The Leader of Stockport Council is urging Stockport residents vote for Stockport band Blossoms after they were nominated for a BRIT award.
The Stockport five-piece are currently touring Japan and Russia before heading across Europe as they continue to put Stockport on the map around the world.
And impressed with the exposure the band has given to the town, Councillor Alex Ganotis is hoping residents from across the borough will vote for Blossoms after they secured a nomination in the British Breakthrough Act at next month’s Brit Awards 2017.
“On behalf of Stockport Council and the people of Stockport, I’d like to offer our congratulations on this well-deserved nomination to Tom, Joe, Charlie, Josh and Myles.
“They had an incredible year in 2016 and I’m sure they will have an even more successful year in 2017 with the help of our residents, who have been quick to take the band to their hearts.
“They’re a great bunch of lads and as a fellow Stopfordian, I was quick to register my vote and I’m hoping that the rest of the town gets behind them too by voting for them online before the closing deadline on the 17 February.”
Blossoms, named after the landmark pub on the A6 just south of Stockport Town centre, released their No1 debut album last August just months after famously knocking Adele off the top of the I-tunes charts.
Since 2014 they have gone from practicing in a scaffolding yard near to Edgeley Park to playing over 200 gigs, including a sell-out crowd in June at Glastonbury, with the band continuing to proudly declare “we’re Blossoms from Stockport” at every show they play.
The bands front man and singer, Tom Ogden, 22, said:
“We obviously want to be as successful as we can be, that’s always been our aim and to be nominated for a BRIT award is something none of us were expecting so soon.
“We’re up against some tough competition but how amazing would it be to win the British Breakthrough Act and to say ‘we’re Blossoms from Stockport’ on stage at the 02 next month. Fingers crossed.”
You can vote for Blossoms now by visiting the BRIT award website.
Pictured: Blossoms in Stockport.