The Brit awards 2016
The Brit Awards started in a pokey room somewhere in London in the mid 70s where artists of the day where given the chance to be awarded prizes for being influential in those years and also to honour Queens Elizabeth II's Jubilee.
Today in 2016 the Brit awards have come a long way staged at a massive venue and now a days it is more like the OSCARS or GRAMMYS. All the stars get the red carpet treatment and as to who picks the best artists or bands or singers I don't know. What I do know is the public once could vote for their favourite singer or band but now it seems to involve bigwigs in the music industry choosing who they think deserves the coveted BRIT awards.
This years ceremony kicked off with Coldplay playing their current hit 'Hymn' and they were rewarded for their performance in being voted best group. David Bowie gone to that great hall of rock stars in the sky received an icon award picked up by his friend and actor Gary Oldman and singer Annie Lennox.
The singer Lorde did a medley of Bowie hits and frankly many pundits thought it better than Lady Gaga's attempt at the GRAMMYS. What Duncan Jones and Lexi Jones thought of it, Bowie's son and daughter, I have not seen any comment any where so far but as I reported before it seemed Duncan Jones was not exactly impressed by Gaga's rendition of some of his father's songs.
The night though belonged to British songstress Adele and she acknowledged that having been out of the public eye for so long and to have come back and received so many awards in one night she was obviously thrilled.
Described as 'Queen of the BRITS' on one news media's website because she scooped so many awards and she performed 'When we were Young' that had the audience in raptures listening to her voice that means so much to so many. She seems genuinely a down to earth girl and it seems is loved by millions around the world and Adele is indeed a musical phenomena for our time.
Her music is hard to pigeon hole, there is soul. blues, rock, gospel, ballads, indeed something there for everyone and her live band seem a tight and professional group of musicians.
Among the multitude of awards she received were 'Best British Artist' and 'Global Artist' award which she will be happy to put with all the other music prizes she has been given.
In between all this James Bay and Justin Bieber provided a musical interlude but their music couldn't be more different, Bieber coming from an r n b poppy sound to James Bay's rock sound.
Chris Martin and co were happy because the trophy they received was their ninth something they share with singer of anything from swing to rock Robbie Williams.
Many people including yours truly will always be cynical of these kind of ceremonies whether they be movies or music but these award ceremonies are annual events just the same.