Rock The House 2013

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Wandsworth MP Jane Ellison is encouraging young people across the borough to take part in this year's Rock The House competition.

Rock The House was founded in Parliament, to raise awareness of live music issues and supported by Patrons including Brian May, Alice Cooper and Bernie Marsden of Whitesnake.

The competition caters for two groups – one for those under 19 (Best solo act under 19, Best band under 19) and one for those entering the competition for Best solo act, Best band, Best music video and Best small venue.

Every MP is invited to nominate their favourite act from each category in their constituency. A panel of international music industry experts and musicians will then determine the finalists who will compete in a live ‘battle of the bands’.

The winners will receive some fantastic prizes including equipment, masterclasses and expert seminars, while some will also get the chance to play a live set on the Terrace of the House of Commons in the evening at the finale reception.

Jane said: “It would be fantastic if some of the young people in Wandsworth could get involved in this competition and hopefully go through to represent Wandsworth in the live final.

"I know there is a lot of talent in the constituency and I would urge those involved in music to go the website www.rockthehousehoc.com to get details. Applications must be submitted by 1 March 2013.”

Details will be sent to school and youth groups in the constituency.

February 5, 2012