Competition could be Time Well Spent in Parliament

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“The hottest new band on the rock scene could come from the city,” according to MP Iain Stewart who is backing ‘Time Well Spent’, an upcoming local band comprising four 17 year olds, to win this year’s Rock the House competition.

Rock the House is an annual Parliamentary live music competition which is open to under-18s, solo artists, band and live music venues.

Local boys, Charles Mellor, Oliver Axon, Alex Jarvis Person and Oscar Schofield, formed the band over four years ago.

They class themselves as an alternative rock band and write their own songs, which they have been performing in and around the city.

If successful, ‘Time Well Spent’ could win thousands of pounds worth of music equipment and also perform in the House of Commons.

MP Iain is fully backing these boys from his constituency to win the competition.

He said: “I was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter from the boys asking me to nominate them for this competition. They are clearly passionate and focused about music and I was only too pleased to offer them my support.”

“I hope that Heart FM, MKFM and BBC 3 Counties will also support ‘Time Well Spent’ by giving them airtime.”

“Time Well Spent could be the hottest new band on the rock scene,” he continued.

Explaining what winning the competition would mean to them, bandmember, Charles Mellor said: “It would be absolutely fantastic to win this year’s competition. That would be a dream coming true for us.”

“It would be quite exciting to play in front of famous people,” he added.

Rock the House counts Alice Cooper, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, Whitesnake’s Bernie Marsden and Busted’s Charlie Simpson as Patrons.