Let’s rock the House - polictian’s search for band to play on House of Commons balcony

Mary Creagh (front) with members of Piskie Sits, Chris Billingham, Chris Morse, Harry Rhodes, Craig Hale and Al Donlon, who are taking part in a national battle of the band competition called Rock The House, also are Sarah Ellis, Sophie Wagstaff and Jessica Harris from The Hop. (w601b303)

Mary Creagh (front) with members of Piskie Sits, Chris Billingham, Chris Morse, Harry Rhodes, Craig Hale and Al Donlon, who are taking part in a national battle of the band competition called Rock The House, also are Sarah Ellis, Sophie Wagstaff and Jessica Harris from The Hop. (w601b303)

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CITY bands are set to do battle to play at one of music’s least likely venues.

Rock The House will give upcoming talent the chance to play on the balcony of the House of Commons.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh is set to nominate her favourite local acts to a judging panel of international music experts who will make the final decision.

The national competition counts veteran rockers Alice Cooper and Queen’s Brian May among its patrons.

Every MP in the land has been invited to nominate their favourite acts. Ms Creagh met up with Wakefield band Piskie Sits at music venue The Hop on Bank Street last Friday to promote the June 26 event and call for nominations.

Ms Creagh said: “The Hop is a fantastic live music venue and our local music festivals make Wakefield a brilliant place for talented musicians like the Piskie Sits. I would urge musicians of all ages and live music venues to go online and enter.

“Rock the House is a great opportunity for aspiring artists of any age looking to find a way into the industry. It would be fantastic to see Wakefield’s artistic talent in the finals!”

Rock The House has five categories: solo artist, band, under 19 solo artist, under 19 band, and best small live music venue.

Applications close on March 1.

This year Rock the House has teamed up with BandApp to make submissions easier and better. For more information please visit www.rockthe
househoc.com.