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Eastleigh Band Nominated for Parliamentary Music Competition

April 4, 2014 8:29 PM
Originally published by South Central Region Liberal Democrats

A metal band from Eastleigh could soon be performing for MPs at the Houses of Parliament after being nominated to take part in a prestigious competition.

Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton has today announced female- fronted metal band 'Seventh Seeker' as the Eastleigh nomination for the Parliamentary Rock the House Competition.

Seventh Seeker

"We are so excited to be a part of Rock the House 2014! It is an honour to be nominated and a great opportunity for the band to represent and lead the new wave of UK female-fronted metal music."

The competition sees MPs nominate the best live bands, solo artists and music venues from their constituencies to be considered by an all-star panel of judges, which this year includes rock legends Brian May and Alice Cooper.

Founded by Intellectual Property Advisor to the Prime Minister, Mike Weatherley MP, the Rock the House competition aims to discover new music acts while raising awareness of intellectual property rights and the importance of live music.

Eastleigh based 'Seventh Seeker', who released their debut EP 'Angels Temptation' in April 2013, are now in the running for prizes ranging from festival slots, studio time, and equipment, not to mention the opportunity to perform in Parliament itself!

Local MP Mike Thornton commented:

"It is a pleasure to endorse Seventh Seeker as Eastleigh's entry to Rock the House 2014. While metal bands are not usually on my playlist, Seventh Seeker combine melodic vocal harmonies with a head-banging drum beat to create great music! I will certainly be downloading their album, and wish them the best of the luck in the competition!

Seventh Seeker lead singer Daisy Bookman said:

"We are so excited to be a part of Rock the House 2014! It is an honour to be nominated and a great opportunity for the band to represent and lead the new wave of UK female-fronted metal music.

"We fuse spine-tingling vocals with ripped-denim guitar riffs and a blasting drum beat to create a new form of energy and re-shape music as we see it through our eyes. Seventh Seeker are passionate about the music and thrive on the buzz of performing live on stage. Given this chance to showcase our music to the masses drives us to work harder and play faster!"


Notes to editors

Founded by Hon. Mike Weatherley MP, Rock The House is the largest ever Parliamentary competition and raise awareness of the importance of protecting intellectual property rights among legislators and the general public.

Musicians and film makers 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.

The competitions give Parliamentarians an opportunity to engage with a grass-roots creative demographic and provides the creative community with a vehicle through which to communicate their issues to legislators. In short, the House Initiatives provide a means for the UK creative industries to communicate the importance of protecting its intellectual property rights in a fun manner which gives a foundation for Parliamentarians to protect creative output.

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