Glasgow Evening Times
Stacey Mullen, Assistant Content Editor (Live) / Saturday 28 November 2015 / News
Paisley crooner Paolo Nutini led from the front as he was presented with a major Scottish music award.
The 17th Annual SSE Scottish Music Awards took place at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, to raise much needed funds for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland.
The night brought together some of Scotland’s most celebrated acts and artists and honoured them with numerous awards, handcrafted for the occasion by Scottish woodwork designer, Paul Hodgkiss.
Winning the SSE Best Live Act Award was Paisley born singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini, who smashed a headline performance to 35,000 people for Glasgow’s Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park, as well selling out two SSE Hydro shows at the start of the year.
Of the charity, Paolo said: “It’s great to be invited along and to continue the relationship with Nordoff Robbins that we have built up over the last 10 years.
“The awards are a celebration of Scottish musicians which is great but more importantly, they are a catalyst for raising money to help this great charity do the fantastic work that they do.
“Please, if you don’t know about Nordoff and the work that they do then look into it and give them your support. Music can be a powerful thing.”
Colin Banks, Head of Sponsorship at SSE said: “The 2015 SSE Scottish Music Awards was a hugely successful evening, raising a significant amount of money for Nordoff Robbins Scotland, which will allow the charity to continue the life-changing provision of music therapy throughout the country.
“SSE is proud to have awarded the Best Live Act prize to the amazing Paolo Nutini following a year which saw him play sold-out shows at The SSE Hydro and Bellahouston Park, amongst a worldwide tour taking in almost 100 shows.”