Are you an local unsigned musician or in a band?

Sarah Green December 26, 2014

Mike Weatherley, MP for Hove & Portslade is encouraging budding local musicians in his constituency to enter the Rock the House competition before the deadline closes on December 31.


ROCK THE HOUSE, backed by the Prime Minister and Parliament’s largest competition, raises awareness of the importance of protecting intellectual property rights among legislators and the general public.

Musicians enter their original material to their MP, who ultimately nominates one entrant per competition category.

A panel of industry executives presides over choosing the finalists and winners, who go on to have their pieces played in Parliament and win an array of prizes, from equipment, festival slots, exposure, recording sessions, radio and TV airplay and more.

Patrons include: Alice Cooper, Brian May, Young Guns, Ian Gillan, Rick Wakeman, Mark Hoppus, Charlie Simpson, Matt Tuck, Don Broco, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steel Panther, Scott Gorham, All Time Low, Bernie Marsden, Adam Perry and Bob Daisley.

Mike Weatherley MP for Hove & Portslade
Mike Weatherley MP for Hove & Portslade

Mike said: “Every year the competition gets bigger and better and my thanks go to our Patrons, Sponsors, Judges, the entrants, the MPs who take part and the loyal team who have run the project since its inception in 2010. If you’re a keen musician and especially if you’re from Hove and Portslade, make sure you take part in the 2014 competition.”

For more information on how to take part, click here:


The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Mike Weatherley and all who have participated in Rock the House…it is a great opportunity for us to celebrate up-and-coming unsigned British talent in a fantastic setting. I wish the 2015 competitors the best of luck.”