A BAND from Broxburn and Uphall has been nominated by Graeme Morrice MP as his entry for this year’s ‘‘Rock the House’’ parliamentary live music competition.
Red Light District, a four piece band playing Indie-rock music, started out in January 2009 with Jim Wilson (lead singer/rhythm guitar) and Jamie Lando (lead guitar). Scott Wardlaw (bass guitar) and Jack Wilson (drums) were quickly recruited.
They have been doing the Indie Rock circuit in Scotland, playing venues such as Maggie May’s, Glasgow ABC, Harleys and the 02 Academy.
The band will now go forward to the next stage of the competition, where a panel of musicians and music industry insiders will select the finalists to compete in a live battle of the bands at the House of Commons on May 30.
The competition winners will receive a fantastic range of prizes including the opportunity to play live at music festivals and at selected branches of Caffe Nero around the country.
Graeme Morrice said: “Rock the House is a great way for MPs to promote live music from our local areas.
‘‘There are many good local bands in our area but I was really impressed by what I heard from the guys and felt that they would be great representatives for West Lothian.
“Over 100 of my parliamentary colleagues from across the UK have nominated bands from their areas, so they face a tough fight to progress further in the competition.
‘‘However, I very much hope that they manage to make it to the final and wish them the best of luck.”
Speaking on behalf of the band, Jamie Lando said: “We are delighted that Graeme has chosen us to represent his constituency in the competition.
‘‘All four of us have worked really hard to establish the band over the last three years and this is a unique opportunity to showcase what we can do to a wider audience.”
Red Light District will also be playing a hometown gig in Broxburn for the very first time at the Canon Hoban Hall on Saturday, May 12, and will be the main support for Dead Sea Souls.
The night is set to sell out and only a handful of tickets are left to anyone who wants to see them play live.
For more information about Rock the House visit www.rockthehouse2012.com/about.html
To find out more about Red Light District visit www.facebook.com/theremedymusic