The U/19 finalists for Rock The House 2013 are as follows:
- Vanessa Murray
- Daniel Scott
- Harri Larkin
Listen to them here :
- Mic Lowry
- Stevie Jo Dooley
- Days On Juno
- Dream State
- The Kokopellies
- Strange Rooftops
- Clever Criminals
- The Basis
Listen to them here :
Well done to all of these acts,and to everyone who was nominated. The standard of entry was extremely high and the judges had tough decisions to make.
There will be feedback from Yamaha Education to help all who have not been selected this year, and we wish you all luck with your music and hope to hear from you again next year. And remember, by entering Rock The House and being nominated by your MP you have done your bit to raise awareness of the importance of live music.
Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck on May 28th.
Artists can still apply via BandApp after this date, and it is at the discretion of the individual MP when to stop considering these.
What is Rock The House?
Rock the House is a Parliamentary live music and venue competition founded by Mike Weatherley MP. This year the prizes are much bigger and the competition’s Patrons range from rock legends Alice Cooper, Mark Hoppus, Ian Gillan to Charlie Simpson, Matt Tuck, Rick Wakeman and Yngwie Malmsteen. A full list of our patrons can be found here.
The competition celebrates the very best of up-and-coming unsigned British artists and the live music venues that support them. The aim of the competition is to raise the political profile of the importance of intellectual property rights, and live music, among Parliamentarians. The UK music industry is hugely important in terms of employment and overseas earnings. This must be encouraged and protection of copyright is essential to the ongoing ability to pay artists for the work they create.
How does it work?
The categories for the competition this year include:
Best solo act under 19
Best band under 19
Best solo act
Best music video
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 lucky winners will receive some once in a lifetime prizes, 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.
Bullet For My Valentine's Matt Tuck has said: "I am totally in support of the Rock The House campaign and had an amazing time at Parliament. I'm extremely happy to be involved".
Mike discusses Rock the House on
ROCK THE HOUSE SUPPORTS LIVE VENUES LAW
In 2011, ‘Rock the House’ (founded by Mike Weatherley MP) was part of a campaign which successfully persuaded the Government, led by Lord Clement-Jones, that venues with a capacity of 200 people should no longer need a license for live music. ‘Rock The House’ has since consistently called for even greater relaxation of numbers and raised awareness of the importance of Live Music. This week, the Government has announced that the capacity ceiling has now been raised to 500.
The Live Music Act 2012 came into force on 1 October 2012,
with the following effect:
- Unamplified live music has been deregulated between 08:00-23:00 with no restrictions on audiences size
- Amplified live music has been deregulated between 08:00-23:00 in premises licensed for sale and supply of alcohol, and in certain workplaces.
Mike Weatherley MP said: “I’m very proud that ‘Rock the House’ has helped nudge legislation in the right direction, reducing needless red tape for small venues. I hope many small venues will enter the competition this year, and hold gigs with up to 500 people attending – with no need for a license!”
HOUSE THE HOUSE
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HOUSE THE HOUSE
ALL TIME LOW ANNOUNCE THEIR SUPPORT FOR ROCK THE HOUSE
Rock the House is delighted to announce that All Time Low are the latest band to support the competition.
BAND APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
Our band applications for Rock the House 2013 are now open!
This year Rock the House has teamed up with BandApp to make submissions easier and better. For any artist involved, this means you will also get a tool to promote you and your music.
It’s a simple way to enter the competition, just ensure you’ve submitted before the closing date of March 1st 2013.