BASCA announce badge winners

By | Published on Tuesday 21 September 2010

The British Academy Of Songwriters, Composers And Authors has announced details of its Gold Badge Award winners for 2010. These are the music types that BASCA think are dead swell, and who really deserve some sort of button badge to put on their jacket to say so, but one made of gold. The awards go to songwriters and composers, performers and producers, and people working behind the scenes in this biz they call show. 

Says BASCA Chairman Sarah Rodgers: “There are few awards in the music business which give such unqualified pleasure as a Gold Badge. The awardees are an exclusive community who know that they are all respected, admired and cherished. A Gold Badge conveys so much that would otherwise be left unsaid. It says, what you do for us songwriters and composers is remarkable and has not gone unnoticed; it says, we couldn’t do it without you; and it says, you are the best!”

Here are this year’s winners. I’d give you a bit of background about the ones you’re not familiar with, but I don’t know which ones they are, and I don’t want to go to lots of effort researching a mini-biog for someone it turns out you’re best mates with, especially when we’re running late as it is. So, if you’re unfamiliar with any of these, may I suggest Wikipedia?

Winners: Howard Blake, Tom Bradley, Geoff Foster, Lesley Garrett, John Paul Jones, Julian Joseph, Tony Moore, Chris Shurety, Heather Small, Phil Swern, Clare Torry, Paul White and Brian Willey.