Razorlight cut through the opposition to win two trophies tonight (Oct. 11) at the inaugural Vodafone Live Music Awards in London. The British rockers won for Vodafone live impact in 2006 and took out
Razorlight cut through the opposition to win two trophies tonight (Oct. 11) at the inaugural Vodafone Live Music Awards in London.
The British rockers won for Vodafone live impact in 2006 and took out the live music DVD award. The band, which is currently perched at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart with "America" (Vertigo), also played on the night.
Mercury Prize-nominated trio Muse took home the Vodafone live act award, which organizers Vodafone recognize as the most-coveted category.
The summer Reading and Leeds Festival was the winner in the Channel 4 festival of the year category, while U2 were victors in the live international act category.
Other performers at the Roundhouse venue -- which recently underwent a £30 million ($55 million) refurbishment -- included Jamiroquai, the Automatic and Girls Aloud.
A music-industry panel decided nominees in eight of the thirteen awards. Consumers voted on the remaining five categories via the official Web site www.vodafonemusic.co.uk .
The ceremony forms part of a three-year campaign to establish the Vodafone brand in the music business. The wireless phone operator started its U.K. mobile music download service in 2004, and has invested in the mobile-ticketing business. Prior to tonight's event, Vodafone sponsored six, monthly TBA gigs across landmark U.K. venues. Snow Patrol, the Pussycat Dolls, Razorlight and Franz Ferdinand were among the acts showcased.