City’s music lovers get chance to Rock the House

10 January, 2013 No Comments

Cambridge musicians and music venues are being given the chance to Rock the House as part of a national Parliamentary competition supported by the city’s MP Julian Huppert.

The competition, which boasts rock legends Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman among others as its patrons, celebrates the best of up-and-coming unsigned British artists and the live music venues that support them.

It aims to raise the political profile of the importance of live music among Parliamentarians.

There are six categories in the competition: best solo act under 19, best band under 19, best solo act, best band, best music video and best small venue.

Julian is urging music-lovers across the city to nominate their favourite acts or music venues so that he can put forward entries for the competition.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase the outstanding talent Cambridge has to offer,” he said. “We are fortunate in the city to have a number of live music venues where local musicians can take to the stage, and there must also be many others who have yet to be discovered.

“I would like to hear from music-lovers across the city who would like to nominate an act or a venue for this competition and put Cambridge on the map as the place to go for live music.”

A panel of international music industry experts and musicians will determine the finalists who will compete in a live battle of the bands.

The winners will receive some once in a lifetime prizes and some will also get the chance to play a live set on the terrace of the House of Commons in the evening of the finale reception.

Nominations can be entered by going to: www.bandapp.com/partner/rockthehouse where you will be able to select the category you are entering, fill in your postcode and select Julian as your MP. You will then be able to select a track for Julian to listen to or a video for him to watch.

Further details on the competition can be found at: http://www.rockthehousehoc.com/index.html

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