RM Hubbert has won the SAY Award with his album 'Thirteen Lost & Found'.
Launched to focus on breaking Scottish talent, the SAY Award seems to emphasise the country's talent for punching well above its weight. Announcing its shortlist earlier this year, the SAY Award for 2013 was contested by a stunning range of acts.
However there can only be one winner. At last night's ceremony Glasgow based artist RM Hubbert scooped the trophy, with his album 'Thirteen Lost & Found' fighting off competition from the likes of Django Django, Stanley Odd and more.
Speaking after the event, the guitarist said: "I am shocked and delighted at winning. I never expected it. It is testament to all my collaborators that we won."
RM Hubbert wins a £20,000 cash prize, alongside a unique trophy - each of the other nine shortlisted acts gain a cheque for £1000.
Stewart Henderson, Chair of SMIA said: "Congratulations to Hubby on behalf of everyone at The SAY Award and the SMIA. We've got another worthy winner and an exceptional album to have emerged from such a strong field."
By nature an instrumental artist, one of the strengths of 'Thirteen Lost & Found' is RM Hubbert's ability to collaborate with a range of guest vocalists.
Tracking down some of these artists, Clash pieced together a feature about the construction of the album which you can read HERE.
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