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Musical Ellie reaches final of Rock the House competition

Ellie received a personal visit at her family home in Gildersome from MP Ed Balls who nominated her for the Rock the House Competition.

Ellie received a personal visit at her family home in Gildersome from MP Ed Balls who nominated her for the Rock the House Competition.

Gildersome musician Ellie Holmes has reached the finals of a prestigious music competition which could see her rocking the House of Commons.

Ellie, 15 , contacted Morley MP Ed Balls to nominate her for the Rock the House Competition and has now reached the final 12.

Mr Balls joined her at home on Sunday to celebrate reaching the finals.

He said: “This is a fantastic achievement.

“Ellie has done really well to reach the finals. When she first contacted me I invited her into my office with her family to hear about her plans and had a look at her music online.

“She’s clearly got a really great talent and is determined to do well. I wish her all the luck for the finals on May 27.

“Let’s hope we can bring a Rock the House Victory to Gildersome!”

Rock the House is an opportunity for British musicians to gain exposure and win prizes, offering the opportunity for the talented artists throughout the UK to have their work judged by the leading lights of industry and win prizes ranging from festival slots, studio time and equipment.

Rock legend Alice Cooper, who has been backing the competition, 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.”

Competition Founder Mike Weatherley MP said: “The UK has the most phenomenal creative industries and all musicians that enter are guaranteed exposure.”

 

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