Artist News Awards
By Andy Malt | Posted on Friday, May 27, 2022
Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has announced the winners of this year’s Silver Clef Awards, with Peter Gabriel taking the title grand prize and Jools Holland the Outstanding Achievement trophy.
Back after a two-year hiatus due to all these things, the awards will be presented at a fundraising luncheon at Grosvenor House in London on July 1, hosted by Edith Bowman.
“We look forward to honoring such an array of talented artists and welcoming everyone back to this incredibly special event,” said Sandra Schembri, CEO of Nordoff Robbins. “This year’s ceremony will be the first to be held since 2019, where we raised a record £1m, and we hope it will be our biggest fundraising event to date.”
“Like many other charities,” she adds, “Nordoff Robbins’ revenues have been decimated over the past two years. Despite this, we have continued our work with vulnerable and isolated children and adults, as our services are needed more than ever.”
“Our vision is clear – we see music as a superpower,” she continues. “Music can connect everyone with their human potential and dignity, regardless of profound disability, illness or a society that excludes them. With the support of the incredibly generous music industry, we can come together to to help make music a part of the lives of those struggling to access what we know to be true – music matters and we can truly come alive through music”.
Peter Gabriel, winner of the award, comments: “I am delighted to receive the O2 Silver Clef award. I have always believed that the role of music goes far beyond entertainment, and I am convinced that sound and light have a vital role to play in therapies and healing in the future”.
“It’s wonderful to see Nordoff Robbins using music to reach young people, who would otherwise feel much more isolated and vulnerable, and give them a way to express their emotions,” he adds. “I’m working on a project called Reverberation – about the impact of music on the brain and body, so this award is timely. I fully support Nordoff Robbins’ belief in exploring and expanding the positive role music can have for everyone in our society.”
Here is the full list of winners who will be honored in July:
Best Woman: Becky Hill
Best Male: Tom Walker
Best Group: London Grammar
Best international: Tems
Best Live Act: Yungblud
Best New Music: Griff
Classic Award: Alexis Ffrench
Silver Key: Peter Gabriel
Outstanding Achievement: Jools Holland
Icon: Frankie Valli