This article was published in 2013.

The Blind Dead McJones Band have been paying their dues in the pubs around Leeds for the last couple of years but the recent release of their d├ębut album "Last Resort Mexico" has brought them much wider recognition.

The self-funded album, recorded at Bradford's Factory Street Studios, has been receiving international sales, critical acclaim and regular radio airplay and has now been nominated for a British Blues Award.

Opening track "Blind Dead McJones" is nominated for the "Kevin Thorpe Award for Original British Blues Song" although blues broadcaster Bob Williams who made the nomination said "it could've been any of the tracks".

Voting is now open at www.britishbluesawards.co.uk/gtfm.