This year Roger Daltrey CBE, founding member of The Who and multigenerational cultural icon (we could make a pun here but we won’t), is to be honoured with the 25th Music Industry Trusts Award (MITS).

This prestigious annual music award is being presented to Roger in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the music and entertainment industry as well as many charitable causes – and by all accounts being a top bloke!

It’s not the Brits or the MTV Music Awards so you might not have heard of it before but The Music Industry Trusts Award, celebrating 25 years this year, has raised over £5.5 million for Nordoff Robbins (the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK) and the BRIT Trust (the UK’s leading performing arts and technology state school, providing a unique and free education for 1,200 pupils aged between 14 and 19) both very worthy causes.

No stranger to charity Roger has been a patron of the Teenage Cancer Trust since 2000 as well as being one of the original supporters of Nordoff Robbins along with the rest of the band.

It’s a massive achievement for Roger to be recognised, especially in this landmark year for the awards. Renowned for his sense of showmanship you cannot deny that Roger is one of rock’s most iconic vocalists. But not only that he’s also a successful actor, with many TV and film appearances under his belt and receiving a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Tommy in the movie adaptation of The Who’s rock opera – which makes an appearance in the show they bring to the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on 12 April 2017.

Roger Daltrey said: “It's great to be honoured by my friends and colleagues in the music industry in this way in the 25th year of the Music Industry Trusts Award. Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT trust are wonderful charities. The Who were there at the beginning and I am proud to join the honourees that have received this award before me and themselves done so much not only for these charities but also for many others.”

His Award will be presented on Monday 7 November at a gala ceremony in aid of Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT Trust With previous winners including Sir Elton John, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue OBE, Jools Holland OBE, Gary Barlow OBE, Annie Lennox OBE, Michael Eavis CBE and Simon Cowell he’s in good company.

Roger shows no signs of slowing down and is as passionate as ever about his music and his charity work. You can see him perform live with The Who in April.