Rugby MP Mark Pawsey calls for local musicians and film makers to enter Rock the House and Film the House competitions


Founded by Intellectual Property Advisor to the Prime Minister, Mike Weatherley MP, the competitions are sponsored by industry and supported by celebrity Patrons. Both competitions offer the opportunity for Rugby’s creative artists to have their work judged by the leading lights of industry and win prizes ranging from festival slots, studio time, equipment, and the opportunity to have your work premiered in London’s West End to name but a few!

Mark said:

“This is a great competition which is getting bigger and better every year. Last year there were a number of fantastic entries from Rugby and I am hoping that this year will bring more of the same.”

Mark continued:

“There is an abundance of creative talent in Rugby and this competition is a real opportunity for people to showcase their abilities and to reach a wider audience. Indeed only recently I was told that our town was the ‘Memphis of the Midlands’ due to the many great musicians and bands who are either based here or who started off here and this competition really could be the beginning of an incredible journey for our local artists. It is even supported by rock legend Alice Cooper so what more could anyone want?!” 

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.”