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it's the Brit Awards tonight and there's plenty of local interest with a number of bands in contention for top awards.
Colchester's Damon Albarn, seen here performing with Blur in Wakes Colne, is nominated for producer of the year.
Cambridgeshire's indie darlings and Mercury winners Alt-J are up for the award for Best Breakthrough Act and British Album of the Year.
Essex signer Olly Murs is in contention for Best Male Solo Artist and Best Single for his hit Troublemaker.
To see if they win watch the Brits on ITV tonight at 8pm..