Shirley Bassey is to receive this year’s Nordoff Robins O2 Silver Clef Award. It was reported in The List that The Dame is thrilled to have been chosen to receive the prestigious accolade, which recognises her long and successful music career.
Speaking ahead of the star-studded annual charity awards ceremony to be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday June 30, DSB said: “I’m honoured to be the recipient of this year Silver Clef Award. Music is my career. Music is my life. Music is my friend. Music has been there to celebrate the highs and sooth through the lows. I believe everybody has a song inside of them; some people can lose their way in life, some struggle to express themselves – but Nordoff Robbins works with these people to find their inner songbird and true happiness.”
The Silver Clef Awards have been running for 42 years and raised nearly £10 million to fund the Nordoff Robbins charity, who provide music therapy for people of all ages.
Other winners this year include Blondie (Icon), Phil Collins (Outstanding Achievement), Nile Rodgers (International), Emeli Sande (Best Female), Mumford and Sons (Royal Albert Hall Best Group Act), Anne-Marie (Best Newcomer), DJ Pete Tong (Innovation) and Alexander Armstrong (Classical).
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has partnered with British vocal legends including Dame Shirley Bassey to create ultimate one-of-a-kind collectors’ cars. To celebrate the marque’s long-held allure among music greats, nine Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ cars have been commissioned. A proportion of each car’s value will be donated to charities selected by the musician.
“Dame Shirley Bassey celebrates a musical legacy which has seen her become one of the most popular female vocalists of all time, with a Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ marking a glittering career that has resulted in 37 studio albums, 79 weeks combined in the UK top 10 charts, and three James Bond title songs. Dame Shirley Bassey has used her Rolls-Royce Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ to bring to life some of her fondest memories from more than six decades in the spotlight.”
“Each of the door flights are engraved with lyrics from ‘I Am What I Am’ (1984) and ‘Big Spender’ (1967), the latter having become one of the Dame’s signature songs. The headrests are embroidered with a design inspired by the silhouette design of the 2007 album ‘Get The Party Started’. With three ‘007’ title songs to her name – ‘Diamonds are Forever’, ‘Moonraker’ and the seminal ‘Goldfinger’ – the rear leather waterfall is embroidered with a diamond, while the treadplates and Spirit of Ecstasy are fittingly finished in gold.”
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to announce a series of nine remarkable Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ cars pic.twitter.com/oL6vIbvS41