Guitarist named 'Producer Of The Year'

Former Suede axeman Bernard Butler has been named 'Producer Of The Year' at the inaugural Music Producers Guild Awards in London.

Since leaving Suede Butler has had a long and varied career. Two solo albums followed before the musician moved into production. Butler's crisp, clean sound has been much in demand with Black Kids, Tricky and Glasgow indie stars 1990s all benefiting from his touch.

Perhaps Butler's greatest triumph though is Duffy's debut album 'Rockferry'. The hugely successful album had much in common with the clean sound of 60s soul but never sounded retro.

In fact, it was the Welsh soul star herself who presented Butler with the award. Held in London last night (February 12th) other big winners on the night included Danger Mouse, Calvin Harris and Bloc Party producer Paul Epworth.

The award also means that Butler will claim the BRIT Award for Best Producer at the forthcoming ceremony.

Bernard Butler has won 'Producer Of The Year' at the Music Producers Guild Awards.

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