05 July 2013

Nick McCabe and Simon Jones present Coldplay with Best British Act award

On Friday, June 28, 2013, Ex-Verve bandmembers Nick McCabe and Simon Jones presented Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland with their Best British Act award at the 2013 Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards.

Martin said on stage: “We’re so thrilled to receive this from you. Why aren’t you still in The Verve? We’re so psyched to be on stage with two legends."

Chris Martin has spoken of his admiration for the work the Nordoff Robbins organisation does, using art and music to run therapy sessions across the UK for a variety of groups. Martin describes Nordoff Robbins as 'life changing'.

"It means a huge amount to us to be named 'Best British Act' by Nordoff Robbins at the 2013 O2 Silver Clef Awards," said Martin in a statement.

"Nordoff Robbins is an organisation that lies very close to our hearts. They provide life-changing music therapy for thousands of people each year and we're humbled to collect this award in their honour."