Huppert invites musicians to rock the house
February 14, 2012
MP Julian Huppert is giving talented Cambridge musicians the chance to Rock the House by nominating themselves for a national competition.
Julian is taking part in the second annual Parliamentary live music competition which is open to under-18s, solo artists, bands and live music venues.
With rock legends Alice Cooper and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan as its patrons, Rock the House was founded in support of the UK live music sector to raise the profile of intellectual property rights issues.
Musicians and live music venues in Cambridge can find all forms and information on the competition at www.rockthehouse2012.comand can send in their nominations by email to Julian at [email protected]or in writing to Rock the House Competition, Julian Huppert MP, 16 Signet Court, Swann Road, Cambridge, CB5 8LA. The closing date for entries is March 16.
Successful nominees will go forward to the national competition which will be judged by a panel of international music industry experts and musicians and the finalists will be announced on Friday, May 18.
The finalists will take part in a battle of the bands to determine the winner on Wednesday May 30 and the winner in each category will perform live at a final competition reception on the terrace at the House of Commons in the evening.
Competition prizes include music equipment, a chance to play at high profile festivals and meet representatives of the music industry.
Julian said: “This is a great opportunity to celebrate the wealth of music talent in Cambridge. I hope that musicians and live music venues will take part in this competition which offers the chance to showcase their talents to a national audience.
“Rock the House offers entrants the priceless opportunity to gain recognition and make contacts across the music industry.”