30 January 2013
Nottingham South MP Lillian Greenwood is searching for a solo act or band to nominate for this year’s Rock the House competition. This innovative yearly Parliamentary live music competition has Patrons that include Alice Cooper, Brian May, Mark Hoppus and Matt Tuck and is aimed at increasing Parliamentarians’ knowledge of and attention to the importance of intellectual property rights and live music. It is a chance for unsigned musicians to gain national attention and make fantastic industry contacts while performing at the House of Commons and learning how to produce their own music.
Lilian's 2011 nominee, Jake Bugg, has gone on to major international success, appearing on US talk shows and having his music used during last year’s London Olympics.
Lilian said “Nottingham’s music scene is continuing to grow every year, and I am excited to see which bands in Nottingham rise to the challenge this year to represent our city in the House of Commons. This is an ideal opportunity to show the nation the importance of live music and new talent while giving unsigned bands a chance to learn about producing their own music and perform at the House of Commons.”
“I encourage all who are interested to check the competition website at http://www.rockthehousehoc.com and apply for this fantastic opportunity to represent our city in this competition.”