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Polker eyes success after Sound Music Awards nomination

A LOCAL band strives for more recognition after being nominated for a regional music award.

Although he only formed about a year ago, Polker has gone from strength to strength in the local music scene.

An “incredible” comeback concert at the Citadel has catalyzed an eventful chain of events for the St Helens quartet, which has included landmark gigs and intimate acoustic shows across the North West.

The St Helens quartet have made a name for themselves in the North West

Busy in the studio and recording new music, the band have been touted as one of the up-and-coming artists to gain recognition on Merseyside.

For a chance to win any of the awards, the public must vote for them in the Group, Artist or Rising Act of the Year categories.

The top three voted performers in each category will then be invited to an awards ceremony in Liverpool in November, where the winners will be announced.

St Helens Star: Drummer Maddie HaleDrummer Maddie Hale

Drummer Maddie Hale said: “The Awards are a celebration of all of Merseyside’s musical talent.

“We didn’t even know we were nominated, but it’s a really nice way to celebrate what we’ve achieved as a band so far.”

“It’s been full speed since the Citadel gig earlier in the year, and we’ve been hosting our own gigs and starting to get some headlines.

“It’s fantastic to see people at our shows who have been supporting us from the start and to see more and more new faces.”

St Helens Star: The band have been nominated for the Sound Music AwardsThe group was nominated for the Sound Music Awards

In a bid to continue striving for success, Polker has more gigs scheduled throughout the year as well as two new songs pending release.

To vote for them at the Sound Music Awards, follow this link.