There are several names in the running for the prized Sleafordian of the Year award.
Musician and film maker Chris Clarke is another of the nominees.
A solo vocalist, guitarist and drummer under the stage name of Dedboy, as well as being wellknown on the local music circuit with Glass Onion, Chris has been a great promoter and example for local songwriting and performing talent for many years, even playing as support band to rock legends Status Quo.
Lately he has written a number of songs celebrating everything good about Sleaford. He wrote the gloriously catchy ‘Christmas Number 1’, the incredibly popular hit ‘A William Alvey Christmas’ and has also penned a Sleaford St George’s Day song, a Sleaford Rec Picnic song and a magnificent St Denys’ tribute, promoting Sleaford and performing them at various events around the town.
As a film maker he and colleagues used all their contacts to create their own independent movie, Shadows of a Stranger, featuring stars such as Colin Baker (Dr Who) and Colin MacFarlane, putting the town on the map yet again.