Nordoff Robbins and sponsors Specsavers have today announced additional nominees for 2019’s Specsavers Scottish Music Awards. Man of the moment Lewis Capaldi is nominated for the King Tut’s Songwriting Award whilst DJ, producer and musician, Auntie Flo is nominated for the Electronic Music Award sponsored by Sub Club, fresh from his Scottish Album of the Year award win. Dundee songwriter Be Charlotte is nominated for the Evolution Award sponsored by Assai Records and will also perform at the glittering awards ceremony on Saturday 30th November 2019.
Regarded as an unmissable night in Scottish music, The Specsavers Scottish Music Awards is in its 21st year of raising vital funds for Nordoff Robbins, a charity that uses the power of music to enrich the lives of people all over the UK affected by life limiting illness, isolation or disability.
Speaking about the nomination, Lewis Capaldi said: “Thank you all so much for the nomination! All I ever thought about growing up was to sell-out King Tut’s so to be nominated for the King Tut’s 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! X”
Brian d’Souza of Auntie Flo 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.”
Be Charlotte said: “It’s an honour to be asked to perform at this event and be nominated for the Assai Records 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.”