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Nordoff Robbins Scotland and sponsors SSE have added Edinburgh singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt and fellow Scots chart sensation Emeli Sande to the bill for this year’s SSE Scottish Music Awards.
Sande is nominated for the King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Song Writing award, acknowledging her outstanding credentials on hits such as Heaven, Next To Me, Clown and Hurts.
Former Balerno High School pupil Nesbitt, meanwhile, is nominated in the Coors Light Evolution category.
Both artists will perform at the awards ceremony at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket on 2 December.
The awards has been the main fundraising event for Nordoff Robbins Scotland since 1996. Funds raised on the night are a vital part of the charity’s ability to provide music therapists and sessions to those who need it most.
Speaking about her nomination and upcoming performance at the awards, Sande said: “It’s such a great honour for me to come back to Scotland and be part of the SSE Scottish Music Awards again.
“Winning the Breakthrough Award was a big deal for me. To get that kind of acknowledgement when you’re just starting out and trying to find your feet gives you so much confidence to keep going.
“I love Nordoff Robbins Scotland and being involved with them. Sometimes you get caught up in the industry side of it all, so it’s good to recognise the healing side of music.”
Nesbitt said: “It’s really cool just to be nominated and it’s always special to be recognised for something in your own country.
“I won the award for Best Emerging Artist in 2013, so it’ll be really nice to be back again. I’m a big supporter of Nordoff Robbins.
“Music is such an important thing as it’s therapeutic to everyone at the best of times, so to use it specifically to hep people who need it is a really powerful thing.”
More nominees and performers will be announced in the coming weeks and for tickets to the 2017’s SSE Scottish Music Awards, contact: [email protected]
For further information on the SSE Scottish Music Awards or Nordoff Robbins Scotland, visit: www.nrscot.org.uk