Folk-pop group Mumford and Sons have won a prestigious Ivor Novello for International Achievement, with Tom Odell awarded Songwriter of the Year.
The 59th ceremony took place at London’s Grosvenor House on Thursday night, with fourteen statuettes presented (see below for winners list) to celebrate and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.
Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall formed Mumford and Sons in 2007 and emerged from the West London scene at the same time as Laura Marling and Noah and the Whale.
Their debut album, Sigh No More, received worldwide acclaim upon its release in 2009 while follow-up, Babel, won Album of the Year at the Grammys.
Other Ivor Novello winners yesterday evening included Jeff Beck for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, James Blake for Best Contemporary Song and Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie for Lifetime Achievement.
Winners list in full
PRS for Music Most Performed Work
"Let Her Go" written by Mike Rosenberg
The Ivors Classical Music Award
Best Television Soundtrack
Ripper Street, composed by Dominik Scherrer
Best Contemporary Song
"Retrograde" by James Blake
Ed Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons)
Best Original Film Score
The Epic of Everest, composed by Simon Fisher Turner
The Ivors Inspiration Award
Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution to British Music
Best Song Musically and Lyrically
"Strong" by Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman
Songwriter of the Year
Outstanding Song Collection
Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons (The Chemical Brothers)
PRS for Music Special International Award