SSE are delighted to have returned as sponsors of the SSE Scottish Music Awards for the third time, supporting our charity partner Nordoff Robbins Scotland in making a meaningful difference to adults and children across the country.
The 19th annual event, held on Saturday 2nd December, saw the biggest and best of Scotland’s music industry come together to celebrate our rich music and culture, whilst simultaneously raising vital funds for Nordoff Robbins Scotland. 2017’s SSE Scottish Music Awards raised an incredible total of £148,500 for the music therapy charity at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.
Live entertainment is really important to SSE and to our customers and as such, we were delighted to present the ‘SSE Outstanding Contribution To Music’ award. There to accept the award on behalf of winners The Waterboys, was the band’s keyboard player Brother Paul, who made the journey over from Nashville to collect their award.
Winners on the night included Emeli Sande, taking home the ‘Song Writing Award’; Lewis Capaldi, taking home the ‘Best Breakthrough Artist Award’ and Alice Cooper, taking home the ‘Best International Artist Award. The star-studded event also featured performances from Emeli Sande, Nina Nesbitt, The Temperance Movement, Lewis Capaldi, Hipsway and Tom Walker.
Winner of Spotlight with SSE on Capital FM
Singer-songwriter, Stephanie Cheape, and her band who were crowned champion of Spotlight with SSE on Capital FM, opened the SSE Scottish Music Awards 2017 at the old fruit market in Glasgow.
The band from Hamilton won Spotlight with SSE on Capital after competing in a live final in front of a panel of expert judges in November 2017, and will now be given the opportunity to write, record and release their very own single with talent agency, The Famous Company.
Both nationally and locally, SSE have made a commitment to emerging talent and encouraging participation at all levels in sport over the past four years. SSE want to continue this commitment into music, and along with the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins and Capital, we provide a chance for young up and coming musicians to be the next big thing in the music industry.
With our existing sponsorships of major UK entertainment venues, SSE are the energy behind new music.