The O2 Silver Clef Awards last week were a real occasion for the stars to come out in full force and celebrate music as well as raising a truckload of money for charity.
The event benefits the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charity and the main attraction was Oasis – who picked up the Silver Clef Lifetime Achievement Award. Noel Gallagher, accompanied by his stunning girlfriend Sara MacDonald, turned up to collect his gong. But there was no sign of the other Gallagher, Liam. A source told me: “Liam isn’t a fan of big awards events and decided not to bother.” Charming!
Noel spent most of his afternoon hanging with boxer Ricky Hatton (who’s tiny in real life) and comedian Russell Brand.
In fact Russell was the talk of the event when he turned up showing off a serious new girlfriend. He showed up with promising Australian actress Teresa Palmer (pictured with me above) and told me he was a “changed man” and that he was “trying very hard” to behave! I hope he does stay faithful and settles down a little – it will do him good. Teresa seems like a lovely girl and she’s stunning!
Lily Allen also turned out to the bash and arrived late for the dinner and looked as if she was nursing a hangover from the night before. Either that or she was just generally peeved and couldn’t be arsed! On the plus side the pink hair is finally starting to wash out!!! Hoorah!
The full winner’s list was as follows……
Silver Clef Award – Oasis
Icon Award – Squeeze
Classical Award – Nicola Benedetti
Ambassadors of Rock – Bryan Adams
Best British Band – The Fratellis
Download of the Year – Estelle, American Boy
International Award – Meat Loaf
Newcomer Award – Amy Macdonald
Pic: With thanks to Dave Hogan