Farron calls on Cumbrian musicians to come and rock the house
South Lakes MP Tim Farron is offering Cumbrian musicians the chance to Rock the House by nominating themselves for a national competition.
Tim is supporting 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 theUKlive music sector to raise the profile of intellectual property rights issues.
Information on the competition can be found at www.rockthehouse2012.com and can send in their nominations by email to Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Rock the House organisers. Competition 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 the 18th of May. The finalists will take part in a battle of the bands to determine the winner on Wednesday the 30th of 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.
Competition prizes include music equipment, a chance to play at high profile festivals and meet representatives of the music industry.
Tim said: "This is a great opportunity to celebrate the wealth of music talent in Cumbria. 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."