2018’s SSE Scottish Music Awards have today announced the final nominees for this year’s 20th ceremony, with The Script, Frightened Rabbit and Gary Clark all up for awards. Taking place on December 1 in Glasgow’s SEC; The Script are nominated for Best International Artist, Frightened Rabbit for the Song Writing Award and Gary Clark is nominated for the Music Business Award.
These artists join a host of nominees from across the country including; Eclair Fifi (Electronic Music Award), Kyle Falconer (Best Album), Mark Knopfler (Living Legend Award sponsored), Snow Patrol (Artist of the Year), The Snuts (Breakthrough Artist), Tom Grennan (Best UK Artist Award), with Annie Lennox and Susan Boyle also set to be honoured with the Scottish Music Hall of Fame Award.
The best of Scotland’s music industry will come together to celebrate a phenomenal year, while raising vital funds for the UK’s largest music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins. Guests will be treated to performances by some of the country’s biggest stars, showing their support for the charity as Mark Knopfler, Snow Patrol, Susan Boyle, Amy Macdonald, Tom Grennan, Kyle Falconer and The Snuts all take to the stage.
Irish trio, The Script, have no shortage of accolades with four UK number one albums, headline hometown stadium show at Croke Park and festival slots around the world under the belt, making it no surprise that they are nominated for Best International Artist at this year’s SSE Scottish Music Awards. Bringing their acclaimed pop-rock to Glasgow Green for 2018’s TRNSMT, The Script’s live shows are legendary and with over 29 million record sales to their name, the band have gone from strength to strength in their decade in the music industry.
Previous winners of the Best Live Band Award, Scotland’s Frightened Rabbit are nominated for this year’s Song Writing Award. Speaking about the award nomination, Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts said: “King Tut’s is recognised as a launch pad for many artists and as far as Scotland goes, it’s a venue that most bands start off in and Frightened Rabbit was one of them back in 2006 when they first played the venue. Frightened Rabbit’s music and lyrics will always hold a special place in our hearts at DF Concerts and King Tut’s, as well as in the rest of the Scottish music community.”
Dundonian songwriter, musician and producer Gary Clark is nominated for the Music Business Award, sponsored by the Sir Reo Stakis Foundation. Gary Clark began his career as singer-songwriter-instrumentalist in late '80s band Danny Wilson. He penned the band's 1987 international hit ‘Mary's Prayer’, now considered a classic, it still regularly re-enters the top 100 airplay charts in the UK. He later moved into the areas of songwriting and production for other artists such as Natalie Imbruglia, Liz Phair, Lloyd Cole, Melanie C, Emma Bunton, Skin, Delta Goodrem, Mark Owen, The Xcerts, The Wanted and Demi Lovato. Clark has three BMI Awards, won Nordoff-Robbins songwriter Of The Year 2003, and has an Ivor Novello nomination for ‘Mary’s Prayer’. He recently wrote the music for the film, Sing Street, and is currently writing the music for the Nanny McPhee stage musical with Emma Thompson. He is also working on the music for an eight-episode series for Amazon Originals with John Carney.
Tickets for awards ceremony on sale now from www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/scotland