Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson calls on local musicians to Rock the House


Bill Esterson with Sugarking
Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson is on the hunt for Sefton Central bands and musicians to take part in the prestigious Rock the House contest.

Now in its third year, Rock the House is designed to promote live music and unsigned musicians from throughout the country.

The contest has the backing of legendary rockers and musicians, including Brian May, Alice Cooper and Julian Lennon.

It is open to two age groups - under 19s and over 19s.

Bill Esterson has written to secondary schools in Sefton Central about the contest.

Bill said: "We've got lots of talent in Sefton Central - I'm confident that we can find local bands to compete in this contest.

"This is a highly respected competition which gives musicians here the opportunity to get some very valuable exposure in front of music industry leaders.

"The under 19 section is organised by Yamaha Music Europe (UK) and is open to any students who can perform as solo artists (vocalists,
singer songwriters) as well as bands who are able to perform live and produce their own material. This section includes a live final which is conducted in front of a top music industry judging panel.

"This could be the opportunity which local bands and musicians are looking for."

Last year, Sefton was represented by Formby-based rockers Sugarking.

Bill said: "Rock the House is a great opportunity for local musicians. The prize fund includes equipment, masterclasses and experience seminars from industry specialists which money just could not buy.

"Last year’s under 19 winners also performed at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and The Cavern Club in Liverpool as well as being presented on the Terrace of the House of Commons and performing at the Speaker’s State Rooms as part of the launch of the 2013

"In March this year, last year’s winners will also fly out to Singapore to headline at the opening of a multi-million dollar arts centre as part of a week long  rock festival.

"This is a great opportunity for local musicians. Anyone wanting any further information, should contact my office on 0151 531 8433 or email me on"


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