Simple Minds, Tom Walker and Joesef are the first acts to be announced for this year’s Specsavers Scottish Music Awards.
The event, which raises vital funds for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, will be hosted in its 21st year by Edith Bowman at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket on November 30.
Legendary Scots band Simple Minds will be performing on the night, and have been nominated for the Specsavers Outstanding Contribution to Music award.
BRIT Award winner Tom Walker is nominated for Barrowland’s Best Album Award, with the Kilsyth-born singer a long-time supporter of Nordoff Robbins.
Rising star Joesef, from Glasgow’s East End, has been nominated for the Coors’ Best Breakthrough Artist award, and will bring his soulful vocals to this year’s awards.
Host for the night Edith Bowman said: “There are so many reasons why I’m honoured to be hosting this years awards. One of those being to celebrate the amazing achievements of musicians, old and new, while reminding people about the continued outstanding talent Scotland nurtures.”
Jill McArthur, Chair of Specsavers in Scotland, said: “We are delighted to support this year’s 2019 Specsavers Scottish Music Awards.
“The work of Nordoff Robbins and The Scottish Music Awards is a true inspiration to the people of Scotland which is why Specsavers has returned as headline sponsor of the event for this year.
“We look forward to working with both the event organisers and charity to ensure the 2019 awards are the most successful to-date and we wish all artists the best of luck on the evening.”
Some of the most legendary figures in Scottish music have been awarded over the years at the prestigious ceremony, with previous winners including Paolo Nutini, Snow Patrol, Annie Lennox.
After another triumphant year for the nation’s music scene, an incredible mix of iconic acts and breakthrough stars will be honoured at 2019’s event.
Funds raised on the night are a vital part of Nordoff Robbins’ ability to provide music therapists and sessions to those who need it most.
2018’s winners and attendees included Susan Boyle, Snow Patrol, Mark Knopfler, Tom Grennan, The Snuts and Amy Macdonald.
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