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‘Rock the House’ in Bath with Midge Ure - March 7th deadline for live music competition entries

Don Foster has confirmed that Ultravox front man and co-founder of Live Aid, Midge Ure, will be part of Bath’s Rock the House judging panel that runs the rule over all entrants to this exciting parliamentary music competition.

Bath’s musicians, videomakers and venues have until Thursday March 7th to enter the competition.

Midge Ure by Andrew Hurley

Rock the House is a nationwide competition set up to raise awareness of live music and intellectual property issues in Parliament, and Don Foster MP is looking for Bath’s best to represent the city in the national finals.

Midge – who has an award winning music career spanning 30 years - will join Don and Ali Smith, CEO of Somerset based music not-for-profit Superact, to select winners for the Bath constituency in the following 6 categories:

Best Soloist – Best Band - Best Small Venue – Best Music Video – Best Under 19 Soloist – Best Under 19 Band

Applicants can enter the competition online by uploading a profile of pics, videos or songs to Band App by Thursday 7th March 2013 at https://www.bandapp.com/builder/partner/rockthehouse

For the over 19s and venue owners, Midge, Don and Ali will consider all online entries and select winners.

For the under 19s, the panel will judge a shortlist of soloists, bands and video-makers in a live final on Thursday 21st March at the City of Bath College.

Not only will winning performers be nominated for the national finals, but they will receive a whole host of prizes provided by Superact including:

- A place playing at Bath’s Bandstand Marathon

- Professional Biographies created by Superact

- Superact mentoring & training

- Tickets to the Great Escape Festival, Brighton

- Chance to enrol on Superact’s courses that provide successful music projects in the healthcare, education and criminal justice system

Prizes for national winners include playing at the House of Commons in front of the music industry’s biggest names, equipment and much more!

Commenting, Don said:

“I’m absolutely delighted that Midge has agreed to help out with Rock the House this year as we have a great musical heritage here in Bath with fantastic bands, soloists and venues.

“Rock the House will give people the chance to get noticed locally and perhaps beyond, so if you are a musician, videomaker or venue owner, apply before the 7th March for the chance to fly the flag for Bath”

To apply

Applicants can enter the competition online by uploading a profile of pics, videos or songs to Band App by Thursday 7th March 2013 at https://www.bandapp.com/builder/partner/rockthehouse

For more information please email Nick at robertsna@parliament.uk

 

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