RAYMOND WEIL recently celebrated its continued support of music charity Nordoff Robbins by presenting the International Artist Award to Vampire Weekend at the Silver Clef Luncheon, a star-studded event held in support of the charity, which took place at The Park lane Hilton Hotel, London.
The New York four-piece, who are currently on tour in the UK, took time out to attend the event to collect the RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award from Craig Leach, RAYMOND WEIL’s UK Brand Director.
“Today we were honored to present the RAYMOND WEIL International Artist Award to Vampire Weekend at the Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Luncheon. Over the past ten years, RAYMOND WEIL has sponsored the International Artist Award, which has been received by the likes of Kylie Minogue, Michael Buble, Swedish House Mafia, Kelis, John Legend, Foo Fighters, George Benson and Bob Geldoff. We are extremely proud of our partnership w
ith Nordoff Robbins and have witnessed the relentless efforts to transform lives through music therapy first hand” – Says Craig Leach, UK Brand Director - RAYMOND WEIL.
Vampire Weekend have already had two No. 1 US albums and a Grammy Award nomination. Their best-known track ‘A-Punk’ was fourth on Rolling Stone Magazine’s Rock List. They have played the main stage at Glastonbury, headlined Benicassim, had Jake Gyllenhaal star in o
ne of their videos, performed on top US show Saturday Night Live an impressive three times and made chart history by becoming the first independent rock band to top the US charts with two consecutive albums - all in addition to smashing the previous record for first week vinyl sales. Most recently, Time Out London magazine picked Vampire Weekend as one of their eight ‘Sounds of the summer’ for 2013.
Other guests at the event included: Coldplay, Ray Davies, Jessie Ware, Alison Moyet, Alison Balsom, Peter Andre, Gaby Roslin, Dawn French, Richard Ayoade, Mylene Klass, John Cooper Clarke, Sharleen Spiteri, The Verve, Michael Ball, Conor Maynard, Barry Gibb, JLS, Labrinth, Kimberly Wyatt and Status Quo.
The annual Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards and Lunch, which began in 1976, is now the jewel in the charity’s fundraising crown and a highlight of the UK music industry’s calendar. Sponsored by O2 for the past 10 years, and now in its 38th year, the event has raised over £8 million for Nordoff Robbins since its inception. Last year’s winners included Kylie Minogue, Jessie J, Emeli Sandé, Michael Bublé, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Conor Maynard, Fatboy Slim and Laura Wright. Honourees in previous years include The Who (awarded the very first Silver Clef Award in 1976), Elton John, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Sting, Take That, Muse and many more.