Scottish Music Awards to Raise Funds for Music Therapy Charity

Wet Wet Wet, The Fratellis and Nathan Evans are taking part in a night of music to raise funds for charity

The UK’s largest music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins, has announced the concert which will take place on 13 November at The Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. Gig-goers will be treated to performances from Wet Wet Wet, The Fratellis, Nathan Evans, Nina Nesbitt, Amy Macdonald, and many more artists.

Hosted by presenter Edith Bowman, The Specsavers Scottish Music Awards is one of Scotland’s biggest musical events, and is the main fundraiser for Nordoff Robbins, ensuring the charity can continue to provide music therapy for adults and children living with physical and mental illness.

Sandra Schembri, chief executive of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity, said: “Each year, we are beyond grateful for the continuing support of the Scottish music industry through the annual Scottish Music Awards.

“At Nordoff Robbins, it is our privilege to connect, collaborate and co-create music with our clients. We are able to provide continued access to the therapeutic benefits of music through the support of the Scottish Music Awards.

“We give our thanks to all sponsors – especially our headline partners Specsavers; to some of Scotland’s most influential musical talent, and to those who attend – both in person and online. All their support gives us the opportunity to raise vital funds to continue to change lives through the power of music – working with some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our communities.”  

Graeme Clark, the bass player of Wet Wet Wet added: “We have a special place in our hearts for Nordoff Robbins as we’ve been on one long musical journey with the charity over the years.

“We’re very excited to be performing at the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards this year especially as it’s being held at the iconic Barrowland Ballroom where we played our first professional gig as a band back in 1985, which was the only time we’ve actually played there.” 

Scottish singer and songwriter, Amy McDonald says she is ‘honoured’ to be nominated for the Specsavers Outstanding award: “I’m very grateful to Nordoff Robbins and the organisers for all their support over the years. The Best Newcomer award was the first thing I ever won for my music and having the backing of people at home in Scotland has been a huge part of me being able to keep doing this for a living. I’m excited to perform at the show.”

Tickets for the event are available to purchase via the Nordoff Robbins website.