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London Grammar and James Blake honoured at Ivor Novello Awards

London Grammar and James Blake were among the winners at the Ivor Novello Awards earlier today.

Daniel Rothman, Hannah Reid and Dominic Major, who make up London Grammar, were delighted to be awarded with the award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for their track 'Strong' at the 59th Ivor Novello Awards.

The hip hop trio, who met at Nottingham University, took to the stage holding hands, and lead singer Hannah seemed delighted as she hugged Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, who had presented them with the award.

"This is a really special moment for us," Hannah exclaimed: "I'd particularly like to thank [British electronic duo] Disclosure in what they've done in supporting up-and-coming talent."

"It feels really good because it's a songwriter's award and that's why we do what we do, it's a little more chilled than the BRITs as well, it's great."

James Blake picked up the accolade for Best Contemporary Song for 'Retrograde' he very modestly commented:  "Until my second album [Overgrown] I didn't think I was a songwriter, and now maybe I do."

Tom Odell took home the coverted award for Songwriter Of The Year and Nile Rodgers picked up the Legend Award: "I was laughing when they told me, I was like, 'You think I'm a legend? I'll take it.'

"One thing I know as a songwriter and composer [is that] this is what I consider [to be] if not the most prestigious event, it is one of the most prestigious events."

He joked: "When they called me and asked me to come, I was like, 'I'll come, do I get free food?'"

Mumford and Sons won the International Achievement Award and after a video montage was played for the audience, Marcus Mumford joked: "That felt a bit like a f***ing obituary."


Ivor Novello Awards 2014 full list of winners:

PRS for Music Most Performed Work: 'Let Her Go' - (written by: Mike Rosenberg, performed by: Passenger)

The Ivors Classical Music Award: John McCabe

Best Television Soundtrack: 'Ripper Street' - (composed by: Dominik Scherrer)

Best Contemporary Song: 'Retrograde' - (written by: James Blake)

International Achievement: Ed Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons)

Best Original Film Score: 'The Epic of Everest' - (composed by: Simon Fisher Turner)

The Ivors Inspiration Award:Jerry Dammers (The Specials)

Album Award:'Push the Sky Away' - (written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis)

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Jeff Beck

Best Song Musically and Lyrically: 'Strong' - (written by Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman - London Grammar)

Songwriter of the Year:Tom Odell

Outstanding Song Collection: Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons [The Chemical Brothers]

Lifetime Achievement: Christine McVie

PRS for Music Special International Award: Nile Rodgers

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