Nordoff Robbins has announced Rita Ora, Mark Ronson and Primal Scream as three new winners of its O2 Silver Clef Awards.
All artists will collect their awards at the annual O2 Silver Clef Lunch, to be held on July 3 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
On being awarded the Best Female Award, Ora said: “It’s great to be recognised by Nordoff Robbins, a charity which uses music to transform the lives of so many people.”
DJ, producer and artist Ronson (pictured) will be awarded the American Express Innovation Award, having achieved his first UK and US number one single with Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars. He said: “The O2 Silver Clef Awards is an event I’ve long admired, raising funds for Nordoff Robbins music therapy, a cause which I feel passionate about.”
Primal Scream are recipients of the Investec Icon Award for their contribution to shaping the 1990s indie pop scene. “It’s a real honour to be awarded the Investec Icon Award at the 40th anniversary of the O2 Silver Clef Awards,” said the band.
Nordoff Robbins has already announced Iron Maiden as winners of the highly coveted O2 Silver Clef Award and operatic pop vocal group Il Divo winners of the PPL Classical Award.
Since launching in 1976 the O2 Silver Clef Awards have raised more than £8.5 million to fund Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy work.
Nordoff Robbins CEO Julie Whelan said: “It is because of events like the O2 Silver Clef Awards that Nordoff Robbins is able to continue to deliver essential music therapy services to vulnerable and isolated people across the UK. Since 1976, the event has brought together artists from all areas of the music industry, raising an incredible £8.5 million in the process.”
Senior agent at CAA and chair of the O2 Silver Clef Committee Emma Banks added: “Congratulations to Rita Ora, Mark Ronson and Primal Scream. It’s a real honour to lead the O2 Silver Clef Committee as we celebrate not only the 40th anniversary of the awards but also the 40th birthday of Nordoff Robbins. I am proud to be part of an event which has to date raised over £8.5 million to help Nordoff Robbins transform many thousands of lives through music therapy.”