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Nick Jackson and his band need your help

The half Sault, half UK-based prog rock band IT has an exciting opportunity looming ahead. But they need a little help from SooToday.com readers.
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The half Sault, half UK-based prog rock band IT has an exciting opportunity looming ahead.

But they need a little help from SooToday.com readers.

Fronted by dual citizen Nick Jackson, IT has recently been signed by Sonic Vista Recordings, and has entered Qthemusic.com's 5th Annual Emerging Talent Competition.

If IT wins, the band will be awarded a performance spot at the Glastonbury Festival taking place June 24 through June 28, 2009.

Readers can help the boys of IT gain an edge by visiting the band's Qthemusic.com page.

Just click here.

"How it works is, every page view is clocked and counts towards the final judging," Jackson told SooToday.com via MSN from his Northwest London residence.

Eleven finalists will be chosen from a pool of hundreds, with a twelfth being selected by online popular vote starting in February 2009.

The winner will be chosen after those 12 finalists play a 20-minute set each for the judges at the Pilton Working Men's Club near Glastonbury in March.

The Glastonbury Festival is renowned for being the world's largest multi-stage greenfield music and performing arts festival.

Although the 2009 lineup and headliners have not been finalized, performers at the 2008 festival included Kings of Leon, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Panic at the Disco, Ben Folds, Massive Attack, Buddy Guy, the Raconteurs, Jay-Z, Leonard Cohen, MGMT, Fatboy Slim, My Morning Jacket and James Blunt.

Fingers crossed, if IT is chosen as the final winner, Jackson hopes the Sault-based band members Craig West, Brian Holmes and Bryan Belleau are able to fly to the UK for the festival.

To learn more about Glastonbury, click here.

As thrilling as this festival prospect is for IT, Jackson has been kept busy finishing the band's upcoming album Departure slotted for release in March of this year, as well as a few side projects.

"I have been producing some tracks for Steph Fraser, who is also on the same label [Sonic Vista]. She played the Sault this past summer," said Jackson. "Tomorrow, I fly to France to work with Cy Curnin, singer from the Fixx, on his solo album. Life ain't too bad right now."

He plans on shipping copies of the album to the Sault where it will be available at the Rad Zone and other local outlets.

Departure will also be available from the band's website.