London Grammar win big at Ivor Novellos

London Grammar and James Blake were the big winners at this year's Ivor Novello Awards, held today (22.05.14) at London's Grosvenor House

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London Grammar, Tom Odell and James Blake were the big winners at this year's Ivor Novello Awards.

The trip-hop trio - made up of Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman - won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for their track 'Strong' at the 59th Ivor Novello Awards, which were held today (22.05.14) at London's Grosvenor House.

Talking before the show, Hannah told BANG Showbiz: "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."

Tom won Songwriter Of The Year, while James picked up the accolade for Best Contemporary Song for 'Retrograde' but hadn't considered himself to be a songwriter.

He said: "Until my second album [Overgrown] I didn't think I was a songwriter, and now maybe I do."

Mike Rosenberg won the award for PRS for Music Most Performed Work for Passenger's hit song 'Let Her Go', while Arctic Monkeys and Laura Mvula missed out on the Best Album Award, which went to Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for 'Push The Sky Away', performed by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

Chic musician Nile Rodgers picked up the Legend Award from former Smiths man Johnny Marr, after he delivered a moving speech.

Ahead of the ceremony, Nile told BANG Showbiz: "I've just got in from Ibiza at about four in the morning, I haven't slept at all."

Talking about receiving the Legend Award, he said: "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."

Other awards on the night went to Jeff Beck for PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons from The Chemical Brothers for Outstanding Song Collection and Christine McVie for Lifetime Achievement.

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

London Grammar

London trio who have been described as 'the xx you can take home to meet your parents'.

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