef Best Newcomer award later this month.
The 19-year old singer from Brighton found fame after uploading music onto YouTube, much in the same way as US singing sensation Justin Bieber.
Commenting on his prize, Maynard said: “The Awards have celebrated some of the most iconic artists in the last 40 years, and it is incredible to be anywhere near that list.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jessie J, Michael Buble and Laura Wright have previously been announced as this year’s other Silver Clef award recipients.