Part of award winning band Polar Bear, Seb Rochford is one of the most highly regarded drummers in the UK. Seb won the BBC jazz award for rising star in 2004, Polar Bear were nominated for best band at the BBC awards in 2005 and they won best band for acoustic ladyland at the BBC awards 2005. Polar Bear was also nominated for best band parliamentary awards in 2005, 2006 and 2008. Seb was nominated for best musician at the BBC awards 2006, nominated for best musician at the parliamentary jazz awards 2010 and Polar Bear were nominated for the mercury prize in 2005. Seb was also nominated for the mercury prize with Basquiat Strings in 2007, he played on mercury nominated and grammy winning album “19” by Adele in 2008 and played on Corinne Bailey Rae’s mercury nominated album “the sea” in 2010.