Mary calls for nominations for "Rock the House 2012"
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh is taking part in the second annual Parliamentary live music competition, Rock the House, and invites under-18s, solo artists, bands and live music venues in Wakefield to write and nominate themselves.
The competition was founded in support of the UK live music sector to raise the profile of intellectual property rights issues and counts rock legends Alice Cooper and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan as Patrons. Musicians and live music venues within the Wakefield area can find all forms and information on the competition at www.rockthehouse2012.com and can send in their nominations to Mary Creagh at firstname.lastname@example.org until 30th March 2012.
Prizes include music equipment; a chance to play at high profile festivals; and mingle with the great and the good of the music industry. 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 18th May. The finalists will take part in a battle of the bands to determine the winner on Wednesday 30th May 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.
Mary said: “There is a wealth of live music talent in Wakefield, and I would urge musicians of all ages and live music venues to fill in an application and send it to me. The recognition and contacts entrants can get from taking part is priceless and it would be great to put Wakefield on the map for its artistic talent."