The Scottish Music Hall of Fame – a long-rumoured tribute to the greats of Scotland’s musicians – is now soliciting suggestions and nominations for acts who deserve to be featured in the ‘Hall’.
The actual physical building is slated to open as early as late 2014, at an estimated cost of £3 million. The plan is that it will be a tourist attraction as well as a place of education and a venue for events. The location is likely to be somewhere close to the Clyde, by the SECC / Armadillo and Museum of Transport.
Already the publicity machine for the Hall of Fame has kicked in, with current musicians choosing their own favourites.
KT Tunstall has nominated Ivor Cutler, King Creosote and the Cocteau Twins; Proclaimer Craig Reid went for Average White Band. Sharleen Spiteri of Texas suggested Simple Minds, Altered Images and Orange Juice, with special mention for Pstcard Records’ artwork.
Fran Healy of Travis went for Teenage Fanclub.
Shirley Manson nominated The Vaselines, and Simon out of Biffy CLyro wentfor Aereogramme, as did Twin Atlantic.
Big Country’s Bruce Watson chose Alex Harvey, the Skids and Nazareth.
The voting is also open to the public – visit myhof3.co.uk and select a method (email, Facebook or twitter) to get in touch.