Openly-gay jazz singer Clare Teal has won two prestigious awards
for her contribution to music, this week.
On Wednesday, the 38 year-old received a BASCA Gold Badge at
London's Savoy Hotel, alongside the likes of Mick Hucknall, Joan
Armatrading, Dennis Waterman and Arlene Philips.
The Gold Badge Awards celebrate the careers of people who have
made a special contribution to Britain's music and entertainment
industry, both those in the limelight and those who work behind the
scenes often without public recognition.
Over the last 38 years the awards have paid tribute to a wide
range of music industry professionals, including broadcasters,
recording artists, publishers, arrangers, managers, producers and
record company executives.
The award came days after Teal was bestowed with the Yorkshire
Arts and Entertainments Award at a BBC Hosted Reception held in
Leeds - alongside other deserving Yorkshire men and women such as
Maureen Lipman and Brian Blessed.
The Yorkshire Awards recognise people and organisations who have
had an impact on Yorkshire and its people in some way,
demonstrating their affection for, and commitment to, the
Teal's Award, The Arts and Entertainment Award, is for the
outstanding Yorkshire personality in the fields of art and
entertainment and is sponsored by BBC.
She currently presents a Radio 2 show on Sunday evening at 10.00pm
and Monday Evening at 9.30pm.