The 40th BASCA Gold Badge Awards were sponsored by PRS for Music and took place on 16th October 2013 at The Savoy, Strand, London. The ceremony was hosted by Guy Fletcher OBE with music from Brian Dee Trio.
Guy Barker MBE is a Jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and arranger. He has recorded eight solo albums, two of which were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. His distinctive trumpet sound can be heard on albums by Paul Weller, Sting, Blur, Snow Patrol and George Michael.
This award is sponsored by the Musicians’ Union.
Roger Dean is credited with transforming the status of the album cover, elevating it from mere packaging to a work of art in its own right.
His artwork and trademark calligraphy became synonymous with bands such as Yes, Asia and Uriah Heap. His Asia Dragon album cover was voted the second most successful album cover design of all time by readers of Rolling Stone magazine.
Don Letts is a musician, DJ, broadcaster and Grammy award winning film maker.
As a DJ he is known for turning a whole generation of punks into reggae in the late 70s. His films include `The Clash Westway to the World`, which won a Grammy in 2003. He formed Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones and currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6 Music.
Soprano Jane Manning OBE is especially celebrated as an interpreter and commissioner of contemporary music and has given more than 350 world premieres, working closely with composers such as Bennett, Birtwistle, Boulez, Cage, Carter, Maxwell Davies, Knussen and Weir.
In 1988 she formed her own ensemble ‘Jane’s Minstrels’ and has appeared with them all over the world.
Stephen Navin was CEO of the Music Publishers Association from 2006 to 2013. Prior to that, he was an exclusive advisor to the Secretary of State at the DCMS on all matters relating to music.
Stephen joined the Virgin Group in 1979, working for various Virgin companies throughout the 80s and 90s. He was Vice President Operations of BMG Europe from 1998 to 2001.
John Scott is a musician, arranger and film composer.
He played flute on The Beatles’ ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’ and arranged and conducted The Hollies’ ‘He Aint Heavy, He’s My Brother’. After playing principle saxophone on Henry Mancini’s ‘Goldfinger’ score John began composing for film and has since scored over 70 films and won three Emmy awards.
Singer Bonnie Tyler was born in Neath, South Wales. She had phenomenal success with the album ‘Faster Than The Speed Of Night’ in 1983, which included multi-platinum selling power ballads ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ and ‘Holding Out For A Hero’. She has released over sixteen studio albums and in 2013 represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Context with ‘Believe In Me’.
Producer Mike Vernon has worked with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, Duster Bennett and Ten Years After. Several of these recordings came out on his Blue Horizon label. Although primarily associated with blues Mike has produced significant acts outside of the blues field including David Bowie, Focus and Bloodstone.
Johnnie Walker MBE is a radio DJ and broadcaster, who came to prominence in the 60s broadcasting on the pirate ship Radio Caroline.
He joined BBC Radio 1 in 1969, presented BBC Radio 2 Drivetime until 2006 and currently presents ‘Sound of the 70s’, ‘Radio 2 In Concert’, ‘Johnnie Walker’s Long Players’ and ‘Johnnie Walker Meets…’.
Alison Wenham OBE has spent over 35 years working in the music industry and has been Chairman and CEO of AIM (Association of Independent Music) since it formed in 1998. She is also a founder member of Impala, the founding Chairman of WIN and a board member of UK Music, Creative and Cultural Skills, Merlin and PPL. In 2010 Alison was awarded the OBE
James Wyllie is a Solicitor, Manager and Business Advisor. He became a partner at Harbottle & Lewis in 1981, leaving in 1988 to co-manage the Eurythmics. James co managed a number of artists and also became a Director of Beggars Banquet. Currently James is a Consultant for Russells; a position he’s held for the last 12 years.
Bill Wyman needs very little introduction. Having spent over thirty years with the Rolling Stones, Bill established his reputation as one of the greatest bass players in rock ’n’ roll history. Bill tours every year with his band The Rhythm Kings and they have been together since 1997.
This award is sponsored by PPL
Photos from 2013 Awards
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