Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

As we say goodbye to 2015, there are a couple of traditions left to observe, one being the Queens New Years Honours list, with two notable musicians being honoured in this years list.

Firstly Damon Albarn has been awarded an OBE for services to music as he has once again had a stellar year with a new album from Blur and the continuation of his work with Africa Express. 2016 is likely to be just as busy with the promise of a new album from his animated outfit Gorillaz, as well as a musical wonder.land at the National Theatre.

Secondly, legendary drum and bass producer Clifford Price better known as Goldie, has been awarded an MBE for services to music. Goldie has also had an equally excellent year with his record label Metalheadz celebrating its 20th anniversary, as well as performing some of his classic album Timeless with the Heritage Orchestra across the UK earlier this year.

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