Local Rock the House finalist announced


Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire has nominated ‘Brooksy and the Sound Collectors’ for the next stage of this year’s Rock the House UK parliamentary live music competition. Lead singer Craig Brooks (Brooksy) is a Bearsden resident. 

Lead singer Craig Brooks (Brooksy) is a Bearsden resident. The five piece band has been playing together for three years, though they’ve been involved in the music scene in Scotland since the mid 1980s.

Rock the House, now Parliament’s biggest competition was set up to raise awareness amongst MPs of Intellectual Property, copyright and live music. The group will now be judged in the next stage of the competition, when a panel of music industry insiders will select the finalists from each category.  Finalists will then go on to compete in two live music contests in May and June to determine the winning artists.

The competition winners will receive a fantastic range of prizes including the opportunity to play live at music festivals, at the historic Cavern Club and have their songs played at selected Caffè Neros around the country.

Commenting Jo said:

“Good luck to Brooksy and the Sound Collectors in the next round. Hopefully they are selected as finalists in their category.  The competition is fierce this year, with over 1000 entries from more than 400 UK parliamentary constituencies still in the running.

““Rock the House is a fantastic way for MPs to promote live music and musicians from our local areas.  East Dunbartonshire has already made its mark on the music industry, having produced Amy MacDonald and Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand.

“Have a listen on BandApp bit.ly/Z2w7jo and at bit.ly/XFVRkE .  For more information about Rock the House visit www.rockthehousehoc.com


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