Great Yarmouth MP looks for musicians to help rock parliament

Great Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis is taking part in the second annual parliamentary live music competition, Rock the House, and is looking out for the perfect nominee to represent the town.

He would like under-18s, solo artists, bands and live music venues within the Great Yarmouth constituency to nominate themselves for the exciting competition.

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.

Last Year Mr Lewis chose the Jimmy Roe Trio to represent Great Yarmouth and they stongly endorsed the competition.

Jamie Allman, guitarist and vocalist, said: 'The Jimmy Roe Trio had a fantastic time being involved with Rock The House 2011. Meeting with Brandon Lewis and the launch party in Mayfair gave us a great opportunity to make a lot of new contacts and experience many new things as a band.'


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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, 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.

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Mr Lewis said: 'There is a wealth of live music talent in Great Yarmouth, and I would urge all musicians 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 Great Yarmouth on the map for its artistic talent.'

Musicians and live music venues within the Great Yarmouth constituency can find forms and information on the competition at www.rockthehouse2012.com and can send in their nominations to Brandon Lewis MP at office@brandonlewis.co

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