The 36th BASCA Gold Badge Awards were sponsored by MCPS and took place on 28th October 2009 at The Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London.  The ceremony was hosted by Guy Fletcher OBE with music by Brian Dee Trio.

Gary Brooker

Gary Brooker is an English singer, songwriter, pianist and founder of the rock band Procol Harum. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his charitable services.

This Award is sponsored by PPL.

Vic Fraser

Vic Fraser has run an international music preparation business as music copyist for 52 years. He has worked on more than 350 films. From the 50’s, when every note was hand copied, to the present day, when detailed knowledge of current music notation technology is imperative, Vic has been responsible for initiating many innovative ideas and remains at the forefront of his field.

Chris Green

Chris Green has been Producer of the Soho Jazz Festival and Popular Events Director of the City of London Festival. He spent 10 years as CEO of the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters (now BASCA) and has served as a Director of the Poetry Society, and is a founder member of the Jazz Development Trust.

Raymond Gubbay

Raymond Gubbay has been promoting concerts and musical productions for nearly forty-five years. The annual Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival features over one hundred and eighty performances and his ‘Classical Spectacular’ has enjoyed huge success with over two hundred sold-out performances at the Royal Albert Hall and in Europe and Australia.

Aled Jones

Aled Jones is a singer, actor, radio and TV presenter. He currently has 27 albums to his name, has his own BBC Radio 2 programme and has just celebrated his 25th year/silver jubilee in the British music and entertainment industry.

Tasmin Little

Violinist Tasmin Little has played with many of the world’s greatest orchestras in a career that has taken her to every continent of the world.
She is also an Ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, and a Fellow of the Guildhall of Music and Drama.

Richard Manners

Richard is a music publisher who has worked at Chris Blackwell’s independent Blue Mountain Music, Island Music and Polygram Music.
He has been Managing Director of Warner/Chappell since 1999.

Bill Martin & Phil Coulter

Bill Martin and Phil Coulter achieved world-wide recognition as a hit songwriting partnership notching up chart entries with a diverse list of acts from Cliff Richard to Sandie Shaw, Elvis Presley to Waylon Jennings, from Bobby Vinton to The Bay City Rollers.

Hank Marvin

Hank Marvin is the legendary lead guitarist with The Shadows.

Hugh Padgham

Hugh Padgham is among the most successful music producers, best known for his extended collaborations with Phil Collins, Sting, Genesis and The Police. He has won 4 Grammy Awards, 1 Brit Award and a Music Week Award for Best British Producer.

Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner is a vocalist whose career has included working with Culture Club, Brian Ferry, UB40, Steve Winwood and Mick Jagger. She is also one of the main singers in Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra. She has also appeared on stage in ‘A Street Car Named Desire’, ‘Fame’, ‘One Love’ and ‘Simply Heavenly’.

Robert Wyatt

Robert Wyatt first came to public attention during the late 1960s, as drummer/vocalist with avant-garde rock pioneers, Soft Machine. In June 2001 was curator of the Meltdown festival and in 2004 his album ‘Cuckooland’, which featured guests including Paul Weller, Brian Eno and David Gilmour, was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize.

This Award is sponsored by the MU.

Photos from 2009 Awards

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