MP wants a Thurrock band to “Rock the House”

WHEN THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price was growing up in Sheffield, people wanted to know which camp she was in. Was it Wednesday or United? Was it Conservative or Labour? and indeed, it was…..Human League or Heaven 17?

Now Jackie is calling for nominations from Thurrock for the best live band to be considered for the first parliamentary “Rock the House” competition.

‘Rock The House’ is a music competition with a political twist. Supporting unsigned bands and artists, it is intended to raise political awareness of the importance of music and other creative businesses to the UK.

Jackie will nominate one band from Thurrock to go forward to the national final.

Jackie Doyle-Price said: “This competition offers a great opportunity to unsigned bands across Thurrock to get some national exposure. I look forward to being able to showcase Thurrock’s musical talent to my colleagues in the House, and for the successful band, who knows where it might lead”.

The shortlist of five national finalists will be announced by the end of May 2011. The finalists will be invited to a star studded reception at the House of Commons on 30th June 2011, where the winners will be announced.

Bands who wish to be considered should send an original composition on CD and a completed application form to Jackie Doyle-Price MP at 2 Orsett Business Centre, Stanford Road, Grays Essex, RM16 3BX, by 31st March 2011. The application forms can be downloaded from

All cover versions of Don’t You Want Me Baby will be considered.

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