The Oh Yeah Legend Award
2017 Recipient – Vivian Campbell
The Oh Yeah Legend Award recognises the exceptional contribution of a musician or a music industry figure from Northern Ireland. Vivian Campbell was the 2017 recipient. The presentation supported by Blue Moon and PRS was followed by a brilliant live performance from Vivian with his current band Last In Line, at the Mandela Hall, Belfast, November 11, 2017.
Vivian Campbell is one of the leading names in rock from Northern Ireland. His story is one of global success that began with Sweet Savage, a band considered to one of the most influential of the ‘New Wave of British Metal’, writing music that influenced the likes of Metallica, who went on to cover a Sweet Savage song.
Vivian has since written, performed, toured and worked with some of the biggest names in rock including Thin Lizzy, DIO, Whitesnake, Riverdogs, and Lou Gramm (ex-foreigner). In 1992 he found a permanent home with British rock legends Def Leppard and this year he celebrates 25 years with the band.
Vivian continues to write and perform on various other projects and will be bringing his current band Last In Line to the Mandela Hall for a special Legend Award performance.
Previous recipients of the Oh Yeah Legend Award are:
Vivian Campbell (2017)
The Divine Comedy (2015)
Gary Moore (posthumous) (2012)
Stiff Little Fingers (2011)
The Undertones (2010)
Henry McCullough (2009)
Terri Hooley (2008)