Every year Mike Weatherley M.P. (Hove) runs a competition Rock the House to find the best musicians nominated by MP’s from their constituency. The purpose of the competition is to raise awareness of the importance of live music and the importance of intellectual property rights. Mike gives a special award (the Discretionary Rock Award ) to the Band he personally picks out from the hundreds of entries from right across the UK that have not won a specific category. In 2013 Collibus whose lead singer Gemma Fox lives in Bury were nominated by me and I am absolutely delighted that they were chosen by Mike for the special award. Having been down a few months ago to collect the award they returned last night to top of the bill at a concert on the Terrace of the House of Commons as the 2014 competition was launched. They were introduced on stage by no less than Brian May the guitarist and singer from Queen and as their website states they became the first ever Heavy Metal band to play live at the House of Commons.
I wish Collibus all the very best and if you enjoy rock music, or just want to support local music please buy their first album The False Awakening. Find out more about this great band by visiting their website here.