The Americana Music Affiliation UK selected Troxy as the house for the 2020 Americana Music Affiliation Awards, for the primary time, bringing music royalty together with Joan Armatrading and Billy Bragg to the enduring venue for a celebration of the very best within the trade.
The night was the fruits of the affiliation’s four-day annual convention, AmericanaFest UK, which is held throughout a number of venues throughout East London all through the week.
Legendary broadcaster ‘Whispering Bob’ Harris hosted the ceremony which was attended by a number of the greatest names within the Americana music scene together with Nick Lowe, The Milk Carton Children and Joan Armatrading who was offered with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Paul Giambaccini. Performers on the evening included Peter Donegan, son of the late skiffle icon Lonnie, who carried out ‘Rock Island Line’ with Billy Bragg and Noisettes lead vocalist Shingai Shoniwa, paying tribute to Joan Armatrading along with her personal rendition of ‘Love and Affection’.
Troxy’s open plan lobby was the proper setting for welcoming VIP company onto the purple carpet with out the specter of unhealthy climate. Photographers have been capable of seize the artists on the step and repeat wall earlier than they took their seats in the principle auditorium.
The area was remodeled for the afterparty in the identical room, with drapes revealing a model new, intimate setting the place company loved impromptu performances and collaborations from the huge array of artists that have been in attendance.
Stevie Freeman, CEO of the Americana Music Affiliation UK, who organised the occasion mentioned: “We have been thrilled to carry our fifth annual awards at Troxy. The area lent itself completely for a gala occasion, with tables all set out for the VIPs, it had an actual celebratory really feel. The venue offered the proper setting for the pre-show purple carpet reception and the after occasion all underneath one roof. The area labored so nicely for the sort of occasion and all the pieces ran easily, we have been delighted with how the evening performed out with the after occasion in full swing, as our company loved a one hour encore type the Honky Tonk Jambalaya band”