Two years after scooping the award for Best Breakthrough, man of the moment Lewis Capaldi tops off an incredible 2019 with a nomination at the Specsavers Scottish Music Awards. With four top-ten singles, including the seven-week Number One ‘Someone You Loved’, and the fastest-selling debut album of the year with ‘Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent’, the singer-songwriter from Bathgate has played some of his biggest Scottish shows to date this year at TRNSMT Festival and Summer Sessions at Princes Street Gardens. Firmly established as the nation’s biggest pop star, 2019 has undoubtedly been Capaldi’s year, topped off by achieving a Number One single in America with his smash hit ‘Someone You Loved’. A well-deserved nomination for an outstanding year.
Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts said: “I have fond memories of seeing Lewis play the King Tut’s Stage at the very first TRNSMT Festival in 2017 to him stepping in at the last minute to play the main stage this year with a blinder of a set, which included the now infamous Chewbacca mask. Lewis has had such a meteoric rise over the past two years and is a genuinely lovely guy with the most amazing song writing skills and voice. He has already hit global stardom and to see him rise to being such an international success story is amazing – the Scottish Beyonce!”
Fresh from winning this year’s SAY Award, Auntie Flo aka Brian d’Souza is storming 2019 with yet another nomination for his effortless musical talent. Nominated for Sub Club’s Electronic Music Award, Auntie Flo has always been a believer in creating music that is unique and authentic. These efforts haven’t gone unnoticed in the industry with his album ‘Radio Highlife’ winning The Scottish Album of the Year Award in September of this year. A true Scottish talent that illustrates diversity with his blend of groovy hypnotic songs, Auntie Flo is a true representation of what Scotland’s thriving music scene has to offer.
Mike Grieve, Managing Director of Sub Club said: “Having witnessed Brian’s career develop from the early days when he first impressed with his DJ ability at the Subbie, it’s great to see his obvious creative and writing talent come to the fore with the release and subsequent recognition of the Auntie Flo album Radio Highlife deservedly picking up the Scottish Album of the Year award. We are delighted to be able to add our own mark of respect to Brian’s burgeoning talent.”
Be Charlotte has had an incredible year. With a mix of her soulful, upbeat sounds, the singer-songwriter has grown from strength to strength over the past year with record label Sony Music signing the Scottish artist back in 2018. Performing at the likes of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, TRNSMT and opening the iconic V&A Dundee alongside Scottish music legends Primal Scream in 2018, Be Charlotte has already got some major performances under her belt and is set to confidently affirm herself as one to watch out for at this year’s Specsavers Scottish Music Awards.