Scottish Music Awards return for 2022 with 'unforgettable glamour'

This year's show, hosted by Edith Bowman, will celebrate Scottish music on Saturday, November 5.

The Specsavers Scottish Music Awards return for a second year on Saturday.

Taking place at Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom, the sold-out annual event raises funds in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

The charity works to break down barriers using music, creating a space for people to express themselves and connect with others.

This year’s show will be hosted by Edith Bowman, celebrating Scottish music with performances from The View, Altered Images and Dylan John Thomas.

Nominees for this year’s extravaganza include Lewis Capaldi, Ewan McVicar, rock band Gun, Tamzene, and Peat & Diesel.

Capaldi had been listed for the event’s Raymond Weil Global Artist of the Year Award, which he said is the fourth nomination he has had this year.

Capaldi said: “Buzzing to be back home for this year’s Scottish Music Awards.

“I remember getting my first ever trophy there back in 2017, it was such an important moment for me in everything that’s gone on to happen since.”

Capaldi’s award nomination comes after his comeback track Forget Me reached number one.

Having claimed the SSE Best UK Artist Award back in 2020, Capaldi’s return to the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards this November shows his continued success.

A first-time Scottish Music Awards nominee, Ewan McVicar has been nominated for the Sub Club/Ballantynes Electronic Music award.

The DJ shot to fame after his hit Tell Me Something Good was hailed as the sound of summer 2021 for global dance music fans.

Glasgow rock band Gun have received a nomination for Hard Rock Cafe Rock Legend Award recognising their more than 40-year career in the industry which has seen them create seven celebrated albums.

Tamzene, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands, is nominated for the Vega Rising Star Award.

First discovered busking on the streets of Inverness, the Last Song singer, who is inspired by soul music and good stories, has now graced some of the country’s biggest and best stages from TRNSMT Festival to King Tuts.

And gaining recognition from Royal Highland Centre Sound of Scotland Award are Peat & Diesel, the Stornoway three-piece who have gained a reputation for their lively performances and who sold out their debut Barrowland Ballroom gig in less than a day.

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