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Lewis Capaldi, Be Charlotte and Auntie Flo announced for Specsavers Scottish Music Awards

(l-r) Lewis Capaldi, Auntie Flo and Be Charlotte
(l-r) Lewis Capaldi, Auntie Flo and Be Charlotte

Lewis Capaldi has been added to the list of acts nominated for this year’s Specsavers Scottish Music Awards.

The Whitburn singer, who is currently topping the charts in the US with smash hit Someone You Loved, is up for the King Tut’s Songwriting Award.

DJ, producer and Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award winner Auntie Flo has also earned a nomination for the Electronic Music Award sponsored by Sub Club.

And Dundee singer/songwriter Be Charlotte has been nominated for the Evolution Award, sponsored by Assai Records.

The 22-year-old will also be taking to the stage to perform at the glittering awards ceremony, which takes place on Satuday November 30.

The event, at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, will be hosted by Edith Bowman and feature performances from Simple Minds, Joesef and Tom Walker.

Money raised from the event goes towards the Nordoff Robbins music charity.

Capaldi’s nomination comes two years after he was named the Best Breakthrough act.

An incredible 2019 has seen him become a Scottish national treasure, selling out arena shows within minutes, performing huge gigs in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and taking his success worldwide.

He said: “All I ever thought about growing up was to sell-out King Tut’s so to be nominated for the Songwriter Award this year is unreal!

“The first ever award I got given was the Breakthrough at the 2017 Scottish Music Awards, and I’m a big fan of the work that Nordoff Robbins does, so it’s a real honour to be nominated again!”

It’s also been quite the year for Brian d’Souza, a.k.a. Auntie Flo.

His album Radio Highlife scooped top prize at September’s SAY Awards, and there’s more recognition on the way.

He said: “This year has been a monumental one for me for many reasons and being nominated is the icing on the cake.

“The Sub Club has been one of my biggest inspirations, right since I was a teenager. Playing there is a big honour every time, so to be nominated by them is extra special to me.”

Rising star Be Charlotte has gone from strength to strength in 2019, supporting the likes of The Proclaimers as well as playing her own headline shows and releasing new music.

She said: “It’s an honour to be asked to perform at this event and be nominated for the Evolution Award. It’s been an incredible year for music from Scotland and it is so exciting to have the opportunity to celebrate that success with everyone.

“Nordoff Robbins is a charity that has been close to my heart for a number of years. When I was in 3rd year at school I researched and wrote a project about all the amazing work they do and since then it has always inspired me.

“I use music as a way to express my feelings and say things I can’t normally say in everyday conversation and using music as a way to help other people is something I feel very passionate about.”


For tickets to the Scottish Music Awards please contact: Simon.Foy@nordoff-robbins.org.uk

For further information on Nordoff Robbins visit www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk