Alison Moyet will receive this years Silver Clef Award from Nordoff Robbins.The oldest of the award given by the organization, it dates back to 1976 when The Who were honored and has been presented yearly with the winners spanning the greats of British music. Recent winners have included Kylie Minogue, Annie Lennox, Muse, Take That, Oasis, Paul Weller and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.
David Munns, the chairman of Nordoff Robbins, said of Moyet, “Alison is a true ‘Icon’. With a career spanning three decades, she is a huge talent and an inspiration to female singers and songwriters the world over. Alison is a legend who is revered across the music industry. We are honoured to have her receive an award.”
Moyet said of the award “I am honoured to be receiving the Investec Icon Award from Nordoff Robbins – a charity who use music to literally transform thousands of lives. I’ve admired their work for many years and it feels really special to be recognised by them as an ‘Icon’.”
Moyet’s career started her career as part of the duo Yazoo (Yaz in the U.S.) with former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke. When the group broke up, Moyet embarked on a solo career that has included eight albums, all of which have made the U.K. top 25. Her latest, the minutes, peaked at number 5 in the U.K. and will be released in the U.S. tomorrow.
The award will be presented on June 28 at the London Hilton.