Travis were honoured in their home town last night (September 28) when they were presented with an award for “outstanding talent” at the NORDOFF ROBBINS MUSIC THERAPY AWARDS in GLASGOW.
Because the band are currently touring in the US, they accepted the award by video, joking that they would use the trophy – a hand-made silver quaich (traditional Celtic drinking cup) – to keep apples in, being clean-living boys.
The PRS Original Talent award was presented to them to mark their outstanding achievement as homegrown talent.
Also on the winners’ list were The Delgados, who won the Hard Rock New Talent Award. It is the first time the award, voted for by Scots music fans, has been presented. Other nominees included Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai and Idlewild. The Delgados, who were pipped to the Mercury Music Prize earlier this month by Badly Drawn Boy, were present en masse to collect the trophy.
The Average White Band were recognised for “services to the Scottish music industry” and ex-Big Country frontman and founder of Dunfermline young punks The Skids, Stuart Adamson, travelled to Glasgow from his home in Nashville to accept the Belhaven Best Tartan Clef award to mark his 20 years in the music industry.