Last year, we came across the Rock the House competition, a Parliament ran competition founded by Mike Weatherley MP, which raises awareness of intellectual property rights for musicians. The competition boasts patrons including the likes of Brian May, Alice Cooper, and Rick Wakeman to name but a few; a long list of sponsors including Gibson, Yamaha, Orange Amps, and the list continues; and fantastic prizes and opportunities.
We took a chance and entered our video, Dead Inside, via Bandapp. We were lucky enough to be chosen for the special Mike Weatherley MP Discretionary Rock & Metal Award, and were honoured to be invited down to the awards ceremony at the House of Commons to collect our prize... A slot at the legendary Download Festival 2014! An absolute dream come true!
We were also invited back to perform at the Rock the House 2014 launch night in front of Brian May, Bruce Dickinson, Bernie Marsden (among others), MPs, sponsors and all kinds of people from the music and film industry. A tremendous opportunity! All the while, building and creating hype behind our name with fantastic support and guidance with the release of our debut album, all in the run up to our much anticipated slot at Download Festival. Last week saw the Download team announce us as playing the Pepsi Max stage, which gives us great pride and we are truly humbled.
We are urging all UK based musicians and bands to enter Rock the House now, raise awareness, and be a part of something big! The deadline is 31st March - so get entering, NOW!