Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, has backed the town’s music talent by nominating two local acts and a music venue for a prestigious Parliamentary competition.
Mr Chalk nominated the local indie band, Delicate Holly, and the local blues singer songwriter, Ged Wilson, for this year’s "Rock the House" competition, which has been backed by high profile artists including Alice Cooper. Cheltenham’s man in Westminster has also nominated the Frog and Fiddle for the venue category of this year’s competition.
A ‘’Battle of the Bands’’ final will be held on 13 June to determine the competition winners, with a reception held in Parliament at the beginning of July to celebrate the successful acts.
Commenting on the competition, Mr Chalk said ‘’Cheltenham has a hugely vibrant music scene and is packed full of talent. I am delighted to have this opportunity to back some of our most creative artists. I wish my nominated acts the very best of luck with the next stage of the competition.’’
Rock legend and actor, Alice Cooper said:
“Rock the House is a great project which celebrates the fantastic diversity of the British music scene and gives musicians a vehicle through which to hold their legislators accountable about protecting the music industry’s intellectual property.”