Jamie Cullum up for Silver Clef award
Organisers of the Silver Clef Awards, which are held in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity, have announced the addition of another category this year, which, unusually for this event, will be voted for by the public.
The new gong, sponsored by Ticketmaster and supported by Absolute Radio, the Evening Standard and overall Silver Clef sponsors O2, will be for Best Live Act. Ticketmaster has put together a short list based on customer reviews and now anyone can vote at http://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk.
Says the Chairman of Nordoff Robbins: "Music is incredibly powerful. At Nordoff Robbins, we use music to transform the lives of many thousands of people. We want the public to tell us about a gig that's transformed their life in the last twelve months. From Biffy Clyro to Muse, Stevie Wonder and many in between, we're looking for the best live act of the last year".
The list of thirty contenders are as follows: Avenged Sevenfold, Biffy Clyro, Big Noise, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, James Blunt, Jamie Cullum, Jay-Z, Jonsi, KISS, Korn[/[b], Lady, Paul McCartney, Peter Andre, P!NK, Rob Zombie, Scouting For Girls, Shayne Ward, Skunk Anansie, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Script and Train.