Music-lovers have just days left to Rock the House
Cambridge musicians and music venues have only a few days left to put in their entries for Rock the House, the Parliamentary music competition backed by the city’s MP Julian Huppert.
The competition, which boasts rock legends Brian May, Alice Cooper and Rick Wakeman among others as its patrons, will close on Friday (March 1).
Rock the House celebrates the best of up-and-coming unsigned British artists and the live music venues that support them and 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.
“There is so much talent here in Cambridge and this competition gives us the opportunity to showcase that talent,” said Julian. “We also have some excellent live music venues in the city which support our musicians giving them the opportunity to entertain.
“I have received some excellent entries for this competition but I’m sure there are more people who have a favourite musician or music venue that they would like to nominate. It’s very simple to enter and you could be giving your favourite act or venue the opportunity of a lifetime.”
A panel of international music industry experts and musicians will choose the competition finalists who will compete in a live battle of the bands.
As well as the promise of prizes for the winners, some will also get the chance to play a live set on the terrace of the House of Commons at the finale reception.
Nominations can be made by going to: www.bandapp.com/parter/rockthehouse where you will be able to select a category, 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 of the competition can be found at: www.rockthehousehoc.com/index.htm