Stereophonics win Best Indie at the Global Awards 2020
5 March 2020, 21:29 | Updated: 6 March 2020, 11:56
The band have triumphed in the hotly-contested category, which saw them up against Sam Fender and Florence + The Machine.
Asked by Radio X’s Rich Wolfenden how it feels to win gong, drummer Jamie Morrison joked: "It’s heavy”. When Rich wondered if they still see themselves as "indie" all these years on, frontman Kelly Jones commented: “Not really. Just a rock ’n’ roll band.”
The band - comprising of frontman Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Adam Zindani and Jamie Morrison - beat off stiff competition from Sam Fender, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots and Florence + The Machine.
Accepting the award, Kelly Jones said: "Thank you very much. I don’t really know what I’m supposed to say after those f***ing two.
“Thank you to everybody and thank you to Radio X for your support.
“We’ve been here for 27 years, so thank you very much and have a good night.... and get p*ssed."
Kelly Jones and co also took home the Global Special Award in recognition of their remarkable career and their contribution to music and entertainment.
They then played out the awards ceremony with a selection of their hits, including C'est La Vie, Maybe Tomorrow and Dakota.
2019 was a big year for Stereophonics - their eleventh album, Kind, was released in October and topped the UK album charts, spawning the hits Bust This Town, Fly Like An Eagle and the current Radio X favourite, Don't Let The Devil Take Another Day.
Their success continues into 2020 with a major UK tour taking place in the Spring. This summer will see the 'Phonics play the festivals Kendal Calling, Festi'neuch in Switzerland and Independence in Cork, plus huge outdoor shows at The Hague; Netherlands, Bangor, Wales; and Edinburgh and Inverness in Scotland.
The winners of The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk were crowned at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Capital Breakfast’s Roman Kemp, Smooth Radio’s Kate Garraway and Classic FM and Smooth presenter Myleene Klass.
Global, the Media & Entertainment group, created The Global Awards to celebrate the stars of music, news and entertainment across a wide range of genres. Now in its third year, the prestigious event brought together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Heart, Smooth, Classic FM, LBC, Radio X, Capital XTRA and Gold with award categories reflecting the music, programmes, podcasts and news aired on Global’s radio stations and the Global Player app.
The glittering show featured spectacular live performances from some of the world’s biggest artists – Camila Cabello, Ellie Goulding, Tones And I, Aled Jones and Russell Watson.
The Global Awards 2020 with Very.co.uk full list of winners:
BEST BRITISH ACT
Winner: Dua Lipa
Winner: Jonas Brothers
Winner: Ed Sheeran
Winner: Camila Cabello
Winner: Sh**ged Married Annoyed
My Dad Wrote A Porno
Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast
BEST CLASSICAL ARTIST
Winner: Sheku Kanneh-Mason
BEST HIP HOP OR R&B
BEST INDIE ACT
Twenty One Pilots
Florence & The Machine
Winner: Tones & I
BEST MASS APPEAL ARTIST
Winner: Lewis Capaldi
BEST SONG OF 2019 with METRO
(category judged by public vote) includes the five most played songs of 2019 from The Official Big Top 40, the UK’s biggest chart show.
Winner: Harry Styles - Lights Up
P!nk - Walk Me Home
Panic! At The Disco - High Hopes
Aitch - Taste (Make It Shake)
Billie Eilish - bad guy
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care
Tones & I – Dance Monkey
Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Senorita
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
Young T & Bugsey
Tones & I
MOST PLAYED SONG
Winner: Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
This is the song that has enjoyed the most airplay across the Global group of stations in the period from December 12th 2018 – December 11th 2019.
THE LBC AWARD
Winner: PC Stuart Outten
This category recognises the best in news reporting or a news moment that really stood out in 2019, as suggested by LBC listeners.
The Global Special Award